A couple years ago I introduced the concept of the Minimalist Luxury Lifestyle. It’s the idea that you don’t want to own a lot of stuff, but the stuff you do have is of very high quality and something you enjoy owning.
There are 3 simple reasons for this:
1. Less clutter equals more focus. You can’t be uber productive when you have a messy desk or office.
2. A simple and stress-free life leads to more happiness. Happy people are productive people.
3. When you invest your valuable money into “stuff,” those things will last longer and you’ll enjoy using them.
Back to Basics Technique #3 – The Minimalist Luxury Lifestyle
Watch this video where I explain what Minimalist Luxury Lifestyle is:
In the video I showed you how I upgraded my laptop to full capacity. It’s the only one I have and use it every single day. If I’m going to use something every day, I want to enjoy it and have it help me be as productive as possible.
I also showed you a $300 pair of headphones that I still have after 4 years and will likely have for another couple of years. It helps me focus and the beautiful design feels good whenever I use it.
The last item I showed you was my $500 Louis Vuitton wallet. I know most people would call me crazy for having one but it’s one of those little things I splurge on. How many wallets do you buy in your lifetime? If you’re like me, maybe 1 or 2. I expect this wallet to be around for 10+ years so I might as well have one that I enjoy having.
With a Minimalist Luxury Lifestyle what you’re trying to design is a life that’s simple, enjoyable and makes it inevitable that you’ll be more productive.
When you don’t own a lot of stuff, there’s less chance of clutter. When you really enjoy the few items you do have, you’ll be happier and more productive.
You might be thinking, “am I going to spend more money than is necessary?”
The answer is…no. You actually spend about the same. I explain why and more in depth in the free newsletter issue. Download this PDF on where I go in depth on the Minimalist Luxury Lifestyle (PDF – 500kb). It’s a free issue as part of our Premium Newsletters.
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I want you to think about this: how can you setup a simple lifestyle that makes it inevitable that you’ll be happier?
That’s what the Minimalist Luxury Lifestyle is about.
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