BIO

Joe Sanok is the author of Thursday is the New Friday: How to work fewer hours, make more money, and spend time doing what you want. It examines how the four-day workweek boosts creativity and productivity. Joe has been featured on Forbes, GOOD Magazine, and The Smart Passive Income Podcast. He is the host of the popular The Practice of the Practice Podcast, which is recognized as one of the Top 50 Podcasts worldwide with over 100,000 downloads each month. Bestselling authors, experts, scholars, and business leaders and innovators are featured and interviewed in the 550 plus podcasts he has done over the last six years.

media appearances

Even before the pandemic gripped the world, we had become a nation suffering unprecedented levels of stress and burnout. Now, nearly a year into our reworked lives—with remote work, childcare duties, and nearly every other aspect of our daily routine completely upended—the stress of trying to balance our professional and personal lives is at an all-time high.

But after working as a licensed counselor, entrepreneur and seasoned podcaster, I believe that there is another way. In my new book THURSDAY IS THE NEW FRIDAY, I argue that the traditional five-day workweek, with its deep, historical roots and strong reinforcement from the bygone industrial era, is no longer serving us well. Here’s why:

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I offer a clear plan for both a happier life and a successful career. Inspiring and instructive, THURSDAY IS THE NEW FRIDAY is essential reading for anyone in search of both peace and fulfillment. In 2021, that’s very nearly all of us.

UPCOMING INTERVieWs

Here’s a look at some exciting media interviews we have lined up…

Review of Thursday is the New Friday with Simon Sinek (Virtual Class)

Taking place in September 2021

In this interview, Joe will be talking through his new book, Thursday is the New Friday, due to be released in October 2021.

Review of Thursday is the New Friday with Lisa Ritter-McMahan (Remarkable Leadership Podcast)

Taking place in October 2021

In this interview, Joe will be talking through his new book, Thursday is the New Friday, due to be released in October 2021.

Review of Thursday is the New Friday with Jeff Brown (Read to Lead Podcast)

Taking place in October 2021

In this interview, Joe will be talking through his new book, Thursday is the New Friday, due to be released in October 2021.

Review of Thursday is the New Friday with Patty Gaul (TD Magazine)

Taking place in October 2021

In this interview, Joe will be talking through his new book, Thursday is the New Friday, due to be released in October 2021.

Review of Thursday is the New Friday with Sophie Downes (INC. Online Magazine)

Taking place in October 2021

In this interview, Joe will be talking through his new book, Thursday is the New Friday, due to be released in October 2021.

Review of Thursday is the New Friday with Todd McLees (Innovation Outpost Clubhouse Event)

Taking place in October 2021

In this interview, Joe will be talking through his new book, Thursday is the New Friday, due to be released in October 2021.

Big Business, Big Opportunity with Josh Ellis (Success Achievers All-Access Podcast)

Taking place in November 2021

In this article, Josh Ellis provides a brief review of Joe Sanok’s new book, Thursday is the New Friday, due to be released in November 2021.

Review of Thursday is the New Friday with Magdalena Stefanski (The Brave Pursuit Podcast)

Taking place in October 2021

In this interview, Joe will be talking through his new book, Thursday is the New Friday, due to be released in October 2021.

Review of Thursday is the New Friday with Barry Moltz (Small Business Radio)

Taking place in October 2021

In this interview, Joe will be talking through his new book, Thursday is the New Friday, due to be released in October 2021.

Review of Thursday is the New Friday with Kelly Leonard (Getting to Yes, And Podcast)

Taking place in November 2021

In this interview, Joe will be talking through his new book, Thursday is the New Friday, due to be released in October 2021.

Previous Media Appearances

Here’s a look at some previous media appearances…

Scaling Deep: How to Sprint Your Way to Success by Setting Work Boundaries

27 April 2021

Working for yourself in your own business shouldn’t have to feel like a job. And working smarter and limiting the time you spend on things that don’t matter can help.

