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Dec. 8, 2022

191. Can I Work the Days My Kids are in School Instead of Working a 4-Day Work Week?

Create a work-life schedule that supports you, your family, and your work.


Create a work-life schedule that supports you, your family, and your work.

 

 

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[00:00:00] I get really excited when I talk with parents about the possibilities of creating a four day work week and Three-Day, Weekend lifestyle so that the parents can get some time on Fridays, be really energetic when their kids come home and have energy on the Weekends and really have a good balance. And yet some parents will say to me, well, Wade, you know what?

[00:00:18] Rather than doing that, I'd like to have the same schedule as my kids. I'd like to work on the days when they have school, and I'd like to have summers off. Well, that's a possibility. All of this is about results. If you're an Entrepreneur, you can work the days that your kids are in school. It all depends on the type of work you have and what your clients expect from you.

[00:00:39] If you're an employee, you could create this type of situation. If you communicate with your employer and say, this is what I'm looking for, these are the hours I'm available to work, and these are results I know I can get in both situations, it's all about looking at what are you wanting to. Admittedly, if you have 40 hours of good focused work in a week, you'll probably earn more than if you have 30 hours of focused work in a week.

[00:01:07] But then the question becomes, do you really have 40 hours of focused work in a week? I don't, and that's one of the reasons I've always advocated to employers. I'd rather have a person work with me four days a week and get their best seven, seven and a half. Then have them enjoy a Three-Day, Weekend, and then come back ready to really contribute at a high level.

[00:01:29] Now, from a different perspective, if I'm an employer and I have certain projects that can be done and I need help with that, but it's all results based, I can have a person on any scheduling. Additionally, some employers will. Certain situations where their work is based on a kid's school year. So obviously schools already have this.

[00:01:53] You have situations where some businesses that do work where they provide aftercare or do different things that relate to schools or TaeKwonDo lessons or whatever it might be. So there's a lot of different ways this can be approached. And the simplest way to consider is an employer wants. Can you help them get those results?

[00:02:12] And then even if it is the summer, if you can say, Hey, you know what, during the summer I'll just check in. Sometimes we'll have trips, and during those trips I wanna be off and I'm okay if I'm off without pay. Other times I'll be around and the kids will be at camp and I can fully contribute. It's really about flexibility, and a lot of this is about looking out for your clients.

[00:02:32] If you're an Entrepreneur or your employer. If you're an employee and making sure that the focus is on results. And so it's possible for you to create this, it's possible to create a lifestyle where when your kids are in school, you're working and you don't have to be working every hour. You might decide that you're gonna work five hours a day, the days they're in school for seven hours, and you're gonna have time to focus on what you need to do, get your results, and get done.

[00:02:59] In all of this, there's a trade off of time for money, so. But as you get better at doing this, you're gonna get better at creating results, high level results in less time if you can focus on what's most critical. So I hope you find this helpful. I hope this broadens your mind and your perspective around what's possible.

[00:03:18] If you have additional questions on this, please email me or go to 3-Day Weekend Entrepreneur dot com. And there's an area where you can submit a question there as well, either through an audio recording or by. As always, I look forward to helping you impact more people and make more money and less time.

[00:03:34] Do what you do best so you can better enjoy your family, your friends, and your life. Thanks so much for listening.

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Wade Galt

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

PROFESSIONALLY

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.

MY BACKGROUND
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.

PERSONALLY...

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.