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The 4-hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss

If you’ve read the book, let me know your thoughts on it, leave comments!!
I am still reading it.

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Happy May Day
It’s time for another book of the month.
Read it and let me know what you think
And if you have read it already, please share your thoughts.

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To be honest, i can write a whole book from what i have learnt from this book, it is that powerful, so i will keep this review very short.

This is how i got hold of the book:

My friend Emmanuel gave it to my friend George, whom told me about the book as soon as he got home, seeing that i just finished reading Screw it, Let’s Do it: Lessons in Life, a book by Richard Branson, so i guess i was rather pumped, wanted more inspiration, so i asked him, but he refused, i didn’t have no options than to borrow it from him without his consent, don’t worry he dint mind.

From the moment I opened it, buses, train, car journeys became strangely more interesting, I slept and woke up with it
The Book helps you understand that your dreams and hopes can become a reality, it made me understand that my success is not dependent on the state of economy, unemployment rates, what the job market is like, what people think i am capable of or a lack of resources, it made me understand that changing the state of my mind is all it takes.
It outlines principles that will enable you to fulfil your vision.

I am about to start reading it for the second time, so join me and let me know what you think?

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So you ask, what is so special about this book?
All I can say for myself after reading this book is that it was an inspiration, something that really shook me up.

The book got my adrenaline pumping, couldn’t wait each day to continue reading it, not that I have never heard about it, I just couldn’t be bothered to read it like most of you, but my reading habits changed that day, I truly understood the true meaning of knowledge.

This book gives you an insight about someone that tries to break the barrier, the cycle, getting out of the rat-race, a rat-race is a race that you can never win in, and that’s the race that most of us are in.

It makes you think outside the box, I’m not saying if you read the book, you are entitled to wake up from your slumbers straight away or become the smartest person right away, but it does give you an insight of being caught up in the rat-race, what it takes to break the barrier.

It makes you see things from different perspectives. It acts as a stepping stone into the world of freedom and self-actualisation, breaking you free from the chains of limitation.

But, as much as I like this book, there are some points which I totally disagree with, that’s why we all have to make up our own minds, the books we all read are beliefs, opinions of different individuals, trying to give us an alternative, an option, the opportunity to see things from their point of view, the same thing I am trying to achieve here, but at the end of the day, you will have to make your conclusion.

Back to the book, He includes many vague stories about buying real estate properties for cheap with little or no money down and flipping them for great profits.
Don’t for one second; believe that because you read a good book, or you woke up inspired, with your adrenaline pumping, it makes everything easier, or you can just read a book and become rich the next month, it takes more than that.

Education is a good thing, and you have to just see if education is for you or not.
You need to work for your money before it works for you; even though he makes it sound way easy to become a millionaire.

I’d recommend this book as an excellent way to challenge your thinking about work and money,
Even though most of his points he points across, comes out vague, what do you suppose he say, he needs to make everything look easy so that we all can buy his books, but at the end of the day, the book does inspires us in some way and at the end of the day, we did buy his book, even though it was criticised or loved.

I wouldn’t advise people that want to learn about finance to read the book, or think deeply into it, not saying that when he says things like you should buy assets, not liabilities, saying assets such as real estate, stocks, and bonds, makes you money. Liabilities, such as your house, car, gadgets, takes away your money, that it is useless, but look elsewhere for advices on financial literacy

What do you think of the book; let me know your views?

Till next time

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