Minimalism with Finances is just the beginning.
Everyone knows that if you cut costs, you'll have a lower overhead. The problem is that rationalization, emotional pressure, and the general hope for indulgence overtakes the minimalistic mindset, which in turn causes another end of the month emergency.
In the end, there is no progress.
Take an austere look at the expenses in your life, and cut the fat. Narrow that number down as small as it can go, and then take a look at what is left.
I've got a goal to earn $1300 by the 6th of next month. The way I am going to do that is by focusing on one critical assignment, and one smaller assignment afterward.
I've opted to spend all $1300 on the bills and rent that I need to pay for both November, and December.
By spending my cash on future obligations, I don't have to retain control over my spending habits, because the money is already gone. Incidentally, I will also have I will have six solid weeks of zero obligations before I need to put my body into 'Client Project Mode' once more.
What will I do with all of that Freedom?
- Hint: It involves working for myself to create assets which will provide me with more freedom in the future.
By the way, here is a glimpse of some Dataporn:
Here's a process video for a recent Portrait I did of a friend of mine named Amber. I'm learning a lot about skin tones, light, and facial structures in these studies -- It's a great practice.