What can we learn from Timothy Ferriss’ book “The 4-Hour Workweek”?

If you are reading this post, you might benefit from the tips and ideas in T. Ferriss’ book. I am currently reading the book and will share what inspires me, I will also provide some quotes from the book (the first 50 or so pages to be precise).

Free yourself from the 9 to 5 routine

On the cover, the author suggests: “Free yourself from the 9-to-5 routine.” (I’ve got this book in Polish.) He’s right. The current era is not the world of 100 years ago, where working 8 hours a day was obvious and accepted by many people. The world is now open to those who think how to be productive and not busy. Being productive is more important than being busy (this is what the author urges us to do).

4-hour workweek

It’s not easy to implement a plan that would involve changing your work schedule from 8 hours a day to 4 hours a week, but if you really want to, it’s worth trying. The book is full of ideas that are new, fresh, and challenge the status quo.

Two quotes from the book

T. Ferriss writes (on page 22 of my copy in Polish, so I cannot give the exact quote from the original version): “Life doesn’t have to be so terribly hard after all. It is enough to believe in it. Most people, including myself (in the past), spend too much time convincing themselves that life has to be hard, you have to work from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., getting in return (…) peaceful weekends and occasional short (under threat of losing your job) vacations.”

I completely agree.

And the second quote (page 52-53):

A pension is insurance against a black scenario. Retirement plans are like life insurance. They must be viewed as simply insuring against the absolute worst case scenario: in this case, the circumstance of being physically unable to work and the then present need for capital reserves necessary for survival.”

I also agree with the above, I don’t want to be passive during retirement, I want to work, but in a job that I enjoy. I currently work about 3 hours a day, although I would prefer two. Sometimes
I don’t know what to do wI provide a link to Timothy Ferriss’ website below:you have to challenge the status quo first.

I provide a link to Timothy Ferriss’ website below:



The world is changing, you can change too, and you can benefit from the knowledge offered by authors such as T. Ferriss, B. Tracy and others. You can change your life for the better. Start by reading 30 pages a day, you can reach for the book described above. You have nothing to lose and everything to win.

Has my post inspired you to do something? If so, write about it in the comments.

Dare to live. It’s YOUR life.

Dariusz Łukasik (daretolive72)

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