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Four Hour Workweek: My Progress Two Weeks In

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I read the four hour workweek, and blogged about it here Four Hour Workweek Review. Now, for most of us, four hours a week is just not attainable immediately (or ever), but the book still can affect your life in positive ways (so don't let the title drive you away from reading it).

My progress so far?

1. I got my hair done. (Highlights and cut) so that I can go get my passport picture taken. 😉 We're all planning to start the process next week — once I find all the paperwork.
2. I spent the last week in the mountains of North Georgia in a cabin (here it is) on a whim. I just said “Honey, let's grab the kids and go”. We hiked to some waterfalls, and walked a bit on the Appalachian Trail. On the way back, we stopped at a Wild Animal Safari and fed giraffes and other fun animals — and got drooled on a lot. (And, guess what? My business and my clients weren't impacted a bit!)
I bought a shirt at a little store in the mountains that says

“Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
There is NO Someday.”

I love it!

3. I'm reevaluating the flow of much of my workload. Anywhere I'm in the middle (the bottleneck), I'm removing myself completely. We'll see how effective it is… Wish me luck!
4. I'm not answering the phone anymore. So, if you need me…. leave a message! 😉

I've got a few other things in the works, but that's what I've implemented so far.

How about you? What changes have you made after reading the book?

Nicole

8 Comments

  • Angela Wills
    Reply

    That is such an appropriate shirt Nik! How cool. I haven’t really done anything yet but I have started making plans to bring on more virtual assistants in my business so that I can get rid of the work I don’t like doing and continue to build my business.

    And this point I’m not even thinking about time off but since you’ve said ‘there is no someday’ I think I really need to think about that.

    Angela Wills

  • Administrator
    Reply

    It’s definitely the kind of book you want to read more than once!

    Have you logged into the customers-only section of the site yet? There are some more pdfs in there, too.

    What would you do with your time off? 🙂 I MEAN… What WILL you do with your time off?

    Nicole

  • Carrie
    Reply

    Girl you were only a couple of hours away from me and you didn’t call? What, were you distracted with your family and stuff?
    😉

  • Annette
    Reply

    What…you’re not answering the phone anymore…b-b-b-ut what if I NEEEED you? 🙂

    Darn it all.. i gotta get that book don’t i?

  • Administrator
    Reply

    Oh man, Carrie. I totally took off spur of the moment and didn’t think of anything but getting the dog boarded and packing underwear. lol.

    You know, I’ve been to Atlanta 3 times in the last year… So, the good news is that I’ll be back soon.

    Email me with your address so I can google-map you and figure out where the heck you are so I can be a better friend next trip!
    N

  • Nayana
    Reply

    Glad that you had some funtime with the family. And I like what the shirt says.

    Have a great day.

  • Becky
    Reply

    Nichole,

    I have read the book. So far I have only stopped checking my e-mail so much. That is the first thing I need to get under control.

    Also love what the shirt says!

    Becky

    http://www.helpingustayhome.com

  • darina
    Reply

    ok I know I’m bit behind the rest of the world !! but I’m just after ordering the book so I look forward to reading it and implementing some of the ideas

    Love the cabin Nic.. that would definately be on my list 🙂

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