The 4-Hour Workweek launches in the UK next week on April 3rd, and I’ll be in London to bring it to the Motherland with a bang.
For all you readers and friends in Europe, come have a pint with me!
From the UK publisher: order before April 3rd with “ESCAPE” as a promo code at checkout and you get 30% off and free shipping in the UK (maybe Europe?). This is cheaper than in the US. Learn more here.
Party and Reader Meetup in London on April 2nd at 6pm:
I invite all blog readers, book readers, and friends to come to London on Wednesday, April 2nd from 6pm – 9pm GST to have a drink with me at the reserved room at the Pitcher and Piano in Trafalgar Square.
Please register here if you might come so we have an idea of head count, though walk-ins are welcome:
Pitcher and Piano (reserved room)
40-42 William IV St, Trafalgar Square, WC2N 4D
Colette Bacalhau / Andy Seach
T: 020 7240 6180
It’s a good idea to follow me on Twitter for any last-minute changes or other parties and mischief.
The location might change, so please refer back to this post before heading over, but there will be a get together in London with lots of laughs and joie de vivre… and no little amount of alcohol. If you have recommendations for a cooler place that can hold 100+ people, please let me know in the comments. This is a BYOB (buy your own beer) event, but I’ll sponsor the next one when we’re dealing with pesos 🙂
See you all in the land of funny cars, funnier policemen, and ridiculously expensive sandwiches!
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–I dissect the travel bag contents of a Sci-Fi TV show host on DVICE
-The Wall Street Journal looks at why people are helpless to stop grazing on web data
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94 Replies to “4HWW Invades London Next Week: Pre-orders and Parties”
Congrats. I like the new cover, also. European money is much more beautiful than U.S. money, so it would make sense that their book covers would be also. Go figure.
Will you be making your way across the water to Ireland?
hey tim! sent you some suggestions on fb – have a good trip over
I’ll see you in London with any luck, (assuming your meetup to be during the evening rather than in the daytime!)
Have fun with the book tour and I look forward to catching up with you!
Tim – this is SO not a cool pub although the weather outside will probably be very ‘cool’. Will scout some alternative suggestions. If you fancy a slightly swankier setting the St Martin’s Lane Hotel (Ian Schrager) is 100m away with a large bar and overflow possible into the atrium but the beer’ll be pricey.
How long are you staying? Want to have a bloggers breakfast the next day?
Tim, welcome to Blighty. See you at Chandos !!!
Excellent! I’ve bought the book, your coupon code was quite generous. 🙂
Hi Tim and all readers,
The store doesn’t deliver to Europe (I’m from NL), however go to Amazon.DE ! they deliver books throughout Europe at incredibly cheap rates. I got the 4HWW book foor 11 Euros incl. shipping thanks to the low dollar.
Lonely planet guidebooks can be had for 14-16 Euros incl. shipping while they are sold at stores in Europe at around 28 Euros!!
Tim, have fun in London and let me know when you’re coming to Amsterdam, I won’t be able to get to London next week but hey, I’m going to Latin America for 4 months in May……
Great to hear you’re coming over to help us tackle our Protestant work ethic 🙂 Hope to see you on the 2nd.
Is the UK edition any different to the US one? I’ve been buying the US version for friends so wondering if there are any UK-specific resources in the new one?
Ah great news. The local Borders staff have probably had enough of me asking about the UK release. Good luck with the UK launch, I’m sure it will be a massive success 🙂
See you there, I see (like everyone) you got hit by the SXSW lurgy, hope your cures worked.
The Chandos is part Sam Smiths and has the cheapest drinks in London which were until the latest 20p tax rise only £1.99 for a beer (in dollars $4 isn’t that cheap but no tipping the bar staff of course!)
Glad you didn’t release the book on April Fools Day 😉
It has been hovering around 5 – 6 on the bestsellers wall in Hodges and Figgis (largest bookstore in Dublin) for a few months now with the older cover so i presume it was an import.
best of luck
I’ve asked some people from the London social media cafe if they have any suggestions on alternate venues to The Chandos and have pointed them here. Hopefully they’ll come back to you with a few options.
I bought your book 3 weeks ago, it’s become my new bible haha. I’m french and can’t come to meet you in London (Argh!) but it would have been a pleasure, sincerly.
Just to thank you for sharing your knowledge & experience in this book. What’s more, your links in the end are very helpful.