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Next Big Idea Club: 84 Books Coming Out in the Fall That We Can’t Wait to Read

26 July 2021

Create your own schedule, maximize your leisure time, and work less while making more by following the revolutionary—yet realistic—four-day work week outlined in this groundbreaking book.

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Compassionate Capitalist Show: Master Your Time and Focus with Joe Sanok

3 August 2021

Time is Money. Listen to learn best practices for how to maximize your use of time to effect the greatest positive impact on your wealth and health.

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Evergreen Profits: The #1 Secret for Creating the Lifestyle You Always Wanted

18 August 2021

On today’s show, we chat about how Joe was able to take more time off as we have done, spend more time on the important things in his business, outsource the things that are not as important, and basically slow time to get more clarity. He also tells us a great analogy with his tale of his encounter with a rhino, what to expect if you are doing a book deal with a major publisher and how his Slow Down School has helped many entrepreneurs do just that, while also moving their own business ideas ahead quickly.

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HBR Ascend: How to Ask Your Boss for a 4-Day Workweek

3 September 2021

Companies around the world are experimenting with a four-day workweek, and participants are reporting feeling less burned out, more productive, and happier. Early in his career, author Joe Sanok was able to negotiate a four-day workweek himself. In this article, he suggests some tips around how you can do the same.

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No One’s Ever Asked Me That: How to Make Thursday the New Friday with Joe Sanok

8 September 2021

In this episode of NOEAMT, Christine has a conversation with a friend and fellow Mastermind student, Joe Sanok on his upcoming book ‘Thursday is the New Friday’. Joe’s insight on work-life balance is truly eye-opening and his straightforward approach makes you want to implement some of his practices as soon as you’re done listening to the episode!

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5 AM Miracle: 4-Day Week? Thursday is the New Friday

14 September 2021

Working a shorter week and guaranteeing a longer weekend is possible for you, and the benefits are incredible. Our tendency to work more is backfiring. It’s time to embrace a new way of living that prioritizes what brings out the best in our personal and professional lives. In this week’s episode of The 5 AM Miracle Podcast I speak with Joe Sanok, author of Thursday is the New Friday, about how we can work less, earn more, and craft the balance we are all craving.

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Biz Bros Podcast: What is the History of the Seven Day Week and 40 Hour Workweek with Joe Sanok

17 September 2021

With us today is Joe Sanok, author of the new book, Thursday is the New Friday: How to work fewer hours, make more money, and spend time doing what you want. In this book, Joe empowers readers with a practical, evidence-based methodology to create their own work schedule and dedicate more of their precious personal time to pursuing their hobbies and spending time with their family and friends.

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Your Working Life: Your Working Life with Joe Sanok

20 September 2021

Joe Sanok talks about how taking Fridays off made him more creative and profitable.

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Profit Answer Man: Thursday is the New Friday with Joe Sanok

21 September 2021

Joe Sanok is a keynote and TEDx speaker, business consultant, and podcaster. Joe has the #1 podcast for counselors, The Practice of the Practice Podcast. Joe is a writer for PsychCentral, has been featured on the Huffington Post, Forbes, GOOD Magazine, Reader’s Digest, Entrepreneur on Fire, and Yahoo News. He is the author of five books and has been named the Therapist Resource top podcast, consultant, and blogger.

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Deep into Sleep: Thank God It’s Thursday – Why a 3-Day Weekend is Always Better

22 September 2021

For this week’s episode, I am so honored to have on the show Joe Sanok. He is one of the people who inspired me to pursue podcasting which is why I am very excited to get the chance to interview and learn from him. Joe is also hosting his own podcast called “The Practice of the Practice” and had the opportunity to interview Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas, and Lewis Howes. Apart from hosting Joe is also an author and will be releasing his latest book this October entitled “Thursday is the New Friday” which aims to help people to create their own schedule, maximize their leisure time, and to work less while making more.
 

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Hitting Send Podcast: Hitting Send on a Four Day Work Week

27 September 2021

Fridays…..everyone loves them. There are brands made from the concept that Friday is everyone’s favorite day….or is it? We caught up with the author, making his name on the concept that Friday should be the start of the weekend, not the end of your work week! Hitting Send with the author of the future best-seller, Thursday is the New Friday! Reilly and Joe Sanok, the author have a 15 minute conversation about the motivation for transitioning to a 4 day work week, the process of writing a book, and the concept of Hitting Send on the life that you want for yourself! Check out Joe Sanok here!

