What do you do? Tim Ferriss has trouble answering the question. Depending on when you ask this controversial Princeton University guest lecturer, he might answer: “I race motorcycles in Europe.”
“I ski in the Andes.” “I scuba dive in Panama.” “I dance tango in Buenos Aires.” He has spent more than five years learning the secrets of the New Rich, a fast-growing subculture that has abandoned the “deferred-life plan” and instead mastered the new currencies-time and mobility-to create luxury lifestyles in the here and now.
Whether you are an overworked employee or an entrepreneur trapped in your own business, this book is the compass for a new and revolutionary world.
Tim Ferriss as he teaches you:
- How to outsource your life to overseas virtual assistants for $5 per hour and do whatever you want?
- How do blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs?
- How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of a forgotten Italian economist?
- How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent “mini-retirements”?
- What the crucial difference is between absolute and relative income?
- How to train your boss to value performance over presence, or kill your job (or company) if it’s beyond repair?
- What automated cash-flow “muses” are and how to create one in 2 to 4 weeks?
- How to cultivate selective ignorance and create time with a low-information diet?
- What the management secrets of Remote Control CEOs are?
- How to fill the void and create a meaningful life after removing work and the office
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The general process of joining the New Rich is D-E-A-L:
-D is for definition: What are your goals? What do you want? What would excite you? Happiness? Excitement is the definition of happiness and boredom is the definition of unhappiness. Don’t work just for money for owning enviable things, follow your passion and do interesting things. Be unrealistic.
“The future is here; It’s just not distributed yet”. -E is for elimination: Do first thing first, if you don’t have time you don’t have PRIORITIES. You have to define what you want to do with your time. Understand the Pareto principle “80 % of the outputs result from 20% of the inputs”.
Be productive not just active, focus on what is important for you and neglect the tasks which do not take you closer to your goals, do not multitask, learn to propose don’t let others influence your decisions, cultivate selective ignorance “knowledge is power but knowledge without action are useless”, practice the art of non finishing and the art of refusal.
Protect yourself from people who waste your time. “Reading, after a certain age, diverts the mind too much from its creative pursuits. Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.” -A is for automation: * HIRE AN ASSISTANT: Lingering unimportant tasks will disappear as soon as someone else is being paid to do them.
Free your time to focus on bigger and better things. “Nobody can give you freedom. Nobody can give you equality or justice or anything. If you’re a man, you take it.” *FIND THE MUSE: Find a market, define your customers then find or develop a product for them. *TEST THE MUSE: Micro-testing your products involves using inexpensive advertisements to test consumer response to a product prior to manufacturing.
*MBA MANAGEMENT BY ABSENCE: Once you have a product that sells, it’s time to design a self-correcting business architecture that runs itself. “The power of hiding ourselves from one another is mercifully given, for men are wild beasts, and would devour one another but for this protection.”
–L is for liberation: “It is far better for a man to go wrong in freedom than to go right in chains.” *ESCAPE THE OFFICE (Create an opportunity to demonstrate remote work productivity before asking for it as a policy. This is to test your ability to work outside of an office environment and rack up some proof that you can kick ass without constant supervision).
*KILL YOUR JOB: Are you more likely to find what you want in your current job or somewhere else? *MINI-RETIREMENTS: EMBRACING THE MOBILE LIFESTYLE “Before the development of tourism, travel was conceived to be like study, and its fruits were considered to be the adornment of the mind and the formation of the judgment.”
*FILLING THE VOID: Adding Life After Subtracting Work. “To be engrossed by something outside ourselves is a powerful antidote for the rational mind, the mind that so frequently has its head up its own ass.”
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