4 Hour Work Week
I started reading Tim Ferriss's 4 Hour Work Week over the summer.
I've tabled the goal til 2009, as I'm really just starting to build my business so that growth and the workload is sustainable. I am no longer "doing the work" anymore, as I was in 2006. So, I just focus on bringing in new clients. I stay in touch to make sure they are making progress towards their goals, but getting them going and making progress is other people's responsibility.
It's nice. Very nice. Life is simpler and manage-able.
My goal is to bring on 240 clients this year, which involves me working my butt off. By the end of the year, though, I want the majority of my business to come from referrals from clients. At that point, I'll be able to get a lot closer to working 4 hours a week.
Right now, I'm probably working about 80 hours/week.
And I'm thinking that I need to figure out a way to outsource some simple tasks. I was never good at "simple tasks" anyways.
I started talking to the founders of AskSunday about a month ago. It seems like a very reasonably priced service which enables anyone to outsource all kinds of tasks.
Here's a video about them: