本书《每周工作4小时》的副标题是“逃离朝九晚五 自由生活 加入新贵族”
The subtitle of the book is, “Escape 9-5, live anywhere, and join the new rich.”
哦 也许这听上去有点夸张 有点标题党但是这真的可能吗？
Uh, a little, perhaps, too good to be true, a little scamy, but is this possible?
How do I know this?
Because I have plenty of friends who do the exact same thing,
and I could actually do this myself right now,
granted I wouldn’t be able to live in the United States.
So is this possible?Absolutely.
But, are most people going to be able to do this?
But, I feel like a lot of people take that
and use it as an argument for why this book sucks,
or why this book isn’t good, or why this book is scamy.
And it’s like, look, can you become in charge of your response?
So imagine you wake up and you spilled coffee on your favorite shirt in the morning and
then you go down to your car and it doesn’t start.
Can you become in charge of the response and still be happy?
Of course. Are most people going to be able to do that? No.
But, I don’t sit here saying, “Well, you know,
that means that Viktor Frankl’s Man’s Search for Meaning sucks
and uh, Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People is a scam.”
But, with that said, there are certain things that you don’t want to be naive about.
And I actually do have plenty of experience with this,
so I do want to clear some of those things up, so let’s get into it.
So imagine I come to you and I say, “Hey, I make $30,000 a year.
Here’s my friend John. He makes a $150,000 a year.
Who is richer?
You’ll say, “Well, of course John’s richer.
I mean, he’s five times richer than you are.”
But is that true?
Okay, let’s look into that.
What if I told you, “I work 10 hours a week, and John works 80 hours a week.”
Ooh, what is it now?
结果就是 约翰其实每小时只挣了36刀 而我每小时收入58刀
Turns out that John actually makes about $36 an hour, and I make $58 an hour.
Starting to get interesting.
好 接着来 如果我告诉你约翰在大城市纽约生活 这也是他工作的地方
Well, what if I tell you John lives in New York City and that’s where his job is.
He can’t live anywhere else because then he won’t be able to make that money.
But me, I don’t have to live anywhere.
I could be anywhere around the world and still be making that money.
还有 约翰在纽约 现在他打算
Well guess what, John’s in New York now and he wants to
take his girlfriend out to a fine dining place.
He’s going to pay $200.
但是 我所在的国家里 要请女朋友出去吃饭
But, in the country that I’m in, when I take my girlfriend out, that’s only going to cost
Who’s richer now?
Well, in this case, I’m richer than John is.
So I really want to emphasize this point, so let me exaggerate it a little bit.
如果我说：“嗨 来面包镇为我工作吧 我付你500万美元”
If I told you, “Hey, come work for me in Breadville and I’ll pay you $5M.”
You might say, “Yay, I’m going to be making millions!”
But then you come to Breadville and a single piece of bread costs $1M,
you’re not really rich.
So this is really the foundation of the book.
是的 按照绝对收入 约翰的收入是我的5倍但按照相对收入算
Yes, in absolute income, John is five times richer than I am, but in relative income,
I can be way richer than John is.
So what’s the basic idea?
嗯 生产产品 销售产品这才是基本的创业企业家行为
Well, you create a product, and then you sell it – basic entrepreneurship.
The idea is that great things happen when you earn in dollars
and spend in pesos or bahts.
So instead of explaining some obscure example of
a sketchy supplement that he sold, let me give you an example
that you’ll resonate with really easily. So you’re watching this video right now.
It’s basically an animation video about a self-help book.
Take the exact same concept, you don’t have to reinvent the wheel,
take this exact same concept, and if you want to know how
you can contact me and I’ll be more than happy to help you,
你可以就用相同的概念 把它应用到 比如 哲学上
but take this concept and apply it to, let’s say, philosophy.
That’s what you enjoy. You know a lot about philosophy.
Take concepts and explain them in a fun and educational way.
I can actually see that becoming a great success.
一点一点的增长 然后通过广告收入 相关销售
Grow it a little bit, and then just through ad revenue, just through affiliate marketing
the resources that you’re getting the information from, and maybe creating a little product,
you can be there. I can actually see that as a great success.
Now here’s how that’s misleading and the book does the exact same thing.
I’m not lying, but I’m coming from my perspective.
What I have to keep in mind is that the average person doesn’t even know
how it’s possible to make money online.
因此 当我遇到你 我就会说：“嗨 几个月你就能学会
So when I’m coming to you and saying, “Hey, you could do that in a few months,
and I can totally see that becoming a great success,”
that’s with the experience and knowledge that I have.
