4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich book cover

Scott Allen has scored an interview with Tim Ferriss, author of the best-selling The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich.

You can listen to the recorded interview online or download it. And/or you can read the five page transcript which Scott has helpfully provided.

Even if you’ve read the book, I’m sure you’ll pick up a new angle or two. I did.

And if you haven’t yet read the book, this interview provides the background of how the book came to be written. It also provides a lot of insightful comment and and an outline of the strategies which are set out in greater detail in the book.

I liked particularly what Ferriss had to say about designing what you will do with the time you free up and recognizing that the actual money cost might not be as high as you might have expected:

When you actually create time, the question of what to do becomes much more interesting and much more important than what you have and itโ€™s surprisingly less expensive than people realize. But most people never calculated it.

As he says, sitting on a beach in the Caribbean, nice as that is, “gets boring very quickly”.

The book is not about not working. It’s about designing the life each of us wants and then setting in train a systematic way to achieve that.

We may in fact finish up working harder. What I get from it is that the idea is to be able to enjoy what we do and be where we want to be, when we want to – and some strategies to achieve that.

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