 

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Readily Random: Thursday is the New Friday

28 September 2021

Joe Sanok is the author of Thursday is the New Friday: How to work fewer hours, make more money, and spend time doing what you want. It examines how the four-day workweek boosts creativity and productivity. Joe doesn’t just write about a 4 day work week, he lives it. Going from working 60-hour weeks to traveling with his family full-time in an RV while being even more productive at work. Joe believes working for yourself in your own business shouldn’t have to feel like a job.

 

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Awaken Your Alpha: Can You Make Thursday Your New Friday?

4 October 2021

This episode helps you identify ways to make a 4-day workweek work for your situation so you can accomplish more.

 

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Entrepreneurs on Fire: Thursday is the New Friday with Joe Sanok

4 October 2021

Top 3 Value Bombs:

1. Doing work in the pacing that you need in your life produces more joy, happiness, and more impact in the world. Be able to genuinely enter into the business world and have it be good for your clients and to you.

2. Slowing down a bit and then doing the best work after that is where we see the biggest success.

3. The best connections within the brain is when different parts of the brain can speak to one another in a way that’s different from when we’re stressed out.

 

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The One Thing: How to Make Thursday the New Friday

4 October 2021

Joe Sanok shares how you can question the way we view time and make sure that you’re using it in a way that benefits you most instead of how it’s always been done.

 

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The Practice of Therapy: Thursday is the New Friday

5 October 2021

Have you ever thought about where the seven-day week comes from? In this episode, Joe Sanok talks about his brand new book, Thursday Is The New Friday. The seven-day week was created four thousand years ago, and the forty-hour workweek was built in 1926. We are the post-pandemic generation that gets to say, do we want to do work the way we used to, or are we going to create something new? Tune in as we chat about productivity, slowing down, and the importance of outsourcing.

 

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Living Fearless Today: Joe Sanok, Revolutionizing His Work & Family Life Through a 4 Day Work Week

5 October 2021

Joe shares about the health challenges he and his family faced in 2012. The magnitude of these events fostered a desire to be intentional in his time and focus, to then live life more fully. He’s worked to create a solid and resourceful team, as well as outsourcing things in his personal life to allow him to spend more time with his daughters. Join me as Joe explains how we can shift our workweek, activities and perspective to experience joy and fulfillment in our life.

 

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Amplify to 7 Figures Podcast: How to Work Fewer Hours & Make More Money

6 October 2021

Today’s guest is the author of “Thursday is the New Friday.” A book that will teach you How to work fewer hours, make more money, and spend time doing what you want. It examines how the four-day workweek boosts creativity and productivity. He is one of the popular The Practice of the Practice Podcast hosts, which is recognized as one of the Top 50 Podcasts worldwide, with over 100,000 downloads each month.

 

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TheOncoPT Podcast: The Power of a Four Day Workweek

7 October 2021

Joe Sanok joins us today to talk about his journey to releasing his new book, Thursday is the New Friday. After experiencing the burnout of the long hours of healthcare, he knew something had to change. Today, we talk about that journey and how he is helping other professionals, health care workers, and entrepreneurs take back their life, slow down, workless, and live more.

In this episode, you’ll learn the steps Joe took to make this transition in his life & how to make it happen in our own lives too.

 

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Follow Your Different Podcast: Thursday is the New Friday

8 October 2021

No matter what stage you’re at in your career, this dialogue with Joe will stimulate your thoughts and get you thinking…

Thursday is the New Friday

Joe talks about his new book, Thursday is the New Friday, and how the timing of it seems to be spot on.

 

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Spiritual Health part 13: Thursday is the New Friday

11 October 2021

This episode is part 13 in our series on the spiritual component of health. We’re talking with productivity coach Joe Sanok about his new book Thursday is the New Friday. I start the show off talking about what The Bible has to say about taking one day off in seven or observing the Sabbath day. 

