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4 Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss: Lessons & Takeaways

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I love when I’m reading a (usually non-fiction) book and I want to highlight basically every single word. You know that feeling? It’s SO good and you have SO many aha moments that you can’t stop thinking about it. Because you can relate to it SO MUCH. And you actually feel like the author GETS you, so you want to keep reading and learning as much as you can.

I love to learn – MORE than ANYTHING in the world. And Today I want to share what I’ve learned (and have been thinking about) since reading Tim Ferris’ Four Hour Work Week.

It’s not a new book. In fact, it’s been out since like 2007 I believe; it’s just taken me forever to finally commit to reading it. I held off for a long time (despite its rapid popularity) because the title annoyed me. And plus, I tend to be resistant to things that EVERYONE is raving about.

Before you roll your eyes and think this may not apply to you because “I don’t want to only work 4 hours, that’s impossible” or “I don’t work” or “I like my job” or “I don’t work for myself” – let me stop you right there.

This book could have a positive effect on ANYONE who reads it. It’s interesting, challenging, and enlightening. Job, no job, in love with your job or hating your job, there is so much more than…”work talk” and something for everyone. Essentially, it’s a book on time management, getting to know yourself, questioning cultural status quo or what we’ve been taught, and bottom line, making life better slash easier. And isn’t that something we can all relate to wanting? YUP.

Before I jump into this post – where I’ll be sharing his best insights and how to apply them to any life – I want to make a few things clear. Essentially, Ferris wrote this book to help explain how he was able to get down to a 4-hour work week. He wanted to travel the world, go on adventure after adventure, live in foreign countries and that whole thing.

And that’s not me. I don’t want to only work 4 hours a week (I love working); I don’t necessarily want to travel the world either – or that’s not my main mission.  A LOT of this book didn’t apply to me. But then again, there was enough that did. So as you read through this post, or the book, remember that you can take Tim’s advice and apply it to YOUR unique life.

Okay, enough talk. Let’s get into it.

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Pareto’s Law or the 80/20 Principle

I’ve heard about the whole 80/20 thing before. But Tim brought up some pretty amazing points that challenged me to think in ways I haven’t before. He talks about an economist, Pareto, who studied income distribution and developed a “law” that changed Tim’s life. Pareto’s law essentially showed that 80% of the wealth and income in the world (way back in the day), was produced and possessed by 20% of the population. He also found that this could be applied outside of economics, specifically with his Garden. He found that 80% of his garden peas were produced by 20% of the pea pods planted.

To put it simply, Pareto’s Law illustrates that 80% of outputs result from 20% of the input. More examples or ways to think about it are: 80% of the results come from 20% of the effort and time; 80% of the profits come from 20% of the products and customers. Pretty crazy to think about, right? I find this absolutely fascinating.

Tim goes on to explain that he’d been slaving away 15-hour days, and for most of the day, was spinning his wheels without the results you think you’d get from 15 hours in the office! And this hit home for me, because it’s often how I feel.

Tim later goes on to experiment with Pareto’s law and asked himself the following questions:

  • Which 20% of sources are causing 80% of my problems and unhappiness?
  • Which 20% of sources are resulting in 80% of my desired outcomes and happiness?

The goal in answering these questions is to “find [our] inefficiencies in order to eliminate them and to find [our] strengths so [we] can multiply them.”

doing something unimportant well does not make it important

I love what Tim says regarding being effective vs. being efficient.

Rather than paraphrasing, I’ll just take the direct quote from the book: “Effectiveness is doing the things that get you closer to your goals. Efficiency is performing a given task (whether important or not) in the most economical manner possible. Being efficient without regard to effectiveness is the default mode of the universe.” Just because you do something unimportant well does not make it important or worth your time. And further, just because it took A LOT of time to do something (or lots of effort) also does not mean it’s important!

what you do is infinitely more important than how you do it

How to Use This in Real Life:

I started thinking about all the things in life that I get stuck on. Or the things/tasks/stuff I’m not good at. And it’s funny how the things I’m not GREAT at are usually the ones that take up SO much of my time. I’m naturally inefficient in certain areas, as we all are. And further, these areas are harder for me and take more time and brain power.

