“When’s the last time you tried something for the first time?” -Eddy
Move Your Cheese
In life creating change is a good thing, too many routines and your mind gets lazy. Changing things on your own is like moving your cheese. You’re forcing yourself to adapt and get better. I’ve always liked change. It’s fun to try things in a different way.
A friend one day says to me, “how often do you shave your head? Do you still use shaving cream?”. Of course I did, “how the heck else are you going to shave your head?” I replied and what he said next changed me forever, “Ever tried shaving in the shower?”. I had never.
Why do we use shaving cream? Do we need it to get a clean shave? No. Could it be that a long time ago barbers used shaving cream and it became a cultural norm to shave with shaving cream? Reinforcement through advertising to buy better razors and new and improved gels, creams, and who knows what next. No one sits back and asks is this something we actually need?
The next morning I shaved in the shower and till this day have never bought shaving cream again.
One of Eddy’s sayings around our office is “when’s the last time you tried something for the first time?” I tried something for the first time and now I don’t have to buy shaving cream anymore.
Weird. Why hadn’t I tried this before?! This has lead me to second guess a lot of things in life.
What have you tried not doing that could save you money?
When’s the last time you tried something outside of the “norm”?
The less we need in life the happier we are. I am very skeptical about how we live our lives based on how we were raised. Always asking the question “do we need this?” and “what purpose does this serve?”. There are a lot of aspects to life that are just “the norm” because no one has tried any different.
You can try different, or at the very least stop buying shaving cream.