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Work less, achieve more

Bestselling author and entrepreneur Sháá Wasmund MBE wonders if it is possible to work just four hours a week?

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Back in 2007, Tim Ferriss wrote The 4-Hour Work Week (Ebury, £12.99) and altered the way a generation thought about working. He galvanised us with the promise that we could, ‘escape the 9-5, live anywhere and join the new rich’. Many people dreamed of an illusive ‘laptop lifestyle’ where they could run their business from the comfort of a sun lounger in Bali. The key to this was all about outsourcing; getting other people in less developed, yet highly educated countries, such as India and the Philippines, to do the work that you either didn’t want to do or couldn’t do. Sounds perfect, right? Well, in theory

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About Psychologies

This month, we’re urging you to ‘trust yourself’. Wonderful words but, not especially easy to put into practice. That’s why we’ve dedicated 18 pages in our dossier to discovering how to do exactly that – exploring everything from to how to turn up the volume of our inner wise woman, to looking at the latest research on making the best decisions. And it’s not what you think. Be inspired and get ready to move forward. Plus, how to reinvent your career and 10 of the best budget boltholes.