Do less, make more. Work less, make more. Sounds kind of like nonsense doesn't it?
That is, until you consider the fact that sometimes we do tasks that don’t work for us.
This Week’s Drop
There's that old saying, “Once you find yourself digging a hole, stop digging.” Sometimes the simplest way to free up more time and to make more money available to you is to stop digging. If you're over-spending, stop digging. If you're working on a project that's not paying you, stop digging. If you're working for somebody who undervalues your time and pays you way too little, stop digging.
Each week, I invite people on our social media through Instagram or Facebook or Twitter to consider what the one thing they can drop this week would be. One activity, one responsibility, one chore: whatever it is that’s costing you time but not giving you any reward.
The thing you need to drop might be something you hate, or it might be something you kind of enjoy, but that’s just not productive for you.
Your Time Gain
Next, I invite you to consider how many hours dropping that task will free up, and what you would do with that extra time. This is the heart of working less and making more.
If I'm an entrepreneur, it's easy to say, “This task isn’t working for me, so I’m going to drop it, and that’s that.” Even if I had two days’ worth of tasks that weren't working for me, I could probably still drop them fairly easily. I could then take one of those days off, and spend the other day working on something that I believe will generate more income or help more people.
If I work for somebody else, I might not be able to do that so easily in my job, but I might still be able to free up more time outside of work by dropping things that are wasting my time, and spending that time planning my next career move. This could even be something that you consider an addiction, like spending too much time looking at your phone. Just try it for a week, and see if you can make it work. Then try another week and another one, until it becomes habit.
Sometimes Less is More
Today’s lesson is a very simple concept. I’m not trying to tell you that you can work no hours and make millions of dollars, but I am saying you can make more money in fewer hours if you focus yourself.
We all have things that we try that don’t work out. I tried making iPhone apps, and I wasn't very good at it. I invested 600+ hours and $18,000+ and I made back just $150. Net, not profit. I learned a lot of life lessons and business lessons from that experience, but income-wise, I wasn't doing so well.
Mostly what I learned what that often, it’s not about doing something more. You don't always have to hustle more or grind more or do more. Sometimes you just need to stop cutting the lawn with your scissors and get a lawnmower. Sometimes you need to just stop doing something or working with somebody that's getting you no results or not helping you or taking you in the wrong direction.
Whatever it is, consider what's the one thing you can drop that will free you up, that will liberate you more and make your life better. Do you have any questions on this? Please let me know. If you need help creating your 4 Day Work Week Game Plan, go to 4daygameplan.com.
As always, I look forward to helping you make more money in less time doing what you do best.
PODCAST VERSION (AUDIO)
SUBSCRIBE TO GET EVERY EPISODE
Join a Community of People Creating Their 3-Day Weekend Lifestyle (for Free)
- Get the support you need to Create & Maintain an abundant & sustainable 3-Day Weekend Lifestyle & 4-Day Work Week Income Opportunity.
- Employees, side-hustlers, freelancers, startups, entrepreneurs, business owners & executives can all create More Impact, More Income, and More Free Time.
- Get free training courses, tools, templates and guidance.