Tyler Jorgenson

One Entrepreneur's Journey To Find Greatness


What Would You Do If You Didn’t Have to Think About Money? – 31 DoBA – Day 3

I asked this question on Facebook the other day and had some great answers.  I had some lousy ones too, but let’s not focus on those.

First of all, I want you to really think about this question.  What would you do if you did not have to think about money?  Let’s just say that your boss calls you in to his office and says, “(your name here), we’ve decided that you’ve done such a good job on (project X) that we’d like to give you the next year off and concurrently give you a 200% raise.”  Now, we know this is fake because no boss I have ever had uses the word ‘concurrently’.  What would you do with your time for the next year?  Travel? Bake? Learn something new?  Leave a comment and let me know what it would be.  Here are some of the answers from facebook:

  1. Travel around the world volunteering
  2. Relax and enjoy life ! Imagine wouldn’t that be awsome if u didn’t have to worry about your car payment mortgage etc…
  3. Start a charity or a non-profit and volunteer. Always continue learning new things.
  4. spend it
  5. Heli ski
  6. Play with my Grandbabies more!
  7. Pretty much what I do now. But with my husband around more to do it with.
  8. Open a book store or a fine art gallery or both. Buy some property and renovate them myself. Learn carpentry or pottery. Start bee keeping. Visit the pandas. Learn to swim, and paint and go to french lessons. Oh and do ballroom dancing with hubby. But have a morgage to pay- so these are all dreams.
  9. I dont think about money.
  10. Adopt!
  11. Travel the world…….
  12. Stay home with my baby. I pray for it every day…sometimes 2 or 3…even 4 times a day. I’m not exaggerating.

Now, and I want you to put on your optimism cap, what if you could make this a reality without needing your boss to give you the go ahead?  One of the most influential books I read in 2010 was The 4 Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferriss.   I’ve written a few posts about how things I’ve done as a result.  You can read them here.

Ferriss talks about creating a Muse.  A small company that is set up to provide worry free and low management income.  Over the course of the 31DoBA project I will share with you how you can do this too.  You should order the book and read it right now though.  I’ve never read a more practical book on how to change your financial situation that actually includes step by step instructions.

There is a lot yet to come on 31DoBA and I feel like we haven’t gotten into any meaty ‘how-to’ type stuff yet, but we will.  I promise.  I just felt it was important to get into a good mindset of optimism before we get into more technical stuff.

Originally posted at  http://blog.tylerjorgenson.com/2011/01/what-would-you-do-if-you-didnt-have-to-think-about-money

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