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Oct. 13, 2017

10. Is Your Inner Child Stopping Your 4-Day Work Week?

Are your beliefs, habits, thoughts or anything else keeping you from creating the lifestyle you most want to work? We’ll discuss how to drop the drama and get moving in the right direction toward your 4-day work week lifestyle

Are your beliefs, habits, thoughts or anything else keeping you from creating the lifestyle you most want to work? We’ll discuss how to drop the drama and get moving in the right direction toward your 4-day work week lifestyle









Is your inner child preventing you from working a four day work week? And if so, what are you going to do about that? So as I say that, it sounds funny, it sounds like I'm making fun here. Real quick, my background, I do have a master's degree in mental health counseling, psychology. I've been a coach for 20 years, and I've done a lot of work on the beliefs we have and the things that can slow us down and keep us from reaching, whether it is our goals, our potential, our dreams. And sometimes, just keeping it real simple, sometimes we seem to prefer the drama. I don't know why. I don't know if that's how we're wired. When I was a kid, I know my dad used to share with me the story about how when there'd be a fly ball coming in baseball and I had to catch the ball, that instead of just standing there and catching the ball like this, like a lot of the pro players do when they're cool and just go like this, and just go like this, whatever, I would do this whole thing where I had to hear comes, here it comes.


I'd have this whole big thing and I'm going off this. It's so crazy. Oh, my God. And at the last second, I'd fall down and I'd catch the ball. The ball that was coming right to me. So there's this big show and I made something awesome and amazing that has never been done out of catching the fly ball that was coming to me, something that was easy. Now, if you watch soccer, there are some players that they just have to fall down or football if you're in the rest of the world other than the United States. If you watch some players, they have to fall down. And of course, if you watch international soccer, you have to love the theatrics. You wouldn't watch it otherwise. So when you look at this, you say, Okay, all this drama, that's great, but what's the pay off? Or as a mentor of mine, Debbie Ford used to say, Where's the cookie? What are you getting out of this? Well, the inner child, I got to be honest, I got a degree in psychology. I have a wonderful wife, I have two children and I have a dog, and I don't necessarily know how to significantly influence any of them on a regular, consistent enough basis this day I figured it out.


So I'm going to forget the inner child. Maybe I'll see if he only wants to work or she only wants to work four days a week. They can take Friday, Saturday, Sunday off or whatever it might be. All the drama, all the psychology, all the what ifs, doesn't really matter. It's really something that can be so simple. At some point, you decided you were not working seven days a week, perhaps. Now, maybe you're working seven days and maybe your next step is to get to six days. At some point, you decided maybe you weren't going to work on Christmas Day, or Rosh Hashanah, or Yom Kippur, or just some date, Thanksgiving, whatever it is. You decided you weren't going to work on that day. You made a decision. Maybe you decided you're not going to work on weekends. So whatever it is, what decision are you going to make that's going to take you in that direction? If you're currently working six days a week, maybe it's to work five and a half days and to cut out work on, let's say, Saturday, midday, whatever it is, just making a step in the right direction.


It does not have to be dramatic. It's not going to be dramatic. Anything you've ever done in your life that is consistent and ongoing and maintained, isn't that dramatic? Brushing your teeth? Not so dramatic. Happens every day. It's effective. You brush your teeth, you put on the toothbrush, you go about your day. There's no awards for it. There's no medal ceremony. It doesn't have to be dramatic. So working a four day work week doesn't have to be dramatic. But it is because so many people make a big deal out of it. And yet, most people in the world, at least, statistically speaking, have some form of employment. And at some point, that seemed like this huge obstacle, like, Wow, I wonder if someone would pay me. I wonder if I could get a job. I don't know. That's a big deal. And then you get a job, you're like, Oh, okay, that's doable. I can do that. So I invite you to take all the drama out of it. Take your inner child out, take your psychoanalysis, your couch, whatever it is, take all of that out and just decide. You're going to work four days or five days or four and a half days, you're going to ease into it, whatever it is.


Just make that decision. And if you need permission, here's permission. There you go. You got permission from me. I said you could do it. There you go. And if you need guidance, a little help, some people pray, I pray. I happen to believe there's a God. Maybe you do, maybe you don't. Maybe you can pray, meditate on it, genuinely get advice that way, read books. If you like, I've got some stuff that might help. Go to 4day gameplan. Com, and we've got a tool that will help you create your game plan to start working a four day work week, whether you're an employee, whether you're an entrepreneur. It's still just a journey. You start at some point. I hope this serves you. I hope you're not making this more complicated than it needs to be. I genuinely hope you enjoy the fruits of being able to do this. There's one last piece. Some people will say, Well, Wade, you know what? Got this voice inside my head or this belief system that tells me that I should be working a certain amount, that there's value in me working a certain amount, or I shouldn't be lazy.


No problem. Figure out how to work your current job in four days and then take one day a week and go volunteer for the community. Go make the world a better place. Take that challenge. But in your job, in your work, if you're the business owner or in your job, you can probably get more results in less time. If you need the extra money, then maybe you do decide that you're going to work that fifth day or sixth day, but it's very possible that you might not need to. I invite you, start taking steps in that direction. If you need any help, let me know. If you've made your decision that you're going to do that, please put something in the comments section below to let me know what your decision is. If you decided to abandon your inner child or take your inner child with you on a three day weekend, that could be cool too. Hope this helps. As always, I look forward to helping you make more money and less time doing what you do best. Let me know whatever I can do to help you. Thank you.

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Wade Galt

Author, Podcast Host & 3-Day Weekend Coach for Entrepreneurs & Employees


With over 30 years of experience working with entrepreneurs, I teach fundamentally sound strategies to help people Make More Money… In Less Time… Doing What They Do Best.
• I help Employees, Entrepreneurs & Business Owners create a sustainable 3-Day Weekend lifestyle.
• Insurance Agency Owners follow my strategies for sales process implementation plus recruiting & accountability enforcement.
• I've been a successful software company founder and owner for over 20 years.

I help people connect with the divinity within, so they can
1. Receive Guidance and Support from the Divine to Create the Life They Most Desire
2. Love Themselves the Way the Divine Loves Us
3. Love Others the Way the Divine Loves Us

I've led retreats and personal growth workshops, authored numerous books on spirituality, personal growth, finance, parenting, business growth & more.

Pulling from 15 years' experience as a productive employee and over 15 years as a software company founder & owner, corporate consultant, sales process implementation coach, accountability expert, recruiter of superstar talent, provider of mental health counseling (psychology) services, life coach and 3-day weekend entrepreneur - I teach others to create the life they most desire personally & professionally.

As a former Fortune 50 corporation software project leader and sales & management trainer, I've been a lifestyle solopreneur since the year 2000.

I have a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing from Auburn University, a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling Psychology from Nova Southeastern University, and have earned the CLU & CPCU professional insurance industry designations. I also successfully qualified to be a Certified Integrative (Life) Coach with the Ford Institute.


I enjoy 3-day weekends, Friday's at the beach playing volleyball with friends, + weekends with my family.

My family and I have enjoyed living ocean-side in North America and South America while creating books, software and coaching programs to help fellow entrepreneurs.

I live happily with my wife, children & dog.