Last month I picked up a book that kickstarted my entrepreneurial drive like nothing ever had before, and I thought it worth sharing with you now. How many of you out there have read The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss? If this is you, you probably won’t find this post as interesting as newcomers. But if you’ve never heard of Tim, or the “Four Hour” anything, you absolutely must keep reading… The rest of your life could depend on it.
Tim Ferriss is an icon in the business world, and yet I had never heard of him until I picked up his book and started walking around with it. All of the sudden I had people stopping me at work and on the street asking me how I liked it, and what I did for work. This newfound discovery left me stunned, realizing that there is a whole underground network of people just like you and I who work for the man by day, and work for ourselves by night. We all have this itch one gets from working for anyone but themselves, and it can only be scratched by finally taking that plunge and starting a business of your own.
Tim refer’s to himself as the “Human Guinea Pig”, in that he is willing to try anything to come up with a better solution to a problem. His books tackle everything from accelerated learning, to speed reading, vagabonding, starting a company or convincing your boss to let you work remotely! And it all makes sense in this ridiculous way that will leave you wondering why it has taken you this long to implement these actions in your own life. For this reason, I would recommend this book to anyone because there is something in it for everyone.
I found the audiobook online after hearing Tim speak on speed learning, and decided to listen to it one day while working out. I let it play for the next eight hours and then, feeling inspired, immediately started it over to listen to it again! But wait, there’s more! I realized that there were some things that I just couldn’t get from the audiobook, so I went out and bought a hard copy and read that too! Now I know you don’t know me personally, but I don’t read books all that often because I simply don’t have enough time, so anything that to make me want to go buy a book that I had already listened to twice has got to be worth your while!
If you have that itch, like there’s something out there you’re meant to do, but you’re still a little unsure about what it is or how to make it happen: I promise you that this book will send you down the right path! Pick up your copy on amazon here: The Four Hour Work Week on Amazon.
Still not convinced? Look Tim up on youtube or head over to his website and listen to his podcast. There’s something there for everyone and I know you’ll find something of value as well.