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In the past, I spent my days pining over what I wanted to upgrade. Granite countertops with a marble tile backsplash. It was how I would get through the long days trapped in a corporate cubicle.
If I had a goal that led to a perceived reward, then the days staring at windowless gray walls were slightly less painful. I knew that if I had to spend the next plus years trapped in a box with my back to the opening, I would go crazy. An Unconventional Move I left my over eight-year career in accounting and finance to open an ice cream shop near my home.
The space was open and bright, with an entire wall of windows that flooded the happy space with glorious sunlight. The best parts of the new endeavor were the opportunities to be creative while concocting new ice cream flavors and interacting with all the pleasant people in my community.
An unexpected result of opening the ice cream shop was the waning in my desire to upgrade every facet of my material life. I discovered that when I was engaged in creating, my interest in consuming diminished. Choosing a New Path The life of the ice cream shop ended shortly after its third birthday — about one year after giving birth to my first son.
I decided to return to school to explore a different path. After spending several years studying marketing and advertising techniques, my entire worldview shifted. I began to see everything and everyone as the culmination of the brand influences that define them.
And I soon realized that being awake to the effects of advertising was liberating. After becoming more aware of the advertising influences that had permeated my psyche over the years, I was able to see my life anew.
With a new awareness, I could pick out advertising influences and determine with good accuracy as to the intended effect. I cancelled our cable, stopped magazine subscriptions and starting listening to CDs or audiobooks rather than the radio.
Once the influences that had been convincing me I needed XYZ product to feel pretty, smart, successful, organized, etc. I was suddenly immersed in a newly discovered space. Within this space I discovered the aftermath of a lifetime of being programmed by the media I chose to consume. The Shocking Discovery Unfortunately, I awakened to a house full of clutter from amassing products that never quite quenched the desire that led me to purchase them.
I discovered accumulated debt that enslaved my husband and me to work we may not be passionate about. The more I became aware of the predicament that had become my life, the more suffocated I felt. We lowered our living expenses by cutting unnecessary money drains from our budget cable, digital home phone, credit card payments, etc.
We have also recently funded an emergency savings account worth six months of living expenses. People often ask me about how to better manage their personal finances or get out of debt, but for me it all started with awakening to the advertising influences that propelled me to buy in the first place.
What created the shift to a life of less for you? How do you stay motivated to keep going? Jenny is the author of Wake Up: Break Free from Advertising Influences and also writes about mitigating advertising influences, exploring the world of minimalism and all the life that falls in between on her blog, Ex-Consumer.-Freedom of Speech (alot more relaxed than most countries That said, Freedom of speech is VERY threatwned by popular opinion.
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