TMBA 652: Mailbag: The Elephant in The Room with the 4HWW, and Can Solopreneurship Ever Make You Rich?

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The 4-Hour Workweek was, and continues to be, a life changing inspiration to many seeking more freedom in their lives through the path of entrepreneurship. But, prompted by listening to a recent podcast featuring a conversation between its author Tim Ferriss and Cal Newport, Dan and Ian reflect on what they see as ‘the elephant in the room’ in the book, in relation to others seeking to emulate the path it lays it:

“Tim is talking to people who already have a lot of enterprising know-how and other resources like industry relationships … But the book’s audience extended well beyond the well heeled and gainfully employed. It also appealed to those of us who didn’t have businesses, established cash flows, or other traditional advantages”.

And this episode also includes responses to a related question posed by a listener, one that often pops up in the TMBA mailbag: how to have an impactful career as a solopreneur.

Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • Why Tim Ferriss’ own background shaped ‘The 4-Hour Workweek’
  • How to make a traditional skill set more location independent
  • The challenges of the ‘sunk cost fallacy’
  • The death of ‘mandatory fun’ in the office

Mentioned in the episode:

Before the Exit – Our New Book
Partner With Us
The Dynamite Circle
Dynamite Jobs
Post a Remote Job
Dynamite Deals
Tropical MBA on YouTube
Dynamite Jobs – Remote Recruiting Sales Page
Cal Newport — The Eternal Pursuit of Craftsmanship, the Deep Life, Slow Productivity, and a 30-Day Digital Minimalism Challenge (#568)
Cal Newport
Tim Ferriss
A Ten Year Retrospective on the 4-Hour Workweek
You Read the 4 Hour Work Week. You Failed. Here’s What You Can Do About It
10 More 4-Hour Work Week Case Studies
Four Hour Work Week? Try 100
Dr Alexis Shields
Dr Emil
Dr Emil on Instagram
South by Southwest
The Death of ‘Manadtory Fun’ in the Office
Taylor Person

Enjoyed this podcast? Check out these:

TMBA 094 (LBP84) – How To Live The “Four Hour Workweek” Dream And Make Money From Anywhere in the World
TMBA428: A Critique of Tim Ferriss’ 4-Hour Workweek
TMBA607: The Lonely Path of the Solopreneur

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