The Four Hour Workweek -- Book Summary

Blog Title : The Four Hour work week By Tim Ferris

Author : Tim Ferris

Book :  The Four Hour Work week

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Lets Talk About The Author First : –  Before Talking About the Book “The Four Hour Work Week book summary ” Let Discuss Author First, TIMOTHY FERRISS, serial entrepreneur and ultravagabond, has been featured in the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Maxim, and other media. 

He speaks six languages, runs a multinational firm from wireless locations worldwide, and has been a world-record holder in tango, a national champion in Chinese kickboxing, and an actor on a hit television series in Hong Kong. He is twenty-nine years old.

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 The Four Hour Work Week  Summary
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. 
Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field. —NIELS BOHR
Chapter : D is For Defination
Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. —ALBERT EINSTEIN
 
D: To work for yourself.  [ New Rich ] NR: To have others work for you.
 
D: To buy all the things you want to have. NR: To do all the things you want to do, and be all the things you want to be.
 
D: To be the boss instead of the employee; to be in charge. NR: To be neither the boss nor the employee, but the owner.
 
D: To make a ton of money. NR: To make a ton of money with specific reasons and defined dreams to chase.
 
D: To have more. NR: To have more quality and less clutter. 
 
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool.
 
I can’t give you a surefire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time.
 
Many a false step was made by standing still.
 
Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
 
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
Chapter : E is For Elimination
One does not accumulate but eliminate. It is not daily increase but daily decrease. The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity.
 
Perfection is not when there is no more to add, but no more to take away.
 
It is vain to do with more what can be done with less. 
 
  • Doing something unimportant well does not make it important. 
  • Requiring a lot of time does not make a task important.
  • Limit tasks to the important to shorten work time.
  • Shorten work time to limit tasks to the important.
  • Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.
There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant.
 
More is not better, and stopping something is often 10 times better than finishing it.
 
Develop the habit of non finishing that which is boring or unproductive if a boss isn’t demanding it.
Chapter : A is For Automation
Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it
Becoming a member of the NR is not just about working smarter. It’s about building a system to replace yourself.
Companies go out of business when they make the wrong decisions or, just as important, make too many decisions. The latter creates complexity
 The Top 13 New Rich Mistakes
If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.
 
  • Working where you live, sleep, or should relax Separate your environments—designate a single space for work and solely work—or you will never be able to escape it.  
  • Not performing a thorough 80/20 analysis every two to four weeks for your business and personal life.
  • Ignoring the social rewards of life Surround yourself with smiling, positive people who have absolutely nothing to do with work.
  • Handling problems your outsourcers or co-workers can handle. 
Favourite Quotes From the Book : 
  • Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination. —OSCAR WILDE
  • As to methods there may be a million and then some, but principles are few. The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble. 
  • Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect. —MARK TWAIN
  • An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field. —NIELS BOHR
  • Ordinarily he was insane, but he had lucid moments when he was merely stupid. —HEINRICH HEINE
  • Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one. —ALBERT EINSTEIN
  • I can’t give you a surefire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: try to please everybody all the time. —HERBERT BAYARD SWOPE
  • Many a false step was made by standing still. —FORTUNE COOKIE
  • One does not accumulate but eliminate. It is not daily increase but daily decrease. The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity. — BRUCE LEE
  • Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece. —RALPH CHARELL
  • A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. —HENRY DAVID THOREAU
  • The power of hiding ourselves from one another is mercifully given, for men are wild beasts, and would devour one another but for this protection.
  • It is far better for a man to go wrong in freedom than to go right in chains. 
  • If you don’t make mistakes, you’re not working on hard enough problems. And that’s a big mistake.
  • There is nothing the busy man is less busied with than liv ing; there is nothing harder to learn.

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