Why should rest be an integral part of your work ethic? How does slowing down help you to level up your business? What are the benefits of having periods of rest and periods of focused work?
In this podcast episode, Whitney Owens speaks with Joe Sanok about his new book, Thursday Is The New Friday: How to Work Fewer Hours, Make More Money, and Spend Time Doing What You Want.
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
- Why do we need to rest?
- Structure of book
- Implementing slowing down to level up
Why do we need to rest?
We’re more than just the work that we do and when we keep that front and center, it’s amazing how brain research … continues to reinforce these concepts that when we slow down, we do our most creative and most optimized work. (Joe Sanok)
We are not human “doings”, we are human “beings” and experiencing life is one of the fundamental ways in which we make sense of the world and interact with those around us.
When we experience life through constant hustle, work, and non-stop moving, we tend to become distanced, closed off and even hostile. On the other hand, when we experience life through rest, taking time to reflect and healing, we can be more objective, peaceful, and empathetic.
Even though it might seem counterintuitive, resting more leads you to working better, whereas working all the time yields often mediocre outcomes.
The structure of the book
1 – Internal inclinations:
Thinking through what comes naturally to you and what does not.
- The ability to have an outsider perspective,
- The drive to move on to new ideas,
2 – Slowing down
The Practice of the Practice has a philosophy of Yin and Yang in their events; Slow Down School and Killin’ It Camp.
When you look at brain research, when you slow down, your brain is better able to come up with creative solutions. (Joe Sanok)
Having the push-and-pull relationship between rest periods and working periods creates effective workspaces wherein a person can truly let their mind wander, be inspired, and rested to then jump into working to make a new idea come to fruition.
If you are constantly working, it is difficult for you to enjoy either one or the other of these important points.
Implementing slowing down to level up
Humans made up the way that we see time right now, it’s not always been this way … these things that we hold dear actually aren’t true. When we undo that and we look at time and we look at how things could actually be, I think that there’s a freedom that comes because then we’re able to dive into our creativity and the things that will help us to unlock our brain in a way that we wouldn’t’ve if we had stayed stressed and maxed out. (Joe Sanok)
By slowing down, you are more productive, because you can rest and put intentional thought into what it is that you are doing instead of constantly moving without a clear mind and a clear sight of your goals.
If you stay stressed and burnt out, you are not producing your best or most valuable work. Take the time to breathe and slow down so that you can get your head straight, your goals aligned, and your creative energy up and running so that when you do work, you bring your best.
Books mentioned in this episode:
Useful links mentioned in this episode:
- Purchase Thursday Is The New Friday and get some amazing bonuses
- Killin’It Camp
- Email Whitney: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out these additional resources:
- 5 Mistakes Made When Starting a Group Practice with Alison Pidgeon | FP 99
- Next Level Practice
- Killin It Camp October 2021
- Join the Faith in Practice Mastermind
- Practice of the Practice Podcast Network
- Group Practice Boss
Meet Whitney Owens
Whitney is a licensed professional counselor and owns a growing group practice in Savannah, Georgia. Along with a wealth of experience managing a practice, she also has an extensive history working in a variety of clinical and religious settings, allowing her to specialize in consulting for faith-based practices and those wanting to connect with religious organizations.
Knowing the pains and difficulties surrounding building a private practice, she started this podcast to help clinicians start, grow, and scale a faith-based practice. She has learned how to start and grow a successful practice that adheres to her own faith and values. And as a private practice consultant, she has helped many clinicians do the same.
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