What The 4 Hour Work Week Actually Looks Like (My Actual Life) – Practical Advice

When I first started doing the 4 hour work week in 2008, it was amazing. I played golf every day. Spent a lot of time with my family. But months into it, I got bored! There’s only so much golfing or biking you can do in a day. So I started working more than an hour every day and found my sweet spot, which is 17 hours a week.

17 hours a week means I work 2-3 hours everyday. In that time, I

  • Check our project management system
  • Read and respond to emails
  • Make decisions and solve problems
  • Come up with new ideas for my business.

The rest of the time, I hang out with my wife and kids, run errands, work out. 

With that lifestyle, I manage to make 7 figures every year. I can make more money but time is more important for me. The work that I do everyday, in those 2-3 hours, I’m the only one who can do that.

Everything else, I outsource. 

This is how you can live the 4 hour work week. If there’s a process in your business that can be done by someone else, have someone else do it. If most of your business requires you to do most of the work yourself, then find a way to delegate that work. Get a VA to do that work for you.

I know it’s easier said than done. It took me years to get this process to work but I can guarantee it works. Almost everything in my business is outsource because I hired my first VA back in 2005. If you want to learn how you can do it for yourself and your business, check out my book: Outsourcing Lever. You can get a physical copy of the book for free by going to OutsourcingLever.com and just pay $7 for shipping.

And if you want to see more videos, check out our YouTube channel or our Facebook page for more outsourcing tips. You can also check out how to get started on hiring Rockstar Virtual Assistants.


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About John Jonas

John Jonas is a long-time outsourcing expert and the creator of OnlineJobs.ph.

Since 2005, John has taught hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs how to profitably delegate to VAs in the Philippines (and get their lives back in the process).

With help from his own VAs based in the Philippines, John has created an outsourcing empire that allows him to work 17 hours/week and to spend most of his time with his wife and 5 kids.

Find John at JonasBlog.com and Facebook.

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