I was challenged to consider the parts of my business that I excel at – the tasks I’m able to knock out with pleasure because I enjoy it. And most of the time, the things we enjoy are those that come easier to us; the things we’re good at. Right?

The idea of this whole 80/20 rule is to think outside the box when it comes to making the most of your strengths and weaknesses – in ANY area of life. It’s helpful to think about not only business-related areas, but also personal (people!) too.

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Ahh, the ole more is NOT more principle. Being busy is not the answer; doing more does not always translate to being better. Business wise, Tim suggests to delegate, or heck, even get RID of the inefficiencies in your life. Question if you’re doing things because you actually need to, or because you think you need to. And then, think of ways to increase your efficient flow and strengths. Put simply, focus on your improving your strengths rather than trying to FIX or BETTER your weaknesses.

When it comes to profits of my own business, and for any business owners, do you have a small loyal community (20%) who make up for 80% of your profit? Yet you’re spinning your wheels trying to sell to 100% of your community?

Am I making 80% of my profit off of certain parts of my business, yet I’m trying to expand into other areas that don’t do well for me because they do well for someone else? I was! And Pareto’s Law made me realize that was pretty stupid. I’ve definitely adjusted since. And maybe I’ll do a full blog post on how this book has helped my business – would y’all be into that? Didn’t want to bore anyone.

Bottom line, take a hard look at your life and your job – or even your friends! – and find what your 80s are (both positive and negative). Then your 20s (again, positive and negative). See what it does for you – or what changes come from it. And as Tim says, “when in doubt or overwhelmed, take a break and 80/20 both business and personal activities and relationships.”

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

The Low-Information Diet

Tim talks a lot about consuming less. And I freaking love this. Personally, it reminds me of a few biblical principles (not worth getting into here), BUT I just love that he touched on it. Basically, he encourages readers to ‘cultivate selective ignorance.’

The things we PUT in our minds and spend our time on matter and have a direct impact on what we’re able to accomplish.

Think about all the STUFF you consume in a day. Between scrolling your Instagram feed, listening to people you don’t really care about, even watching the news and reading the newspaper, we take in A LOT. And Tim argues that most of the information we consume is either “time-consuming, negative, irrelevant to your goals, [or] outside of your influence.” Further, if we are going to DO more with LESS, then we must be better gate-keepers of our brain space. Limit what you consume so that you’re able to focus on the things that really matter.

He argues that this one change alone will free up a ton of time and brain space – both of which can be used for more productive, valuable things that increase your life value.

How to Use This in Real Life:

Now, I don’t know about cutting myself off from the outside world in general, but I do like his approach of limiting this and getting it in small doses 1-2x per week – instead of off and on all day long. He also has an entire chapter on eliminating distractions and interruptions, which pertains to the low-info diet. I won’t go into great detail, but instead, here are some of the tips I took away:

  • Turn off notifications
  • Check email twice per day; never first thing in the morning (that’s when you should be getting the most important, crucial task of your day done instead).
  • Create auto email responses and canned responses (and talk to your boss if you’re worried how this will effect anything).
  • Train those who you communicate with to have concise responses – which I am horrible at. As women, I think most of us add a lot of fluff to be nice – even when we’re simply trying to get or give one answer. So I’m working on conciseness with communication.
  • Define end times of calls and meetings and set an agenda.
  • The cubicle is your temple – don’t allow visitors when you don’t want them. Train people. Use headphones to show your point.
  • Batch tasks – SO IMPORTANT!
  • Opt out of emails, call lists, etc. as soon as something you don’t need arrives.

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Fear and Uncertainty

Lately, I’ve been thinking A LOT about fear and the role that it plays in my life and business.

Fear can easily dress itself up as something else and talk you out of just about anything. For me, fear of failure is HUGE. But not just fear of failure, I also hate uncertainty and risk. Heck, this has a lot to do with my original career path – to be a CPA. I chose it because I knew what my future would look like with this path. More on this in a later blog post maybe.

I fear not knowing what will happen or having to live with certain decisions I make. I fear messing up or not being good enough.

What are you putting off out of fear? Usually what we most fear doing is what we most need to do. it is fear of unknown outcomes that prevents us from doing what we need to do. What is it costing you to postpone action?

