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042. Chris Ducker on The Secret To A 6-Hour Day, A 4-Day Week & A Multi-Million Dollar Business

September 4th, 2015 By: Ash

Chris Ducker on The Secret To A 6-Hour Day, A 4-Day Week & A Multi-Million Dollar Business

Chris Ducker is the author of the book, Virtual Freedom. We hung out a bit at Super Fast Business live conference in March 2015 and during his talk, he owned the stage, and he demonstrated true showmanship! He only works an average of 6 hours a day and his work week no longer includes Friday. He is also the host of the New Business Podcast. I’m delighted to welcome the smooth-talking, straight-shooting online entrepreneur, the founder of

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Key points (with timestamps)

  • 2:21 – Chris’ journey and how he built a self-sustaining business working 4 days a week and 6 hours a day
  • 5:37 – How Chris works ON his business, not IN his business
  • 6:40 – Build systems for repeatable processes – don’t try and be superman/superwoman.
  • 7:37 – How do you work through the fear of delegating tasks that involve sensitive information?
  • 9:41 – It comes down to deciding to let someone into your inbox a couple of hours a day
  • 13:45 – The importance of culture of the organisation
  • 15:50 – The Employee – Customer profit chain at Sears – case study
  • 16:40 – TextExpander is an awesome app.
  • 17:47 – The common challenges in cutting back on hours while still improving profitability
  • 20:16 – Productivity 101 – Multi-tasking is a myth.
  • 20:30 – Amy Porterfield’s mentor’s take on context switching
  • 24:37 – Actions a listener can take to get started with increasing productivity and profitability
  • 26:49 – As our friend James Schramko says, “You can’t steer a parked car.”
  • 27:03 – Books that have had the biggest impact on Chris
  • 27:09 – Chris talks about the book ‘Crush It’ by Gary Vaynerchuk.
  • 28:41 – How ‘Losing My Virginity’ by Richard Branson impacted Chris
  • 32:32 – Richard Branson, if you’re listening …

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