Four Hour Workweek, Realistic problems?

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Hello! I am here because of Tim Ferriss's book, "The 4 Hour Workweek." I keep looking at Tim's incredible lifestyle and I want to live that incredible life and adventure around the world. Call me a dreamer, but I feel like I can really accomplish this, but I want a reality check as well.

Has anyone else read this book? What do you think are the realistic problems a lot of people face when they try and automate their stream of income? Let's start a discussion. I am interested in hearing what everyone has to say.
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  • Profile picture of the author Truxx
    I have read the book.

    I think the problem is that people love the ideas in the book and start to search for more information. Too much information is what traps and sinks so many people though. It's like being trapped in quicksand. Seeking out information is like struggling in the quicksand. The more you struggle the faster you will sink.

    Stay calm and focus on how to get out and you will make it. So many people read the book or stumble across IM and think "this is it. this is how I can set myself free." Only to become hypnotized by the thousands of seductive ways they can achieve their goals. This leads them to tasting everything but never really eating one thing.

    I've got to go back and reread the low information diet stuff myself soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author theory expert
    The bottom line is the book gives you an idea generator for freedom...I like the book, and, in contrast I also, like fastlane millions from MJ Demarco....

    I don't understand what you mean by what problems does the book presents. I mean you can just go to AMAZON and read the reviews 3 and lower and get an idea as to what problems people may have. I sense you're doing research
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    • I read that book and absolutely loved it! He inspired me to do IM and is a good reason why I joined the forum.

      Tim Ferris is right, why should we have to wait to be over 60 years old to retire? Mini-retirements sound really good to me. I think that it is good to be a dreamer, cause sometimes "reality" sucks, and well the fact that we have this huge opportunity before us is amazing!

      No other generation was able to do IM, and they could only have dreamed of making a full time income online, much less becoming millionaires.

      Right now I am playing around with my "Muses" and exploring different things that I am interested in. I love writing, and I am learning web design, seo, list building, etc. I just went part time at work, and I have replaced some of my working income with internet marketing. I am not to a level where I can just walk away from my job, but I intend to be in the next 2 years.

      It really is true how little people are willing to do. A lot of people just EXPECT to be broke, and so they are. And very few people really step out of their comfort zones, much less try doing IM. ( some people think that I'm crazy and it's all a huge scam)

      Between The 4 Hour Workweek and The Secrets of the Millionaire Mind by T. Harv Eker, I think I've got myself a new outlook in life.
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  • Profile picture of the author addison.agnote
    The 4-Hour Workweek is a great book. I think that most people can get something useful from it. I’ve already read my copy three times, but that’s because it’s perfect for when I am in life.
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  • Profile picture of the author naughtyneo
    I have read the book.

    The 4HWW is a good read for those who live in countries like US, UK etc. The idea of mini vacation instead of waiting for the retirement at 60 is nice!

    However this not the way to make a fortune. 4HWW is more suitable for people with regular jobs and those who are self emloyed. You work just enough to have the life style you want. But if something goes wrong you have to go back to your 9-5 job. Also you do have to put some serious efforts to get remote working arrangement or automated systems working.

    Personally, I will work really hard for 2-4 years, make a fortune and retire for the rest of the life. But you need a good plan and a commitment to work till you reach the goal to make this work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathy Curiel
    I wanted to read it but it was sold out ..but I love to outsource. I have about 5 people working for me and in the future I love to outsource everything in my life..except sex ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author emmndi
    4HWW good!

    backpacking in Kenya

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