I wish you the best
I’ve ordered from Amazon in the UK, so presuming and hoping this is the latest UK release, but I’m also curious as to any difference between the UK and US editions?
I teach in the evenings but I hope to escape after my Pilates class and join you at the Chandos.
At the moment, it’s pretty chilly here in London but a warm welcome, nonetheless.
Have a great book tour!
I actually saw the book in Australia and it had a couple with balloons on the cover and looked terrible, and the paper and print was terrible – to be honest I had to read through a bit to check that it was the same book because I never would have bought it in that state and I didn’t really want to recommend it to friends.
I’m so glad I got the version in your blog header because it really does make a big difference to the reading experience – why does the cover change in each country?
Hi Tim, what time is the meetup? Is it possible to make it for the evening, so people who hasn’t quite achieved 4HWW (still requires a day job) can join you as well?
Thanks for the promo code!
Any chance of you coming up North to Manchester and meet the friendly Northeners? 😉
Hey Tim! It was really great to meet you Saturday night! As I expected you are super smart and funny in person. I encourage anyone in UK who has the opportunity to go to meet him to do so!
Well I guess it would be nice to see the city again, I could take a flight and go back the next day. Sounds like a plan, what time will the party start?
Aw man, I’m flying through Frankfurt that same day, should have booked through London 🙁
Hope all goes well, congrats on the launch Tim!
I love the analogy of grazing on web-data. The human masses (I include myself here) are indeed like cattle or ants marching. To realize this, though, I think is a baby step in the right direction. I just trimmed my rss feed list grew in the past 2 months from zero to 25+, and now back down to 5. American’s love junk food and there are definitely time/money/relationship (and other critical consumable) junk-food equivalents.
You’re a cool guy Tim. Wish I could be there. You’re living the life most people want to live and showing them how to do it.
I wonder how many people are actually acting on your advice. Do you find that people live vicariously through you without actually taking action? As an author and all-around nice guy, do you find it frustrating that the people you’re trying to help don’t actually take control of their own destiny, even after you’ve clearly laid out the steps for them?
I think I sent you a link in InformationWeek that your readers would find beneficial about the rise (and success) of solo entrepreneurs, but I don’t remember.
Either way, I’m sure I’m not the first to tell you this, but I really appreciate you sharing your experiences with us (and it’s free to boot!)
Tim, I am also just getting into your book: 4 Hour Work Week, based upon Terry Starbucker’s review earlier this month on the Joyful Jubilant Learning blog..
Matt Hixson just reviewed Carl Honore’s In Praise of Slowness today. Separately, I just finished reading Vince Poscente’s “The Age of Speed”.
Even though these sound like opposites, these books have much in common. Picking up on the dreamlining concept, wouldn’t it be good to have a joint conversation with Honore, and Poscente!
Would you be interested?
Try the Thai food and Fullers ale at the Chuchill Arms pub on Kenington Church Street – a six pound meal plus beer!
I’m willing to bet that the moleskin in the travel bag is moleskin for blisters. See e.g. http://www.drscholls.com/product.aspx?prodid=50
@David Thomas: that would be a good idea. Moleskin for blisters is excellent, but they’d told me it was for notetaking, hence the correction.
For you folks in London, would Pitcher and Piano be a cooler venue? http://www.pitcherandpiano.com/locations/bar.cfm?area=Trafalgar
Why every country changes the cover is beyond me. A need to leave their finger prints on it? In some cases it can work (I think the UK and upcoming German are great), but in some it backfires big-time (Australia).
Please let me know if you have any solid recommendations on venues besides this one, and hope to see you soon!
Just remember that it’s the company and not the locale that makes the party 🙂 Bring your fun hats.
Thank you for your blog and book, I’ve started to apply it to voluntary work and train travel, and am working on muses.
Your posts on living like a rock-star in Argentina and hacking Japan are interesting, you sometimes mentioned London as one place where you can’t find good food etc on a budget.
As a Lahndoner of more than 20 years I’ve found some places and would gladly show you next time you’re here.
Thanks, Robin! As for muses, see the post I just put up 5 minutes ago!
Thanks Tim, I looked at parts one and two; my brainstorming seems to suggest informational education products
Have pre-ordered 4HB too:)
OMG ! The Australian cover is awful, you are right !
What time will the party be next week ?
See you soon !
