THE 4 HOUR WORK WEEK RUINED MY LIFE

THE 4 HOUR WORK WEEK RUINED MY LIFE


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  • Conni Biesalski says:

    what do you think about the 4 hour work week?

  • XyoginiX says:

    …da gibt es nix MEHR zu sagen…du hast völlig recht!!!…du bist auf dem richtigen weg-definitiv!!!…du bist einfach grossartig❤️🙏🏼👌🏽!!!

  • Katharina S says:

    I love how you appreciate making mistakes! Most important learning for me personally from this video: work only feels like work if you'd rather do something else. So true!

  • wonderfullife says:

    Das ist der einzigste weg um jeden Tag zu lieben ❤. Das zu tun was einen erfüllt!
    Wie du sagst, damit es sich so anfühlt wie eine 0 Stunden Arbeitswoche, weil man das tut was die Seele weitergeben will. ❤
    Es ist so schön zu sehen wie du immer weiter wächst und so deinem inneren Licht immer näher kommst. Bzw. wie du dein Licht schon leuchten lässt 💞 Love

  • Amazing Cooking Adventures says:

    Love this. I read the 4 hour work week and found it a bit outdated in its business approaches, all the fake email addresses etc

  • Mike Bredy says:

    I like this a lot. This is something worth watching.

  • The Sunshine Review says:

    I loved this video. Thank you for being so honest and trying to help people understand that what they think they want may be terribly bad for them. Carry on being yourself and sharing your message! 🙂

  • Florentine VdT says:

    Tolles Video 🙏🏼☺️

  • zweidiereisen says:

    ich finde dich sehr inspirierend und ich muss sagen du hast vollkommen recht

  • Dr. Sonia Jaeger says:

    Yes, I love this video, thanks for sharing! I work with a lot of DN who end up in a similar situation (or who realise on the way there that their problems followed them to paradise). Figuring out your purpose is so much more important than making money for the sake of making money…

  • Rafael Zenato says:

    I haven't experienced the 4HWW but I was living my personal "dream" as a digital nomad for a while. Eventually I got to a point where I felt that life could be much more meaningful than that . I then went deep into myself and found spirituality. I still have doubts and I'm still trying to figure out what my calling is, but everything has changed already. I really relate to your story, thanks for sharing!

  • Lisa-Marie Caspari says:

    Du sprichst mir aus dem Herzen, Conni! Genau so sehe ich das auch 🙂

  • Sarah K says:

    das ist so wahr! Danke dir, dass du diese Wahrheiten aussprichst. ❤️

  • Sarah Hofinger says:

    Hi Conni, i haven't read the book mentioned. I like your thoughts on work. I would recommend the book Be Nobody: Warum wir uns nicht anstrengen müssen, etwas Besonderes zu sein by Lama Marut to you. He suggests, looking at work as play. everything else he writes, was really eye opening. All the best and lots of love!

  • ChaCha says:

    Great message! Conni, this video captures some great observations. I too have arrived at that place where I work only a few hours a week to have a great digital nomad life. I did not want to just have another year in 2018 of "sipping martinis on the beach." I too have found that by tapping into my personal creativity for a larger purpose that I am nourishing a feeling of being alive every day. Realizing how valuable your time is awakens a bigger vision of life. I also find that meditation brings great peace to a mind that tends to feel restless when there is no activity, and wants to do and do and do and do
    .

  • Kitten Lyric says:

    ever read Skillful Means by TarthangTulku?

  • Abby De La Fleur says:

    Danke Conni!! Es war so gut das zu hören 🙂 Es ist so schön zu sehen / hören wie du dein personal calling erfüllst und einfach ne wahnsinnige Inspiration bist. Du bist super!! Ganz viel Segen <3

  • Fadi Baddur says:

    Great video Conni! Reminds me of Alex's video about "whats next" once you have made it 🙂
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4x-VXmt7tAo

  • TRAVEL Addict says:

    Im ERnst Conni biesalski… aber was du da beschreibst ist ein krasses Luxusproblem was in deiner Position sehr easy zu lösen ist. Was du sagst mag sicher stimmen aber ist trotzdem viel besser als im Hamsterrad gefangen zu sein. hahahah

  • TheLiz says:

    Is it necessary to be fulfiled every day? I think it is not real, not every minute can be fulfiled wisely, its the bigger plan, which should fulfill you and your life.

