Sunday Ramblings #052309

I have always had an interest in metaphysics, much before things like The Secret and the likes came out.  It is an interesting topic, and folks have varying degrees of understanding of the matter. I have been listening lately to the audio of The Four Hour Workweek by Tim Ferris, a quite interesting guy. If you haven’t read the book, it is pretty radical, or maybe not depending on your vision.

Lately, it seems much of our focus, conversation and daily thinking surrounds the economy, and for good reason, it is hard to escape the devastating blows that it continues to pound us with. I have always believed that there are opportunities in every situation, assuming you are AWARE enough to See It. Which begs the question, Do You Need to See It to Believe It, OR Do You Need to Believe It to See It?

Here are some takeaways from the book after the jump. I am interested to here your thoughts on manifesting if you are so inclined to comment. Most of all, enjoy your Sunday!
From the Four Hour Work Week Web Site;
Whether you’re an overworked employee or an entrepreneur trapped in your own business, The 4-Hour Workweek is the compass for a new and revolutionary world.

Forget the old concept of retirement and the rest of the deferred-life plan—there is no need to wait and every reason not to. Whether your dream is escaping the rat race, high-end world travel, monthly five-figure income with zero management, or just living more and working less, this book is the blueprint.

You can have it all—really.

Tim Ferriss, popular guest lecturer in entrepreneurship at Princeton University, teaches you:

* How to outsource your life and do whatever you want for a year, only to return to a bank account 50% larger than before you left
* How blue-chip escape artists travel the world without quitting their jobs
* How to eliminate 50% of your work in 48 hours using the principles of little-known European economists
* How to train your boss to value performance over presence, or kill your job (or company) if it’s beyond repair
* How to trade a long-haul career for short work bursts and frequent “mini-retirements”
* What automated cash-flow “muses” are and how to create one in 2-4 weeks
* How to cultivate selective ignorance—and create time—with a low-information diet
* Management secrets of Remote Control CEOs
* The crucial difference between absolute and relative income
* How to get free housing worldwide and airfare at 50-80% off
* How to fill the void and creating meaning after removing work and the office

The 4-Hour Workweek also includes the sample e-mails, voicemails, and real-life deals (with dollar figures and all) you will need to master the new world of luxury lifestyle design.
Who is Tim Ferriss?

Timothy Ferriss, nominated as one of Fast Company’s “Most Innovative Business People of 2007,” is author of the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and BusinessWeek bestseller, The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been sold into 33 languages.

He has been featured by more than 100 media outlets, including The New York Times, The Economist, TIME, Forbes, Fortune, CNN, and CBS. He speaks six languages, runs a multinational firm from wireless locations worldwide, and has been a popular guest lecturer at Princeton University since 2003, where he presents entrepreneurship as a tool for ideal lifestyle design and world change.

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  • Doug Chasick

    Interesting – am buying that book as soon as I finish typing this. It is my direct and consistent experience that I must believe it to see it. Whether it was Napoleon Hill telling me “Anything the mind can conceive, the body can achieve”, my experience with est and Landmark Education (as a participant and employee, or my favorite song playing when I REALLY wanted to hear it, I believe the universe is a giant wishing well, and with pure intentionality (and hard work) we will always get what we want.

    PS – the rub is that I often have to remind myself that what I have is what I want!

  • Eric Brown

    Good morning Doug, Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment, it is much appreciated. I too have read all of those books, with Napoleon Hill likely my most favorite author.

    It is fascinating stuff, good luck with the book, i am interested in what you think about it.

  • DominiqueKing

    I guess if I believed everything I saw, I’d believe things were pretty bleak these days. Personally (in our household) we’re dealing with the loss of a job, the loss of some part-time jobs and a pay cut for the remaining job-holder–and that’s just on the economic front. And there are plenty of folks around us who feel they’re drowning and want to take us down with them.
    I don’t choose to go under.
    We’ve chosen to look ahead and see the whole situation as the time to develop new opportunities for ourselves. Learning new skills and ways to do things, going back to school and keeping our eyes out for opportunities that we may not have had time to pursue in the past. That’s pretty much the game plan over here :)

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