Simple Living News Update + A Video Message

by Tammy Strobel on January 7, 2011

Every Friday, I post a Simple Living News Update that includes links to some of my favorite articles of the week; along with an inspiring quote from each piece.

Today, I have a quick video message to share with you:

For those of you who can’t watch the video, here is the summary:

1. During 2011, I’m going to incorporate question/answer videos into RowdyKittens. I think it will be a fun way to answer your questions! So if you have questions about downsizing, starting a small business, taking digital sabbaticals, etc, please leave them in the comment section.

2. What types of posts would you like to read during 2011?

Leave your requests in the comment section. Thanks!

Now onto the update…

Resolutions Are For Chumps. I Choose Revolution.

“This is the age of the human being, where, for once, our value does not depend on how many widgets we produce, or how efficiently we can transfer information. Our value now depends on US.  On our ability to lead and connect–our ability to deviate from the flock, to stand for something worth standing for, and to bask in our humanity, and what it means to really live.”

I Tried to Quit My Job

“Also this month, after getting rid of much of our extraneous crapola, we are moving into a (much) smaller apartment downtown, saving $500 in rent. We’ll also save on transportation costs by leaving the car parked and walking everywhere. We’ll trim expenses in other areas, also. Except for coffee. Coffee is non-negotiable. I start frothing and biting.

It might seem like using our money to pay off debt, getting rid of our stuff, and living in smaller spaces are pretty gigantic sacrifices. But these weren’t hard choices for us. We want to need less. We are weird.”

Welcoming The Maximalist Movement

“At the heart of this new maximalist movement is one simple ideal: more. I think people want more from life, not less. But, I also think that the two are not mutually exclusive.

I reject the idea that the answer to a happy life is merely to simplify and do less.”

11 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Do in 2011

“Listen up honey bunnies. Video is the future, people have been saying this for years and it’s growing more and more popular as we speak (read? write? whatever). All of you with even slightly presentable mugs should be integrating some sort of video into your business/brand. If you have a face only a mother can love, do videos anyhow – Steve Buscemi has built a brand around that.”

How Permission Can Make or Break the New Year

“Quit needing permission to do what you want to do. Just start doing it.”

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