The 4-Day Work Week Apprentice

The first step to a 4-Day Work Week that most people can take immediately is to be an Apprentice.

In this video, we'll explore how you can start making progress WITHOUT changing jobs.

There are many things you can do to prepare for a 4-Day Work Week lifestyle, even if you work for someone else.

  • Start building the habits of a 4-Day Master.
  • Learn to manage key aspects of your life in a way that supports greater freedom & wealth.

If you're an entrepreneur or business owner, this might be just what you've been missing.

  • Many successful business people (including myself) sometimes overlook the fundamentals.
  • The biggest transformations sometimes occur when advanced entrepreneurs finally master basic fundamentals.

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SUMMARY

In this video, we’ll explore what it means to be a 4-Day Apprentice.

·         How do you maximize your life outside of work?

1) The first step is to make the most of your current RELATIONSHIPS.

·         What are the relationships that nurture you, help you grow and develop?

·         What are the relationships that you naturally nurture and like to grow, and like to develop?

2) The second question is how you invest your TIME?

·         When you're outside of work, what are you doing with your free time?

3) How I manage my MONEY very much impacts if I have time to be present with the people I enjoy most and do the activities I want.

This has everything to do with the income you spend and how you manage it, not as much with how you make it.

4) The last area is the THINGS in your life, the material possessions.

·         Do they support you having time available to spend in your most important relationships?

·         Or are you simply investing in things when you need them?

Answering these questions and improving these areas is the first step - the 4-Day Work Week apprentice stage of the 4-Day Work Week Journey.


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FULL TRANSCRIPT

Hi, Wade Galt here, author of Put Your Money Where Your Soul Is and creator of the 4-Day Work Week coaching program where we help people create the work and the lifestyle that allows them to work and maintain a 4-Day Work Week and enjoy life outside of work as well as in it.

In the 4-Day Work Week Journey video, a video earlier to this, I talked about the natural steps in working towards a four-day work week, and I described in a little bit of depth each of the four stages, being an apprentice, a 4-Day Work Week worker, and entrepreneur, and a business owner.

In this video, we're going to go a little more into depth of what it means to be a 4-Day Apprentice.

·         How do you maximize your life outside of work?

Many different coaching programs, or books, or seminars, or self-help ideas that I've seen have required me to take huge jumps if I'm going to get results. Going from zero to 60, going from making nothing to making a million dollars a minute and all this sort of stuff, and it usually doesn't work because the jump that's required is so huge.

Look, if I were already that good, I'd be making the millions. If I were already that skilled, or talented, or whatever, I wouldn't need to take the steps in between, but for most of us, we need to take steps, so the first step in being a person who's going to work a 4-Day Work Week is to be an APPRENTICE.

And by that it means taking care of the four main things you already have available to you and maximizing them before you're given more.

1) The first thing is to make the most of your current RELATIONSHIPS.

What I mean by that is not just having people around you that like you, and are nice to you, and you being nice to them, but really exploring…

·         What are the relationships that nurture you, help you grow and develop?

·         What are the relationships that you naturally nurture and like to grow, and like to develop?

Most of us at some point in our lives have relationships that either at the very least don't do much for us, or they waste our time. Perhaps they even pull us down. These might be friends, it might be family, it might be coworkers… it might be where you work.

Whatever it might be, the first thing is to say, "If I've got free time outside of work, what relationships am I engaging in, and how is that helping me grow?"

Whether that means that I'm engaged with different organizations or groups, or people that are helping me grow. Because if I have a certain amount of free time, and I waste that in unproductive relationships, and unproductive can be anything. It's kind of your own definition. If you think happy hour once a week is good, but six days of being productive is great, then that's good. If you think, "Wait, any time spent at happy hour - that's unproductive." I'm not here to give you a definition. It's what your definition is, but overall looking at what are the relationships and are you engaged in relationships that are helping you nurture and grow to where you're looking to go.

2) The second thing, which is very related to this, is how you invest your TIME?

·         When you're outside of work, what are you doing with your free time?

Now some of us, or most of us at some point, need to take some time to relax, maybe watch some, I don't know, some foolish TV, something that we escape in, or play video games, or that sort of stuff.

But over time, for the most part, either we're investing our time in things that are enjoyable and/or productive and helping us grow, or we're doing things that are just wasting our time, or really just kind of passing the time, and we're just kind of tuning out, and we're trying to escape, and we really don't want to deal with what's going on in front of us.

If you're already not making a lot out of the time you currently have available to you, and wasting that time, and that time is boring to you, or it's not exciting, it's not engaging, you're not even going to care to work a 4-Day Work Week because you're going to say, "My life's already boring outside of work. Why would I want another day, a third day, on the weekend where I'm not working because I'm already bored?"

I want to have relationships that excite me but I want to get out of work… and work that four-day work week. And I want to have activities and things I do that get me excited about doing that.

3) How I manage my MONEY very much impacts if I have time to be present with the people and do the activities I want, or do I need to get my butt back to work because I've got so many expenses that I can't help but just go keep working, working, working?

This has everything to do with the income you spend and how you manage it, not as much with how you make it. We focus a little bit more on that in the 4-Day Work Week worker section, or that phase, but just again, what you already have, the money already available to you.

·         Are you making good with it?

·         Are you doing good things with it that help you get where you want to go?

·         Or are you wasting that money?

·         Again, if you waste small amounts of money, when you get big amounts of money, you'll probably going to waste them as well.

4) The last piece that ties into this are the THINGS in your life, the material possessions.

·         Do they support you having time available to spend in your most important relationships?

·         Or are you buying things that you're kind of buying to hopefully to help you feel better about something but because you're wasting so much money on them no you’ve got to get back to work to go pay for those things and pay the credit card bills, and the interest, and all those different related expenses that come with them?

·         Or are you simply investing in things when you need them?

·         Are you able to hold on to that car for five, to seven, to 10 years versus getting a new car every two to three years?

Again, totally depends on your income and your expenses.

If relatively speaking, your income's high enough that flipping a car every year is fine for you, great. It's just a question of how much does it impact your lifestyle and your ability to be in the relationships you want, spend the time doing what you want to do and have the money available to enjoy those in an enjoyable way?

That's the first step, the 4-Day Work Week apprentice part of the 4-Day Work Week journey.

If you'd like to learn more about these steps and about creating a 4-Day Work Week lifestyle, go to 4dayworkweek.com . There are videos to help you understand better how to start move in this direction.

As always, we look forward to helping you Make More Money… In Less Time, Doing What You Do Best so you can create the lifestyle you most desire, enjoy it with you and those you love.

Thank you.