A common thread weaved by many minimalists is the conscious decision to stop swimming with society and blaze a different path. Typically the path minimalists choose isn't exotic or sexy - it's practical. Fulfillment through minimalism compared to socially accepted measures of success like bigger homes, luxurious cars, and exotic vacations seems like deprivation on the surface.
What many minimalist failures do not comprehend is that by shunning social norms and going against the grain, they will actually wake up happy and energized every, single, day. Minimalist achievers sell off the material possessions that are stifling their growth, clear precious mental real estate, and choose a different path.
One such inspiration is Eric Tippetts. Read below as he shares his story with Home of Wealth:
Twenty-two years ago my wife and I lived in a studio apartment— just big enough for a queen-size bed and our stereo equipment—in Southern California. I was struggling to pay rent, our car payment/ insurance and food. I was naive to wealth and didn’t understand anything about finances, from making money to managing it. I was trying to become a professional actor/model and leave my mark on the world.
One year later (after a New Year’s celebration, naturally) we decided that we were going to stop being “OK” with barely making it and instead set our intention to becoming better…in every area of our lives.We devoted our television time to reading books together. Instead of eating out, we made dinner for one another. Instead of being scared, we encouraged each other to take leaps of faith. We pushed each other out of comfort and into a reality of growth/change/enlightenment/ passion and, best of all, abundance!
That year after taking action towards our goals, I booked the worldwide Levi’s campaign for both TV and print (billboards, retail stores, etc.). We went from scraping by to tens of thousands...read more at www.tothetopbook.com
I cannot stress enough that Eric didn't work to spend money on the latest Cadillac Escalade, he and his wife worked to spend time, not money. They put in work, not just on their future, but on their relationship. Spending quality time as opposed to purchasing quantity is above and beyond the best way to truly grow and find happiness. Find out more about Eric and his dynamic coaching platform by visiting his website.