  • BestimmeDeinLeben says:

    Schade das Du die Übersetzung nicht auf deutsch eingeblendet hast. Es gibt immer noch genug die englisch nicht beherrschen

  • Wortkreation - Heike Friedrich says:

    Danke für deine Ehrlichkeit zwischen all den konstruierten, unechten Leben und Businesses da draußen.

  • Merexa tera says:

    Ich ein Fan von dir und dem was du machst. Finde es aber total doof, dass du so viel in Englisch machst.

  • Elena Zahn says:

    Soo amazing to hear you say that! I feel the exact same way. I realized the same thing this year.
    It’s so good to be financially independent when following your dream job, which might not be well paid, but its what you love doing…
    and having passive income makes it all possible
    I’m going to study interior architecture this year, while having not to think so much about finances. It’s great! But like you said, it’s important to know that money isn’t everything.

  • Maury Marcano says:

    I really like this one Connie. I've been thinking what is this 4 hour work week about? Of course I want to have passive incomes, but the big question is: What is my purpose? What do I really want? So I can do that when I have all that time. I'm living in Bali. I was sitting very close to you in the DMSS thinking that I want to bring a sort of message to LatinAmerica where I am from, as a Youtuber. If you are in the mood of meet a new story, please contact me, maybe we can have a coffee. I'm just in the beggining asking my self. How to start?

  • Nga Vu Thi says:

    Liebe Conni, ich habe für mich auch einen Punkt erreicht wie du mit der 4-Stunden Woche. Und habe mich gefragt, was nun? Was ist der Sinn im Leben für mich? Ich dachte der Sinn für mich wäre etwas zurückzugeben und Menschen zu helfen. Aber nun erkenne ich so allmählich: Der Sinn meines Lebens ist es einfach zu SEIN und bei mir anzukommen. Alles andere ist ein Hächzen nach Liebe und Anerkennung. Ich wünsche dir alles Liebe für deinen Weg zu dir selbst. Viele Grüße aus Hamburg

  • Jahamie Merlot says:

    I found meaning here: falundafa.org with Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance

  • Miguel Dbn says:

    Anoter soul naked speech, Bravo!!

  • kohlundkarma says:

    Ich kann das sehr gut nachvollziehen. Auch wir streben an uns ein OnlineBusiness zu kreieren. Jedoch habe ich nach einigen Monaten, nach Kündigung und unserer Reise mit Erspartem, bereits gemerkt, dass meine wichtigste Baustelle eigentlich ich selbst bin. Viele Jahre war ich unglücklich in einem normalen Job, jetzt bin ich ihn los und reise – viel mögen meinen, dass ich nun glücklich und total zufrieden sein müsste. Jedoch ist es nicht maßgeblich wo du bist, wie du dein Geld verdienst und wieviele Stunden du dafür arbeitest. Bist du in dir drin am Arsch – dann bist und bleibst du am Arsch. Also arbeite ich nun an zwei Baustellen 1. an mir und der Frage was mich erfüllt und 2. am OnlineBusiness. Ich finde das Buch ist ein guter Anreiz – könnte jedoch ein TuneUP gebrauchen. Eine kleine Erweiterung mit Ideen und Hinweisen in Richtung "Seelenpflege" 💛 Soul- and Selfcare for BusinessHustler! Conni – das ist doch n hübsches Thema für einen neuen Kurs oder ein Medium in der Art!? 🤓 …. ein neues gemeinsames Projekt? *zwinkerzwinker – http://www.kohlundkarma.de/mit-uns-arbeiten (bisschen frech jetzt, wa? 😅)

  • Money Pac says:

    so whats the solution then, not to create a passive income and work as a slave 9-5 for someone else your entire life??

