I stumbled across Tim Ferriss’ book, “The 4 Hour Workweek” the other day and have been reading as much as possible about it on the web. I’m certainly not endorsing the book. I haven’t even bought it myself. But what I could read for free on the web posed some interesting thoughts. Thoughts I’ve actually been toying with in my mind for a while now.
Over the last several years my husband and I have gone back and forth with insecure job situations. We’ve learned some valuable lessons along the way. Some of those lessons fall closely in line with the premise of Ferriss’ book.
We’ve become more and more intrigued with the couples we see on House Hunters International who pull up and move to Latin American or European countries to live out their lives whether in retirement or not. We’ve become more inclined to buy and do things we used to think we couldn’t afford even though we make less money now.
I don’t know that the “4 hour workweek” will ever be a reality for us, but the intrinsics behind the idea have sort of always come natural to my personality. I tend to be among the first to finish a task, not because I am smarter, but because I generally work smarter. Always looking for an easier, quicker, more efficient way to accomplish the goal.
The flip side of that is, what do you do with the extra time? Do you keep working yourself to death, neglecting family, friends, and fun to climb the corporate ladder and make more money? That’s where Ferriss’ philosophy (of course he isn’t the first to say this) comes in.
I’m on a journey to re-think life to enjoy life and fulfill my God-given purposes.