One of the keys to success is to spend 15-30 minutes daily on self-education. You can do this by reading or listening to audio books. Do I do this every day? Wellll…… I am working on it. To be honest, I HATE reading. I work from home and prefer the T.V. to be running with some non-educational show running all day in the background. I kept being told that I could listen to audio books since I hate reading. This is not for me either. I know I could fit it in, I just don’t want to. Do I recommend this path for others? NO WAY! I am doing a great disservice to myself and my future by not doing this daily. BUT, like I said, I am working on it. I do not read every day. I have started to read every few days. When I finally do find a book I enjoy, I can’t put it down. My most recent find is The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss.
The 4-Hour Workweek is such a FANTASTIC book. I enjoyed it so much, I read half the book in one sitting. I just could not put it down. Timothy Ferriss teaches us how to do less work, in less time and gain better results towards achieving our dream life.
In The 4-Hour Workweek, Timothy Ferris talks about many concepts. A few that I really enjoyed were:
- The Parkinson’s Law (This Law states that a task will increase in importance and complexity in relation to the time in which we allotted for it to be completed.)
- The 80/20 Rule (This is the rule that says to shorten the work time to limit tasks to only the important. Mr. Ferriss asks the question, “What is 20% of sources causing 80% of my problems and What is 20% of sources that are resulting in 80% of my happiness?”)
- Dreamlining (Dreamlining is hard but very fun. This is where you will create two timeline for your dreams.)
The 4-Hour Workweek is an excellent book and I HIGHLY recommend reading it. Timothy Ferriss also wrote several other books including The 4-Hour Body and The 4-Hour Chef. These are next on my list. Additional, Mr. Ferriss has a website that serves as a great resource, http://www.fourhourworkweek.com/blog/. This website is where you can find many resources that Mr. Ferriss talks about in the book.
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