My first book, The 4-Hour Workweek, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Thousands of you have asked me how I would update it today — and many have asked why I haven’t updated it since 2009.
For this episode, I discuss common questions and misperceptions, and how I would adjust certain chapters and recommendations.
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Selected Links from the Episode
- The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss
- My Story
- How to Live Like a Rock Star (or Tango Star) in Buenos Aires…
- The Pareto Principle (80/20 Approach)
- My Outsourced Life by AJ Jacobs
- Filling the Void
- Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
- The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael E. Gerber
- Built to Sell: Creating a Business That Can Thrive Without You by John Warrillow
- The 4-Hour Body: An Uncommon Guide to Rapid Fat Loss, Incredible Sex and Becoming Superhuman by Timothy Ferriss
- Add 100-LB to Your Deadlift in 5 Minutes by Tim Ferriss, Men’s Health
- Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World by Timothy Ferriss
- The 4-Hour Chef: The Simple Path to Cooking Like a Pro, Learning Anything, and Living the Good Life by Timothy Ferriss
- Stoicism Resources and Recommendations
- The Tao of Seneca: Letters from a Stoic Master + On Groundless Fears (Letter 13)
- Personal Power II: The Driving Force!
- Fear-Setting: The Most Valuable Exercise I Do Every Month
- After 10 years, why has The 4-Hour Workweek enjoyed such longevity? [08:11]
- Why have I avoided making updates to the book in recent years? [13:27]
- That being said, what chapters would I be most inclined to refresh? [20:39]
- How can someone avoid being caught off guard by their own success? [30:31]
- What would 40-year-old me tell 29-year-old me to expect from publishing my first book? [39:58]
- How beginning this podcast helped me recover from a difficult time. [44:22]
- Resilience is important because failure can happen at any point. How does someone practice resilience? [47:01]
- How would I recommend approaching The 4-Hour Workweek for maximum impact? [55:07]
- Jean-Baptiste Say
- Barry Ross
- Pavel Tsatsouline
- Marc Maron
- Joe Rogan
- Adam Bornstein
- Chris Hardwick
- Marcus Aurelius
- Bill Belichick
- George Washington
- Thomas Jefferson
- Tony Robbins
- Warren Buffett
Posted on: February 2, 2018.
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