The 5 Day Weekend is both a mindset and a proven methodology for adding three more days to your weekend, every week for the rest of your life.
It’s a way to create a work style and lifestyle that feels like a weekend. Its outcome is more and better choices. More freedom to choose your work, personal goals, recreation, and purpose.
The 5 Day Weekend life is an unconventional way of looking at life.
It’s recognizing that much of what we’ve been taught about life, finances, and earning a living has been false and misguided, and cultivating a new paradigm based on a clearer version of reality. It’s realizing that much of our modern paradigm is antiquated, having its roots in the Industrial Revolution—the era of assembly lines and punching time clocks. In the digital Information Age we have the freedom and opportunity to create our lives by design. We can get paid not on muscle power but on brain power.
The goal is to create enough passive income from the right sources so that you don’t have to work 40 to 60 hours a week. It moves you away from work that demands that you punch a clock, report to a boss, wear a suit, keep an hourly calendar, spend hours in meetings, and dread your next performance review.
The reason why so few of us are free is because we are held captive by active income.
Active income is working as an employee for an hourly wage or set salary. It’s billing by the hour as a self-employed professional. Or it’s being self-employed and working long hours to pay the bills. If you are not physically performing the work, you don’t get paid.
In the 5 Day Weekend strategy, you create passive income streams that can be managed, monitored, and grown on your schedule and your terms, with minimal time and effort. As contrasted with active income, passive income is generated on a consistent basis without requiring your constant real-time presence. It may require some ongoing management, but money still flows even when you’re personally not doing the work. Money doesn’t sleep. Money doesn’t know about clocks, schedules or holidays.
In my next post, I look at the various ways that are open to you for generating passive income in the Information Age.
I’d love to hear from you: have you considered creating passive income for yourself? What were your ideas – and how did they work out? Thank you for sharing.
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