Revising Tim Ferris’ book : The 4 Hour-Workweek in this special moment

I always enjoy re-reading a good book. I can go over the dates I read it the first time, and the context of the moment of my revisiting of the text.

That’s what I did last night with Tim Ferris’ book: “The 4 hour workweek
Escape 9-5, live anywhere, and join the new rich.”

When the expanded and updated version of the book was released in 2009, the author was asking this question:

“Can the principles and techniques in the book still work in an economic recession or depression?”

At that moment, Tim was sharing with us his “manifesto of the mobile lifestyle” and the “secrets of the New Rich, a fast-growing sub-culture that has abandoned the “deferred-life plan” (slave-save-retire)” to live the life they’ve always wanted.

It was at that moment when people were losing their jobs, houses, retirement plans.

Here we go again with the same pattern. This time, now, 2020, not only jobs are lost, but also lives, sense of being.

Even the normal is new. And the new is normal. The whole to form the new normal which is still lost in definition.

What was once “safe” have failed. What used to be a failure now is safe.

This is the moment to have your own experimentation outside the norm.

This is the time for testing the uncommon.

Stop postponing your dreams for some days, start living the infinite possibilities outside of your current comfort zone.

This period of collective panic is your big chance to dabble.

Thank you Tim Ferris.


Published by Roosevelt

Roosevelt JF is a Global Leadership Fulbright Research Scholar from Florida Atlantic University (FAU) where he taught Haitian Studies as an Adjunct Instructor (2005-2010). Roosevelt was also a senior admissions adviser at Kaplan University. Roosevelt JF is the President of The JF TEAM, INC; a full media marketing and business development consulting firm based in Fort-Lauderdale, FL. He is a sought out radio and TV business show host. He is also a guest for several mainstream medias including NPR, the Miami Herald and Newsweek. He also leads the Center for Communication of AIDS, a network of journalists committed against AIDS in Haiti and South Florida. He speaks fluently Creole, English, French and Spanish. He is the author Of "Leadership sur le vif: Des idées pour le changement et la création de richesse en Haïti".

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