Why I’m selling all my sh*t.
Yes! I’m selling everything I own. Here’s why…
“I don’t need a new car. I don’t want a new car. I don’t want any thing, these things, things, things, things.” — Into the Wild
Before you start thinking I’m selling everything and going to the hills, let me tell you a little about myself…
I run multiple online businesses including a new-age digital marketing company and academy. I’m passionate about helping other businesses with growth hacking and online marketing. I’m also a serial traveler and an international marketing speaker.
I’m naturally ascetic and I enjoy my life from experience to experience. I do like to throw in some sprints of luxury to spice things up from time to time.
I’ve been on a selling spree recently and those around me have been wondering why.
And no, it’s not because I’m shifting my address..
It’s because I’m shifting my mindset.
P.S. This is a blog for self reflection and I’m publishing it to add some value to your life too.
# Ubering Life
I’m renting over owning, experiencing over buying, choosing mobility over money, thinking relative over absolute, and focusing on passive over active.
# Leaving the big city
“I decided not to live in the big city, not to buy things I don’t need, and I became insanely rich overnight.” — Just made this one.
The big city comes with its expenses, its limitations, its stresses and all the other disgusts I don’t want in my life.
People live here because of their location-dependant jobs, their bosses, their bars, their cars, their houses and their loans for all of these things.
We buy things we don’t need, with money we don’t have, to impress people we don’t like. — Fight Club
There is no reason for me to live in the big city. I’ve built an online business which lets me work from anywhere I want.
The choices I’ve made before in life (not luck) have led me to this opportunity and I have to grab it.
I’m moving out… to nowhere.
I’m running a life experiment in 2018. I will be traveling full-time this year, living the digital nomad laptop lifestyle.
Minimalism comes naturally with this experiment.
It fuels the experiment and makes it easier and enriching.
# Learned Minimalism
While it seems like I’m using minimalism to travel light, I’m actually training my minimal mindset.
As the mindset becomes stronger, it’s easier to apply it in other areas of life.
Including business. In the past year, I let go of a number of wasteful processes by applying minimalism to business.
This also led me to run my business from the backpack.
# 80:20ing My Life
Open your closet and you can see that you wear only 20% of your clothes 80% of the time.
What’s the rest 80% doing there?
I’m getting rid of it.
It’s the same with business. 20% of your clients are you biggest revenue drivers.
80:20 your life. And you will sell your sh*t too.
I’m doubting the default, adopting the minimalist mindset, living the laptop lifestyle, becoming location independent, joining the new rich, and being a global citizen.
To follow this life experiment, join me at http://bit.ly/doubtthedefault
Demetria has recorded an audio version of this blog you can listen to here: