Can the 4-Hour Workweek be done? If you are an artist, a laborer, or assembly line worker, and you want to continue doing that, then the answer is “No”. If you are a consultant and you want to continue doing that, the answer is “No”. If you are a business owner, the answer is “Maybe”, depending on your business. If you are an entrepreneur, you analyze it, break it into pieces, and say “Probably” or “Yes”. Personally, I think it is completely achievable and in some respects I am already moving in that direction.
The problem with entrepreneurship, for most people, is the risk. I am not referring to starting a business. Starting a business is easy, but this is not the same thing as entrepreneurship. As entrepreneurs, we expose our minds, bodies, and souls to the world at-large. Accepting risk as a normal thing is difficult, as humans are biologically programmed, by way of the evolutionary process, to avoid risk. Implementing a 4-hour workweek takes skill, daring, and a certain amount of fearlessness.
How has this book improved Matrice Consulting?
- A measurable time savings of at least 5 hours per week since implementing some of the time saving tips and tricks;
- Hiring of a phenomenal virtual assistant, Taby, who helps us with a variety of back office activities, which included rebuilding this website and blog;
- Opened my mind to pursuing other opportunities;
- Allowed us to produce more billable hours, which means more revenue and more opportunity for growth.
How has this book improved my personal life?
- As mentioned earlier, I have more time with my wife and children;
- I am able to relax at the end of the day;
- My mind is generating all sorts of new ideas and concepts, as a result of the recommended media fast;
- I no longer work on weekends.