Reading is an important part of Centric’s culture – we’ve found that learning from the experiences of others is one of the best ways to be inspired. Good books and insightful lessons are shared frequently within the Centric walls – whether that be through team emails, via Twitter or in personal conversations. So, we thought we’d take a moment and bottle up some of the great reads that have impacted our own lives and thought processes. Below are 13 books recommended from Centric’s leaders. Take a look and enjoy! And let us know if you have comments on these books or others to recommend. We’d love to hear from you.
Book #9: Read “The 4-Hour Workweek” and optimize your work and personal life
By: Carmen Fontana, National Recruiting Manager
While an actual 4-hour workweek still remains elusive, Timothy Ferriss’ tome, “The 4-Hour Workweek,” did have a lasting impact on my life. Subtitled, “Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich,” this memoir-slash-self-help book will force you to rethink the structure of your life. It’s packed full of tips and tricks for optimizing both your work and personal lives. But Tim’s personal story may be the most riveting part. By leveraging virtual assistants, personal out-sourcing and lots of optimization shortcuts, he completely re-designed his lifestyle. And in the process he grew his income 10 fold, reduced his weekly workload from 80 hours to just 4, and most importantly, created more time for the things that mattered most.
A recommended read for dreamers, optimization freaks, and anyone looking for better work/life balance. Read this book and afterwards I promise you will be spending less time at your desk and more time in your hammock.
…he grew his income 10 fold, reduced his weekly workload from 80 hours to just 4, and most importantly, created more time for the things that mattered most.