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The Free-Time Formula by Jeff Sanders

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1The Freedom to Do Anything: We All Want More Free Time, Right?

All of your time is free time—every minute.

That can be a hard pill to swallow, especially when we are bombarded with responsibilities, obligations, and important tasks to accomplish every week of every year. However, as you will soon see, you have an incredible opportunity with the time you already have, with the work you are already doing, and with the calendar you know is already overbooked (again).

Working on goals that matter to us is what we are here to do, and no matter how you define it, your time is your time. How you choose to spend it is influenced by more factors than we have time to unpack in this book, but let's start with the biggest chunk for most people: work.

FREE TIME: AN EXCUSE TO KEEP WORKING

I know this is the Type A in me speaking loudly, but work is not the enemy—it is one of our greatest means to fulfillment and goal achievement. Work is a love affair with our inner creative and a real opportunity to leave the world better than we found it.

My wife, Tessa, and I are self‐identified workaholics, and we both work from home. We naturally fill our free time with more work because we genuinely love what we do.

Every Friday night is date night for the two of us—a chance to stop working, get out of the house, and eat dinner together somewhere in Nashville. I would love to say that we have tried all of the best restaurants, but we are way too predictable (and cheap) for that. If not tacos at Las ...

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