 

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How Did They Do It Podcast: Finding Growth Through Redesigning Business Schedules 

12 October 2021

Joe Sanok joins us to share his knowledge about brain optimization and how it may help small business owners develop and scale without becoming burnt out. Stay tuned in and find out the valuable techniques that will transform your personal and business life.

 

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Success IQ Podcast: Joe Sanok: Author, Podcaster, & Consultant 

13 October 2021

Joe Sanok is the author of Thursday is the New Friday: How to work fewer hours, make more money, and spend time doing what you want. It examines how the four-day workweek boosts creativity and productivity. Joe doesn’t just write about a 4 – day work week, he lives it. Going from working 60-hour weeks to travelling with his family full-time in an RV while being even more productive at work. Joe believes working for yourself in your own business shouldn’t have to feel like a job. And working smarter and limiting the time you spend on things that don’t matter can help.

 

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KPCW: Joe Sanok: Thursday is the New Friday

13 October 2021

The forty-hour (or more) workweek that spans five days has become an established aspect of society. Out of seven days, we work five and take two off—that’s always been the case, right? In fact, the five-day work-week became the norm only after Henry Ford established it in his factories in May 1926. The seven-day week or the five-day workweek are arbitrary and changeable, and so is how we run our businesses. It’s “the way it is” for almost no good reason. It is how it is because it is how it has been. 

 

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Good Morning Washington: Is the Key to Success Working Less?

15 October 2021

While the pandemic has forced companies around the world to adapt to remote environments, studies show many workers actually end up working more hours at home. But could the key to success be working less? We discussed the issue with Joe Sanok, author of ‘Thursday is the New Friday: How to Work Fewer Hours, Make More Money, and Spend Time Doing What You Want.’

 

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Business Insider: Hustle Culture is Overrated

8 May 2021

Joe Sanok, a podcast host and the author of the professional help book “Thursday Is the New Friday,” said he was a supporter of the four-day workweek, and that the concept of “summer Fridays” — the practice of giving employees part or full time off to enjoy the warmer months — should be more prevalent in modern workplaces.

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Behavioral Health Today: Thursday is the New Friday with Joe Sanok

28 July 2021

How many days each week are you working? Three five, maybe six. And how many hours are you putting in on average? 30, 40, or 50 hours a week? Would you say that you’ve achieved and are living the proverbial work-life balance you want? In this episode, Dr. Graham Taylor speaks with Joe Sanok on this new book Thursday is the New Friday, and shares with us how we can take charge of and create our work-life balance.

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Talking Points: Thursday is the New Friday with Joe Sanok

15 August 2021

In Thursday is the New Friday, author Joe Sanok offers the exercises, tools, and training that have helped thousands of professionals—from authors and scholars to business leaders and innovators—create the schedule they want, resulting in less work, greater income, and more time for what they most desire.

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Pass the Secret Sauce: Enhancing Productivity and Creativity with Joe Sanok

3 September 2021

In this episode, we discuss: Joe’s interesting dinner table; Setting Kool Aid stand at 5 years old,  vacuum-selling; Counseling, marketing books, resources; Thursday is the New Friday; Curiosity, outsider’s perspective, ability to move; Henry Ford, 40-hour workweek; Changes that people are striving for; Dealing with employees who have different directions; Doing some experiments on your business; Companies switching to 4-day work week; Experimenting with 4-day work week; and Best ways to learn more about Joe. 

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School for Startups Radio: Thursday is the New Friday with Joe Sanok

8 September 2021

People over value work! They haven’t setup systems to run
their business when they’re not around.”
 

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Success Stories: Embracing the Four-Day Work Week with Joe Sanok

14 September 2021

You will be surprised to learn how we ended up with the standard workweek we now all think of as normal. Joe Sanok is an expert on productivity, and he believes it’s time for a change. He explains why and offers some suggestions for how to implement a four-day workweek in your life.

