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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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Lynell Green is an Entrepreneur and business professional with over 25 years of business and real estate experience. After graduating from the University of Hawaii with a degree in Accounting, Lynell was part of the Audit team at Coopers & Lybrand and went on to take various financial positions in the entertainment sector. She has been involved in numerous entrepreneurial endeavors including owning Bread of Life Christian Bookstore, JC Enterprises and numerous real estate ventures.  She graduated from USC’s Ross Minority Real Estate Program where she found her passion for land use and how it impacts the lives of people.  She is the President of the Lynell Real Estate Group where the mission is to build, restore and sell real estate to create financial freedom for investors and improve the quality of life in the communities she works in.  She also teaches courses to improve financial literacy and to encourage people to pursue their dreams as a means to financial independence.

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