The 4-Hour Work Week, Book Review | Author
For everyone willing to turn their passions into a living. Every entrepreneur and the small business owner must read the 4-hour work week. Anyone can live the life of his or her passions. Doing what they like, but people seldom do it. For them, it requires a lot of effort, as they have a habit of doing everything. For example, if you are a writer writing a book, then you also think you can market this book. You can promote this book yourself self without any help. Even if you are doing everything that takes with promotion or selling or marketing your book. At the end of the day, you are killing your writing vibe and burning yourself out. You can outsource that. There are many freelancers available to work for you. Plan, and prepare your marketing and social media campaigns. You, pay the per task rate to them and they will be happy to do it. There is a part of the book which I liked the most was outsourcing. Outsourcing is the best way to take care of your passion. You do the main work, then outsource other aspects of your work. Outsource the marketing, the blogging, the social media management aspect. The options are endless in this world of internet. You can outsource unimportant aspects of your life. Then focus on your strengths and multiply on them. As I am writing for three years. I have learned a lot form this book. I have learned to focus my efforts on blogging and writing.
It talked about concepts like 80/20 rule. All 80% of problems come out from 20% of causes. 80% of your stress level is the result of the 20% of the causes. If, you have a new business and you aren’t making any improvements, then go with the eighty-twenty rule. Focus on important things, the 20% you aren’t doing and then multiply on those efforts. The book gives a pretty clear message in the end. It’s about living the life of your dreams and following your passion. Many quit their job to follow their passion and then get stuck thinking what to do. They don’t know how they will live their life now. The message of this book sums up like this. You do only those things that are important then you outsource the rest. You multiply only those efforts that bring you the most benefit, 80/20 rule. You automate everything from emails to social media sharing. You take ownership of your life. Internet business doesn’t mean sitting on your chair all day and waiting for something to happen. When reading this book I believed that only artists and bloggers can get benefit from it. But I came to realize that anyone can get benefit from this book. They just have to make use of it. Any employee, working hard form 9–5 and don’t know why he isn’t making progress can make use of this book. He can multiply on his strengths. He can outsource other unimportant work and can automate communication with clients. I really liked this book it gave me a new perspective on life in the 21st century. It is a must read.
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