Leverage Positively-Worded Goals to Help You Focus on What You Most Seek to Achieve
Good afternoon, everybody. Today, I want to talk to you about the difference between moving towards something and moving away from something, it's a subtle difference, but it can make all the difference in the world when you're trying to achieve your goals as somebody who has been helping people for years now to create an abundant and sustainable 4-Day Work Week lifestyle. Sometimes when I talk about this with entrepreneurs, they'll say Wade I really don't get it. I'm an entrepreneur.
I've created the freedom that I want and I don't need to work for days. And yet when I talk to people about what they'd like to do on the weekends, what are you doing this weekend? Oh, gosh, I don't know. I only have two days this weekend. And so I'm going to do this and that. I've got these errands to run and they can't seem to get their head around it. But when I use the word or the term three day weekend, all of a sudden images come up for them and they think of exciting activities or fun things that they've done.
One of the things that came up when I asked my son, my 14 year old son, Francisco, said, tell me, what do you think about the difference when you hear the word three day weekend or if you hear the word 4-Day Work Week? He says, well, dad, I've never had a bad three day weekend, but I have had a really bad four day week before. So what I'm going to suggest to you is something that's actually being embraced in our business right now as I'm talking to people and more people are excited about a three day weekend lifestyle and creating something that they can really enjoy because they can more envision that as opposed to escaping work, getting away, working less.
So going from five days to four days, for some people, that mindset shift is hard to take. And so if you take the idea of a 4-Day Work Week. For most people, what it really means is less work. It's kind of like saying I want to pay less taxes or do something less. That's not very pleasant. And I'll admit, when I first started leaving a corporate environment, I simply didn't care if I did the same job or not.
But I wanted to work less days. Now, in my mind, it was because I wanted to work a 4-Day Work Week so I could enjoy a three day weekend. But the focus was the three day weekend. That's what I was excited about and I wasn't very excited about the work and what I've noticed with clients. And I'm starting to shift some of my language in as well as helping people get through this idea of what is it that you're moving towards?
Because if all we talk about is what we're moving away from, it can be a lot less effective. If you're a sports fan, it's kind of like playing prevent defense in a football game when you're up by a lot or to put it a different way, when you're on a sports team and your team has got success in one way and you've scored a lot of points and you're winning based on one style. Sometimes teams get conservative. They don't want to lose.
They don't want to give up their lead instead of just continuing to focus on what's awesome, to put it a different way, it's the difference between not wanting scarcity and choosing abundance. So I suggest you to consider what is it that you have as your main goal or goals right now? And how are those goals worded, how are those dreams worded? Are those worded in your mind in a way that has you escaping something or moving away from something or they worded in a way that helps you move towards something?
I hope you find this simple conversation helpful for me, it's been something that I'm continuing to look at how I can implement with the clients I help and help them help them really see what it is that they want, knowing that, yes, they'll still need to do some work.
But overall, to put it simply, in the work that I do, focusing a little less on that 4-Day Work Week and focusing even more on that three day weekend, knowing that if there's an exciting enough three day weekend, a reason to have the results happen, that that's going to be part of the fuel that's going to get me to want to perform really well during those four days. Whether I love that job or not. Ultimately, I want to have a job I love.
I want to make an impact and an income and live my purpose all at the same time. But it doesn't always happen that way. I hope you find this helpful. If you have any questions in this, please let me know. Feel free to reach out. And then also I invite you if you'd like, if you're looking to start creating more three day weekend in your life, join the 3-Day Weekend Club where we're helping people create first their three day weekend lifestyle vision and how they're going to make that happen.
And then also helping you look at how you create that 4-Day Work Week opportunity, whether you're an employer, an entrepreneur, an employee, a freelancer, a side-hustler, a startup, wherever you're at, creating a situation where you can consistently make the opportunity, the focus of the three day weekend, and yet at the same time figure out a way how to fund that. Thanks so much for listening. Look forward to, as always, helping you create the life and the lifestyle you most desire.
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.
VOCATIONALLY & SPIRITUALLY...
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
AUTHOR, SPEAKER & COACH
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.