I love talking about upgrades. For me – an upgrade is recognizing things that feel like ‘economy class’ (budget, the cheapest option), and making different choices that more accurately reflect the way I want to feel. I want to feel ‘business class’ abundant, light, prosperous, and free.
It’s applicable to our entire lives if we choose to look at it that way. Here are some examples I can think of just now:
- Ordering off food menus.
- Buying white goods and appliances.
- Where you live.
- Coaching and mentoring.
- Buying from social enterprises.
- Choosing restaurants.
- Personal development.
- Glasses and sunglasses.
- Experiences and date nights.
- Home decor.
- Virtual assistants.
- Reducing single-use plastic.
- Donations, philanthropy, charity work.
I’m constantly working on incremental upgrades (thanks, denisedt) in my biz and personal life.
It doesn’t have to cost a lot, and you don’t have to do it all at once.
Upgrades also need to align with your values and ethics, so make sure you’re clear on what’s important to you.
Is it switching to beeswax wraps to reduce single-use plastic?
Is it buying your products from social enterprises like whogivesacrap, thankyou, or supporting microloans with kiva?
How do you want to feel?
Because THAT is where you’ll uncover the inspiration for upgrades.