Slipstream Time Hacking by Benjamin P. Hardy – Review & Thoughts

Since I jumped into Internet industry in August 2013, I’ve been online all the time I am working, and most of the time this behavior spread into all my life. I disciplined myself to use the Internet in a smart way to some level,  but I always have the feeling that it’s too difficult to use it wisely.

Two weeks ago, when I was surfing Medium for inspiration, I ended up reading an article named How to Become the Best in the World at What You Do by Benjamin Hardy.

I loved the writer’s approach to the reader and followed his call to action at the end of his article: subscribed to his blog. Soon after subscribing, I had an email with subject line “Welcome to your future”. Wow, that was bold. In his first automated email, he provided links to his popular articles and his Kickstarter-backed book, Slipstream Time Hacking (affiliate link). The bold article titles and the book tempted me to read them at that moment.

Slipstream Time Hacking

The book starts with introducing Einstein’s theory of relativity and redefinition of time as being flexible and nonlinear: A fast-moving object’s perceived time is slower than a slower one’s. So if we can find ways to move faster, than we can slow time and live longer.

Throughout the book, Hardy gives examples from his and tech world influencers’ lives to give the reader an understanding of how a human being can slow time: do a lot more (i.e. move fast) in a shorter time.

Being more productive by better allocation of time is, of course, important, but the main focus of the book is on finding ways to move “really” fast. He explains these ways to move fast as finding Slipstreams and Wormholes to leap through time. With this analogy in mind, he features the search for life-changing opportunities. Who doesn’t want to retire at her 30s instead of 60s?

As a matter of fact, life-changing opportunities are not necessarily good ones all the time. Something bad happened to you can make your life better in another way. As I was reading the book, I’ve remembered milestones in my life. I realized that things that considered to be good did not always affected my life in a good way, and vice versa: bad luck is not necessarily an obstacle to being thankful – Tweet This 

One of the things that I most liked about the book was the choice of quotes. I tweeted one of them that resonated with me. I think my beloved wife liked this one the most 👫

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And I made a quote from Hardy’s own words in the book, which he retweeted 🙂

I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in doing more in less time.

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