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CNBC Make It: A Psychotherapist Shares 24 Conversation Starters He Uses to ‘Build Deeper, More Interesting Relationships’ with Anyone

16 September 2021

Most people overlook the value of social relationships; they prefer to keep their heads down and check things off the to-do list. But researchers agree that friendship and sociability are important, especially when it comes to work. As a psychotherapist and podcaster, my job is to build deep connections with every person I meet. The first step to getting there is simple: Ask questions.

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Mindfulness Mode: Creativity Equals Productivity

19 September 2021

Some countries are shifting to the 4-day workweek. The four day work week is a step that we’re seeing, that for society is actually happening. We see countries like New Zealand, Spain, and in Iceland a study just came out where 2500 people did a four day workweek. Kickstarter is switching over to it. Even small community colleges like Kalamazoo Valley Community College in Michigan switched over to it five years ago and they are saving millions of dollars on air conditioning costs in the summer.

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Write the Book Inside You: Joe Sanok Shakes Up Our View of Post-Pandemic TIME

22 September 2021

A few years ago Joe faced a series of traumatic health and family challenges that changed his view on life – and how we spend our precious time. It is this TIME CHANGE PERSPECTIVE and how he applied it to writing his new book “THURSDAY IS THE NEW FRIDAY” that I hope you find fascinating.

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Strategy Sprints: Thursday is the New Friday

22 September 2021

My name is Simon Severino and I help business owners double their revenue in 90 days. I sing your song, with you, until you know it by heart. After 17 years of strategy execution from NY to Sydney, I created the Strategy Sprints® Method, a practical method to run an agile and resilient company. I have fired myself from client work and enjoy now working above the business. If you run a business, I can help you make it irresistible for clients, easier to run and immune to competition.

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R.E.I Branded: Making the 4-Day Workweek a Reality in Your Real Estate Business

28 September 2021

Working as hard as we’ve been doing seems to be the norm for most entrepreneurs. Real estate investors and realtors are experiencing this reality, and whether they realize it or not, it’s only adding up to the stress. How do you become creative and productive even when working less time than what you have been used to?

 

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Dream Life is Real Life: The 4 Day Work Week: How to be More Productive in Less Time

28 September 2021

The 40 hour work week. How does this even make sense anymore? What’s the history behind working 40 hours a week and why do we keep doing it? Welcome to another episode of the Dream Life is Real Life Podcast. Today I am talking to Joe Sanok, author and host of The Practice of The Practice podcast. We’re going to dive into why the 40 hour work week can actually be hurting productivity.

 

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The Passive Wealth Strategy Show: The 4 Day Work Week: Thursday is the New Friday with Joe Sanok

4 October 2021

“Now is the post-pandemic generation.  We get to decide how we want to work moving forward.” – Joe Sanok

 

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Palladium Mind: Thursday is the New Friday

4 October 2021

In this momentous book, Joe equips and empowers us with a practical, evidence-based methodology to create our own work schedule and dedicate more of our precious personal time to pursuing interests that inspire and uplift us, and spending more time with family and friends.

 

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Pulse of the Practice

4 October 2021

This week Will and Paul are glad to welcome Joe Sanok to the show. Joe is a therapist, who now does consulting helping other counselors and therapists more effectively run their private practices. Joe is the host of the podcast “Practice of the Practice” and is a 5 time author. His latest book, Thursday is the new Friday, is set for release on October 5, 2021. On this episode we talk about shifting your emphasis from having to be the one to do it all, and the mental shift needed to focus less on simply crushing billable hours.

 

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Control Shift Mindset: Making Thursday the New Friday With Joe Sanok

5 October 2021

Joe Sanok is the author of Thursday is the New Friday, a TEDx speaker, consultant, and top podcaster. Join us as we discuss how slowing down leads to more productivity, why boundaries on your work time are essential, and what you should think about before taking a new job.

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The Shareable Podcast: Thursday is the New Friday 

5 October 2021

Joe Sanok, is author of the new book, Thursday is the New Friday with the tagline How to work fewer hours, make more money, and spend time doing what you want.