Tim, how many people are you expecting there to be at the event? Any details on what to wear, etc. Keep us posted!
More like BTB – Buy Tim Beer. Hope to see you there whereever ‘there’ is. Twit us the details when finalised. 🙂
Have you moleskin fans seen these yet? They’re beautiful. They’ve been getting some much deserved press lately. http://www.engraveyourbook.com/
will you be doing any talks whilst in London?
See you enxt week.
Hey, I just got back from my first mini-retirement. Thank you and check in to http://www.sixpeeps.com as I share my experience via my very own photo-documentary. Thanks Tim!
Chandos is good as it is a) easy to find b)good capacity c) cheap (by central london prices) and d) a proper English boozer.
That said P & P is only a few doors away and pretty big too. Bar crawl? 😉
Am I being dumb or has a time not been set for this?
6pm. Should be in the post 🙂
Why do you change the cover in each different country? Do you think a yellow and blue cover markets better to the British? Or did you just get tired of the green.
Good luck in Great Britain. I hope many Brits get to read your book and message and take away the benefits that I have enjoyed since first reading 4HWW last May.
It really helped change my perception of things. Since then I have had mini-retirements in Thailand, Colorado skiing, Santa Cruz surfing and recently in Sabah Malaysia diving, white water rafting, and relaxing. Not bad for an Aussie business-owner who thought he was supposed to be strapped to the desk.
All the best.
I’d agree with the comments that the Chandos would be less than ideal – it gets extremely busy, and is a real hassle to move around. Pitcher and Piano might be okay, although they’re a chain and really a bit on the grotty side.
St Martin’s Lane Hotel is a really nice venue, but the bar’s also booked up on that date for another event, and the guys at the door can be real clipboard Nazis – not good for an ‘open door’ event.
If you want to stick to the Trafalgar Square area, the bar at ‘The Trafalgar’ hotel is nice, spacious; mingle-in-able and tends not to be too full – I’m not sure the website pics really do it justice. It’ll be slightly on the pricier end though.
Alternatively, I’d not mind popping into the Thistle at Charing Cross (and maybe some of the surrounding hotels) and asking us if they’d have a bar spare for the evening on account of their getting a good bar take on an otherwise dead night. Just drop me a message/note if you’d like me to do so.
Generally speaking, the problem with this area of London is that there are few venues that can really adequately cater to larger crowds, at least unless privately booked.
If you’re in the area before 4.30pm or so, make sure you grab a drink in Gordon’s in Villiers Street just around the corner – possibly the cosiest drinking spot in London. Get there before the work crowd leaves though, as otherwise there’s barely a spare inch to stand, let alone sit… It’s not ideal for a gathering though, just a quiet drink with a friend.
Hope to see you next week,
(I live just round the corner from all these places; don’t mean to seem like a know it all!)
>funny cars, funnier policemen, and ridiculously expensive sandwiches
Funny how? Don’t make me get all Joe Pesci on you.
Hi Tim, working on my first business venture whilst finishing my engineering degree at Sheffield University. You’re a real inspiration; would be great to join you for a swift half. Keep us informed about the London venue and if you are likely to venture up north at any stage in the near future.
London pubs gawd blessum. Oh this makes me homesick 🙁
The Coal Hole on the Strand is quite good – sometimes the theatre luvvies hang out there from when they get bored of room service at the Savoy darling. Had a super little chat with Ian McKellen in there. Camp as a row of tents and slightly potty. Dark, slightly oppressive, cheap (the pub, not Ian). Bit like Chandos but without the booths, I think slightly bigger?
Porterhouse – off Covent Garden, multi-levelled fun ‘Irish’ pub with craicing live music, good selection of ales, marvellous chunky chips.
Pitcha and Piana all well and good tho, for a chain. The McD’s of pubs. Same with All Bar One – do they not allow U21s tho?
My favourite pub of all time, for what it’s worth! is the upstairs at the Porcupine, just next to Leicester Sq tube. Get them to open the windows and just people watch all the way up Charing Cross road. v.small tho. Top secret best place for hainan chicken rice, mee goreng and beef kway teow? C&R Café, 4 Rupert Court. Can’t believe I’ve just let that one out of the bag, it’s hard enough to get a table as it is. That’s your under 20 bucks for lunch place btw, incase no one had said 🙂 go early.
