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Success Blueprint: The Four Hour Work Week

September 26, 2011 | Comments: 0 | Views: 142

If you have read "The Four Hour Work Week", you already know Timothy Ferriss. I love Tim's whole theory on life. In his book, he touches on so many critical aspects of creating and living a life that you own, that it is hard to summarize the book in one article. So I simply want to touch on one point he talks about: the reality of retirement.

In his book, Timothy explains how retirement as most people know it is unfulfilling and empty, and that instead of working hard for forty years to do nothing in the end, he lives a life full of 'mini-retirements', because he has created an income source that he is passionate about and that allows him to travel, have fun, and live with purpose. His book is a resource for outsourcing your life and will make you think deeply about what is truly important to you. It will open your mind to options.

Like a bear in a zoo, most people live their lives in a 'cage', and feel uncomfortable when the bars are removed because they don't know what is beyond them. They are comfortable and happy being fed and taken care of by someone else. The thought of escaping is normally not in their comfort zone. The years you spend working for someone else, 'trains' you to live within certain boundaries, and not to expect that anything else is possible. The ultimate goal of living in this state is normally retirement...being able to do nothing. Or being able to do anything you want.

However, after forty years in a 'cage', the wilderness is not so exciting. In fact, it's scary. After years of routine, you suddenly find yourself free of the bars, and are lost for what to do. There is no purpose in doing nothing so many people simply wait for the next stage which is old age, and finally death.

By simply reading books like The Four Hour Work Week, you may get some ideas about how to softly remove a few bars from your life. And who knows... maybe even all of them so that you too, can live a life of mini-retirements like Timothy, and eventually fire your boss.

Tim lives a fulfilling mobile lifestyle which I envy. He had solved the problem of how to live so that your life is not all about work and teaches his ideas in a very easy to understand way. Basically, if you want to live life on your own terms, The Four Hour Work Week could give you some guidance and ideas.

Rebecca Ness is a work from home mom who uses internet marketing and network marketing to enjoy the life she desires. To see Rebecca's exact system for online marketing success visit her at

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