Link to Cal Newport’s article

Probably like hundreds of thousands, if not millions, I’ve been deeply influenced by Tim and his books. I didn’t start with the 4WW though (I was still in high school with other things on my mind). I first read The 4-Hour Body and it drastically changed my approach to diet and exercise in general. By then I was at University in the UK, and I’m not kidding when I say that by following some of Tim’s advice I lost about 28 pounds and have never regained them. I was then hooked reading and devouring the blog.

When I got to The 4-Hour Workweek I already knew it was going to be good, and radical. While I haven’t had major success following Tim’s advice this time, the ideas of lifestyle design and mini-retirements have stuck with me to this day. I’m always revisiting my ideal lifestyle and working backwards from it to adjust the type and quantity of work I do. This, paired with Daniel Vasallo’s philosophy of building a Portfolio of Small Bets has been helping me to be much more deliberate about the projects I embark on and how I spend my time.

So if you’re looking to radically improve your live, I can’t recommend Tim’s books enough. No page is wasted as his success is testament that all that he says in there is true and can be applied by anybody who’s willing to put in the effort and regain their lives back.