The 4- Hour Workday (Yes, really!!!)
Ok, before I go into the actual schedule, I need to make some very important points that will really give
you the backbone for implementing this plan. Attitude is EVERYTHING! So before you start the game, get
your mind right! Quit watching the news every morning before you go to work and put on something
motivating and positive instead. People tell me they need to stay informed and up on events but really,
if something is that important, believe me you’ll hear about it!
Seek out and surround yourself with highly successful people. Find out what they’re doing. 99% of the
time, these people are more than happy to share their wealth of knowledge with you. The other 1% isn’t
worth following anyway. Copy what they do, figure out their systems and then customize them to fit
you. Set your specific goals so you know your specific outcome. KNOW YOUR PLAN WILL WORK! What is
the point in trying to prove your plan wrong? Prove yourself RIGHT instead!
Work hard and work diligently! Focus on what you are doing and don’t allow for interruptions. Turn your
phone on silent, forward your calls, turn off your e-mail reminders, shut your door and threaten anyone
who disturbs you! (Ok the last one is a little dramatic and most likely illegal, but you get me drift). This
time is your time. Make it count and ask others to respect you.
Never compare yourself to others. Each step forward, even a tiny one (Think “What About Bob?” – baby
steps ☺) is progress. When you are progressing, you are moving toward attaining your goals. Associate
yourself with positive, like-minded people. Find people who are excited about life and what they do and
leave the negative naysayers to the company of someone else. Fill your head with the good stuff.
“I can do this” Attitude
Onward and upward! Now that you’re on the right foot, time to start your day!
On Your Way to Work: Listen to something positive. A good book on tape, uplifting music, whatever
you need to get in your right frame of mind. You can do this on a morning walk as well if you
work from home. *This is your time: no phone calls, no e-mails, just you and whatever you are
8:00 – 8:30 AM: Check emails/print leads/close email. Don’t just check your email – empty it out. If it’s
a lead, forward it to your assistant, etc. or print it out. If you don’t have an assistant, you’ll be
your own assistant from 12:00 to 5. Remember for the first four hours of the day, you’re a
businessperson, not an assistant! At 8:30, close that email and move on to the next task…
8:30 – 8:40 AM: Put your one posting on your Fan Page. This can be some helpful info, a listing, a new
sold property, etc. (If you need content to post daily, ask me!) You can check out other’s pages
to get ideas but don’t get into socializing with people. This is strictly business time! Remember,
this Page is for REAL ESTATE! I can help you build a FanPage to attract more clients as well. Ask
me how! [IF YOU DON’T HAVE A FANPAGE SET UP, WHAT ARE YOU THINKING!!!?? THIS IS ONE
OF THE GREATEST AVENUES TO GET YOUR NAME OUT THERE AND IT’S FREE. I CAN HELP YOU
AND YOUR OFFICE SET UP A SUCCESSFUL FANPAGE TO BRING IN LEADS]
8:40 – 8:45 AM: Print leads from your Fan Page. Leads are people who are interested in reports,
properties, webinars, classes, etc. Click on their photo to get their contact information. Close
Facebook at 8:45!
8:45 – 9:00 AM: Read positive thoughts or affirmations (If you need help here, ask me!)
9:00 – 11:00 AM: $$ MONEY MAKING TIME!!! $$ PICK UP THE PHONE!!!
**Call past clients, leads from Facebook, title companies, referral partners, follow up with dead
leads, teach classes, make presentations, cold call (for all those Mike Ferry enthusiasts!), door
knock, visit clients and past clients. DON’T handle incoming calls unless it’s a dire situation (chances
are, they can wait). This is your time of the day to make your money. Even if you have to tape the
phone to your hand, DO IT!!!
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM: Spend one hour a day building your bridges! What do I mean by bridges? Well, if
you think of a river between you and profitable deals, you need to build bridges (Fan Pages,
Webinars, etc.) to get across that river to where the money is, don’t you? Most people start on
one bridge and then start another and end up finishing neither! Bad idea! So, instead focus on
building one bridge at a time during this hour. It could be the Fan Page, a blog, or whatever, the
point is – pick one and get started on it. Now, you may not get it done in a day or two! But, by
the end of the month, you’ll have a bridge done, and the profits will cross that bridge to get
back to you. Then – and only then – start another bridge and finish it…and then another!
Well, you get the idea. Pretty soon, you’ll have numerous sources of income coming over those
completed bridges and flowing into your pocket!
12:00 – 5:00 PM: If you don’t have an assistant, take care of all the tasks you set aside to do during your
first 4 hours. After a month or two of workin’ this schedule, you’ll have the money to hire an
It’s as simple as that. No, seriously, it really is. But I know you’re looking for proof that it works.
Well, here’s my challenge to you: Do this new schedule for 30 days and then evaluate which half
of your day has made you more money!
Now I’m a believer in immediate action. So, if you’re ready to go, say so! Want help and an
accountability partner? Go to my Fanpage, Real Estate Masterminds, and make a commitment
to the new schedule for 30 days. Say something like, “I’m going to implement the ‘4- Hour
Workday’ schedule for the next 30 days, and nothing –absolutely nothing – is going to get in
the way! The next 30 days will be my trial period and I’m a big believer in accountability
partners. I have an e-mailing system set up for me sending reminders and I’m happy to add you
to it! You’re welcome to post your successes as well, I’d love to hear how it’s working for you!
Action is everything! So, the question isn’t, “Can You”…The question is “WILL YOU?” Or, as I was
told, “Everybody is equal until somebody makes a decision.”
Now, I’ll leave you with a laugh about positive attitude!
“A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make
it worth the effort.” – Herm Albright.