The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich

Category: Business Culture
Author: Timothy Ferriss
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by dwshorowitz   2017-08-19
First of all, I can certainly empathize with you, and very I'm sorry to hear you're going through this difficult time. Most of the advice offered in this thread is quite practical, and it's great to see such a close-knit support group here at Hacker News.

My advice is simple; as cliche as it may seem, take the time to read The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss. This book addresses most of the psychology behind your discontent and offers a slew of energizing solutions that should help get you out of the proverbial rut.

If I may, here's a great poem a wise man once shared with me:

Take time to think...It is the source of all power Take time to read...It is the foundation of all wisdom Take time to play...It is the source of perpetual youth Take time to be aware...It is the opportunity to help others Take time to love and be loved...It is life's greatest gift Take time to laugh...It is the music of the soul Take time to be friendly...It is the road to happiness Take time to dream...It is what the future is made of Take time to give...It is too short a day to be selfish Take time to work...It is the price of success*

*in healthy doses

http://www.amazon.com/The-4-Hour-Workweek-Anywhere-Expanded/...

by zotron   2017-08-19
I highly recommend that you read "The 4-Hour Workweek" book by Tim Ferriss: http://www.amazon.com/4-Hour-Workweek-Expanded-Updated-Cutti...

I was in your same situation. Once I managed to find a way to work remotely now I'm able to organize my time more efficiently and find time for my side projects/ideas.

by dangrossman   2017-08-19
> You can create a site, use AdSense to drive traffic to it to see if your idea has merit

I started a number of sites like that years ago in college, with nothing but a static site built with a cheap template in a day, and some AdWords credits. If people actually signed up to learn more, or ordered a product, or whatever, then I'd spend the time building a real business around it.

The first time I saw that written down was in Four Hour Workweek several years ago. Now millions of people have been told to do the same.

http://www.amazon.com/The-4-Hour-Workweek-Anywhere-Expanded/...