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Tips on Mini-Retirements from Tim Ferriss and JD Roth

How to Take a Mini-Retirement: Tips and Tricks from Timothy Ferriss is the first part of a two-part interview between JD Roth (of the excellent personal finance site, Get Rich Slowly) and he of 4HWW fame, Timothy Ferriss.

There’s an apt quote in the interview on something I’m currently struggling with:

The hardest part is deciding. Because until you decide, most people can’t plan. As soon as you say, “I’m going to go on Orbitz [an Internet travel site popular in the US], and I’m going to buy this ticket” — once you make that decision then all of a sudden it’s pulled out of the realm of hopeful thinking and it goes into tactical mode.

I think that first sentence can apply to many areas in your life – not just travel. For me, it relates to work.