In this book, Joe empowers readers with a practical, evidence-based methodology to create their own work schedule and dedicate more of their precious personal time to pursuing their hobbies and spending time with their family and friends.

 

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Podcast Marketing Radio: Podcast Management, Workflow, and Creativity

6 October 2021

What if we told you that it is possible to work less while increasing both your productivity and your creativity? Don’t believe us? Take it up with Joe Sanok, our recent guest on Podcast Marketing Radio. We covered a lot of ground with Joe in this episode: creating quality podcast content, tips to engage an audience, how to manage a podcast, and what the four types of sprinters are (productivity sprinting, that is).

 

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BYU Radio: How to Work Fewer Hours

6 October 2021

Even before the pandemic gripped the world, we had become a nation suffering from high levels of stress and burnout. Now, we are a year into our reworked lives—with remote work, childcare duties, and other aspects of our daily routine completely upended—the stress of trying to balance our professional and personal lives is at an all-time high. This is why today we have invited Joe Sanok, host of the popular podcast “The Practice of the Practice”, a licensed counselor and entrepreneur, to join our conversation today about how we can reinvent our time and shift our mindsets.

 

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Starting a Counseling Practice Podcast: Joe Sanok & the Four-Day Workweek

7 October 2021

Joe Sanok joins Kelly to discuss how the 4-day workweek is the next natural evolution in business and how to achieve it.

 

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Review of Thursday is the New Friday with Paul Brennan (Bloomberg Radio)

7 October 2021

In this interview, Joe and Paul talked through his new book, Thursday is the New Friday on Bloomberg Radio.

Fuel Radio: Tips on How to Actually Work a 4 Day Work Week

8 October 2021

In this episode we discuss: Joe’s own work journey; How Joe came up with his book title; Joe shares how one of his clients created a system where 90% plus of the work that he did got referred to someone else and made him more exclusive. He was able to start snowboarding every Wednesday! Where the seven-day week and the 40-hour workweek come from; The neuroscience and case studies that point to slowing down and unlocking productivity and creativity. How to find your flow and slow down. Three inclinations that top performers have.
 

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Faith Fringes Podcast: Thursday is the New Friday

8 October 2021

Do you feel overwhelmed by the busyness of your week? Would you consider implementing a four-day workweek? What are the benefits of making Thursday your new Friday?
 

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Smart Passive Income Podcast: Why Thursday is the New Friday

12 October 2021

Perhaps you’ve heard about the four-hour workweek. Well, a lot of us have come to realize that it’s kind of hard to come by. Even Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Work Week, has said that it maybe wasn’t the best title for his book. Because even with passive income coming in, you still have to do work to maintain things. Four hours is probably out of the question for most of us—but what about a four-day workweek? That’s three days for a weekend, four days of work, then rinse and repeat.
 

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Something You Should Know Podcast: Will We Soon Have a Four-Day Workweek?

13 October 2021

People have been talking about and proposing a 4-day work week for a long time. But it hasn’t really caught on in most places. This may be about to change according to Joe Sanok. Joe has researched the origins of our 40 hour, 5-day work week and explains why a shorter week can really be good for business and employees. Joe joins me to explain why circumstances today might be perfect to usher in the 4-day work week and how you will benefit from it. Joe Sanok is author of the book Thursday Is The New Friday.
 

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LifePix University Podcast: How to Work Less While Improving Your Marriage and Productivity

14 October 2021

It’s old news that work puts a lot of stress on marriage. So what if I told you there’s a way to work less? A way to get more things done in less time so you can leave the office earlier and spend more time with your significant other? On this episode, author of Thursday is the New Friday, Joe Sanok shares with us how to make this a reality.

 

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Financial Post: How to ask your boss for Fridays off forever

2 November 2021

Last week, First Hand was halfway through a history lesson on the 40-hour work week with productivity expert Joe Sanok. (Crash course: It’s all fake and you fell for it!) This week, we’re wrapping up with the Thursday is the New Friday author by looking forward: How can bosses reject their Inner Industrialist in favour of something better? How should workers ask for Fridays off… forever? Here goes.

 

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