I’m not going to tell you whether you should (or should not) work on Saturdays and Sundays.

But I will ask you this…

Do you WANT to work on a Saturday or Sunday?

I’m sure that answer will vary from person to person.

And even depending on which country you’re from…

But if you’re like me, and want to get sh&t done…

You might feel working on a weekend is totally fine.

I have no problem writing an email or some sales copy.

I’m choosing to do that.

But I would say one thing…

And this goes for every day really…

But I think especially on weekends…

If you do work on a Saturday or a Sunday, make sure it is “highly charged” work.

By that I mean, full on productive work.

No phones bleeping.

No “quick” checks of your social media accounts…

Which can often lead you down a rabbit hole and suck valuable time.

No emailing between jobs.

Full on. Flat out. WORK.

This way you WILL get more done. And faster.

My weekends are usually pretty open.

But I always like to get out of the house.

Go somewhere nice.

Take a boat trip on the river.

Go have a few IPA’s in the fresh air somewhere.

However…

A few years ago if I only worked for a couple of hours on a Saturday, I would have felt mega guilty. 

Why?

Coz I thought I had to work every single day…

I thought that’s what “dedicated people did”.

I thought it was my duty to become “The Best Copywriter Ever.”

And if I didn’t put in at least 8 hours every Saturday…

And 8 hours every Sunday…

I’d feel guilty as heckers!

If I wasn’t reading something from the greatest copywriters ever…

The likes of…

Gary Bencivenga…

Clayton Makepeace…

Gary Halbert…

Joseph Sugarman…

Drayton Bird. …

I felt like my competition was.

I’d also hand copy the greatest ever sales pages for hours.

Until my fingers went numb.

Till the skin on my fingers started peeling off.

And I worked like that flat out from 2003 till about 2015…

Flat out work. Work. Work!

I now realize that way of thinking is totally nuts.

Like mentally stupid.

Not only is it untrue…

But if you never actually take QUALITY time off from your work…

Then you’ll actually perform worse in the long run.

It would be the same as trying to lift heavy weights 7 days a week.

Your body would not be able to handle it. 

Your muscles need time to relax. To get strong.

And so does that most important muscle of yours…

Your BRAIN.

And that ties back to my first point…

I’m a firm believer in finding what works for YOU…

So if you WANT to work on Saturday, then do it.

If you WANT to take Saturday off, then do that too.

Spend some time with your kids…

Or your partner…

Or if you just fancy a Netflix binge all day…

I’d say all of these options are OK.

You’re not missing out by not working…

And you’re not getting a “leg up” on everyone else by working…

So figure out what works for YOU in this new decade.

And whatever you choose…

Just enjoy your weekends in 2020.

Peace out and go enjoy your Sunday. I insist.

– Greg