  • Jim S. Vierling says:

    omg, I always knew, that you were depressed while making most of the videos;) I knew it;) I was right;) But I was allways hoping that you will find the way out of the struggle. Super, auf jeden Fall. Es war sowas von am Anfang an klar. Vor allem in combination with travelling. When you have a huge house to keep, you have allways things to do. To plan, to create. But when you`re on tour… it hits you a lot harder. Especially you with all that backround.
    When asking me, I would say its no but deal. Just work more. Earn much more money. That is why the world runs like that. You are successfull, then you start looking for the next important step. When your heart tells you to go on… just go. It is not the German bauchgefühl, it is the heart.
    I think I know how you´re feeling. It is like you have to show the world that 4 hours are enough. And you have failed. But it is ok. The battle was lost before you even started. 4 hours a week und Ersatzhandlungen den Rest der Zeit.
    Thanks for sharing this;)

  • Seidirselbstbewusst says:

    Guys, works sooo much better with 1.25 😉 Thanks Connie for sharing your thoughts!

  • juan diegas says:

    The book certainly worked out well for Tim Ferriss. The world wouldn't work if everyone wanted to do what he advocates in the book, and it probably wouldn't work for everyone anyway. Everyone has to find what works best for them.

  • fem.couraged says:

    Danke für deine reflektierte Ehrlichkeit!!!

  • Sina Wendt says:

    Liebe Conni, danke dir tausend Mal für dieses wunderbare Video – du sprichst mir so aus dem Herzen, denn eine ähnliche Erfahrung habe ich dieses Jahr auch gemacht. Ich habe zwar kein passives Einkommen, das mich trägt, aber hatte mir für dieses Jahr als Ziel gesetzt, mich nicht zu überfordern, viel zu entspannen, zu reisen und einfach das Leben zu genießen … Doch irgendwann war ich einfach tiefenentspannt und brauchte nicht mehr entspannen. Irgendwann konnte ich neue Reiseziele nicht mehr euphorisch wahrnehmen, weil ich gesättigt war und einfach keine Lust mehr hatte, zu reisen. Und irgendwann wollte ich meine Projekte angehen und wieder arbeiten – ohne über meine Grenzen zu gehen oder auf Flexibilität zu verzichten. Das hat mir gezeigt: Es geht nicht um Alles oder Nichts, darum, nur zu arbeiten oder nur zu chillen. Es geht um ein Dazwischen, darum, auf unser Herz zu hören und dieser Stimme zu folgen. Das alles hat mich zu einer kleinen Geschichte inspiriert: http://soulflake.de/warum-alles-zu-haben-nicht-gluecklich-macht-eine-geschichte/ Ganz viel Love aus Hamburch

  • Robert Jackson says:

    Very true about the importance of purpose but the 4hr work week suggests using this spare time that is created from the passive income to find out & think about what you really want to do with your time and the rest of your life.

  • Georgia Boy says:

    Hey Connie,
    I work a 9 to 5 right now, but I am very interested in a passive income that can pay the bills, allow me time to do some things that I enjoy and also be able to help others which I also really enjoy. I find helping the poor, the homeless and also helping to support elderly widowed women very fulfilling.
    I am pretty limited in how much I can do while stuck in the 40 hour work week thing.
    Would you be willing to point me towards something "real" I could get into to make passive income online. There are so many scams out there, I just need a legitimate way to earn good money.
    Tim said to contact someone who is already successful for advice… That'd be you.
    Thank you in advance and thank you for the video.

  • Chris Johnson says:

    Btw, love your content 😀

  • Daniélle Mac Rae says:

    Wow. This was really really inspiring. I am an aspiring location independent entrepreneur and it's hard to try and explain to people why I want to do this and not become the lawyer I studied to be. You basically said exactly what I feel and made me want to work even harder at it. Thank you so much!

