On average, yeah.
Since 1999, I've created a life that mostly revolves around personal interests, using work (which I consider the revenue-generating activities in life) to fuel and finance everything else I'm into.
Some things I've done to make money (my criteria for something being called work) in those 2 days a week since 1999:
a) write and publish a bunch of books
b) start/grow a cleaning company
c) sell that cleaning company
d) start/grow a biz consulting practice
e) start/grow a marketing agency
f) start/grow a hp coaching practice
g) public speaking coaching
h) remote CMO
i) remote CEO
j) complete life vision-casting
k) help entrepreneurs raise their prices
I love my work!*
*When you meet workaholics, one of the first things you'll hear out of their mouth is how much they love what they do, as a justification for sacrificing everything else in their life.
That's a mistake, unless you care more about work than anything else in your life.
More than your family.
More than your romantic partner.
More than your friends.
More than non-work-related impact.
More than your health.
More than your lifestyle.
More than your other interests.
More than freedom.
If that describes you, then keep going, you're on the right track!
Not for me, but I respect your choice.
STILL READING, EH?
This may be a perfect time to remind you of something you already know: time and money aren't causally connected.
Working more ≠ Earning more.
So if you need more money to create and experience the life you desire, that's cool, let's get you that money! Just realize that getting that money absolutely does not demand working more, or even working hard.
In case you missed that, I'll repeat it: Hard work and money are not causally linked, either. Which is an unpopular stance with the rise-and-grinders.
It sucks to be told that the thing you believe is holding you up is actually holding you back. But it's true.
Don't get me wrong, hard work is a great way to live: it creates a deep sense of well-being, it boosts self-respect, and it helps you sleep better. But it's not required to make more money.
You don't have to do more, you just have to do different.
Lazy people create wealth, too.
So do part-timers.
Just so we're clear.