Is a 4 Hour Work Week possible?
Not really if you have any ambition whatsoever (Click here to read about You Are Who You Listen to…)
But do we need to be flogging ourselves so hard and taking pride in the flogging
Most definitely not.
I just finished reading The 4 Hour Work Week By Tim Ferriss and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
No matter what your situation is in life there is something you will take from it.
Apparently the average personal trainer in the UKworks 80 hours a week
Not sure how accurate that stat is but I would imagine they easily hit 60 odd to 70 hours a week.
Of course we all go through times where we have to knuckle down and work hard and we can’t look to far into our futures as none of us has a clue what’s around the corner.
But we can try to make life a little easier on ourselves.
Just like the person who flogs themselves for 90 minutes in the gym 6 times a week and eats a 500 calorie diet might lose 1 stone in X amount of time
They could just as easily lose the same amount of weight in the same amount of time by enjoying their exercise say 4 times a week at 45 minutes a session and eat 1500 calories a day (Click here to find out what is Surprisingly Effective!)
The end result may be the same but the journey there is completely different.
Not even talking about the physical and mental issues that are involved.
And just like the person that accepts “This is the way life is and that’s just it” or that this is the way my health is and that’s just it
It simply isn’t true, there is always a way for improving things if we look hard enough.
Some key take aways from the 4 Hour Work Week for me were:
– How is it possible that everyone, everywhere in the world takes 39/40 hours a week to get their work done?
It’s a society thing where we expand time/ waste time to fill our day with meaningless BS.
FITNESS TIP: You can create an extra 30 to 60 minutes in your day to cook better meals, get a workout in or wherever you are falling down
– Pareto’s Law -The 80/20 principle is all about how 20% of what we do gives us 80% of our results, so focus on the 20% and disregard the 80% of BS.
FITNESS TIP: Quit overanalysing pointless drivel. Eat well and workout properly as described in these emails.
– Parkinson’s Law: “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”
Cut your deadlines in half and get shit done, PERIOD!
FITNESS TIP: Quit making excuses for not getting your sessions in and eating good food. That “thing” that’s on at the minute will be something else next week and something else the week after that, get on with it!
– Go on the Low Information Diet.
To much information and to much reading/ studying leaves us constantly thinking and analsying things rather than using/ trusting ourselves to make the right decision.
While I am guilty of all these points and I am VERY guilty of this which is why I am cutting down “education” time to no more than 1 hour a day of reading/ podcasts.
And also why he recommends people readmore fiction which I use to really enjoy before I got all serious and stuff.
FITNESS TIP: You know you are guilty of this by watching every fitness/ nutrition video on Social Media and reading every article.
You already know enough, start applying it.
There we’re loads of other bits and pieces so that’s just a few.
And of course it may be a bit easier for the self employed to do these things if they are smart about it but he has full chapters on how people work themselves into situations where they can work from home (and therefore end up travelling wherever they like) and on how people create jobs for themselves to allow more flexibility.
Of course it may not be for everyone but I can guarantee you will pick up 1 or 2 time saving tips that you can implement into your day
At the very least read the book and open your mind to some possibilities out there
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