This one’s for anyone who’s looking for a little Monday Hour One kick in the tushy.
This will be particularly effective if you’re already planning out your week using Monday Hour One and following through at least 90% of the time, but it’s powerful for anyone.
Instead of a 5-day workweek, plan for a 4-day workweek.
Even if you don’t desire to work 4 days a week or think you can’t, this is a valuable intellectual exercise to do.
When I suggest doing a 4-day workweek, notice all of your objections and write them down.
Then, ask yourself how you could make it happen. What would it require of you? What skill sets would you need to strengthen? What would you need to let go of? What negative emotions would you need to process?
Entertaining the idea of a 4-day workweek will ask you to stretch yourself in a few ways:
✅ Ruthlessly find things to dump, delegate, and delay
✅ Truly strip down to only the essentials
✅ Cut out low-value activities, and replace them with high-value activities
✅ Plan more deep work sessions, for your most high-impact work
✅ Increase the value of every single deep work session
✅ Deal with ingrained stories about needing to feel productive at all times
I work 3.5-4 days per week.
I take almost every Wednesday off, and I use the day to tinker, putter, and frolick. I sleep in, take a bath, read one of the 20 half-finished books on my Kindle, visit my niece and nephew, do long “walk and talks” with friends, nap, brainstorm, attend my weekly mastermind calls, cook, and scroll TikTok.
I return to work on Thursday with a second wind, ready to kick ass and take names the rest of the week.
What would you do on your newly-created free day?
Once you’ve let the idea and value of a 4-day workweek sink in, join the Pique email list below.You’ll receive invitations to future Monday Hour One 5-Day Challenges and free Monday Hour One workshops.
We’ll get to work making your 4-day workweek a reality.
You’ll also get the free guide: 5 Reasons Your Projects are Half-Finished Yet.