How to Take a Mini-Retirement: Tips and Tricks from Timothy Ferriss is the first part of a two-part interview between JD Roth (of the excellent personal finance site, Get Rich Slowly) and he of 4HWW fame, Timothy Ferriss.
There’s an apt quote in the interview on something I’m currently struggling with:
The hardest part is deciding. Because until you decide, most people canâ€™t plan. As soon as you say, â€œIâ€™m going to go on Orbitz [an Internet travel site popular in the US], and Iâ€™m going to buy this ticketâ€ â€” once you make that decision then all of a sudden itâ€™s pulled out of the realm of hopeful thinking and it goes into tactical mode.
I think that first sentence can apply to many areas in your life – not just travel. For me, it relates to work.
I’ve had Tim Ferriss’ post on How to travel the World with 10 Pounds or Less (that’s lbs, not Â£s) bookmarked for a while now, waiting for a good reason to post it here.Â One has now arisen.
An NPR story called How to Pack Everything You Own in One Bag has created a slew of articles on travelling light, many of which are really quite useful. However, one shines above all the others with its list of great links…
Lifehacker on, How to Cram All Your Travel Gear in One Bag.
April sees the start of another financial year and as such I find myself thinking about financial matters more often than is typical.
I then stumbled across Plonkee’s How Much Do I Need to Earn? post, detailing how she reverse engineered her ideal salary. I had a go myself, and it’s quite enlightening; it reminds me a lot of Tim Ferriss’ Ideal Lifestyle Costing.
Both are worth checking out and running the calculations purely to see how much you would really need to earn to do what you like… it was way less than I imagined.