Just came back from a great meetup with eleven of us expressing quite diverse and valuable points of view. Each of us were able to express our dreamlines/muse/lifestyle and get feedback from the group. We also had gratitude for our sponsor Sunday (www.asksunday.com) for providing us refreshments of our choice and information on their excellent virtual assistant services.
An important area of feedback that some of us brought up (especially Kenn) is that the meetup be centered around action, just like the principles of the FHWW. Important to keep in mind Tim Ferriss has little tolerance for meetings himself. Although this event isn't a typical meeting per-se (it's a support and networking venue) the benefit of these discussions rest solely on the actionable items we take away and perform.
Another issue that will come up with new members is that of divergent topics. I personally have many, many influences beyond the FHWW in my life. We can agree or disagree with Tim Ferriss as well -- I agree with about 80% of his principles myself. However, for the purpose of this venue and this discussion, we are treating the FHWW as the central "roadmap".
The 6-month dreamline for most of us in the group, I'll daresay, is to "establish a muse that is generating automated income" -- whatever the amount and whatever the level of automation. If any of us are already there, then our dreamline is to "refine our muse to live a true FHWW", "live the lifestyle of our choice", or "fill the void through service or continued learning". The specifics of course are individual.
We discuss many of the groundbreaking concepts from "The Four Hour Work Week" by Tim Ferriss, including lifestyle design, new rich, setting up a muse, outsourcing, automated income, remote work, vagabonding, working smarter, unshackling from the corporate 9-5, mini-retirements, and filling the void through service.
During each session, we establish an optional homework assignment that includes a specfic action to further our dreamline, a comfort challenge to undertake, and a concept from the book to reflect on and apply now.
Requirements for the group: 1) To have read, or be currently reading, "The Four Hour Work Week". 2) Applying some of the principles now. 3) Completed the dreamlining worksheet (page 57 of the book). 4) Identified at least one muse you're involved with.
As a note: This group was reorganized last year (so feel free to ignore some of the earlier posts and comments).