“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.”

people will choose unhappiness over uncertainty

Tim talks a lot about fear. And it really resonated with me. A lot of the time, it’s fear that holds us back from something. Well, fear AND uncertainty. It’s fear of failing, fear of judgement, fear of NEW, fear of pain, fear of growth, fear of ourselves.

Further, it’s like we’d all rather be unhappy (by staying put, not pursuing something/making changes) than being uncertain of what those changes may bring. Think of it this way: staying in a job or a relationship because you’re scared you won’t meet anyone better or like any other job better/make as much money. This is fear; and this is why we are willing to endure discomfort or misery at the risk of being uncertain.

How to Use This in Real Life:

Tim suggests doing something every single day that scares you, and I gotta say, I love it. Maybe that’s something like posting an Instagram because you freaking like the photo even though you know it won’t perform well. WHO CARES?! YOU LIKE IT! Or reaching out to a friend of a friend about a job. Or heck, quitting your job to pursue another. What’s the worst that can happen? You don’t get a lot of likes, they don’t respond, you pick up a side job to pay the rent while building your passion project?! When you think worst case, often it’s not that bad or life-changing, yet we let these fears run our mind. And we’re all exhausted from it, aren’t we?

If anything, this book really made me think about my own fears more often – and how I let a lot of them run my life without truly realizing it. Now, when I push back on something internally, it’s a good practice to note where the fear is coming from, and find a way to push through it.

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Top 13 Mistakes to Avoid

Tim has a phrase that he talks about throughout the book – “new rich” which basically talks about this new wave of people fighting the impulse of the old world and society norms, earning money, working less, throwing away the traditional form of retirements, outsourcing – etc., (aka what he’s done). And while I don’t want to harp on that too much because it’s SO much information – and not all of it was relevant to me, I do love this list at the end of the book. It’s the list of the 13 mistakes people can make when designing their life.

I do think we can all take something from these slip-ups, even by reading the list in a bullet form like so (keep in mind these are MISTAKES to avoid):

  • Losing sight of dreams and falling into the work for work’s sake.
  • Micromanaging and emailing to fill time.
  • Handing problems your outsourcers or coworkers can handle.
  • Helping outsourcers or coworkers with the same problem more than once, or with non-crisis problems.
  • Chasing customers when you have sufficient cash flow to finance your non-financial pursuits.
  • Answering email that will not result in a sale or that can be answered by a FAQ or auto-responder.
  • Working where you live, sleep, or should relax.
  • Not performing a thorough 80/20 analysis every two to four weeks for your business and personal life.
  • Striving for endless perfection rather than great or simply good enough, whether in your personal or professional life.
  • Blowing minutiae and small problems out of proportion as an excuse to work.
  • Making non-time-sensitive issues urgent in order to justify work.
  • Viewing one product, job, or project as the end-all and be-all of your existence.
  • Ignoring the social rewards of lie – surround yourself with smiling, positive people who have nothing to do with work.

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OK, I could honestly go on and on about the lessons I learned in this book, but I’m going to stop there. If this type of post excites you, do yourself a favor and read the whole book – or listen to it on audio. I haven’t stopped thinking about it. Either way, I hope that y’all took something from the lessons above.
Let me know if you’d be interested in hearing more of my business changes since reading the book, because that’s a whole other post…or two.

Do I have any Tim Ferris fans out there? I know he has a podcasts too that I’m planning on listening to ASAP

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54 Comments

  • Reply
    Danielle
    January 11, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    Would love to see a post about how your business has changed since applying the things you’ve learned!

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    Sasha
    January 11, 2018 at 11:08 am

    Such an interesting post! I’d love to hear more about your business changes and cpa!!

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    Erika Taylor
    January 10, 2018 at 8:53 am

    Such a great post!!! My Dad was actually reading this book over the Holidays and I was intrigued by it, then when you started talking about it on your IG stories I was like okay yes I HAVE to read this! I also got the audiobook first, but going to get a hard copy as well to have on hand for notes, etc. I have always loved books like this & any kind of inspo, so thank you for sharing your insights on this book! Also love the quotes, so many great ones from this book. Thank you for being you, Brighton!! xoxo

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    Taylor
    January 10, 2018 at 7:14 am

    Thank you so much for this summary! Like you I had long heard about this book, but wasn’t interested because my job would never allow a 4 Hour Work Week (need to be available to clients). But I hadn’t considered applying these principles like 80/20 for my personal life. And your note about fear is just the reminder I needed today! Love this type of post and I would so enjoy hearing about more non-fiction books from you. Also, given that you’re back on the workout train, Tim Ferriss does have a book called 4 Hour Body. I wonder if you’d like that one too!

