The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss

Tim Ferriss has been, in a sense, a life-changer in the past 6 months. I gave away 14 kilos in 4 months on his diet (though I am taking a short break from it on my 2 weeks off, gaining kilos now, as sometimes you want a proper vacation) – and man, I am positively surprised about how much this simple 4HWW book has made me think.

The practical advice he gives is nothing new, and sadly, it is not easily compatible with an advisor career – but big picture-wise, it strikes a chord. The guy is great. Clear clean-cut thinking. Checks all the right boxes: eustress, no W4W, income automation, liberation, mini-retirement, travel, languages.

No, I'm not going to say much. I need to pause and think. I need to find my muse. Or muses, plural. Roger out.

“But, you don't understand my situation. It's complicated!” But is it really? Don't confuse the complex with the difficult. Most situations are simple – many are just emotionally difficult to act upon. The problem and the solution are usually obvious and simple. It's not that you don't know what to do. Of course you do. You are just terrified that you might end up worse off than you are now. I'll tell you right now: If you're at this point, you won't be worse off.