Debt-Free for the Holidays
Adam Baker is committed to causing a movement. A movement that breaks the cycle of collecting things and making our life about funding and financing those things. When I first watched this TEDxAsheville video, I was reminded about the debate I had with myself when I moved from Southern California to Northern California. I wanted to put everything I thought I might want later in storage, just in case. Then I asked myself, “In case of what?”
My compromise was to put all of this important stuff in storage for 90 days. I was willing to pay for one month of storage. No more. I searched around and found a deal. Pay for one month and get two months free. Perfect.
120 days later, after the automatic debits had been going for a few months, I noticed how I was rationalizing and justifying just one more month. One more month then I would decide. After that month went by I was clear that this was not going to go well. I could have this “one more month” conversation with myself for years until it was just a faint whisper. I emptied my storage unit.
In his TEDx Asheville Talk, Adam Baker is great at sending us on our way to discover a life of passion and freedom. What would your life be like without the tether that is ever present between us and our stuff?
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