Ideal Lifestyle Costing – Have vs. Do

I’m a BIG fan of Tim Ferriss, Author of The Four Hour Workweek. It’s not so much his intention to get people to work no more than 4 hours a week but his commitment to working at living, versus living at working that has my full attention. If that doesn’t support the philosophy of RECESS, nothing does!  I stumbled upon his blog about lifestyle costing today and thought it was worth sharing.

Here’s an excerpt but you should read the whole post to grasp the full concept of defining what it really costs to live the life you want:

Consider the question: What would you do, day-to-day, if you had $100 million in the bank? If still blocked, fill in the five “doing” spots with the following:

1 place to visit
1 thing to do before you die (a memory of a lifetime) 
1 thing to do daily 
1 thing to do weekly 
1 thing you’ve always wanted to learn

Chances are that the ultimate TMI figure will be lower than expected, and it will decrease over time as you trade more and more “having” for once-in-a-lifetime “doing.” 

How great is the concept of “once-in-a-lifetime ‘doing” versus “more ‘having?” Here at RECESS we can’t agree more! The “having” just accumulates more stuff in your surroundings, which if we are honest with each other just means you are housing it until you sell it in the next garage sale for a fraction of the price you really paid for it.  The “once-in-a-lifetime doing” become the experiences that fuel your lifetime journey and feed your soul. Given the choice, we would rather do than have any day!

What’s on your “doing” list for 2012?

The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss — Ideal Lifestyle Costing.

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