Hey there. I’ve got something to share with you. But it will have to wait. I’ll be back in an hour. . .
Okay, I’m back.
Where did I go? What did I do? I didn’t go anywhere, and I didn’t do anything. I took the hour off because I wanted to prove a point.
My point is that we can all choose how we spend our time. If we want to take an hour off, we can. If we want to take the rest of the day off, we can. If we want to take Friday’s off, we can.
Who says you can’t? Your boss? Your spouse? Your clients? Your creditors? Okay, so you have obligations. I’m not suggesting you shirk them, just that you don’t have to be enslaved by them.
You have free will.
So the question isn’t, “Why can’t you?” it’s “How can you?” How can you take off Friday afternoons if you want to, and still meet your responsibilities?
Come in a little early? Work a little later on Thursdays? Do some work on the weekends?
Think. There are solutions. You can find them.
Once you’ve mastered taking off Friday afternoons, you can work towards taking off every Friday, if that’s what you want to do.
There are solutions and you can find them.
I know professionals who take off an entire week every month of the year. Why couldn’t you?
I know some who take two months vacation every year (and they’re not European). Are you interested?
I know people who have the ultimate goal of taking two six-month vacations every year. Yes, it’s a joke, but for some people, it’s a very real goal. If you have enough cash or income-generating assets or passive income, it can be done.
Start with the end in mind (the goal) and work backwards. What would I have to have? What would I have to do first?
You may have a tough time right now accepting the idea of taking even an hour off in the middle of the day, but you can. Once you get used to it, you can go for two.
It’s your life and you can live it on your terms.
You may have some ‘splainin to do to the people in your life, and you should probably start small and not announce you’re taking the rest of the year off just yet, but you can (eventually) spend your days on Earth any way you choose.