Wade Galt, How to Achieve and Abundant 3-Day Weekend Lifestyle – InnovaBuzz 450

Wade Galt

Wade Galt, 3-Day Weekend Club

In this episode, I’m really excited to have as my guest, Wade Galt, of the 3-Day Weekend Club. Wade helps people create the life, lifestyle, and legacy they most desire. 3-Day Weekend Club was founded with the goal of inspiring people to implement a 3-Day Weekend / 4-Day Work Week lifestyle.

Pulling from 15 years experience as a productive employee and over 20 years as a software company founder & owner, corporate consultant, sales coach, accountability expert, superstar recruiter, provider of mental health counseling (psychology) services, life coach, and 4-day entrepreneur, Wade teaches others to create the life they most desire personally & professionally.

In our discussion, Wade talked to me about:

  • The mindset shift to plan for a regular 3-day weekend
  • Why working less time can be more productive
  • Creating time for the important things in life

Catherine Cantey in episode 418 introduced us to Wade.

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The 3-day weekend is not about laziness. It's the idea that there is more to life than simply doing your work. @WadeGalt on #InnovaBuzz podcast Click To Tweet

Show Notes from this episode with Wade Galt of the 3-Day Weekend Club

Key points and takeaways from this episode include:

  • A 3-day weekend is doable. 
  • More time with family and friends means more life.
  • Most of our memories are made on weekends or when we’re not at work.
  • The regular 4, 5, or 6 days of work week are just mental constructs. They’re not empirical or etched in stone.
  • Think about what you are here for. 
  • Life retirement is a continuum. Take mini-retirements. Take a month off. Go somewhere or do something to check yourself out of work. When you have a good reason, you can put all those meaningless work aside and let them wait.
  • Always look forward to make awesome things on weekends in the same way that you do from Mondays through Thursdays. 
  • The 3-day weekend is not about laziness. It’s the idea that there is more to life than simply doing your work.
  • Planning for a 3-day weekend is simply identifying the things that you need to get done on those 4 days of the week to earn the right to be off on Friday. 
  • The less you spend, the less income you need to earn. 
  • Think about your most positive life experiences. 20% of our greatest memories usually happen inside work. But at the end of the day, these memories don’t compare to the experiences we have with our family and friends. 
  • Time with yourself, your family and friends are a guaranteed ROI. A 3-day weekend more than anything is making time for life.
  • You can ease your way through having a 3-day weekend. It doesn’t have to be fancy. You just have to figure out a way to get the work done which will make you more productive.
  • Clearly define the critical things in your business that you need to get done. Be wise enough to see what actually gives results and what doesn’t.
  • No matter how much you account for things, some of them won’t happen as quickly and as well as you think they will. Just enjoy the process.
  • You don’t have to go on a vacation to enjoy life when your default schedule is something that you enjoy.
  • You can make a difference. The best gift that you can give to your family and to humanity is to be as well-rested as you can to create the best work that you can.
  • It’s possible to give tremendously and do awesome work for people whilst making good money and having time to live and enjoy life.
  • Being well-rested gives you more time to meet new people and make more money. At the same time, you become more interesting because you have more diverse topics to talk about. 
  • Impact precedes income.
  • Being able to afford to retire even if you don’t retire is a good place to be.
  • The best spiritual teachers are the people closest to you that annoy you the most. 
  • The greatest lessons are not always in success. Sometimes the better lessons come from failure or things that you’re uncomfortable with.
The greatest lessons are not always in success. Sometimes the better lessons come from failure or things that you're uncomfortable with. @WadeGalt on #InnovaBuzz podcast Click To Tweet

The Buzz – Our Innovation Round

Here are Wade’s answers to the questions of our innovation round. Listen to the conversation to get the full scoop.

  1. #1 thing to be more innovative – Create time for thoughts.
  2. Best thing for new ideas – Getting quiet and asking for guidance and inspiration from the divine.
  3. Favourite tool for innovation – My network
  4. Keep project/client on track –  Find out what’s most important to them, relationship wise and time wise. Find out what’s precious to them.
  5. Differentiate – Be yourself in a way that is free. Be authentic and be comfortable with the journey.

To Be a Leader

Life is simple. Don’t complicate it. If you’re not having fun, fix something. If you’re going to screw up, make sure you screw up differently next time. Find what works and stick with that. Make sure you have time to do what you like regularly. Give yourself that gift and know that when you are not doing that, it’s not just you that’s missing out but also other people who love being around you. 

Reach Out

You can reach out and thank Wade through his website.

Suggested Guest

Wade suggested we have a conversation with Alex Sanfilippo, founder of PodMatch​​​​​​​. So Alex, keep an eye on your inbox for an invitation from us to the InnovaBuzz Podcast, courtesy of Wade Galt.

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Cool Things About Wade

  • He spends Fridays at the beach playing volleyball with friends.
  • He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling.
  • He’s written books and online courses designed to help people create the life they most desire. 
The best gift that you can give to your family and humanity is to be well-rested as you can to create the best work that you can. @WadeGalt on #InnovaBuzz podcast Click To Tweet

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Jürgen Strauss

Dr. Jürgen Strauss is a transformational marketing strategist, podcaster, speaker, the chief innovator and founder of Innovabiz who partner with innovative, exceptional business coaches and consultants to enable you to build visibility, professional credibility and a deep connection with your ideal, dream clients, so that you will achieve growth and be able to make a difference to more ideal clients. Jürgen's mantra is Let's Make Marketing Human again. He believes that marketing is the art and science of creating and sustaining exceptional, remarkable customer experiences and relationships. You can find Jürgen on LinkedIn, as well as on Innovabiz' Twitter, Facebook, The InnovaBuzz Podcast, The Tales of Marketing Transformation Show and his personal Photography website.

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