I remember when the 4 hour work week came out, I was approached pretty hardcore by Tim Ferris to promote it. Now some people responded to his approach and hooked him up but I didn’t care for his over the top hustle and told him to buzz off (in so many words). But I was nice compared to Penelope’s experience with Tim Ferris in his hustle to promote the 4-hour work week.
Meh I digress….
So I was talking with the notorious keyboard gangsta Nickycakes a couple weeks ago and telling him how bad I suck as a CEO and really need to get my time management skills in order. Nick went on about the 4-hour work week book and how it totally changed his life and now he has time to take out all these girls in Vegas or something like that… He recommended that I pick up the book right away no matter what I thought personally about Tim Ferris.
Now anyone who knows me, knows I am not a reader and have never read a book in my life. So in true ShoeMoney style I
pirated from the usenet picked up the 4-Hour work week from iTunes and gave it a listen.
Now there is a lot of fluff in the book but one key takeaway for me was a line about “Are you coming up with new ideas to prevent doing the hard work that needs to be done to finish ones you already started”. Damn that was deep and really hit home with me. I wrote it on a piece of paper and put it on my monitor.
My wife has a saying whenever I keep coming up with new ideas. That I need to Prioritize the Potentially Profitable Projects.
So are you looking to new things avoiding the hard work required to finish what you have already started?