The 4-Day Work Week Journey

Learn about the natural & most likely to succeed steps and stages to achieving and maintaining a 4-day work week.

  • I've personally done all of these.
  • At times, I've unknowingly forgotten about one of the stages, and I've had struggles maintaining my 4-day workweek lifestyle.
  • I've watched clients of mine try to skip steps... only to find the need to go back and address what they skipped over.

You can do these. Step by step. It just takes patience, strategy & consistency.

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Summary

Whether you're an Employee, Entrepreneur or Business Owner… you can progress through 4 stages to create a 4-Day Work Week lifestyle.

Stage 1 – The 4-Day APPRENTICE works for someone else and focuses on:

·         Establishing 4-Day Work Week habits without changing jobs.

·         Managing money, time, relationships & material possessions like a 4-Day Entrepreneur.

Stage 2 - The 4-Day WORKER aims to achieve five days’ worth of results in four days.

·         They get paid for results so their income is not strongly tied to the amount of time they work.

Stage 3 - The 4-Day ENTREPRENEUR creates their own destiny by maximizing hourly and annual income.

·         They seek to get results in less time so they can afford to work a 4-Day Work Week.

Stage 4 - The 4-Day BUSINESS OWNER leverages other peoples’ time and talents to grow a business.

·         They seek to get people excited about their vision so they work with and for the business owner.

Each stage mastered supports the next.


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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 move towards a 4-Day Work Week lifestyle.

Now no matter where you're at, whether you're an entrepreneur or a small business owner, or if you're an employee for somebody, there are steps you can take to move more and more towards the lifestyle of a person who works a 4-Day Work Week.

Depending where you're at it might take longer, or less time, but there are certain fundamental pieces that need to be implemented, and certain fundamental steps in the basic journey to make this happen. What I'm going to do is show you how you get there, by understanding the four most important roles and patterns that you take advantage of to get there.

Now in order to get to anything in life, we can try to go from zero to 60 or make huge jumps, and we might be very likely to fail if we take too big of a jump too quickly.

Yet at the same time, if we take a more progressive path, a steadier path, one that might take a little longer to get there, but is based on fundamentals, we're much more likely to succeed.

So the first step in having a 4-Day Work Week lifestyle, is to be an APPRENTICE, and what I mean by that is somebody who might still be working in your current job, so without changing jobs, just start learning…

·         What are the habits of somebody that works a 4-Day Work Week?

·         How do they handle their money?

·         How do they handle their time?

·         What sort of relationships are they involved in?

·         How do they deal with their material possessions and their things?

These are strategies and patterns, that if you don't understand, when you make more money later, or you have more free time later, you'll most likely waste it.

So sometimes people will talk about lottery winners, and they'll say "Well gosh, this person had no money, "and they won lots of money, millions of dollars.” "Why did they lose it all?"

Or this rock star, this movie star made all this money, or this athlete, professional athlete made so much money, and they lost it all, what happened?

Well they never learned how to manage the money. They knew how to do what they did, either win a lottery or be an athlete, but they never understood how to manage the money.

And so like anything else, if you're given small amounts of money in life, and you mismanage those, when you get larger amounts you'll probably mismanage those.

If you have small amounts of free time available, and you're wasting those, being able to have large amounts of free time, even if they're given to you, will usually be wasted.

So the first step is to be an apprentice, and start learning how to best think like, and act like somebody that already has a 4-Day Work Week, and again there's specific strategies which we'll talk about in a video following this of how you do that.

The second thing is then to be a 4-Day WORKER, a person who takes on their tasks and their work with the intention of getting five days’ worth of results in four days, or maybe six days’ worth of results in four days.

In essence, this is a person who's not tied to hourly income, because they start seeing things as results.

So if I cut hair, or I mow lawns, or I build widgets, or whatever it is that I do, not so much how many hours can I bill, but what results can I get in a certain amount of time, because if I can get a high level results, in a lower amount of time, maybe I can make some more money or enough money, to then make what I would have made in five days, but only work four days. So this one also might be a sales person, or a consultant but again, results-focused, not time-focused.

Then the third step is then to eventually move out on your own. So whereas the worker and the apprentice might be working for somebody else, the (4-Day) ENTREPRENEUR is really creating their own destiny.

Now they still work for people, they still have clients, that's one of the things a lot of people miss out, when they say "Oh, you work for yourself," or you work for, you know you're a small business owner, well ultimately you still work for your clients, but you might have more say over the decisions that are made, and so as the entrepreneur it becomes more about being clear about…

·         What are the best opportunities for you?

·         How do you maximize your income, or your hourly income?

·         And how do you maximize the results you can get with you as that primary person?

As an entrepreneur - I'm talking more as a solo-preneur, a solo entrepreneur, maybe with some people they delegate to, or an employee or two, but a smaller outfit, and getting clear about how you get those results again in a smaller amount of time, so you can manage your time, and then work that 4-Day Work Week.

And then as a 4-Day BUSINESS OWNER, it becomes more about how do you get people excited about sharing in your vision, the vision you had as the entrepreneur, and wanting to help you and support you in whatever your vision is.

So if your vision is only about you, and only about you making money, you're probably not going to get a whole lot of people excited to help you do that, and yet at the same time

If your vision is focused on making an impact in the world, making a big difference, helping people, doing awesome things, you're going to find there's a lot of people that want to work with you in that.

If you can find a way to compensate them, to share with them parts and responsibility that you need done, but maybe you don't want to focus on, and you want to focus on higher quality, higher impact, perhaps higher dollar things, that you build a team around you.

In all of this, the main focus is to say okay, I’ve got to do this one step at a time, and even if I'm already an entrepreneur, even if I'm already a business owner, it doesn't mean I don't have to do what a worker needs to do, which is be worth a lot per hour and get results, or what an apprentice does which is take care of what I already have.

Each step has its lessons, and its strategies and its milestones that people need to really lock-in in order to get the best results.

If you become a business owner, but you miss out on the lessons as the apprentice or as the worker, chances are you won't sustain the 4-Day Work Week.

You might say, “I'm going to go on vacation for a month,” and you go away on vacation for a month, but because you didn't create that foundation, you come back and everything's a mess.

So these are the steps, the primary steps to working a 4-Day Work Week, and the stages in the journey.

In upcoming videos, I'm going to dive into each of the steps, the stages, the apprentice, the worker, the entrepreneur and the business owner in greater detail.

In the meanwhile if you'd like to learn more about creating a 4-Day Work Week Lifestyle, go ahead to 4dayworkweek.com.

Check out what we have there, opt-in watch the videos, and as always…

I look forward to helping you Make More Money… In Less Time, Doing What You Do Best so you can work a 4-Day Work Week.

Thank you.