The 4-Hour Workweek Book Review

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This is my “The 4-hour Workweek” Book Review, and let me start out by saying Tim Ferris is one of my all-time favorite authors. This book is a classic. If feeling stuck in the world of mediocrity this is the book for you. Tim Ferris provides a lot of good insights on how to make that switch to financial and time freedom. With this book review, I’ll provide you with a quick summary as well as my thoughts on the book. I’ll do my best to not give too much away.

Book Summary

Steve Jobs once said, “Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes.” I bring this quote up because this book is for the people looking to be just that.

The Good

This book really hits home the fact that just because people say things are the way they are doesn’t mean you have to believe it. Having a 9 to 5 job doesn’t have to be boring. You also don’t need to have a 9 to 5 job to make a living. Tim Ferris does a very good job providing examples of how both can be accomplished.

Written more out of frustration, much less than for the love of writing. This book is Tim Ferris’s documentation of how he removed himself from his own company, in order to do what he loves. Which is to learn and travel.

The Bad

I will say that this book has a lot of good stuff to take away. But there are few things that I didn’t personally agree with and that’s fine. Throughout the book he makes it seem as if most of what he brings up is the absolute truth. Which makes it seem that he sees any other way as not efficient. For someone looking to scale their business to higher levels, this book might not provide you with the best productivity advice. With that said, for most of the people in the world that are not looking to become millionaires or billionaires, this book is perfect.

My Thoughts

I love this book. I love Tim Ferris. What I especially love are the creative ways to have a living. You don’t need to go down the traditional route, but you can. This book opens your eyes to a whole new form of living. Tim Ferris shows you not only that this world isn’t just one-dimensional but that if you really want to you can ask for just about anything. The impossible isn’t impossible. He also makes it a point to say that thought of having your cake and eating it too is a real possibility.

The 4-Hour Workweek Book Review

So, if you are looking to take that leap to see how the other half lives. Get this book ASAP!


The 4-hour Workweek book review is meant to obviously inspire you to read it. But I want to do with this blog is provide you with resources to grow. Not just financially but also find ways to free up your time and be creative. I believe the 4-hour workweek is the book that can do that for you. Tim Ferris is a legend in his own right.

I believe that everything he does is for the betterment of work, health, and travel. If you are looking to take control of your life, finances, and time Tim Ferris is someone you need to be following. Read his books and learn from him. You won’t regret it.

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