September 5, 2016

Step 17: Elon Musk‘s 14-Hour Workday vs. The 4-Hour Work Week

The Big Idea: The most successful men work 14 hour days, not 4 hour work weeks.

  • Learn to love the grind. — John Calipari
  • In fifty years, you will wish you had the energy to work hard.
  • Life is grind.  Hate the grind and you will hate life.
  • If you love the grind, it’s not really work.  And you’re not a workaholic.
  • Great men (Gandhi, Schwarzenegger, Bill Gates) don’t outsource their greatest accomplishments.
  • Charlie Munger invested in a company because the partners committed to working 16 hour days if they ever got behind on bills.
  • If long hours scare you, you’re probably doing the wrong work.
  • Don’t be seduced by smooth-talkers who promise wealth without hard work.
  • Trying to work a 4 hour day is like being happy about only having to spend 10 hours a month with the woman you’re about to marry.  If that’s the case, you’re marrying the wrong woman.

Tai Lopez is an entrepreneur, investor, and blogger who runs an awesome online book club. 67 Steps is a lecture series teaching how to be successful in health, wealth, love, and happiness.  I’m a big fan.