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New Meeting: Lifestyle Design - Living the Four Hour Work Week // sponsored by

From: user 4.
Sent on: Friday, February 22, 2008 3:09 PM
Announcing a new meeting for Lifestyle Design - Living the Four Hour Work Week!

What: Lifestyle Design - Living the Four Hour Work Week // sponsored by

When: Saturday, March 1, 11:45 AM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Who should come: Those who've read, or are reading, The Four Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss. Please see requirements below...

Why: We're committed to helping each other design a lifestyle that we want to live (rather than one we feel we have to live).

Sunday ( is generously sponsoring refreshments for the event.

Meeting Description:

RSVP from our website:

-- To have read, or be currently reading, "The Four Hour Work Week".
-- Applying some of the principles now.
-- Complete the dreamlining worksheet (page 57 of the book or click files for Excel template)
-- Identify at least one muse and dreamline you'd like to discuss during the meetup.
(we'll be using the terminology from the book, so the more familiar you are with it, the better the discussion)

The Meetup Outline:
Timeline enforced by alarm so everyone can participate.
Groups larger than 12 will be broken into two (or more).

0) Arrive / Setting in 11:45am - 15 minutes
-- general conversation
-- refreshments courtesy of Sunday (

1) Open conversation / Refreshments - 5 minutes
-- about this meetup and overview for new members

2) Discussion of our dreamlines/muse/lifestyle - 5 minute each, up to 60 minutes
-- share our progress and/or get help troubleshooting
-- determine actionable step to complete before next meeting

3) Break - 15 minutes

4a) ALTERNATE 1: Discussion of chosen concept -- 3 minutes each, up to 40 minutes
-- find one refinement to make in our lifestyle right now, based on this concept
-- time allocated for each member

4b) ALTERNATE 2: Case Study -- 40 minutes *
-- discuss a single case study of a 4HWWish success or failure story (e.g. from Harvard Business Review)
-- pick it apart and figure out what worked, what didn't, what we can learn and apply.

4c) ALTERNATE 3: Real Work, Real Time -- 40 minutes
-- collectively work realtime with one volunteer member to bring their muse/lifestyle to the next level (even bring a laptop)

5) Wrap Up -- 10 minutes
-- establish homework assignment, comfort challenge, and chosen concept for next event
-- confirm venue/timing/logistics
-- share feedback for future sessions
-- Ideally completed by 2pm

6) Personal networking -- xx minutes
-- up to you :)

Homework assignments:
-- INDIVIDUAL: Complete our one or two personal actions
-- Research future venues for event, considering price, location, consistency of availability.
-- Contribute general/shared resources for the group

Comfort challenge:
-- none this time

FHWW theme:
-- Automation

NOTE: Spending time on the above assignments are never a requirement for attending. No one will follow up. They are for ourselves, but regardless they give us a clear signal to the level of our intent.

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