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Dec. 1, 2017

17. Why Most People Don’t Want to Work a 4-Day Work Week

Most people are SCARED to death to work less. They don’t even know what they would do with the extra time. Sounds crazy, right? What if I’m accurate? Listen to this episode & learn how to escape this 4-Day Work Week killing mindset.

Most people are SCARED to death to work less. They don’t even know what they would do with the extra time. Sounds crazy, right? What if I’m accurate? Listen to this episode & learn how to escape this 4-Day Work Week killing mindset.








Have you ever had one of those vacations that just went way too long? You were excited to go on the vacation when you started and to be off work. But then at some point, things shifted. You became bored, or you didn't like where you were, or you weren't enjoying yourself. And at some point, you found yourself almost cringing at the thought that you knew you'd rather be back in your normal routine or back at work. One of the main reasons people don't work a four day work week is they've not figured out what they want to do outside of their normal schedule that's going to really excite them. This is not said to be an insult or a put down. Most of us have experienced boredom. That might be the biggest challenge or epidemic of this time in human history. We have the majority of our basic needs met in many parts of the world, certainly not in all parts of the world. But for those of us who do, there's this sense of not knowing what to do next because everything's taken care of. Similarly, if you don't know what you're going to do with your Friday and you're an entrepreneur and you're even allowed to take that Friday off and Friday comes around and you've not planned something that's awesome to do or something that inspires you or excites you, the inertia, the habits of your normal schedule are going to creep in and pretty soon you might find yourself back at your desk, or if you work with other people, you might find yourself back at the office almost either apologizing or justifying your existence in the business and saying, Yeah, see, I'm here.


And yet, when we have awesome vacations to look forward to or great things coming up, very often we can be hyper productive right before that, go on our vacation, have a lot of fun, enjoy it, and come back and be productive again, well rested, well prepared to get back and engage. What this requires is for you to come up with what is it you're going to do that's going to be so awesome on a Friday that you don't want to be at work. Not because work is bad, work can be awesome. But there's seven days in a week. You don't have to have five or six or seven to be filled with work. There's other things you can do. What I suggest you do, if you go to 4daytools. Com, we have a spreadsheet tool which you can print out or type in that will help you come up with what are the things you would do if you had 50 Fridays off? I f in the next year you could take off roughly every Friday, what would you do with that time? Until you start thinking about that, you're probably not going to start taking time off.


It doesn't have to be 50 unique things. I happen to like playing beach volleyball. I'm there just about every Friday I can if the weather is good. I live in a part of the world where that's possible. But if you're not sure what you're going to do or you haven't come up with something better, you're going to go back to your default. If work is the most engaging and exciting thing going on in your world, that's where you're going to go to. For those of you all who are saying, but, wait, no, no, no, hold on, wait, I'm a hustler. See, I hustle, wade. I like to work a lot of this, that, that's it. That's cool. Everybody's got their journey, their path. I've got a wife and kids right now. I'm not single. I have different responsibilities. And so life pulls me back home in a good way to experience different sides and pieces and parts of life. But even if you're hustling, I encourage you to consider, what if you had that proverbial hundred million dollars in the bank? What would you be doing with your schedule? That doesn't mean that's your life work, but that's at least your most desired lifestyle.


And so if you're saying, Well, wait, if I had that much money in the bank, well, I'd go travel or I'd go do this or do that. Great. Start doing that here and there. Take a month off, take two months off, take a couple of days off, whatever it might be. In my case, I like Fridays off. Hope you find this helpful. If you have any questions, let me know. As always, I look forward to helping you make more money in less time. Do what you do best. Thanks.

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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.