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This week, Life Training Online is reviewing The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich, by Timothy Ferriss, the twenty-third of fifty-two books in the 52 Personal Development Books in 52 Weeks series.

Lately I’ve been drawn to books on finding sanity in our crazy fast-paced lifestyle. Take my review of CrazyBusy for example. With my added responsibilities at work, at home, and in my church, (never mind trying to keep up with blogging) the combination of them all has definitely stretched me pretty thin. Similar to CrazyBusy, The 4-Hour Workweek appears to provide another blueprint to learning how to live more and work less.

Written by Timothy Ferriss, a very successful, free-living, 4-hour-a-week-working, 29-year old entrepreneur, The 4-Hour Workweek promises to provide the tools necessary to abandon the “deferred-life plan” (slave -> save -> retire) and learn the secrets of the New Rich — a fast-growing subculture who has mastered time and mobility to create luxury lifestyles in the here and now.

Here are some of the things the author lays out in this book (taken from the inside cover):

      What the crucial difference is between absolute and relative income
      How to train your boss to value performance over presence
      How to cultivate selective ignorance — and create time — with a low-information diet
      How to fill the void and create a meaningful life after removing work and the office

Is it possible that we could work less, get paid more and have as much time as we’d like to enjoy it all? Let’s find out this week as we review The 4-Hour Workweek

The 4-Hour Workweek is the twenty-third of fifty-two books in Life Training – Online’s series 52 Personal Development Books in 52 Weeks.


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