You’ve been eyeing “The Four Hour Week” and thinking about buying it, right? But before you do, take a minute and read my review. As you’ll find out, this book isn’t for everyone…
The 4 Hour Week Book Review
First off, let me cover the good points of this book:
- It’s a Tim Ferris book. Ferris is known as the “Time Management and Productive guy” – and for good reason! Point is, Ferris is an expert in lifestyle design, so you know he won’t steer you wrong.
- This book shares his mobile lifestyle-training foundation. Ferris always presents his approach for life simplification, chore outsourcing and generating wealth in the Internet age. (in that order). And in this book he shows you exactly how and when to do all four of these things.
- How do you create hands off business that generates $80 per month with no management? It’s all in the book
- Are you sick and tired of the deferred life plan and wants to live life large instead of postpone it. Case studies inside will show you how
- The book talks about mastering the routines of the ultra-successful new rich. You learn everything you need to know about mastering the second ingredient of luxury lifestyle design: income
- Great advice on how you can outsource many of the menial tasks that you may have to low cost locations, which essentially frees up your time to do more productive tasks. Some topics dragged on a bit, but you can certainly skim over those.
- While I do not agree with everything he writes, he is very thought provoking and makes you look at your life and question it. Yes , he educates one on internet business and how to work less. I realize more with this book that the time we have on this earth is limited, and he tries to educate on life. The 40 hour work week is slowly diminishing as well as going to shopping centers and this book brings the reader to the future.
Sounds good so far, right? But there are a couple downsides to this book. Namely:
- The book is huge about 400 pages,(like a novel) unless you are an avid reader you won’t finish, in fact I was only able to make it through a few chapters and that was a serious struggle but eventually finished it.
- I thought it was going to be a great book giving tips on time management for the everyday professional or entrepreneur. It only had a handful of good tips and the rest was out of touch with my reality.
- The ideas and suggestions in this book cannot apply to a majority of people. Far from realistic for 99% of people.
- The title is a bit misleading even though relevant actually that’s the reason why I bought it
How has The Four Hour Week Book helped me?
The concepts in this books helped me a lot:
- to free my time( I am able to outsource most of the stuff to fiverr.com)
- make money on the internet (I earn affiliate commissions from several affiliate products)
- setup this blog so I can work remotely as long as I have an internet access
- to think outside the box in my business and realize things are changing fast
This book is perfect for entrepreneurs and “wanatrepeneurs” alike. Inside, Ferris gives step-by-step guides to innovating your life and business ventures. It’ll inspire you to think out of the box and re-evaluate your life.
Bottom line: I highly recommend this book. However, this isn’t for someone who’s looking for practical instruction on escaping 9-5 job. And it’s also not for someone who’s unwilling to change himself. But if you don’t fit into those two categories, then I absolutely recommend it.