How To Live The Four Hour Work Week – Practical Advice

It was in 2005 when I hired my first VA. But it was only in 2007 when I finally read the 4 hour work week. After reading it, I realized I had everything I needed to live that lifestyle. All I needed to do was make a couple of tweaks.

Since then, I’ve been working roughly 17 hours a week. I can actually do a lot less. I can even choose not to work at all. And I’m working 17 hours instead because I enjoy it.

The reason I’ve been able to live the 4 hour work week was because of 2 things:

  1. I hired a virtual assistant
  2. I was forced into it in 2006

The process started when I hired my first VA. I was forced into learning how to train and delegate when I had to step away from my business in 2006. And over the years, I refined the process to the point that by 2008, I only really need to work an hour a week.

You don’t have to wait for a life changing event to start living the 4 hour work week. You can start by learning how to outsource to a virtual assistant. You can start by learning how to make outsourcing work for your business. 

And you can learn all that by getting my book: Outsourcing Lever. It’s a free book. I’m giving away physical copies, just pay for shipping. In there you’ll read about how I was forced into learning to depend on my virtual assistants and how I have made that process work ever since.

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

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 and Facebook.

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