Everyone dreams of a better work life balance. We want to spend more time chasing our dreams and less time working without sacrificing the income we obtain from the latter.
That’s the big conundrum of modern life and the premise behind Tim Ferris’ best-selling 2007 book The 4 Hour Work Week. After being recommended the book by two different people in the last few months, I bought a copy and read it while on holiday in August. Well, when I say ‘read’ I more accurately mean ‘devoured’. Twice.
What it presents is a rationale and method for creating a life of your choosing whereby you can earn all the money you need while spending minimal time working and instead doing whatever it is that gives you joy.
Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? You’re forgiven at this point for your scepticism. [Read more…]