The ten hour workday. Sounds grueling, doesn’t it? So many people I know are working to shorten their days. The ideal seems to be the four-hour workweek, espoused by the human beta tester, Tim Ferriss. Four hours a week sounds amazing, yet I can tell you this. Tim Ferriss and most entrepreneurs are not sitting on a beach somewhere, drinking a margarita. They are filling their days with useful activity. And that’s where the ten hour workday can really help you get a handle on extraneous time wasters.
The Forty Hour Deception
Here is my point. In my forty years of working, I have never worked an eight hour day. Never. Nada.
Not once did I clock out my front door at 9 am and return home at 5 pm. Didn’t happen.
My week was not forty hours, clocking in and out. Nope! Each time it was more like fifty hours.
You see, our modern existence, especially here in California where I live, includes the superhighway of slow.
Things like traffic, crowds and the ever-present line at Starbucks slows us down and adds time to our day.
Yet we usually process our workday as an eight hour day.
We miss the time wasting activities that suck and drain the very life out of us. [Read more…] about The Ten Hour Workday Can Change Your Life