Consider this: my New Year's resolution.
Part of my primary resolution this year is to work less - any way I can. I don't mean do less an effective job or slack off, I mean do less of the things that I consider work. Here are a few of the things that I'd assume that people would have the strongest associations with Work. 1. Showing up at the office everyday, at the same time. 2. Meeting where people talk about nothing and accomplish nothing. 3.dealing with other employees that don't like their job and want you to know it every day. 4. hourly paid work weeks 5. having several unofficial bosses all who want to tell you what you are supposed to be doing. On and On and On and On.
Work is hard.
So, I want to work less.
I would like to work for 20 hours a week, and spend the rest of my time investing in myself. Fortunately, I like the technology industry and even if I was a plumber I'd still be involved in it. So why not spend the rest of my time learning and innovating in the technology industry. For the other 20 hours of my paid hours, I will focus on making myself a better worker in any way I can.
I would like to become the most efficient worker in my job that I can. This way, 20 hours of my week will be worth 40 of anyone else's. I'm already finding this to be very easy.
I'll tell you how it goes.