Currently Reading The 4-Hour Workweek By Tim Ferriss

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Last week I bought two books: The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss and The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau. And against some of the very discouraging reviews that has kept me off The 4-Hour Workweek, I found the book to be the best book I have read in two years now and wished that I had read it before now.

The 4-Hour Workweek is an action book. It forces you to rethink the way you have been doing things and act better. By the way, if you are about to read the book, I'll advice that you don't have too much spare money lying within easy reach. This is the type of book that is best read when you are broke or you'll end up spending your money on some bold bets.

It has fired me up to take actions I have been postponing and to stop viewing my progress in life by how busy I am. It opened my eyes to the value of time and how much it can multiply the reach of whatever income one earns. Using his very words, "You don't have to be a millionaire to live the lifestyle of a millionaire." If you aren't always pressed for time and are creative enough, you can enjoy all the things and experiences you felt you needed millions to access. You can travel cheaper and more flexibly. You can access more uncommon opportunities and you can follow a thrilling unique path in life.

As part of the learning I have gotten from the book, I am already planning a West African tour. I have gone to open an account with Ecobank since they allow one to withdraw directly from their ATM in local currencies of, especially the francophone, countries and are present in all the West African countries. And against spending over a million naira that a standard multi-country tour package costs, I will be doing more of road trip and plugging in business interests in the trip. I have always wanted to break into the francophone countries surrounding us and now I have an extra drive to attempt this.

Even my membership drive to join the Institute of Directors Nigeria got a renewed push. Using some of the tactics and advice in the book, I asked someone I don't know to become a referee (as they require existing members to be referee) for my membership application and he accepted. 

If you think you'll profit from some serious push, then I'll recommend you get the book and read it. And to shock you, I have just read one-quarter of the book. Can't imagine what more I'll find out when done reading the remaining three-quarter.


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