The 4-Hour Work Week

The 4-Hour Work Week

A new, updated and expanded edition of this New York Times bestseller on how to reconstruct your life so it’s not all about work

Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan – there is no need to wait and every reason not to, especially in unpredictable economic times. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, experiencing high-end world travel, earning a monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.

This step-by step guide to luxury lifestyle design teaches:

* How Tim went from $40,000 dollars per year and 80 hours per week to $40,000 per MONTH and 4 hours per week
* How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want
* How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs
* How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist
* How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent ‘mini-retirements’.

This new updated and expanded edition includes:

More than 50 practical tips and case studies from readers (including families) who have doubled their income, overcome common sticking points, and reinvented themselves using the original book as a starting point
* Real-world templates you can copy for eliminating email, negotiating with bosses and clients, or getting a private chef for less than £5 a meal
* How lifestyle design principles can be suited to unpredictable economic times
* The latest tools and tricks, as well as high-tech shortcuts, for living like a diplomat or millionaire without being either.



It is an unusual book which gives you wings to break the shackles of daily 09 to 05 job and aims at achieving freedom with financial gains. It aims at spending quality life with your loved ones and hobbies which you enjoy. Overall it is very good read which gives us insight about what is our aim life.
If you are middle aged, financially secure, stuck in a 9-5 job, while seeing the life pass by the office window, this book is for you.
If you are struggling financially, or have major responsibilities like education of children, family medical issues and so on, watch before you jump.
There is much to appreciate and this book is sure to create enthusiasm in yourself.
However pursuit of “excitement” instead of happiness is sure shot way to disaster if not seen correctly.
It can be argued what should be our dreams – author produces some examples like owning a Lamborghini, which are really not very convincing.
On the other hand, there are some other examples like learning a language etc. which fall under continuous self development category, which can be translated to each person’s interest and livelihood strategy.
There is much to learn, like time management , prioritization, creating big hairy goals and taking hard look at seeming problems and roadblocks, which can be really very useful.