I’m back from my 30 day journey to the south of France, where I was testing a new lifestyle business model called working three days and playing four. Today I’m working from home, on my balcony in Washington Square overlooking Washington Square Park. Today is one of those three work days, because we are still prototyping that lifestyle, work three days and play four, which is wonderful.
Do you ever find yourself saying, I wish I didn’t have to work five days? Or as many hours each week? Do you ever find yourself saying I wish I had more time and freedom to pursue other things that really matter to me? Or do you ever wish that you could work less and pay more, while still making the money that you need for your livelihood, your lifestyle.
That was me just a few short years ago, after downsizing to my beautiful apartment here in Philadelphia, my tiny little jewel box, as I call it. I didn’t have the yard anymore, I didn’t have the big house, I didn’t have all the maintenance, I suddenly had more time and more freedom. And I remember thinking, I wish I didn’t have to work five days so I had more time to actually experience the city, to be with my family and meet new friends and to have more time to travel.
So if you were thinking any of these thoughts about maybe working less, and playing more, you’re not alone. As a matter of fact, the average American worker, according to Pew Research, is only productive three out of every eight hours. So if this is the case, then the question becomes, how can you work highly intentionally to be very productive in those three hours, and then maybe make more time for other things that matter for you?
I remember when I first had this big idea to work less and play more. That little voice in my head was so loud and it said, “It won’t work. You can’t do that. There’s no way.” But fortunately, there was another voice in my head that said, “What if What if I tried it? What if it works?” I opened my mind to the possibility that I could redesign and reimagine the way that I was working so that I could make room for the other things that really mattered to me.
Well, guess what, it did work! For the last two and a half, almost three years, my company has been working three days and playing four and we continue to grow the company by almost 25%. So you might not want to work three days. But you might want to be at home for family dinners every night, you might want to be on time to your children’s soccer games every day, or you might want to just travel more.
How can you reimagine and reinvent your life, to make room for those things that really matter to you?
On Wednesday, September 18, from 5:30 -8:30pm, I’m leading a seminar called “Work Three Days and Play Four,” where I’ll help you think out of the box, challenge you to believe that it is possible to reinvent and redesign your life so that you can have more time and freedom for what really matters to you.
What kind of life would you like to create for yourself so that you can live your life to the fullest each day and without regrets? To live a life of regrets would be not getting to those soccer games not having dinner with your family, not traveling to those destinations that you’ve always longed to go to. So if this interests you, I’d love to have you join me for my seminar. You can go to my website, www.RitaWilkins.com to register. https://www.designservicesltd.com/work3andplay4/
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