  • Isaiah Campbell says:

    I think what I want is balance. I want to do work that I enjoy but still have free time for family and friends. While also making good money too allow me to have experiences like traveling occasionally.

  • Stephanie Murray says:

    Finally. A vlogger that doesn't just post fluff. I APPRECIATE how real you are. Thank you ❤️

  • Diego Meneses says:

    Wow Conni!!! It really made me focus on what tasks will contribute to others and fulfill me!!!!! It gave me strength !!

  • Doza De Cultura Generala says:

    I just found your channel and I love it! Keep up the great work!

  • Celebrating life with Ramm says:

    Dear Conni, The 4hour workweek book rather than ruining your life did the opposite, it gave you the time and space and the financials to think and realize about the
    purpose of your life! That sounds really positive to me!

  • Radio Runner says:

    I think the last few chapters of the book discussed this problem. Re-read it again

  • Naveen Joshi says:

    What are you trying to say? you were not happy with 9 to 5! Now applying 4 Hour Work is making you upset as well? You should really focus on what you want?

  • EasyZionWedding.com says:

    There's SO much good info ! It actually helped me streamline a lot in my businesses ( outsourcing some things ) but it was just a deceiving title . It wouldn't have been as eye catching as a more accurate " 20-30 hours mobile work week ". Amanda

  • black man says:

    I am currently in that place right now at the moment I own a trucking company I lost my family and I feel lost if you can help please reach out [email protected]

  • Arbel Barak says:

    Can it be then that your passion at first was to get to that 4h work a week and once you got it you had to find you next project? Which you didn't for a while and then got depressed because you didn't have a goal really? Flying aimlessly tends to do that.

  • chuba ifedigbo says:

    great insight !!

  • Lucya Lalita - Love is my mission says:

    purpose is key! Awesome vid! Thank you sweety!

  • Clifford Starks says:

    That's awesome keep contributing to others 🙂

  • rachid says:

    boy or girl ????!!!!

  • Lua Miazga says:

    That's the whole goal of the book! It's to get away from the need of a 9-5 job to be able to do what you love 🙂 a job you love is not work ❤ I think you nailed the true meaning of the book, and are finally living it! Loved the video!

  • Nievas says:

    Stop with the misleading titles smh

  • Simple Simon says:

    It seems like you managed to use the 4 Hour Work Week book to it's fullest. But what may also be important to remember is a much older idea and theory which is Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Going by Maslow's pyramid diagram of needs it sounds like you thoroughly managed to build a strong foundation of at least the bottom 2 levels. The problem sounds like it arose because you ceased to continue to build on that pyramid. Eventually you felt that void within you but fortunately you were wise enough to pursue it. I wish you the best in continuing to grow and enjoy your life.

  • Rob McVicar says:

    Great Video. Thanks for sharing

  • PronunciationLesson says:

    You have to find balance in life.

  • Kamran Behzad says:

    Thanks for that. You got it.

  • John P says:

    The only way to fill that void in your heart is to accept Jesus into your life. We were created to be in communion with our creator.

  • Charliehuangmagic says:

    Thank you for this video. That was exactly the answer to the question I have after reading the book.

  • Mike Pittman says:

    i feel your pain one time i bought a lambo and i was instantly depressed so i spent 20k at neiman marcus on a few clothes later i went to the valet a woman was talking about taking her family on a jet vacation as she got in her bentley…im now depressed again i want a jet.. and a family that lucky cunt

  • I Am Redencio says:

    The book actually warns for this void, the moment of doubt.

    For all of you out there thinking to read this book, REALLY READ this book. Do not think that you know it already. Fight this feeling, this book is written to sound so logic that you will feel as if you are ready before you finish the book. ( @Conni Biesalski, did not fight this feeling apparently. )

    Tim did the research, he knows and discusses the pitfalls. This book is written for lazy people (as myself) that do not want to do the research themselves. Therefore, ideal for non lazy people as it gives you a leg up (you do not have to make the same mistakes Tim did) and gives you the chance to make your own stupid mistakes (share them with us!).

