319. How to Make Thursday the New Friday

Oct 4, 2021 | 0 comments

Do you understand the history of time? Why do we view time the way we do?

We have a problem with time: the majority of people spend it rather than investing it. They don’t view it as their most valuable resource, and they don’t hold it accountable to delivering a return – personally or professionally.

Joe Sanok is going to help us understand why we view time the way that we do. Early in his career he began asking questions: Why work five days a week? Why not four? What would have to happen to make that possible? What could some of the hidden benefits be? Whether you choose to change the number of days you work is not the point of this conversation, but, rather, the point is to get you to challenge the way you currently view your time, how you spend it, and how you invest it.

After hearing this conversation, see if you can identify ONE Thing, such that by doing it, would make investing your time easier or unnecessary. To learn more about the book that inspired this conversation, check out Thursday is the New Friday.

To learn more, and for the complete show notes, visit: the1thing.com/pods.

In this episode, you will learn…

  • [03:08] Where Joe came up with the idea for the four-day work week
  • [09:18] Why the seven-day week doesn’t make sense
  • [10:41] Why people don’t challenge the status quo
  • [13:10] Establishing what’s right for you
  • [15:28] Bringing structure to the time you’re working
  • [22:33] Protecting your time blocks
  • [25:50] Honoring your own boundaries
  • [30:24] Why time freedom matters

Links & Tools From This Episode

Do you keep writing the same thing over and over in your emails?

We’re constantly sending the same email addresses, phone numbers, and replies to our coworkers and clients. Over time, the busywork really starts to add up. That’s where TextExpander comes in. Whether you’re writing on your computer, on your phone, in an email, or in an instant messaging app, TextExpander is always there to save you time.

You can get 20% off your first year by visiting textexpander.com/podcast.

Want a peek inside the minds of masters?

MasterClass lets you learn from the best, with exclusive access to online classes taught by masters of their craft. With over 75 different instructors across tons of categories, there is something for everyone. Find what matters most to you and make yourself even more productive and effective.

Get 15% off the cost of the annual all-access pass by visiting masterclass.com/one.

Right now, we cannot be overwhelmed. 

We have to work to keep our loved ones safe and protect communities. We have to work to stay strong, to stay connected, to stay focused. We have to work to inspire, to innovate, to build new solutions. But for all of our efforts to work, we have to work together. ZipRecruit works to connect employers and people every day.

Visit ziprecruiter.com/worktogether to find out more.