TIP #90: Consider having less and better things.

We grow up wanting things, more things, more things. At least I grow up wanting more. I could not wait to get this or that. Even this days many times I am guilty of this but I have improve significantly. (I think at least)
I am not a minimalist, I had said that I want Enough. I would had for example multiple pens years ago, now I have one.
It’s hard to fight against the consumerism, and decided when you should update or replace stuff. It is a hard to walk line, and I am the first one to miss the line more than what I should, but I try, hard everyday.
Instead of go to the super store and buy 20 t-shirts, go to a good store and buy 4. Instead of get a box of pens get 1 good pen.
When we stop looking into the quantity and begin focus on quality and utility our relation with the stuff change.
We don’t need to continue getting stuff to show up. To prove that we can. To fill an emptiness that consumerism make you feel.
Try to go a month without buying anything other than food and medicine. Try to think really well before you buy something. Don’t buy because it is cool or cute or nice.
i.e. I wrote somedays ago about the Daily Bag. I said that most people should replace their bag. I also show the bag I hope to buy someday and said that my bag was 10 years old at least. Could I replaced it, the answer is yes. I have not done it because the one I have is working great. Someday will be enough, and will be replaced.
i.e.2. My car is the same, is fully paid, more than 120,000 miles, but everything worked. There is no reason yet to change it. For that I need it, it’s perfect. In case of any doubt, yes, I believe that they are cooler cars in the market as well as nicer ones… I just try hard on not to buy on those reasons.

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Augusto Pinaud

Augusto Pinaud es Coach de Tecnología de Productividad Bilingüe, Especialista en Nozbe Teams. Augusto trabaja con dueños y gerentes de pequeñas empresas, ejecutivos y profesionales en productividad, tecnología y mejora de procesos utilizando una variedad de tecnologías de productividad.

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