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    Roxanne
    January 9, 2018 at 8:13 pm

    Loved this!! thanks for sharing

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    Abby
    January 9, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    I loved this post! I am currently working at a big 4 accounting firm and am feeling this 80/20 principle applying to my career currently. I would love for you to do a post on how you got over your “fear” of uncertainly and left the world of public accounting.

    Love the post,
    Abby

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    Brittany
    January 9, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Ahhh would LOVE to hear how you specifically applied this to your business (and personal life, if applicable)! I am not entirely sure how to calculate my 80/20, so your examples would be so helpful I think!

    Love your content so much; I read/look/listen (and try to engage) every day!

    XX, Brittany

    http://Sincerelystyled.Com

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    Laura
    January 9, 2018 at 11:01 am

    This is awesome! I’m a graphic designer and artist in my business, and it’s so hard not to get wrapped into a worm hole and spend WAY too much time on something that doesn’t have much return. Sounds like I need to get this book and read it!

    Love your outfit too!

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    Sara Margaret
    January 9, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Loved this post!! One of my favorite you have done so far!

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    Ashley Huffman
    January 9, 2018 at 9:25 am

    Ok this is so good. Going to read this book so I can dig in even deeper. Interesting to actually put thought behind efficiency and why it matters but I love this so much. Once you know, you can’t un-know! Applying this advice starting today!

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    Erika
    January 9, 2018 at 9:21 am

    I’m absolutely the person that will read books (even if they don’t necessarily apply to my life overall) if I know for a fact that they are chock full of wisdom nuggets and this one’s on my list now thanks to your stories. 🙌🏼📚

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    Carolyn
    January 8, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    I loved this post! I think this needs to be a section of your blog (book reviews). Definitely post more about how you applied it to your business! Thanks for sharing.

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      Brighton Keller
      January 9, 2018 at 8:22 am

      oh I like this idea! sort of like how we have the mini section on podcasts – we could do something similar for book reviews or thoughts & learnings from books we’ve ben reading!

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    Kate
    January 8, 2018 at 9:49 pm

    Brighton, you are knocking it out of the park. Your content lately has resonated with me on so many levels. Thank you for making 2018 the year to step out fearless. I have a feeling something big, something completely unexpected and exciting will come from taking chances in your business over the next year. Keep it up.

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    Lauren
    January 8, 2018 at 9:41 pm

    Thank you for sharing your insight! Got some good homework to do this week.
    xo,
    Lauren

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      Brighton Keller
      January 9, 2018 at 8:22 am

      Awesome Lauren! So glad to hear it! let us know how it goes :)

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    McKenzie
    January 8, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    Hi! I started reading this book a few weeks ago, at your suggestion from an earlier post, and I’ve recognized myself thinking more about these topics. It definitely applies broadly–I’m a teacher and can see applications to begin right away. Thank you for sharing ideas that you’re truly passionate about! I can tell you genuinely want others to share in these benefits, and you are so so right! Keep it up; love your life posts!

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      Brighton Keller
      January 9, 2018 at 8:26 am

      I love hearing that it’s been helpful for you as a teacher! That’s amazing. Yeah I think a lot of the stuff he talks about just gets at the psychology of how humans work and how to be productive in general. It’s just interesting to say the least!So glad you picked it up and that it’s proving to be inspiring!

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    Macy
    January 8, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    Your blog gives me LIFE, I can’t get enough!! I love this post and am so anxious to get my hands on this book… THANK you

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    Brooke Woodward
    January 8, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Love love it!! I have been needing a good book to read and I am so excited to get this one and read it! Thank you for this post!

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    Lacey
    January 8, 2018 at 3:26 pm

    Love this post! I feel like I got the good stuff from the book, but I didn’t have read the whole thing. I would love to see a post about how you’ve implemented these principles with your own business. You may already have a post about this somewhere, but I am curious what your journey from CPA to fashion blogger was (you mentioned that in your post). Sounds interesting!

