Everyone loves weekends. Every week, we count the days down. Finally, Friday afternoon arrives and we are off the clock. We do what we have to do for five days in order to enjoy what wewant to do for two. Sleep in. Take a trip with the family. Go out with friends. Attend a concert or sporting event. Enjoy a hobby. Relax with a good book.
But the whole time we play, Sunday evening lurks just around the corner. All too soon, we’ve turned the corner and we’re smacked back into reality. The weekend is over. Another workweek begins. Back to the grindstone.
Once in a while a three-day weekend gives us a little more time to get away. Occasional vacations expand our opportunities. But these brief glimpses of freedom often intensify our feeling of being trapped. The time flies and they always end, forcing us to face the painful reality that we have to work hard for the majority of our lives, with no end in sight.
“There are essentially only two drugs that Western civilization tolerates: caffeine from Monday to Friday to energize you enough to make you a productive member of society, and alcohol from Friday to Monday to keep you too stupid to figure out the prison you are living in.”
–Bill Hicks, social satirist
But what if life could be different?
What if you could flip the five days on and two days off lifestyle to a five days off and two days on lifestyle?
What if you could earn far more money and create far more freedom by working just two days a week and have five days to do whatever you wanted to do?
And what if you could do this not just once in a while, but every week consistently for the rest of your life?
What could you do with three more days of weekend every single week?
That’s what I’m going to explore for you in this series of blogs, based on my book, 5 Day Weekend – Freedom to Make Your Life and Work Rich with Purpose. You’ll find not only a discussion of the 5 Day Weekend mindset and strategy, but you’ll discover some of the underlying principles you need to create your own plan for wealth and freedom – with a wide range of possible options you can pursue.
In my next post, I’ll dig right into one of the defining aspects of creating a 5 Day Weekend lifestyle: passive cash flow.
In the meantime, let me know what your goals are – would you love to live your own 5 Day Weekend? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Thanks for sharing!
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