by Timothy (Tim) Ferriss (Purchase on Amazon)
A selection of quotes from this book:
Excitement is the more practical synonym for happiness, and it is precisely what you should strive to chase.
If the task is how-to in nature, I only read accounts that are “how I did it” and autobiographical. No speculators or wannabes are worth the time.
A lack of time is actually lack of priorities.
To have an uncommon lifestyle, you need to develop the uncommon habit of making decisions, both for yourself and for others.
Money is multiplied in practical value depending on the number of W’s you control in your life: What you do, When you do it, Where you do it, and with Whom you do it. I call this the “freedom multiplier.”
The world has agreed to shuffle papers between 9:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., and since you’re trapped in the office for that period of servitude, you are compelled to create activities to fill that time.
So first things first: cash flow and time. With these two currencies, all other things are possible. Without them, nothing is possible.
In the strictest sense, you shouldn’t be trying to do more in each day, trying to fill every second with a work fidget of some type. It took me a long time to figure this out. I used to be very fond of the results-by-volume approach.
Don’t encourage people to chitchat and don’t let them chitchat. Get them to the point immediately.
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