Some people think that life experiences are more valuable than possessions.
Here are some examples:
Cody McKibben is an entrepreneur, currently promoting voluntarism and helping the less fortunate in Thailand.
Dave and Deb are currently traveling through India, having biked from Egypt to South Africa - climbing Kilimanjaro along the way.
DeeAnne White is a financial professional who spent six months in Europe and has already booked trips for South Africa, France and Barbados Nd left for London last week.
What do these people have in common? They are all young, in their 20's, 30's and 40's and they are what Tim Ferriss, the bestselling author of 4 Hour Work Week calls the New Rich, people who measure their riches in life experiences, instead of their possessions. They have mastered the art of Lifestyle Design.
McKibben graduated from Cal State, then went to work for them. He learned to build websites and code WordPress blogs, and started a freelance consulting business doing that. Realizing that he can run his business from practically anywhere in the world, he pursued his dream of travel and moved to Thailand. He saw the poverty and jumped in to help.
White, on the other hand built a successful career in the field of finances, and when her children were grown, decided to pack up and travel the world.
Dave and Deb were drawn to each other in college because of their love for adventure. This Canadian couple has their work experience in the film industry and is currently using that to their advantage by traveling and producing sellable content to generate income.
Rather than following the traditional model of work and save, to enjoy the fruits of one’s labor someday, they have designed their careers in such a way that they can enjoy their lives while they are young, instead of waiting till they are too old to do so.
So what are you waiting for?