2 quid a pint place – the student bar at Kings College, Macadam Building, Surrey St, London WC2R 2NS (just up from The Cole Hole, off The Strand) – they never ask for ID and the club has stunning views across the Thames – massive floor to ceiling windows. I think they charge 15 to get in. As long as you don’t mind dancing along with the babies……(or feckless stewdunts, as we call them) Have fun my lovelies from beautiful Melbourne…..sniff x
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i am disappointed that I’m not in London till 15th. Hope you all have a great time.
That will explain why I couldn’t get my grubby hands on a copy anywhere in Scotland.
So I flew to Australia and hey presto!
Darn it, I’m going to be in Scotland for Highland Fling on the 2nd. Otherwise, I would have _loved_ to attend. Oh well, next time!
Thanks for the invite! I would love to be there, but am currently reorganising my life (with 4HWW) to move from Australia to UK permanently – I’ll be there early June. Would love to meet other 4HWWers when I get there 🙂
Central London pubs are invariably small and very busy. I’d advise advance reserving a space at one if you can. Most will let you do that for free if you can guarantee a certain spend on the bar (and if you’re expecting 100+ people, that won’t be a problem). Some pubs might be a bit put out if 100+ productivity geeks suddenly descend on their bar at 6pm without prior notice… 🙂
The best London pubs are small, characterful and tucked away. But for a gathering like this you need size over style.
Your choice of The Chandos is an OK one – it’s very cheap (Sam Smith’s pub), centrally located and has a decent-sized upstairs area. But it’s busy most nights of the week and all the seating will be taken. I’d never arrange to meet a big group of people there, only small gatherings. I don’t like the Pitcher & Piano nearby – the clientele are pretty awful.
The Corner Store is a convenient meeting place as is the >a href=”http://www.viewlondon.co.uk/pubsandbars/bat-and-ball-userreview-11437.html”>Bat & Ball – both are good sized, if lacking in atmosphere slightly.
The Coal Hole (recommended earlier) is a good choice – there’s an upstairs area overlooking the main bar which you may be able to reserve.
See you there!
PS Would be good to have a “Preview comment” function…
I’ll arrive in London in the morning of the 2nd, anyone want to hang out for the day?
Is the UK version of the book any different? I already have the US version and I was thinking of buying it for friends.
Since I live in Europe any UK or European-specific links would of course be better for us.
I’ve actually ran a seminar at Pitcher and Piano before with a group of around 50 guys, I’d say it could hold a couple hundred. It’s pretty nice and quiet for conversation too, so I actually would say it’s not a bad choice.
I have a few friends that have done booksignings and launches in London (Neil Strauss and Dan Brown) so I’ll see if I can find out good spots they did
Was very excited to read this post because as luck would have it just 3 weeks ago I quit my job working in a bank and decided to travel with your book playing a large inspiration. Originally from Australia and just so happen to be in London for a few more days I am really excited to catch up with you. Had the book shipped all the way to Oz when it was first released after a recommendation from Tucker Max. It was everything he said it would be. I have recommended the book to quite a few people I know so far and they too have all loved it.
Hi Tim and Everyone,
Looking forward to putting names with faces next week. I’m just wondering how late the festivities will last – I’m flying in during the evening and may have to play a bit of catch-up 🙂 Can’t wait!
I’ll plan on hanging out until at least 8:30 or 9pm, possibly later. See you then!
I’ve been to the Pitcher & Piano a couple of times, it’s perfectly fine for what you’re proposing. You’ll never please everyone, and every local will have their own opinion on which watering hole would be best!
I’d love to pop down but there’s no way I could get the time off work (I’m Glasgow based). If there’s a Scottish launch I’d be there, and I also have a fairly encyclopaedic knowledge of the venues around here. Edinburgh too.
Have a good one!
So that you can keep track of the rough numbers and therefore space requirement how about getting people to sign up on a wiki page or on eventbrite as a free event then no charge but you can let everyone know the venue details at the last minute based on numbers.
There are a few possibilities, pitcher & piano will work for up to 20 beyond that you are looking for a small room and for that you could look at Knights Templar (between temple and chancery lane tube) for up to 50. And for 100 – 150+ you could look at The Texas Embassy (Trafalgar Square) they have a private area upstairs, it may not be available but worth a try if you get to that no. They usually require people pay for food as a set menu to cover the venue hire and that’s usually #15 per person for a large buffet style meal. exc drinks.
