Escape 9–5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich
Work less and earn more by organizing yourself and your environment. Learn how to manage your time, income, and expenses in order to become a New Rich. Find out how to live a luxury lifestyle with minimal efforts. Timothy Ferriss introduces his step-by-step guide to get wealth presenting several practical tips and case studies. All you need is to follow his simple process to reinvent yourself, work better, create a business, and live a lifestyle that favors time and mobility.
In short: This book is an amazing and practical guide on how to live the life you ever wanted.
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Thoughts I most like in „The 4-hour workweek„
„Focus on being productive instead of busy.”Timothy Ferris
„Usually, what we most fear doing is what we most need to do. That phone call, that conversation, whatever the action might be – it is fear of unknown outcomes that prevents us from doing what we need to do. Define the worst case, accept it, and do it.”Timothy Ferris
„Ninety-nine percent of people in the world are convinced that they are incapable of achieving great things, so they aim for a mediocre. The level of competition is thus fiercest for „realistic” goals, paradoxically making them the most time and energy-consuming. It is easier to raise $1,000,000 than it is $100,000. It is easier to pick up one perfect 10 in the bar than the five 8s. … If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.”Timothy Ferris
„What is the opposite of happiness? Sadness? No. Just as love and hate are two sides of the same coin, so are happiness and sadness. Crying out of happiness is a perfect illustration of this. The opposite of love is indifference, and the opposite of happiness is – here’s the clincher – boredom. … Excitement is the more practical synonym for happiness, and it is precisely what you should strive to chase.”Timothy Ferris
„The most important actions are never comfortable.”Timothy Ferris
„Doing something unimportant well does not make it important.”Timothy Ferris
„Requiring a lot of time does not make a task important.”Timothy Ferris
„For an entrepreneur, the wasteful use of time is a matter of bad habit and imitation. I am no exception. Most entrepreneurs were once employees and come from a 9-5 culture. Thus they adopt the same schedule, whether or not they function at 9:00 A.M. or need 8 hours to generate their target income. This schedule is a collective social agreement and a dinosaur legacy of the results-by-volume approach. How it is possible that all the people in the world need exactly 8 hours to accomplish their work?”Timothy Ferris
„When do I feel starved for time? What commitments, thoughts, and people can I eliminate to fix this problem? Exact numbers aren’t needed to realize that we spend too much time with those who poison us with pessimism, sloth, and low expectations of themselves and the world. It is often the case that you have to fire certain friends or retire from particular social circles to have the life you want. This isn’t being mean; it is being practical. Poisonous people do not deserve your time.”Timothy Ferris
„Life is too short to waste, but it is also too long to be a pessimist or nihilist. Whatever you’re doing now is just a stepping-stone to the next project or adventure. Any rut you get into is one you can get yourself out of. Doubts are no more than a signal for the action of some type.”Timothy Ferris
„Surround yourself with smiling, positive people who have absolutely nothing to do with work. Create your muses alone if you must, but do not live your life alone. Happiness shared in the form of friendship and love is happiness multiplied.”Timothy Ferris
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