My brother-in-law recommended that I read “4 Hour Work Week” about a month ago and I’ve slowly been reading about a chapter each week.  I’m typically a binge-reader and once I start a good book I can’t stop until it’s over.  This book was a little different in the beginning because I wasn’t fully buying into the concept. The last few chapters, however, really opened my eyes.

Since I’ve been working full-time, I’ve had issues with the 9-5 rule. (It’s actually 8-5 in my case, and we’re expected to take an hour lunch.)  I’ve always thought it was ridiculous… As I’ve said before, I’m a huge procrastinator which has taught me how to work efficiently.  I see much older people at my job who can only type with one finger and I think that there’s no way we both need 40 hours/week to do the same job!

In addition, I’ve always had dreams of travelling the world.  It’s been extremely difficult for me to find a way to make that work with the 9-5 grind and a limited 8 days per year of vacation time.  After reading this book, I now feel that it is possible to make these dreams a reality!  Tim Ferris, the author of “4 Hour Work Week” explains specific ways to increase productivity so you can effectively eliminate the unnecessary and time-consuming tasks that are filling up your week.  He offers pointers for both entrepreneurs and employees for arranging remote-work situations that create independence and more of an opportunity for long bouts of travel.

I’m still not sure exactly how this will all fit into my life, but I’m excited to start implementing some of these ideas and see where they take me!