So you have lots of options. Shout if you want to use eventbrite (http://eventbrite.com) as I’ve used it before. I can give you access to my acc and just clone one of our previous events to cut down on time to create the page. (direct e-mail me if up for it.)
Wherever you decide is fine by me. 🙂 And as Rebecca said if you fancy doing breakfast with a few Girl Geeks then she’s up for arranging that with the girls and you. Your choice no pressure.
Hey Tim, lets go to “Cipriani”, Davis Street.
We need to celebrate in STYLE!
I am in London that day attending an evening finance seminar, so I may well tootle along,it would be lovely to meet you and the fellow bloggers.
Any idea what time it might be there until approx?
I am sure you will go down a storm in the UK, and will be welcomed and embraced by us all when we meet you:)
If I somehow get a little lost crossing the big smoke, I wish you a wonderful
evening, and lots of fun!!
Great news. I will be there! I have recommended your book to so many people. I look forward to meeting you.
Will people that aren’t 18 be allowed in? 🙂 As i loved your book and i would love to come but i’m not 18 yet…
I just wanted to order your book on the publisher’s website and very unfortunately got the following :
” We are unable to ship items to the address you provided.
Please select different delivery address. ”
Do you see any chance to get it shipped to France by any other means ?
To be honest, I’m not sure if you’d be able to get in. It’d be fun to meet you, though. I suggest you call the venue and check with them…
All the best 🙂
Please see some of the other comments on this post. I’m quite sure someone else suggested a site that ships to all of Europe. You might also try http://www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon.co.uk are shipping mine to Switzerland so they should do France.
Pitcher & Piano is marginally better and will probably deal better with a burst of activity when everyone shows up, but don’t get hung up on it. Both are OK.
I need to keep this secret from my wife though. She went nuts when she saw me reading a book about “getting away with only working four hours a week”. She brought it up with friends and family for months and is writing a response called “How to get a proper job”. I’m not sure it’ll be a bestseller though.
See you Thursday.
I look forward to joining Tim and the 4hWW crowd on Wednesday evening.
Hey – the venue debate is getting complex; but do avoid anywhere near Trafalgar Square and head for Soho or east to somewhere cooler, and free of tourists (no offence).
St.Martin’s Lane is a Schrager Hotel, ubercool =uber expensive.
Pitcher = a chain; practical for 100 people but no vibe.
I suggest All Bar One, Dean St, Soho. Yeah it’s a chain, but it’s a big space and can accomodate all without being expensive for the beers.
See you there
I bought your book from US and am wondering, as I think others are, if there’s anything more UK specific in the UK edition. Perhaps you could add some UK specifics to the resources? Or blog a few questions to get us UK folk talking about how your book can apply to the UK and our work ethic…
Aside from that, just like to say that I’ve put some of your advice in to practice and am living a more interesting, enjoyable and varied life because of it. In the end, much of it boils down to making that shift in your own mindset – then taking action of course!
You rock TIm, you’re my hero! When you return stateside can I have a rain check on imbibing? I live in San Francisco – this may be presumptuous, but, well… I’ll just say be bold…Never a dull moment, I promise 😉
Thanks for the kind words, Carrie! Don’t worry about the drinks, I’ll be having plenty of parties in SF once I get there 🙂
It would be great if you could get to manchester-could even go out for a’pie and a pint’-or 10-I am sure gratis accomodation can be sorted out
This is so cool! I hope you’ll do the same when your book gets to Buenos Aires!
I preordered from play.com and just got the following email:
We regret to inform you that one or more titles you have ordered from us has been withdrawn from general release. Your order has been cancelled and you may rest assured that you will not be charged.
Wow, very weird. I’ll forward this to my publisher in the UK. Thanks!
Have devoured your book and would love to see you, but can’t travel across the ocean at this time. I was researching the booming business of selling information on the internet and of course you came to mind. What are your thoughts on direct selling and business like Liberty League International and Emerald Passport?
To be honest, I’m not familiar with these two companies. If it’s multi-level or MLM or network marketing, I’m not a big proponent. Sorry I’m not more familiar!
