8 HOURS A DAY WILL NEVER BRING YOU ABUNDANCE
Did you know that a continuous eight hour workday is a relic from the past? It makes sense for physical labor and manufacturing work. However, with the abundance mindset, it doesn’t account for the mental energy cycle. The ability of a physical worker to think analytically is irrelevant, he’s either cranking widgets, or he isn’t. In the case of the modern entrepreneur, nearly all tasks involve creative or strategic thinking. The way someone answers an email or interprets a piece of information can differ drastically depending on his or her energy level. Nobody does their best work 5:30 in the afternoon after they’ve been sucking down coffee all day to stay awake.
Think of it: You may have yet to discover this, yet; the most productive period is the beginning of the day. People are capable of creative tasks like writing and solving complex technical problems. After a couple of hours of intense work, energy levels drop and worker’s downgrade to less demanding tasks like responding to email and tinkering with existing creations. Towards the end of the cycle, the mind is so cluttered and drained that the worker’s mentality resorts to “work-related activities” related activities” that appear productive but don’t contribute to the bottom line.
Let me explain. You can’t force the abundance mentality to be highly productive when the energy isn’t there. Workers can try their hardest, but the work just won’t have that creative edge. The low ratio of highly productive hours to total hours worked is the result of the continuous eight hour workday. Continue reading