I've been experimenting with a four-day workweek for the past 18 months, which is why I'm excited to bring you Joe Sanok, who is the author of Thursday is the New Friday. In today's episode, Joe talks about how our calendar came about, work styles, and how you can utilize your work style to create your own four-day workweek.
Blame the Babylonians for a Seven Day Work Week
Since the Babylonians looked up in the sky and saw seven bright planets, they decided to make a seven-day calendar. The Romans had a 10 day calendar week, and the Egyptians had an eight-day week. "The concept of a year makes sense because that's how long it takes us to go around the sun."
The Neuroscience Around Work Productivity
"I think we're seeing some of the most effective leaders recognizing the neuroscience around how we do our best work." When we focus on tasks that are the best use of our time, we can be more productive. So now, you're starting to put all of your best energy into your best work week after week.
Meet Joe Sanok
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 on Forbes, GOOD Magazine, and the Smart Passive Income Podcast. In addition, he is the host of The Practice of the Practice Podcast, which is recognized as a Top 50 Podcast worldwide with over 100,000 downloads each month.
Listen in to discover how Joe created his four-day workweek.
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