The 12 Steps to Creating a 4-Day Work Week

And so what I’m going to show you is the overarching framework of how you create and maintain four day workweek. Now I’m going to teach it to you on a high level, the details can be dug into at extremely deep levels over time. But it starts with having a game plan unlike anything else, if you never make the plan, if you never decide you’re going from point A to point B, chances are other than dumb luck, you’re not going to get there. And just because you make a plan doesn’t mean you’re gonna get there right away. But again, without the plan, not much is going to probably happen. So it comes down like most things, to three very simple concepts. First, you’ve got to be able to see it to envision it. Second, you’ve got to be able to plan, what it’s going to look like and how you’re going to do it. And then third, you actually have to execute it. No different than just about anything else in life that requires you to work for it or it’s really worth working for. So the first thing you do is you list all the things that you Do if you didn’t need to work? So if you had all the money if you had 100 million dollars in the bank or whatever the currency is, or whatever the amount is where, you know, be fine. You had that. What would you do with your free time? list that. And second envision, when would you spend your time doing these things. And if you haven’t seen already, there is the ability for you to download either the written attachment to do this. Or you can use the Excel version of the attachment, the tool to do this and follow along with here. First, I’m just going to go over the overview of the steps and then we’ll go into it in detail. But so first, you list what you would like to do. And then when you would do those things, and then start to schedule your life outside of work first, so not your work time. First, you schedule your work, or your life outside of work. And then later you schedule your work hours, but you don’t even schedule your specific duties yet. We’ll get to that later. And then once you can See, it becomes a lot easier to believe, okay, at least this is possible I can at least imagine it. Now you’ve got to decide you’re going to make it happen. Again, this doesn’t mean it’s going to happen right away, doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy. But without making that decision, it’s not going to happen. Look, at some point, you decided maybe to jump from one job level to another job level, maybe you moved from one company to another company. At some point in different parts of your life, you’ve made decisions where you said, x is no longer good enough, I want something better, I want more money, I want more abundance, I want more free time, I want more whatever it is more creativity. This is one of those choices, and it is a conscious decision. Once you’ve done that, then you start going back to square one and just say, Well, look, what would it cost financially, for me to live the lifestyle I want? And this is where you kind of have to get back to basics and look at what would it require you to be To live your lifestyle, it might not have as many of the toys as you currently have or you’ve dreamt up. But if you can get to the lifestyle first, you can add the toys later. Most people add all the toys first, and then hope to get to the lifestyle later. And very often they never get there. Second, identify the projects and the results you need to create for your clients or for your employers. In order to earn the money to help afford that lifestyle, then you need to eliminate all the activity in the projects that don’t help you get there. And then delegate any of the ones that still have to be done, but that maybe you don’t need to be doing. And very often this is easier for the business owner, although still can be challenging at times. If you work in a business and you work for somebody else. That might be something you have to negotiate or figure out over time. And then finally we get to the part where you just do it. And then you need to focus on the critical few projects during getting the best results. finalize your schedule. Inside work in addition to outside of work, and it’ll never be perfect, but it’ll be something as a guidepost for you to use and implement those vital few projects. And then track your key activities, your projects, and the people that you need to work with or help to make that happen. have that be tracked on a regular basis so you can see how things are going to be able to maintain this. And then of course, over time, like anything else, make adjustments as necessary. To help this be something that gets better over time gets more abundant, more time, freedom, more income, and more ability to create a greater life for you and the people around you.