    And for the lazy ones, there is an audiobook on youtube (you do not even have to read).
    But if you do listen, REALLY LISTEN.

  • Michal RV says:

    well, this book didn't ruin your life. It helped you find something fulfilling. If you never created that "4h work week", you'd be working 40h+, hate your job and complaining about that. You didn't have to work bare minimum on your business. You could constantly keep expanding it. Nature of people, they're doing something, they just want to chill all life, let them chill and relax, they will complain that they're depressed. You're lucky you managed to create that lifestyle. Many people don't even know it's possible and they are depressed the majority of their lives.

  • M.V.P. says:

    Everyone this is her opinion, first get your passive income done than think what you would rather have everyone has different choices in life do what you want help people create other businesses for fun etc. My point is her opinion doesn't have to effect your opinion/future that you would like to live in. For example I would like to buy a supercar, but I would never stop learning. For everyone its different!!!!

  • Billy Wymarra says:

    Hi Conni,I just found your channel while reviewing a TF video series.Interesting video you have made here in that it reveals an emptiness that you discovered after reaching what seems the summit of your goals.I think your drive and effort to achieve the life you have now is awesome and I hope to get there one day but for now my goal is to replace my income and get out of debt.You asked in the video for folks to comment on what fulfills them…this is me.My personal relationship with God and his son Jesus Christ is what I hope to keep with me all the days of my life above everything else.I know personally if I don't have that,my life will get filled up quick smart with plenty of stuff that will amount to nothing…not preaching ,just sharing my experience…Great video all the same Conni 🙂

  • Jessica Burns says:

    The 4 Hour Work Week actually has an entire chapter dedicated to "Filling the Void." That's an extremely important chapter to read.

  • Sina Joe says:

    I have read that jobs with personal human interactions are more satisfying than those without. This could absolutely explain you feeling bad and your explanations in the video.

    Human are social beings. We should not forget that.

  • Loyal Citizen Of Zamunda says:

    The book already covers this… looks like somebody cut class that day..

  • Daniel Johansson says:

    Accept Jesus Christ in your life and you will be fully happy 😉😊😎 ( any way courageous video)💪☝️

  • Remus Heghedus says:

    The problem is the Western world is so workaholic that confuses work for purpose in life.
    A western mind is so twisted that when it reaches financial independence and needs no more work, nothing is left in the work place (pun intended). Just huge boredom and emptiness.
    We’re just a herd of work slaves and when freedom reaches us we are blinded, we are suffocated. Because we have no purpose. We’re just used to work work work, to make the richest richer.
    Remember, work is financial dependence, NOT purpose!
    You skipped maybe the most important paragraph from Tim’s book: you will have TIME for your PURPOSE, not time to lay around and be bored to death.
    Find purpose besides work and you’ll be just fine with 4 hours workweek.

  • Scott Smyth says:

    Your videos are so insightful as I consider the Digital Nomad life. There are pros and cons of course but I'm leaning toward this lifestyle. Keep the great content coming!

  • salad says:

    Click bait

  • Joana Silva says:

    Hey! Loveddd your video. Very interesring. I have one question about this life style… Do you think that someone who wants to start as a digital nomad and travel the world, starting to somewhere like south asia is able to keep a routine of going everyday to the gym?? I know this may seem a bit stupid or obsessive but it is (as well as travelling) a huge passion… Thanks! 🙂

  • Aseel’s Looking Glass says:

    Hello Conni, I don’t really like to write anything that is negative but I think that you have missed chapter 15 which is called Filling The Void. So the book actually warned readers that at some point after getting whatever they have always wanted they will feel what you’re feeling.

