I bought it based on recommendations from others. They said it was good and I love good books so I picked it up. Problem is I don’t believe in these work less and get richer schemes that we see too often. Those people make way too much money selling these schemes to people trying to get rich quick. So I never read it.
A few posts ago I told you how I am now using Audible to listen to audio books to and from work. Well they had a special where this book was only $5 to download. I stocked up on a couple books to hold me over as my credits replenish and started listening to it.
It was not what I expected at all. The title is a bit deceiving. I found out this isn’t even the title he wanted, it just tested the best. Why? Because there are too many people out there trying to find ways to make quick cash. That is not what this book is about.
This book is about automation and your ability to be everything to everyone without even being in the country. It is not even about becoming rich, but becoming part of the new rich.
Timothy Ferriss takes you step by step in building a business that can be put on automation to replace you current income and allow you the flexibility to take many “mini-retirements” instead of having to wait until you have worked 40 years and are too worried about your money lasting through retirement.
He explains that you can live like a king on your current salary in other countries and places by de-cluttering your life and selling your stuff. Tim takes you through negotiating with suppliers and also with your boss to be able to work from home. The website http://www.4hourworkweek.com/ also provide a ton of great content.
I am not the type of person like Tim Ferriss to take off for a year and travel the world. I am perfectly content to be home and enjoy my family on my terms. But the steps that Tim gives us will allow you the flexibility to do whatever you want.
So I will be implementing Tim’s steps and will keep you posted on the progress. I have already put the first steps in motion and will hopefully have an announcement in the next week or so. Stay tuned.
In the meantime I suggest you read this book and share your thoughts below.