Book Review: The 4-Hour Work Week

Bob FranquizBooks

I heard so much about The 4-Hour Work Week that I had to pick it up. I loved this book! Tim Ferriss is a very witty writer and very articulate in expressing his ideas.

I loved his passion and the resources and tools he gives to accomplish what he’s talking about. Tim’s premise is that people don’t live the life they want because of fear. They stick with a 9-5 job because it offers security when they could be living so much more.

Tim’s goal is to go wherever he wants, live wherever he wants and do whatever he wants (not a bad desire). He does this by building systems into his his life that create income and free up time.

If you’re in ministry, think about what could happen if you created systems that worked for you and free up time from your schedule:

Could you get more involved in the things that are most important in your ministry?

Could you spend more time with your family?

Could you take a real vacation without worrying and stressing out?

I thought this book was really helpful and offered solutions to people who are overworked and/or frustrated with their current situation.

As always, I leave you with some of my favorite quotes:

“Inactivity is not the goal. Doing what excites you is.”

“People who avoid all criticism, fail.”

“Never check email first thing in the morning. Instead, complete your most important task before 11AM.”

“Never automate something that can be eliminated and never delegate something that can be automated or streamlined.”