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      Brighton Keller
      January 9, 2018 at 8:27 am

      lol yeah i need to do a post on this for sure. I think what has kept me from doing it is because the answer isn’t very glamorous at all. But I for sure think I need to address this ASAP!

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    Anna Hecksher
    January 8, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Love hearing what you learn from your reading! Mostly I just love knowing there are other people out there who love to learn as much as I do and dgaf if it’s nerdy. :)

    The part about how much you’re consuming really hits home for me. I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately (as I have 20 tabs open) but I think for me the answer might be just getting out of my office/house, putting my phone on airplane mode, and spending dedicated time on creating and reflecting. We’ll see if I actually put that into practice!

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      Brighton Keller
      January 9, 2018 at 8:27 am

      UMM DITTO ON THE 20 TABS OPEN ALWAYS. I AM THE WORST.

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    Katy
    January 8, 2018 at 2:39 pm

    LOVED THIS POST! I’ve been reading and listening to so much on audible already this year and it’s so funny how all of my books come back to these same mistakes and principles! Eat That Frog, 5 Second Rule and Make Your Bed Every Day all echo this book—which I tried like hell to find in Barnes and Noble the other day just bc I needed it NOW! This list of mistakes is life! Please do tell more about your personal business affects. I’d love to read/hear.

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      Brighton Keller
      January 9, 2018 at 8:29 am

      omg well I’m SO GLAD I INCLUDED the list lol because I almost took it out right before publishing bc i was worried the post was too long. it’s like legit 3,000 words (ahhhhh) which is like suicide in the blogging world lol

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    Sam Olson
    January 8, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    Love Tim Ferris and love this post! I would love to hear how you are applying his principles to your blog!

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    Anita
    January 8, 2018 at 2:22 pm

    Such a great post! Thanks so much for sharing! I’ve enjoyed following you on stories and was looking forward to this post this morning. Definitely going to read the book. Also, I’d love to hear what changes you’re implementing in your business based on what you learned from the book. I’d also love to know if there are any other books you recommend. Keep up the great work! xoxo

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    Avery Ross
    January 8, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Brighton, this is SUCH a good post!!! Thank you for sharing :D

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    Jenny Taylor
    January 8, 2018 at 11:39 am

    Definitely going out to purchase this today! While it seems already that most will not relate, there are few key points that you mentioned that really hit home!! Thanks for much for sharing Brighton!

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    Katie Reynolds
    January 8, 2018 at 11:28 am

    This book has been sitting on my shelf to read for years! I can’t wait to dive into it after your summary. This is so helpful! Thank you! And I would love to hear about the changes you have made in your business as a result of readin this book!

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      Brighton Keller
      January 9, 2018 at 8:29 am

      even if you just skim through certain parts – I think you’ll find that helpful for sure!!

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    Christine Thompson
    January 8, 2018 at 11:23 am

    Loved this re-cap! It helped answer so many of my questions about the book and whether or not I could relate to it. I love that you love to learn! I am the same way :-)

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    Rachel
    January 8, 2018 at 11:17 am

    I absolutely loved this post! This feels so authentic to you and it’s content that is difficult to get elsewhere from the same perspective. Thank you so much for sharing! I’d love to hear more about topics like this and how it impacts your life and/or business!

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      Brighton Keller
      January 9, 2018 at 8:30 am

      oh wow thanks for taking the time to comment, Rachel. This is great feedback. I actually agree. I don’t really see other bloggers reviewing things like this because I guess, why would they? So it’s encouraging to hear this from you and I’m sure your comments and a few others will motivate me to continue doing this. Only bad part for me is that it takes me like 10 hours lol but it’s worth it when I see how positvely it’s impacting y’all!

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    Kelsey
    January 8, 2018 at 11:13 am

    This was an amazing post! Definitely ordering this book. I love blog posts/books about productivity and business practices. It really helps me to constantly evolve and improve. YES! A blog post about the business changes you have made would be amazing!

