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JLs lifestyle design for you? Chances are good that it is. Here are some of the most common doubts and fears that people have before taking the leap and j oining the New Rich: Do I have to quit my job? Do I have to be a risk-taker?
No on both counts. From using Jedi mind tricks to disappear from the office to designing businesses that finance your lifestyle, there are paths for every comfort level. How does a Fortune 500 employee
Explore the hidden jewels of China for a month and use technology to cover his tracks? How do you create a hands-off business that generates $80K per month with no management? It’s all here.

Do I have to be a single twenty-something?
Not at all. This book is for anyone who is sick of the deferred-life
Plan and wants to live life large instead of postpone it. Case studies
Range from a Lamborghini-driving 21-year-old to a single mother
Who traveled the world for five months with her two children. If
You’re sick of the standard menu of options and prepared to enter a
World of infinite options, this book is for you.

Do I have to travel? I just want more time.
No. It’s just one option. The object ive is to create freedom of time
And place and use both however y ou want.

Do I need to be born rich?
No. My parents have never made more than $50,000 per year combined, and I’ve worked since age 14. I’m no Rockefeller and you needn’t be either.

Do I need to be an Ivy League graduate?
Nope. Most of the role models in this book didn’t go to the Harvards of the world, and some are dropouts. Top academic institutions are wonderful, but there are unrecognized benefits to not coming out of one. Grads from top schools are funneled into high-income 80-hour-per-week jobs, and 15-30 years of soul-crushing work has been accepted as the default path. How do I know? I’ve

been there and seen the destruction. This book reverses it.

Whenever you find yourself on the side of the maj ority, it is time to pause and reflect.

Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.
– OSCAR WILDE, Irish dramatist and novelist

My hands were sweating again. Staring down at the floor to avoid the blinding ceiling lights, I was supposedly one of the best in the world, but it just didn’t register. My partner Alicia shifted from foot to foot as we stood in line with nine other couples, all chosen from over 1,000 competitors from 29 countries and four continents. It was the last day of the Tango World Championship semifinals, and this was our final run in front of the judges, television cameras, and cheering crowds. The other couples had an average of 15 years together. For us, it was the culmination of 5 months of nonstop 6-hour practices, and finally, it was showtime.
“How are you doing?” Alicia, a seasoned professional dancer, asked me in her distinctly Argentine Spanish.
“Fantastic. Awesome. Let’s just enj oy the music. Forget the crowd – they’re not even here.”
That wasn’t entirely true. It was hard to even fathom 50,000 spectators and coordinators in El Rural, even if it was the biggest exhibition hall in Buenos Aires.

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Timothy ferriss. the 4-hour work week. first and foremost (1)