Wednesday, July 25, 2007

The Four Hour Work Week Is Ruining My Life...

It's rare that a book nags away at me.  Most self help books are instantly forgettable when you put them back on the shelf.

Having now read Tim Ferriss' "Four Hour Work Week" at least 4 times in total (that's not including all the dipping 
into read throughs) I can safely say that it won't be going back on 
my shelf for quite some time.

I'm not going to review it because others have done it better than I would hope to (I'll add some links to reviews and stuff shortly) but I wanted to point out that you need this book.  Whoever you are and whatever you want from your life - you need this book.

So if it's that good why is it ruining my life?

Here's the first bunch of reasons:

1.  Most of the ideas Tim presents are simple yet pretty profound and I find myself thinking "Damn, why didn't I think of that before!"

2.  I am constantly looking at my own life and wondering how I can get from where I am to where I could be with a little help from the book

3.  There are so many little tips and techniques in it that I get mad at myself for not applying them all in my day to day life.

4.  His whole "creation of a muse" idea is driving me insane.  I want to find a muse or three and quickly so that I can start living a much cooler life.

5.  It reminds me to read his blog and that makes me mad as hell when I read about all the cool stuff he's doing :)

There.  I've said it.

For those who have been hiding from the internet this is Tim's website... and don't forget to check out his blog.