Book Category: Business, Entrepreneurial, Motivational,

The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich (book summary)

Author: Timothy Ferriss
Life Changing Principles
Quality of Writing
Overall Value
pros: Creative, inspiring
cons: Not for everyone
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Quick Summary

Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Workweek provides a step-by-step guide to achieve a luxury lifestyle design.

Key Insights

  • The book centers around D (Definition), E (Elimination), A (Automation), and L (Liberation)
  • Things in excess become their opposite
  • Ask for forgiveness, not permission
  • Emphasize strengths, do not fix weaknesses
  • Outsource your life
  • Find ways to become an expert
  • Find a muse or create a product

Personal Application

  • I need to find better ways to manage my time
  • I need to find and develop a muse and put my income on autopilot
  • If I had a heart attack, what would be the most essential items on my to-do-list

Meaningful Quotes (Optional)

“One does not accumulate but eliminate. It is not daily increase but daily decrease. The height of cultivation always runs to simplicity.” – Bruce Lee

“If you must play, decide on three things at the start: the rules of the game, the stakes, and the quitting time.”

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