It’s amazing how with about 6 apps you can totally get into a new country and city!
And with all of this change, I’ve been able to stay on top of all my branding clients and online marketing projects thanks to fast Internet (Athens has great Internet!) and my great team who help me manage my projects.
Now in my last week in NYC, several friends said I would be mad to let my Athens apartment go. That because I was coming back, they said I really should hold onto it.
Firstly, it is a great apartment, and only 5 mins walk the best buss line in Athens. It’s a Double room, with no sharing and complete privacy – and I loved living there.
These days I prefer to listen for the queues on what to do next, where to go and what actions to take. So with more than 4 people tell me keep it…
I decided to keep it! I never thought that would be possible. But then I realised how to make it work. You can check it out on AirBnb
Ownership for me has become a strange concept. I’ve found that ownership typically has us tied down and laden us with expenses. Where as utility, access and control enable us to make use of things, but without carrying the egoic concept that they are “mine” – and all the extraneous expenses that that entails.
The super rich apply this concept to their lives. They far prefer to have access and control to things, rather owning them personally. Where as the middle class are taught to buy, own and get into debt. This forever keeps them tied down. Once I learned that concept many years ago, I started to apply to my own life.
However, if you do own things and want to keep them, and yet want more freedom, what can you do?
You might decide to rent out one of your rooms on AirBnb
or even your entire home. You may then find local friends, or even a service that can help you manage this remotely while you explore new places. Then it’s possible this new rental income could enable you to become more flexible with where you live… or possibly just make you more money!
Sometimes we think we just can’t do it. We think that have to stay stuck. But I’ve found that by opening up new possibilities, looking at things from other angles, there are so many other ways to live, and make money than there ever used to be.
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