Alright, I’ve been searching all night on a way to contact you but I have to go to sleep soon and this is the only thing I could find even remotely close to what I have to say to you. My name is Samm Mulligan and I’m 14. I honestly don’t care if you reply to this or not, but when my dad first bought your book, I thought he was just wasting his money, but one day I was bored and started reading it. I found that it was quite interesting, I’m still reading it but I really DO like it! Now you don’t find many teens reading books like that one, but me. All my friends constantly ask me why im reading your book and all I say is “It’s insperational and this guy is a genious stating the obvious, something many people are too blind to see.” I also want to thank you for writing the book, it’s the only book I’ve actually wanted to read on my own. Oh and another thing I wanted to say was that YOU ARE MY IDOL. Well thats all I had to say Have a good day.
Thank you so much for the comment and kind words. I truly hope you enjoy reading the book as much as I enjoyed writing it! Please give my best to your dad as well 🙂
Hi again Timothy,
Since aparently you’r next door to Amsterdam as we speak, how about those tango lessons? You turning me into a pro in return for 17th century tulip painting and learning the Dutch language (including those ggg’s). Sunny weather coming up.
I only stumbled across your site today and have already pre-ordered your book. This is just not like me at all. I fear I stand on the precipice that separates progress from disillusionment.
So have we decided on a venue yet?
Looks like there’ll be a good crowd tomorrow – seems half will want to take you home and the other half will be trying to console them if they can’t!
Will be very interested to see what its all about and find out how you did it as i haven’t had the chance to read the book yet.
Has anyone else’s pre-order book arrived yet? I used the discount link from here.
See you all soon
The new venue for tomorrow will be a reserved room at:
The Pitcher and Piano at Trafalgar Square
Please find details here:
See you tomorrow!
Tim – hope the change of venue is no april fools, seeing that I completely fell for the other one about outsourcing!!!
P&P is a better choice over Chandos IMO, we’ve done seminars there if it’s the same one I’m thinking about.
Look forward to meeting you tomorrow, have heard lots about you through Marci Alboner and Chrstine Whelan – I read the book a year ago, a gift from my sister. Quit my full time job as a hospital doc shortly after and loving every minute of it!!
My good friend and world renowned hypnotist Igor Ledochowski who also derived inspiration from your book and is now immersed in the 4HWW is coming along with me after being out in Argentina himself for a couple of years. I’m sure it’ll be a blast!!
As luck would have it I’m in Copenhagen this week, otherwise would’ve thoroughly enjoyed meeting you, discussing your ideas, and most importantly having a few beers with you 🙂
I may try to get a standby flight & do an overnight trip back in the middle of my visit to Cph so I’ve signed up as a ‘maybe’ over on eventbrite.
Clearly you’ve been inundated with suggestions for venues, so I won’t add any more…though of course, like everyone else, I feel I know the coolest places 🙂
If the evening runs on beyond 9pm and the Pitchers last orders I can we can always consider a few fun venues I know then…..
If I can’t get the flight; I hope everyone has fun, and hopefully I’ll catch you next time you’re in London or Copenhagen, or wherever our paths happen to coincide…
Dang its today :/ And i have no way to come because everyone from my family is in other countries and there is no cars at home, dang! Anyway get some pictures :p
Hey Tim – Especially because I feature in your book a couple of times (although you might not know that!), I’m bummed not to be able to meet you this evening at the Pitcher&Piano.
However, if having a private venue in Traflagar Square for any 1-on-1
meetings you want to do would be helpful during your stay, please just
drop me an email and I can sort that out for you.
(or give me a bell – to get my number run a search in your inbox for “Private venue for meetings when in London” as the subject)
ps. If you’re hotel-ing near Trafalgar Square, I recomend “Canteen” for breakfast – part of the Festival Hall just over the river.
Tim – good job on radio 2 with Steve Wright today.
It is sooo difficult to get the essence of something so different over in such a short period of time, and with interviewers being naturally skeptical, but you did well mate!
Shame I couldn’t get to London to meet you, but it was fun for my team, and some clients, to hear you at work today after my constant rantings for a year since I heard you at SXSW and read 4HWW.
I have just finished reading your book for the second time this month.
I am overjoyed, overwhelmed and confused!
I want to write an inspirational book, but I don’t know if I write the book first or micro test it first? Do I start up a website now to advertise it when it isn’t even written?
How do I get a book printed/published?
I am excited, but so confused.
