Is 4HWW real?
Yes, it’s real. The 4-Hour Work Week (4HWW) by Tim Ferriss discusses many real stories of successful entrepreneurs. You can look these people up; they’re real.
Leaving aside those stories, I have many friends, and myself, who benefitted from the principles of 4HWW. It has been a life-changer for me and many others.
Let’s discuss more.
Let’s first start with my story in brief. I am not easily influenced by a person’s recommendations. At first, a friend of mine recommended 4HWW, and I wasn’t at all convinced (though I wasn’t in much of an entrepreneur mindset at the time). Since I had an interest in reading alternative lifestyle books, I read 4HWW just like an ordinary book, not actually expecting to use what it taught. The book was so inspiring that I felt like implementing its principles and reviving old business projects that I had let fade into the background.
Gradually, I proceeded with implementing the book’s advice. I’m glad I did because my businesses probably wouldn’t have taken off without those insights. Since then it has been one of my first recommendations for everyone with an entrepreneurial mindset.
From my experience and the feedback from my friends, I can confidently say that 4HWW is real. It’s legit. It works even in 2020. Even after thirteen years of its publishing, the book is still valid and suitable for almost every kind of entrepreneur, be that amateur, intermediate or advanced.
The book beautifully explains how to escape the nine-to-five work culture. That by itself isn’t that amazing, since fleeing the rat race has been a concept in self-help books pretty much since the dawn of industrialization. But beyond that, it suggests how to work less for more money. It even suggests the way how one could live a better life with the same amount of money, a concept called entrepreneur lifestyle design. From a top-down level, it’s basically everything someone would need to make it as an entrepreneur, except for product design and sales. You’ll have to find good books on those concepts elsewhere if you don’t know where to begin. For people who know what they want to do as an entrepreneur, but don’t know how to get to that level of success, 4HWW is very helpful.
The concept of virtual assistants is the biggest secret to actually working for four hours a week. Plus, hiring VAs doesn’t have to cost you extra, and in many cases will save you money compared to other options. I won’t say that I have completely implemented all its principles since this stuff is all an ongoing process, but I am almost into implementing everything Tim covered.
I won’t shirk calling as one of the best books for entrepreneurs. Being an enthusiast entrepreneur these days, I read such books very often. What important to consider, though is that I have combined it with the ideas from other books as well. Don’t let anyone tell you that one specific book is all you need to succeed as an entrepreneur because that’s a lie. Those who succeed in this sphere are passionate readers and learners, people who take the knowledge of multiple people and combine it together.
So yeah, I didn’t find any of the points in 4HWW unreal, misleading, etc. It’s just about willingness to implement the ideas. You probably won’t turn into a millionaire in a month, but that doesn’t mean you won’t make more money and live a more relaxed life in the process. Come into it with reasonable expectations, ready to transform your life and do the work, and Ferriss will help you.
It’s worth mentioning here that the book gets a bit of technical in the middle. If you are a layman to the internet or not willing to learn about it, then 4HWW won’t appeal much to you. You kind of need to already be interested in online business a little. Otherwise, I strongly recommend it. You can read a deeper review of the book through this link.
In conclusion, 4HWW is real and its concepts really work, provided you implement them in the right manner and stick with it.
Please feel free to reply to me if you have any questions.