The Four Hour Work Week
Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich.
Build an Inspiring Book List with Harvee Pene (Partner & Business Advisor at Inspire CA) as he undertakes his 2016 Challenge: Read (implement & review) a Book a Week.
The Four Hour Work Week or 4HWW is a very popular and well known book. You’ve probably read it, but have you implemented it?
If you’re a ‘Yes I’ve read it and No I’m not living a 4 Hour Work Week yet!’ then you’re not alone and keep reading lol…
Like most Small Business owners, I work 50 – 60 Hours per week too.
So a Four Hour Work week is very appealing, and achievable. I’ll aim for 40 as a start!
How do you achieve a Four Hour Work week?
The book teaches about the sweet spot between 2 economic principles.
The 80 / 20 Rule – Do only the activities that will give you the biggest bang for your buck.
Parkinson’s law – Limit the available time to complete these activities.
You need to read the book to get a couple of chapters of explanation of these 2 ideas.
Master them and you’ll soon master a 4HWW.
My key implementation from the Four Hour Work Week right now is Ask for unrealistic things.
Tim teaches that you should aim for the bigger more unrealistic goals because they have the least competition!.
He gives the example of how to reach out to famous people like Bill Clinton, with success.
I recently tried the exact same strategy, with success.
A year ago when we started doing Inspiring Business Events, I wrote down a list of DREAM SPEAKERS I’d love to have come speak.
One of the names on the list was Phillip Di Bella, founder of Di Bella Coffee.
Last week I didn’t just get a response from him but an agreement to speak at the April 6, Meet the original King of Coffee, Phillip Di Bella – Inspiring Business event. Woohoo how cool!
So next on my hit list is Daniel Flynn, Lorna Jane. Lisa Messenger, Karen Jacobsen (the Australian Voice of Siri) and John McGrath.
Ask and you shall receive I say!
4HWW is in my top 3 business books list and top 3 books I’ve ever read list.
So it’s a highly recommended from me. Not just to read once, but to read and re-read and implement.
Have a great week ahead.