“Tim is Indiana Jones for the digital age. I’ve already used his advice to go spearfishing on remote islands and ski the best hidden slopes of Argentina. Simply put, do what he says and you can live like a millionaire.”

-Albert Pope, Derivatives Trading, UBS World Headquarters

Anyone who has read “4 Hour Work Week” by Timothy Ferriss will appreciate why I’ve included a link to a chapter in his book with this post. If you have not already read this mind-expanding eye opener then an introduction by way of this chapter will be enough to have you hankering for more…I am sure of it.

For those not in the know, “4 Hour Work Week”  the first book written by Timothy Ferriss, was released in 2007 and is now sold into 35 languages after reaching number one on both the New York Times and Wall Street Journal Best Seller list.

But, that’s not what this post is about…you can read all you want about Tim Ferriss and his accomplishments (and, there are many) on his own site…which I am going to link to in a moment ;)….

Point I want to make here is that there is a movement that  possibly originated or at least gained tremendous ground as it exploded out to the consciousness of the masses with the release of Tim’s book…a whole new paradigm of thought about “lifestyle design.”

In the book Tim Ferriss uses the acronym DEAL for the four main chapters. It stands for: Definition, Elimination, Automation, and Liberation.

Another term that has been coined and tied to Tim himself as well is  “mini-retirements” and  “location independent lifestyle.” Type that term into Google and see what you come up with 😉

As you’ll easily see, there truly is a movement under foot where freedoms reign supreme. You live where you want, travel when and where you want and essentially you orchestrate your life so that your work schedule fits your life schedule instead of the other way around. It is a new age (to use a much over used and yet accurately to the point term.)

All of this came about because of the easy, ready accessibility of the Internet. Without the Internet, we remained localized…communitized (I think I just made that word up) with our business unless we had grown worldwide through tv ads etc…which for the most part only the very well off could afford to use.

There were other avenues like magazine ads and trade brochures, but for the most part businesses made their profits locally.

That is until the Internet brought the world together…spun it into an easily accessible web where you could both receive and send information…globally…worldwide…in a fraction of a second. You could be in business 24/7 with the world as your marketplace. A whole new lifestyle was born out of it.

An independent, free-spirited, financially and personally free life was knocking at the door of anyone who was listening! For the first time, the average individual…could choose to live a “location independent lifestyle” and still make a very lucrative living by setting themselves and their business up online and learning the art of outsourcing.

What was once only available to the very rich…became readily available to the masses… to anyone who was paying attention…with “eyes that see and ears that hear.”

The global economy afforded anyone the opportunity to leverage their time by using the expert skills of others….by learning the art of outsouring.  As Tim Ferriss says ”

“Fun things happen when you earn dollars, live on pesos, and compensate in rupees, but that’s just the beginning.”

This is the age of Opportunity~~~

Tim’s book introduced outsourcing to the masses…at least it brought it to the attention of the masses. Both business and personal outsourcing became options.  An idea that could not have existed before the advent of the Internet and the globalization of the economy.

The marriage of these two elements created the age of Opportunity…opportunities for anyone to become a millionaire. In fact, more millionaires are being born out of this age of the Internet then at any other time in history.

This chapter is both eye opening and amusing…I promise you will come away thanking me 🙂 Even if you don’t choose to read the entire book (which is now available online in digital format from Barnes and Noble…I’ve also linked to it here on my site if you choose to order a physical copy. You may even find a used one on ebay or Amazon…something for everyone’s budget.)

“Outsourcing Life” Be sure to read the entire page 😉

I would love to hear your comments after you’ve read this chapter ;)…(not very long but worth it)….

I am seriously considering outsourcing more of my personal life…ha ha…anyone care to take on my stress….:)

Here’s an excerpt from the book to wet your appetite:

“Despite three weeks with my support team, I’m still stressed. Perhaps it’s the fault of Chicken Dance Elmo, whom my son loves to the point of dry humping, but who is driving me slowly insane. Whatever the reason, I figure it’s time to conquer another frontier: outsourcing my inner life.”

But, don’t stop here….check out the rest of that story:

“Outsourcing Life”

Just arrived home this week from visiting my little angel grandsons Michael and Joseph and my granddaughter Juliet…our newest addition to the family. They light up my life 😉

Remember, nothing happens in life until you take “action”…..so, go read that excerpt…you will enjoy it!

Kathy *

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