A friend of mine recommended that I read ‘The Four Hour Work Week‘ because this year I”ve been drowning. It’s my fault. I am trying to run three businesses and still be actively involved in the lives of my kids. It’s an impossibility. You just can’t be present all day when work is so overloading. That disconnect is causing an issue for me. I can’t have the best of both worlds – so I suffer because of it.
I hired a new writer on INO and was able to bring down INO’s time commitment to about 3 hours a day instead of 5. But then I have to head on over to my two other businesses and I still end up pulling about 7 hours of work A DAY. I mean – how is a 4 hour work week possible?
The theories are great. I get the concept. I’m enjoying the text, but there’s one assumption that’s faulty. Not everyone has one job. I most certainly don’t. Three separate businesses require more that 4 hours a week.
Last night, I was reading a chapter and found out the author checks emails on Mondays. Let me clarify because I know you don’t understand what I just said – he only checks emails once a week. I just about fell out of my chair. I couldn’t possibly do that. My celebrity gossip site is constantly breaking news – on an hourly basis. If I didn’t check my emails the stories wouldn’t go live and my readers would go elsewhere. I guess the answer is – have someone else check the emails for me. Hire an assistant. But that costs money – and that also means I have to let someone into my personal email account. I’m dry heaving just thinking about it.
Either way, I do suggest the book. It does give you a different perspective on working. And for the most part I agree with what Timothy Ferris is saying, it’s just harder to practice than it is to believe.
This week’s project is practicing eye contact. That’s my first little task that was assigned to me. As soon as I shower and get a bra on… I’m all over that!! 😉
Have you read ‘The Four Hour Work Week’? There’s some life changing concepts in there and I’m only a few chapters in. Now if you will excuse me, I have to figure out how I am going to earn enough money for me and my husband to bring our children to Japan in the next 6 months. Where’s my calculator?