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    Nicole
    January 8, 2018 at 10:54 am

    Love this post and the message! This has really inspired me to look at my own life in this manner. I appreciate your genuine personality and realness from your instagram stories to this blog. Your stories lead me here! It’s refreshing to read things that I feel like promote so much positivity! :)

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    Shrilaxmi Hegde
    January 8, 2018 at 10:10 am

    What a great post. Thank you so much for this analysis and practical tips for execution.

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    Angela Lally Rushing
    January 8, 2018 at 10:02 am

    Yes!! Loved this post and have been wanting to read this book for a while. (Ordering it today!!) As a small business owner myself, (portrait & wedding photographer), I LOVE the business-related posts and am definitely interested in how you applied these principles + how they are effecting your business. :)

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    Elizabeth
    January 8, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Great post! Love these book recommendations and what you’ve learned from reading/listening. Keep em’ coming!! ❤️

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    Rachel Mclean
    January 8, 2018 at 9:43 am

    Loved this! I’m running out today to get this book. I was drawn to the point about our insecurities holding us back and why should we care what people think and what does it hurt to try? Also, prioritizing my time better with phone and emails…I’ll pick up the phone to answer one email and be sucked into 10 other things for the next hour. Anyways, really enjoyed your perspective on this book and look forward to reading it.

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    Lauren
    January 8, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Love this post, Brighton! You inspired me to add The 4-Hour Work Week to my to-read list! I love Tim’s principles that you outlined. I’ve been listening to his podcast for over a year and he never fails to disappoint. His mind is brilliant!

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    Millie
    January 8, 2018 at 9:17 am

    I am LOVING your posts lately Brighton!! The part about fear really stuck out to me. I am excited to take a look at my 80/20 and a deeper dive into last week’s self assessment :)

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    Alyson
    January 8, 2018 at 9:16 am

    One of my favorite posts of yours! I bought this book just hearing you speak about it on your Insta-stories and am SO pumped to read it. Currently I’m in the midst of a career slump where I’m pretty much loathing my job, so this couldn’t come at a better time. Thanks again for making a more intense topic reader-friendly, applicable and inspiring! <3

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    Christine
    January 8, 2018 at 8:37 am

    I read the book when it first came out and had forgotten all the great points you mentioned in this post. I would love to hear more of how you applied what you learned in the book to your business.

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    Bryn Bradsher
    January 8, 2018 at 8:18 am

    I got so many great take-a-ways from this post, Brighton! I would love to read about how you have applied this to your business, too. Thanks so much for sharing all of this! Such an inspiring way to start the week!

    xo Bryn
    http://www.waketonroad.com

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    Emily
    January 8, 2018 at 7:53 am

    I book marked this post because there is SO much good information. I think the quote that really struck me was that we will choose unhappiness over uncertainty- SO true! I can’t count on one hand the amount of time I’ve chosen not to do something simple because I am unsure of nervous or have a little apprehension when really if I just sucked it up and did it, it would pay off ( I hope.) I haven’t read this book but I will definitely have to add it to my list. My favorite book lately has been You Are Badass, I would highly suggest it. It’s a quick but powerful read and I highlighted the heck out of that thing!

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    Caitlin M
    January 8, 2018 at 7:45 am

    Love this look and LOVE LOVE this post! Thank you for sharing your authentic self with us and these great messages. I am now dying to read this book and love your insight. This is inline with my new years resolutions and think it will add fuel to the fire! Thanks lady! Keep it up, your insta-stories are my favorite ever!!!

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    Brittany
    January 8, 2018 at 6:35 am

    I am a new follower from Houston and I have been loving your Instagram stories. I’m so glad I read this blog post and can’t wait to read this book. Thanks for saying no to fear and being your authentic self!!

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    Natali Karppinen
    January 8, 2018 at 3:20 am

    This is a book which I just HAVE to read! I have a friend who told me about it and he said that this same book changed his life and his business game. I’m happy that you’ve mentioned it now and reminded me about it.
    I love your denim on denim combo, it looks great on you. :)

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    Rena
    January 8, 2018 at 2:26 am

    Such a cool denim on denim look!
    xx Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    Maja Harder
    January 8, 2018 at 2:05 am

    It sounds like such an interesting read! I also have my own business and often struggle with organisation my time and energy, and prioritizing what I am good at.
    https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/maja-harder-18257183

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