因此 知道吗 对于没有这样做的人
So guess what, for a person who hasn’t done that,
it might be hard to make a product that’s going to sell.
Or a person who has no idea how stuff works on YouTube,
it might take more than a few months to start a successful channel.
因此 既不要对此过于乐观幼稚 同时也得
So make sure you’re not naive about that, but also realize that
there is nothing that I have that you couldn’t get to.
You could do plenty of research, you could get plenty of experience.
So yeah, it might not be in six months, but guess what,
you start a channel, it takes a year and it’s a complete disaster,
and you learn so much from it, and then it takes another year for you to build a successful channel.
That’s two years, even if it was three years, what’s the alternative?
If this is what you want to do, the alternative is
working for someone as a slave for 40 years.
Now here’s the next big thing and a really important part of the book.
Things don’t take as much time as we think they should.
So I was actually a part of a well-respected, successful,
one of the best organizations in the world.
And they would take people and literally
have them somewhere for 8 hours
and be wasting their time when if they had done that individually,
they could have done it in a single hour.
因此 记住 如果你想变得高效 有两点非常重要
So two huge things that you want to keep in mind when you want to be effective.
One’s elimination and the other one’s outsourcing.
So here’s how I could use those two principles
to turn working on my channel all day for seven days a week into
转变成一周只需要两个小时的 每周只要两个小时 而且基本上是相同的结果
only two hours a week, only two hours a week, and basically the same results.
A big part of the elimination process is the 80/20 principle,
and I actually have a whole video about that.
But the idea is very simple…
I used to spend hours and hours every day
becoming a part of every website and everywhere I could put my video on,
and then I realized, “Dude, what are you doing?
There’s only one website that’s sending you most of your traffic.”
So literally, I turned something that I did for hours and hours
into something that I do in 5 minutes now
and I’ve kept the majority of the results.
The second part is outsourcing.
And the book talks about virtual assistants, basically people
其实就是能帮你完成一切的人 可以帮你做规划 发邮件 这些所有工作
who’ll do everything for you, schedule things for you, do your email, all of that.
And people get really upset about that, “Well, what about my safety?!
What about the security of my information?!”
重要的是 首先 你期待的是什么？
And it’s like, look, first of all, what were you expecting?
Your increasing your reward, so obviously your risk in going to increase.
But even with that, you could do that really smart,
but if you’re not going to do that exact same thing,
forget the details, think about the bigger picture. Outsourcing.
Focus on that.
So in my case, the only reason I haven’t outsourced the animation process for my videos
is because I’ve actually enjoyed it.
So when I create an animation, the audio recording takes about an hour,
and then the animation takes about ten hours.
That’s a lot of time.
那么 看 外包这件事我都不用去找海外资源
And look, I don’t even have to go overseas to outsource that.
I could outsource that to a kid here that goes to high school that has extra time.
And I could pay him less than 5% of what the video is going to generate for me.
And now each video only takes me an hour to make.
So if I’m going to put out two videos a week, that would be two hours of recording
and you know, a few minutes of marketing on just one website.
但是 当我最开始做的时候 完全没头绪我几乎要花上每天一整天的时间
But when I first started I had no idea, and I would literally spend all day every day
doing those things, and I’ve kept all of those results
but now it’s only going to take me about two hours a week when I start outsourcing.
养成习惯把工作外包吧 即便你现在不需要 也应该尽早开始
And get into the habit of outsourcing, even if you don’t need it, start doing it.
Often times, I’ll meet a person, just a fully grown man, a 40-year-old man,
and he’ll brag about how he cut the grass all day yesterday and saved the money.
And I’m sitting there thinking, “So your entire day is worth $20, that’s it?”
So get into the habit of this even if you don’t need it.
The experience coming from it will be invaluable.
You’ll learn when you outsource it to the wrong person,
and well, they’re not doing the job right, or they didn’t get it done by the deadline.
You’ll learn so many things but get into the habit of outsourcing things.
So in conclusion, this is a great book.
I mean I know a lot about this topic, but I still learned so much,
so I would definitely recommend reading it.
But, don’t be naive about, and I’ve addressed some of the things
that can be a little bit misleading.
但是 不要以为说：“这种事只有这样的人可以做 我做不来”
But, at the same time, don’t take that as, “Well, I can’t do it and someone else can.”
You know, is this possible? Absolutely.
Are most people going to be able to do it? Absolutely not.
Just like most people won’t be able to become
in control of their response to negative stimuli around them,
actually that’s probably harder for most people.
But, that’s not a good enough reason to say why something doesn’t have merit.