Getting Out Of The Office

As much as we like office spaces here at Workified, sometimes it’s good to get out of the office. It’s refreshing to unplug…for a week, for a month, and if you can swing it, perhaps even for a year.┬áIs it really possible to get away from the office for that long?

Well, Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek seems to think so. In his book, Tim describes how he also was once shackled by the burdens of work, and has since successfully freed himself and whittled down his work-life to a mere 4 hours per week. Not only does he share concrete principles he has incorporated in his life to do this…he basically writes a how-to guide to teach people how to achieve a 4 hour work week for their own lives.

When we picked up the book, The 4-Hour Workweek, we were pretty skeptical. How can someone in today’s competitive workplace work only 4 hours per week? And even if that’s possible, why would we want to exhibit such laziness? After reading the book, we still weren’t completely sold on his radical ideologies and habits, but we were impressed with how many take-aways we did learn from his ideas.

The book definitely isn’t for everyone and isn’t applicable to various occupations. But, we still HIGHLY recommend reading the book. The principles he teaches are great reminders that work isn’t everything, and many times, merely a means to an end. The take-aways teach you how to work smarter vs. harder…and to find more time in the work week to accomplish things you truly enjoy.

The 4 Hour Work Week Book Review

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