Ideas From Tim Ferriss’s The 4-Hour Workweek

In this 1 minute and 30 second PAREable, discover ideas on how to live fully with a mobile lifestyle in the ever-changing world.

Actionable Do:

  • Aim high, so you can create your own reality and write your own rules.
  • Step outside your comfort zone and take action now.
  • Try to gain the freedom of remote working within your current corporate job.
  • Be effective on the job by working on things with the goal of gaining remote work.
  • 80/20 rule applies with work, that 20% of work will bring 80% of results, so focus on being productive instead of busy.
  • Time is money. Remove things that reduce your effectiveness at the job.
  • Rate importance of a task by asking yourself, “If this is the only thing I do today, would I be happy with today?”
  • Finish your high priority items before noon.
  • Let email and voice mail wait until the high priority tasks are done, then bundle tasks to finish them.
  • Have others play by your communication rules.
  • Setup an automatic source of income by outsourcing everything. The key is to use as little of your time as possible.
  • Have open communication and do not let your input be a requirement in the business process.
  • Delegate as much responsibility as possible.
  • Validate and test your products before selling. Setup online store with out of stock items and A/B testing ad campaign.
  • Establish credibility in your product category.
  • Appear bigger because people trust larger companies.
  • Be picky about your customers. The 20/80 rule applies. Top 20% of your customers will be responsible for 80% of revenue, so attend to them.
  • Go premium with your product because of higher profit and customer quality.

Actionable Don’t:

  • Don’t lie to yourself and think when staying within the comfort zone things will magically be okay.
  • Don’t start your day by checking emails.


  • A fulfilling life can be achieved by being mobile and flexible. So you can do whatever you like, whenever you like.
  • Moderate, automatic income that you can manage anywhere around the world, and would allow the mobility that is required for the lifestyle you truly want.
  • The worst case scenario from making a decision is usually not as bad as you think.
  • The steps to independence: full time 9-5 job – full time remote 9-5 job – gain efficiency to reduce 9-5 tasks to be 9-1 – use other time to automate alternative income – able to quit old job with alternative income.

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