Jul 042008

I just read a great book by Timothy Ferriss called The 4-Hour Workweek. It’s a must for any person who wants more say in their life. The ideas are different than usual.  Instead of dreaming up ways to cram so much more into your life Ferriss recommends eliminating a lot.  Read it for yourself.

So you’d really need a lot of help to get to this point.  I’d need a lot of housekeeping help, help with dinners and someone to clean up after all my pets.  So if you are only working 4 hours a week, you are really going to have a lot of extra time.

I’d probably end up working more because I like to work.  Maybe I could then work on things that were more interesting than home maintenance and chores.  If you like what you are doing, is it work?  Not sure.

I have noticed though than when I check my email lees or later in the day I get more done.  When I go on vacation and take my computer along I hardly ever check the email.  Of course then there is a huge pile of it when you finally log on again.

One thing I used to do at work is file a week worth of email into a folder.  Then after another week passed I’d delete the whole thing.  I did have a sort for direct emails from my bosses though.  But there were only a few of them and that is manageable.

One thing he teaches is to stop looking at email all the time.  It’s fairly addictive in my opinion.  Save time – Ditch your email to become more productive.


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