10 Tim Ferriss quotes that will have you wanting to adopt a ‘Four Hour’ mindset

It came at a time when I was drowning in stress and near-burnout.

I’m talking about my discovery of Tim Ferriss’ timeless book, Four Hour Workweek.

I had no expectation that it would show me how to only work four hours per week.

Nor should you.

It’s about having a “Four Hour” mindset.

And it’s about freedom. Not having your work own you.

It’s also, of course, about productivity.

Tim’s book (and his podcast) have had a big impact on my life, and so here I share a selection of ten of his quotes that I like best:

  • “You need to know what your unique strengths are and be willing to delegate.”
  • “If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.”
  • “Tomorrow becomes never. No matter how small the task, take the first step now!”
  • “Don’t follow a model that doesn’t work. If the recipe sucks, it doesn’t matter how good a cook you are.”
  • “Focus on being productive instead of being busy.”
  • “’Someday’ is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you.”
  • “Creating demand is hard. Filling demand is easier. Don’t create a product, then seek someone to sell it to. Find a market – define your customers – then find or develop a product for them.”
  • “If the challenge we face doesn’t scare us, then it’s probably not that important.”
  • “Information is useless if it is not applied to something important or if you will forget it before you have a chance to apply it.”
  • “To do the impossible, you need to ignore the popular.”
  • “$1,000,000 in the bank isn’t the fantasy. The fantasy is the lifestyle of complete freedom it supposedly allows.”

I urge you to check out some of Tim’s other books, including Tools for Titans, The Four Hour Chef and The Four Hour Body.

If you haven’t already, please download our 25 Productivity Hacks that Will Help You Crush Every Single Day.



25 Productivity Hacks to help you crush every single day.

After more than two decades in the business world, most of it as a small business owner, I have learned the hard way, through trial and error what works, and what doesn’t work to keep myself focused and the most productive.

I built a million-dollar+ company that never lost its growth momentum during the economic recession.

Now, I want to share these productivity tips with you.

That’s why I’ve put together 25 Productivity Hacks to help you crush every single day.

I hope you’ll steal these ideas.

Make them work for you.

Incorporate into your workflow.

If some don’t work, don’t do them.

But I hope they help you crush it every day!

10 quotes by Tom Rath that will inspire you to find your strength

Tom Rath is probably best known for his best-selling books, including StrengthsFinderHow Full is Your Bucket?, and Strengths Based Leadership, but he’s also a researcher who studies the role of human behavior in business, health, and well-being.

Many of Rath’s writings are based on the Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment program, which seeks to identify people’s strengths, so they can utilize them to work, lead and live engaging careers and lives.

His writings have greatly influenced how I run my business, and how I work with my clients.

I’ve begun providing the StrengthsFinder assessment to my clients so that we can build a strategic growth programs based on their strengths.

Here are 10 great quotes from Tom that get to the heart of his philosophy and teachings: Continue reading “10 quotes by Tom Rath that will inspire you to find your strength”

Multitasking is killing your productivity. Here’s how to stop it.

For so many business people, there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get things done. In the past, those people would hire others to help with the workload. For a long time now, however, the trend has been to do more with fewer people.

The only way that will work, of course, is for workers to do more than one thing at a time. And that is how multitasking came to be so popular. A great many people began attributing their success in business to their talent for multi-tasking.

Acceptance of that idea, however, is not universal. In fact, according to small business publication Inc., “Multitasking is Killing Your Brain”. The article’s premise is that your brain wasn’t designed to multitask. Therefore, doing so will increase your stress, lower your efficiency and the quality of your work. Continue reading “Multitasking is killing your productivity. Here’s how to stop it.”