What Would You Do With 36 Extra Hours?
Ever taken a look at your life and thought, “How will I get this all done?”
With full time jobs taking up most waking hours and a paramount of mental energy our remaining time to pursue other interests, passions and business possibilities is limited. Is this just a reality of life to learn to deal with or is there another way?
In his book, The Four Hour Work Week, Tim Ferris argues that working less isn’t only possible but it is good both for your productivity, success and well being.
Worst Case Scenario
Before you can imagine a life outside of your current reality you have to remove your own mental barriers. If you were to magically leave the full time work force what would you do? What would be the worst thing that would happen if you quit today? What is the worst case scenario of following a dream, allowing yourself the time to travel, pursuing that interest? Even if you say you “want to do something” there is likely fear holding you back from making it your reality, otherwise you probably would have already made it happen.
How it is Done
Once you are on board mentally with wanting to make time to pursue specific dreams it is time to figure out how it can practically be managed. If you work at a company the path to this is slowly separating your productivity from your time spent at the office. Becoming a remote worker in charge of finding your own way to meet deadline separate from time spent at the office will give you the freedom to travel and pursue other interests. The process for an entrepreneur is similar in that time being the key point of contact must be limited.
Once your presence is no longer tied to proximity to the company you can begin to set up processes to make things run smoother automatically. Automation is the key to having your world run smoothly while you visit the Great Wall or go scuba diving.
For more step by step information and questions to consider read The Four Hour Work Week for yourself and take control of your life.