Whether or not you actually believe in a 4-hour workweek (I don't), this book can help you change your mindset around work.
The principles are applicable to any entrepreneur struggling with the amount of work on your plate and feeling like they need to do it all.
That's why so many successful business owners have a story involving this book.
My own? My obsession with streamlining and automation began after reading this book, and led to creating Work Brighter. So I don't even know if this site would exist if I hadn't read it!
My Favorite Quotes from 4-Hour Workweek
"It is far more lucrative and fun to leverage your strengths instead of attempting to fix all the chinks in your armor. The choice is between multiplication of results using strengths or incremental improvement fixing weaknesses that will, at best, become mediocre. Focus on better use of your weapons instead of constant repair." - Chapter 2, Rules That Change the Rules
"The key to having more time is doing less, and there are two paths to getting there, both of which should be used together: (1) Define a to-do list and (2) define a not-to-do list." - Chapter 5, The End of Time Management
"Eliminate before you delegate. Never automate something that can be eliminated, and never delegate something that can be automated or streamlined." - Chapter 8, Outsourcing Life
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