Jacki and I were out running through the Devon countryside last Thursday morning to blow away the cobwebs and to make sure we were sticking to our training program despite being away from home.
Our phones kept pinging, but we didn’t check until we returned back to the in-laws, and caught our breath.
It transpired that Absolute Radio’s DJ Christian O’Connell was talking about not working Fridays, off the back of Radio 1’s announcement that their breakfast show hosts would be cutting back to a four-day week.
We frantically got in contact with the Radio team, and more messages followed, as my book I don’t work Fridays was talked about by the hosts, along with a wonderfully free plug.
Now, the point of this week’s message is two-fold:
1). We were inspired by how many people immediately thought about our book and got in contact or left excited messages about hearing us. Thank you.
2). A quick reminder that ‘not working Fridays’ stands for so much more than just having a four-day week. It’s ultimately a legacy to inspire and enable entrepreneurs like me and you to realise our own goals and ambitions.
Your end goal – your exit – can represent a great many possibilities: to get your ‘big pay day’, to retire and pass on your legacy to someone else, to escape the mediocracy, or to satisfy your entrepreneurial itch to create something new.
Maybe you don’t want to work on Fridays anymore or you would simply like to claim back your evenings, precious weekends and family holiday time.
Perhaps there is a hobby or a heart’s desire that you have been putting off for too long and you can’t wait any longer.
Even if you intend to stay in your business for now, having a business that is ‘exit-able’ will make it more attractive to investors and will free up your time, so you no longer worry about the day-to-day work.