415 | Four Thousand Weeks | ChooseFI Book Club

In this episode: slowing down, stoicism, finding something to neglect on purpose, focusing on the present, flow states, and actionable steps. Throughout the history of this podcast we have had many guests discuss books that have offered great advice and education to them on the Journey to FI, and with the large selection to choose from we can't think of a better time to start working down the list! On today’s episode we are joined by Josue and Ginger in our new series The Choose FI Book Club. This week, we’ll be sharing our thoughts and takeaways from the book "4,000 Weeks: Time Management for Mortals" by Oliver Burkeman, as well as share some opinions on the book from our listeners who shared their opinions with us! While many of us on the Journey to FI feel that this lifestyle can be very future-driven, it can be overwhelming to want to accomplish so much with only so much time. This book reminds us that time is finite, and you can’t spend it worrying about what you have or haven't yet accomplished. Instead, it may be best to live in the present and appreciate the day to day as it relates to your journey. Having a timeline and working towards the finish line is part of the journey, but remember that the decisions you are making in your life and the experiences that come with it are just as important as the end result! Book Club Selection: "Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals" by Oliver Burkeman Timestamps: 1:48 - Introduction 2:41 - The Concept Of Reading And Retaining 6:23 - Slowing Down And Focusing On What's Important 10:20 - Stephanie's Observation 18:53 - Amy's Observation And Stoicism 23:52 - You Can't Do Everything And CJ's Observation 30:29 - Choosing Something To Neglect On Purpose 33:34 - Shelleys Voicemail And Finding Time To Spend With Others 39:42 - Josh's Voicemail And Planning For The Future While Not Forgetting The Present 46:31 - Flow States 50:27 - Gayle's Perspective And Criticism Counterpoints 57:45 - The Action Steps Taken By YOU 61:47 - Our Actionable Steps 65:34 - Conclusion Resources Mentioned In Today’s Episode: 18 Months of Massive Action | Josue | ChooseFI Ep 406 The Imperfectionist The Mad Fientist "Outwitting the Devil: The Secrets to Freedom and Success" by Napoleon Hill The Great Man Within "Finding Flow: The Psychology of Engagement with Everyday Life" by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi "Die With Zero: Getting All You Can from Your Money and Your Life" by Bill Perkins "A Complaint Free World: How to Stop Complaining and Start Enjoying the Life You Always Wanted" by Will Bowen Ginger's Blog "FI Is Fun" Subscribe to The FI Weekly! More Helpful Links and Resources: Earn $1,000 in cashback with ChooseFI's 3-card credit card strategy Share FI by sending a friend ChooseFI: Your Blueprint to Financial Independence Keep learning or start a new side hustle with one of our educational courses Commission-Free Investing with M1 Finance

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How would your life change if you reached Financial Independence and got to the point where working is optional? What actions can you take today to make that not just possible but probable. Jonathan & Brad explore the tactics that the FI community uses to reclaim decades of their lives. They discuss reducing expenses, crushing debt, tax optimization, building passive income streams through online businesses and real estate and how to travel the world for free. Every episode is packed with actionable tips and no topic is too big or small as long as it speeds up the process of reaching financial independence.