  • Jack Trewin says:

    brilliantly articulated. thank you

  • Vegan for Chickpeace says:

    Yes!!! I am putting my mind towards this. I am starting to gain clarity that by "working" less the distraction will fall away and I will discover my true passion. The passion that will get me to the zero hour work week. Would you recommend working with a life coach or a career coach? I am curious if the life coach may be more helpful to guide me towards my true work?
    So happy I have discovered your channel! You are a bright light in this world… keep shining!

  • Tarz Thomas says:

    I am watching videos because i was trying to decide if i should read it or Not , i Am Not real happy, and i have a desire to travel. However i have 3 kids under 5 and i dont feel that it is possible for me which is very depressing.
    Then for others having the kids and Family is what they want it is the Fulfilling thing, its not for me sadly but if im being honest its not. I am Male and having relationship problems with the mother so, i could leave and travel if i really wanted to but i dont want to leave the children even if i do end up separating from the mother so, life is definitely full of choices. I to am constantly looking for the meanings as well as what would make me truly happy.
    Thanks for the video.

  • maudy concert says:

    Thank you Connie!! After watching your video i stopt my computer and told my 16 year old son about this lesson. I said : i want to talk to you , made it very official! He will always remember now ! My dutch is better than my english, sorry. Love ur video’s!!!

  • Jay Patel Jabwani says:

    One of the honest no-bullshit video i have watched in a while, Subscribed 🙂

  • sunnisun36 says:

    I have a recommendation for you , read the book „letting go – the pathway of surrender“ from David R. Hawkins
    It is the best book i have ever read i and changed my life and it can also help you

  • Maria Tepavicharova says:

    Do the Life Purpose Course of Leo Gura (Actualized.com)

  • Adi Picograf says:

    I just finished reading the 4-hour book and found your video. It opened my eyes, I can imagine it’ll be all boring playing on the beach all day long after a week. I should find some work that I love doing. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Britney Henderson says:

    Good message!

  • Noel Dsouza says:

    The book Deep work by Cal Newport resonantes with me the best. Everyone should read and try that.

  • Ritik Singhal says:

    I have also read 4 hour work week just 3 to 4 months ago, i am also trying to to develop sources of passive income, bu i know what i will be doing the whole days if i will be somehow able to do that, as i have a passion to follow and job doesn't allow to do that thats why becoming financially freedom for me has become important, in your case as you told that you were not having a end goal thats why it become failure for you.

  • Dennis Wei says:

    love this

  • Mohammed Alhaddad says:

    Thanks you so much for making this video

  • Not Important says:

    This touches home for me. On another video I had a comment talking about how I traveled for two years and it was not sustainable. I started traveling at a point where I was making passive income and on all accounts I was "living the dream" which was fine for a while but something was missing. I felt aimless and lonley. I needed meaning and a community . I still travel a lot but now I spend a lot of time volunteering and teaching others about self devlopement. A life of leisure is a nice idea but I think us humans need meaningful work to feel truly fulfilled.

  • Xgenerati says:

    Great vlog. While I only read Tim's book once, I DO think he explains the motivation behind creating yourself a 4-hour work week: it's to do what you REALLY want to do, and even more importantly, to do diverse things! Let's be honest – and he admits it in his book himself – Tim probably always worked for more than 4 hours a week. It's all about amplyfying the principles that can, hopefully, create a life where you can actually try out things you always wanted to do (and they can laso be WORK) but never had a chance – like creating a non-profit organization, finally learning how to surf after living in California for 5 years etc. It's how I understood the book.

  • Dario Galindes says:

    How are you today?

  • Phillip Hazell says:

    Surely most people are not able to live this life . People trapped in low pay jobs and having to pay huge rents , 3 jobs just to survive .

  • Alvin Christopher Te says:

    Hi conni! Can you share to me your free downloaded ebook link of Tim Ferries the 4-hour work week. I'll appreciate this. Thank you for sharing your taughts. I've been looking for this free ebook ever since because I can't afford to buy one.

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