Sunday, May 18, 2008

Timothy Ferris - The 4-Hour Workweek - Life Changing Book

Hooray!! I've just bought my own copy of "The 4-hour Workweek" written by Timothy Ferriss. Its been nearly 1 whole year since I've been reading about the book with interviews, watching videos on youtube, as well as browsed through the website of to find information.

Being in Indonesia, I wanted to wait until the book hit the shelves locally so I could get my own copy at a cheaper price than if I'd directly ordered from the day it came out in 2007. I've been following up on the teachings but none of it made sense to me, because the info that I've received through the web were just sections or parts of the book where putting it all together would not be possible without reading the book from the beginning to the end.

I bought the book at a local bookstore and without thinking about it I directly purchased it! There were 2 copies left as I asked the cashier if there were any more copies and he said that they only had 2 copies in the store. Woaw, close call, I almost missed out on the opportunity as great books are hard to come by down here; we must constantly browse bookstores.

Ok, first impression of reading the beginning of the book, I directly reflected and said, "wow, this is me and my concept of life but just never knew how to interpret it until clearly manifested and stoned carved by the great Tim Ferriss." I've been envisioning the new rich all along but just never confident about my own concept and notion of life that I was always being shunned out or mis tangled by the notion of 'normal people lives' - go to school, get a good job, get married, have kids, and teach the same process to our kids.

Luckily, it has been defined and answered and I'm going to prove the world that living the life we choose is the ideal way to live this short life. We shouldn't be told how to live our own lives, as we were born alone and will end this life alone. We must choose to be happy with love and integrity.

Ok, back to the 4 hour week; I'm still halfway into the book as the book consists of many eye popping concepts that seem "scary (in a good way)" to me, because I truly feel the same way. I do believe this is the book thats going to change my entire life forever. And residing in the 3rd world, I'm going to prove that the new rich & new lifestyle does not only exist in 1st world countries, but me being a 3rd world citizen can also live the concept of the new life being from a background of simple-low economical status.

I'm not going to talk about the book much as I plan on taking you more to my practices of the book, as I work to live out the 4-hour workweek from the perspective of a 3rd world citizen.

Well, in some parts of the book, Timothy states that being 'unrealistic' is the way to perceive life, and so I'm thinking, would it be possible for me to meet him and talk about my 3rd world journey of living the new rich and new lifestyle?

Does anyone have his phone number? I'd like to call him up :)

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