Is the narrative that the world has given you aligned with what you want for yourself? How can you reclaim your time and energy with genuine productivity? What is the science behind the four-day workweek?
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Meet Joe Sanok, author, podcaster, and private practice consultant
Joe Sanok is the author of Thursday is the New Friday: How to work fewer hours, make more money, and spend time doing what you want. It examines how the four-day workweek boosts creativity and productivity.
Joe has been featured in Forbes, GOOD magazine, and the Smart Passive Income Podcast. He is the host of the popular The Practice of the Practice podcast which is recognized as one of the Top 50 Podcasts worldwide with over 100,000 downloads each month. Bestselling authors, experts, and scholars, and business leaders and innovators are featured and interviewed in the 550 plus podcasts he has done over the last six years.
In This Podcast
- Neuroscience on how working less gets more done
- Three inclinations that top-performers have
- Joe’s advice to private practitioners
Neuroscience on how working less gets more done
What’s interesting is we often think that when we work harder, we’re going to get more done but there’s a certain point where we don’t really experience that same level of productivity or creativity. We’re just burnt out. I think we know this intuitively. (Joe Sanok)
Our brains are not wired to have great ideas when they are stressed and overstimulated.
Many neuroscience studies have looked at how the brain is optimized, and one showed that you can boost creativity through a three-day weekend, but also by taking short breaks within your workday: micro-moments.
Vigilance-decrement was studied and shown to appear more frequently when people worked without pause and was minimized or even absent when people were able to take short breaks throughout working.
When you take a quick one-minute break, that actually is triggering your brain to restart and have some vigilance. When you do that during your day that can help you be more productive and creative, even just with those micro-breaks. (Joe Sanok)
Three inclinations that top-performers have
These inclinations are not the be-all and end-all of successful traits, however, they are commonly found in most top-performers.
You may have one or two or all of them, but the trick is not having them or not, it is to develop what you do have.
- An outsider’s perspective
- The ability to move on it
In Thursday is the New Friday, Joe Sanok provides practical tools and advice that you can use to develop your skills further to slow down, optimizing your brain, and gear down – or up – towards a four-day workweek.
With this book I really tried to be different from the average prescriptive book where it says “okay you’re this way and now you have to do this”. [Rather], it’s “okay, let’s look at this and say: do I want to build curiosity? And if I do, what are some tools that I can use?” To view [this book] more as a menu.
Joe’s advice to private practitioners
Stand up to the narrative that you have been handed and ask: “Is this the narrative that I want for my life? Is this the way that I feel like I want to live, or should I try new things?”
Dip your toes into new ways of thinking and see new ways of being in the world and completing your work.
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