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Business Reading: You Could Be Wasting 80% of Your Time

15 March 2015

I have read this book twice already. I have picked it up again and I am still finding new ways to help not only myself, but also my clients dramatically improve productivity using the ideas within it. It is one of those business books that you want to keep on your bookshelf.

The 4-Hour Workweek is an absolute must-read for business owners who want to achieve as much as they possibly can. The concept is centered on the Pareto Principle – more commonly known as the 80/20 Principle. The book breaks it down into four sections:

  • Definition – what’s important to you?
  • Elimination – remove the distractions from your life and focus down on that 20%. Learn to say “no”.
  • Automation – outsource and systemise so that things can run without your constant attention.
  • Liberation – take yourself out from the expected and do things differently to suit your needs.

I cannot tell you how useful this book has been for me and my business consultants clients to truly reduce the clutter and focus on where the true value lies. It is worth buying yourself a copy – and to go back to it over and over. Other business reading I have recommended:

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