Man i loved ur book in fact i just finished 2 hours ago! I cant express how glad i am to learn from your experiences. Im a 20 yeard guy that has been trough quiet alot. Most people tell me that im crasy, but you made me belive that there no such a thing. I love to live and enjoy life as much as i can. I havent acomplich as much as you did, but im on the right path. Me and my girfriend won many salsa competitions, travelled alot. My first book gets published in May and me and my girlfiriend are moving to Brazil in August close to the city you mentioned in the book (Rio De Janeiro). We are moving to Porto Algre for one year and then see where life takes us. I learned alot from man! Now you is need is women haahah let me know i can hook you up. Thats one thing i can do best is to get women… Once again loved your book and i wish the best of what life has to offer yet. Im a big fan. take care man!
Fue un placer conocerte la otra noche.
Conversation was most interesting and it was cool to see you live up to the freshness and realness of your writings. I´m enjoying Ryan Holiday so thanks for the recommendation.
Forgot to mention: check out Ayn Rand “Atlas Shrugged” if you haven’t. Her work philosophy is 180º away from yours… so you may find a lot of value in it.
Hola, Che 🙂
Igualmente, Miguel! Fue un gran placer. Thanks for the recommendation — some of Rand’s philosophies are quite interesting, indeed.
Hasta la proxima!
Wife gave me your book while in hospital recovering from triple by-pass. I said, “No way.” She said, “No big deal” which means no sex until you do. So I read it and then reread it and now I am about to reread it again and apply the info to my life.
One question though – how much of the book was out sourced?
Hi Dr. Bob,
LOL… great story, and I hope you’re recovering well. None of the book writing was outsourced with the exception of the explicitly outsourced parts in Chapter 9, “Outsourcing Life.”
To your health and all good things,
Enjoyed your article in The Suday Times Magazine and could sympathise with your situation….very similar and newly single as a result!. Your book?….ground breaking…your gorgeous too!
N? h?o Tim,
I’m writing from Venezuela. No, I haven’t followed your advise just yet, I was born and raised here (W? shì W?inèiruìl? rén). Finished your book yesterday. I must say it’s inspiring and scary at the same time. I’m almost 30 and can’t say I have traveled the wolrd the way you have nor made the kind of money to sustain that life.
I wanted to suggest that when the paperback version is due you should add a small footnote explaining that the current prices to travel to Europe are ridiculously high. I really don’t know how you pulled it off my friend, I just got married and went to Paris (yes, I know it’s a cliché) and Spain, and spent an average of €120 on meals in France (two people, 1 appetizer to share, 1 bottle of wine averaging €35, 2 main courses and dessert), Spain was cheaper (average of €60-€80). On Budddha Bar was about €140 and it’s not the trendiest of places in Paris. I don’t believe you could do what you say you did on the book today on less than €4.000 a month. Because I’ve checked and the rentals aren’t that low either, unless you want to live with immigrants (meaning people from Ecuador and Morroco) in a not so safe place, and still would be at least €700-€1000 rental (and that’s in Spain). Also, the Euro/Dollar ratio isn’t in your favor, so your new challenge would be to accomplish a mini-retirement in Europe (and not Eastern Europe) and add it as an Appendix for the paperback version. You pull that off, and make it believeable and you’re my new hero/rollmodel.
Don’t want to take any more of your time. You’ll probably won’t even read this e-mail. So, I wish you the best wherever you are.
Not sure where you are staying and eating, exactly, but I still think it’s possible. If I could do it in Copenhagen a few weeks ago, Western Europe still isn’t totally off-limits. Takes some prep and adventure, but even NYC and SF can be quite cheap while delivering quality. Just my 2 cents.
bought the book as soon as it came out,
read it from cover to cover in the first day,
Love the fact that you actually do things instead of just try to increase your fortune, really inspiring
And Mitra the DVD version of the movie doesnt include Manjha but the Blu-ray version does. Looks like it doesnt matter either way since you seemed to have made up your mind that you wouldnt be including this in your collection Just out of curiosity, what film or documentary would have earned your respect had it been included in the extras?
I like the new cover, also. European money is much more beautiful than U.S. money, so it would make sense that their book covers would be also. Go figure.
Tim, THANK YOU!
The 4HWW ended up in my hands 12 years after it was first published! It’s an amazing and eye opening piece of work, with an incredible message to do more and better in any aspect of life.
…and the most exciting thing: it’s just the start of a never ending journey of learning, change and development!
Again, THANK YOU and keep up your amazing work!