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Transform Your Life Forever With the Dreamlife Ratio

Dreamlife Ratio

What’s your dream life?

Take a moment to think about it…

Where are you?

What are you doing?

Who are you with?

How do you feel?

What is your typical day like?

Now consider this basic fact.

The life you live today is the life you’re living. The life you’ll live tomorrow is going to be determined by two things:

  1. Circumstances external to you
  2. Your behaviours

Some people will argue the factors external to them are overpowering and they are strong.The life you live today is the life you’re living. The life you’ll live tomorrow is going to be determined by two things:

But there’s something unique about humans compared with all other living things…

We have the ability to alter our environment.

I’m writing this from Belgrade Serbia where I’ve been working the last couple weeks and preparing to travel to Bali in a week or so.

Here the average person is very poor. Life is very hard for them with wages around $400 per month it’s amazing they can get by at all.

Maybe your situation is the same or worse or slightly better the point is it would be inaccurate and unfair to suggest that someone in these circumstances has the same access and ability as someone born into a wealthy family in a developed country.

Yet, many people do rise above their circumstances even if this means leaving an environment that makes life harder.

The reason I mention this is it comes back to behaviors.

In other words, our environment will have a powerful impact on us but we have the ability to change our environment over time to better support us.

All of this points to a basic truth.

The quality of your life over time will be determined by the quality of your behaviors. The choices you make and the actions you take.

It’s not exclusively the case but it’s all we can do and the rest is up to a higher power.

Since we’ve been given this one chance, this moment here and now doesn’t it make sense to do the most we can with what we’ve got?

We’re going to talk then specifically about what YOU can do today and every day forward to bring yourself a little closer to your dream life.


The Question of Values

Our time is limited.

As a result, life, whether we admit it or not, is always a matter of picking something over something else.

I choose to go out with my friends so I’m not able to study at home.

I choose to spend money on clothes, so I don’t have the same money to travel.

Constructing your dream life then is all about deciding what’s most valuable to you then optimizing your life for those values.

Your values are unique to you, someone else cannot choose them for you and your happiness will largely be determined by the extent you manage to make your reality align with what you believe is most valuable in life.

Everything we’re going to discuss then pertains to choosing what you value over what you don’t value.

This is what choices are all about you’ve got something even if it’s a potential something and you give it up in exchange for something else.

A good choice or a good life involves choosing to trade away as much of what you don’t value as possible to get as much as possible of what you do value.

Make sense?

For example, you might value the bustle of a city with great conveniences over lower costs so for you moving to New York or London or Tokyo might make sense.

Someone else might value tranquility and calm or a laid back easy life with warm weather so for them it makes sense to move to Greece or Bali or Costa Rica.

You can only be in one place at a time, so you need to choose what you value most.

The worst situation is where you feel trapped, you push the choice off, or you choose something you don’t value over something you do. That’s a recipe for misery.


Growing the Size of the Pot

Some of you might be thinking, “but I want both!”

Others might recite the old line, “you can’t have your cake and eat it too”.

The truth is you might not be able to now but you can often increase your overall, this is key to achieving your dream life.

Think about it like this.

Say you want to be able to travel the world and to afford a nice car.

If you’ve only got a small amount of money you might have to choose between them.

Some people live lives of resignation where they accept this as a fact.

Those who live the greatest lives say, “this is my reality today and I can improve it for tomorrow”.

How do you do this?

It turns out there’s only one way…

You grow the size of the put by getting more for less

In a sense the secret to having more is getting more for less.

So, the secret to the dream life then is two-fold:

  1. Getting more
  2. Trading what you don’t value for what you do value

This goes from “having more”, which isn’t necessarily better, to “having more of what you want and less of what you don’t want” = dreamlife!


What is the Dreamlife Ratio?

At Richucation we talk about what we call the “Dreamlife Ratio”.

This is a simple measurement of what you’re giving up (your inputs) for what you’re getting in exchange (your outputs).

It recognizes that we’ve always got many types of inputs:

  1. Time
  2. Money
  3. Timeframe
  4. Relationships
  5. Reputation
  6. Assets
  7. Risk
  8. Opportunity
  9. Peace of mind
  10. Health
  11. Etc.

And on the other side we’ve got similar outputs.

Most people go through life and don’t measure.

Most people do trades that keep them at roughly the same place.

Most people don’t find ways to make their trades worth progressively more, effectively banking their time (we discuss this in The Free Golden Path training for multiplying your income and it applies everywhere).

This is at the core of our Deal ROI training.

In fact it’s at the core of the idea of ROI or Return on Investment in general.

People think of Return on Investment in monetary terms but it applies for time, for energy for relationships, for reputation, etc. as well.

Most people don’t have a full view of their life and all they are giving up or getting in return.

And as a result, most people never live their dream lives.


What’s Next?

If you want to get a little closer to your dream life start by identifying what you really truly value in your heart of hearts.

Not what you give in to pressure from other people on, not what others say you should value but what matters to you.

Figure out what it will take to have it (in our Free Revenue Growth Action Plan we help break through process down).

Then begin measuring what you’ve got and start paying attention to the trades and learn to improve them.

If you need skills to improve this consider our Mastery ROI training.

If you need extra income, consider our Marketing ROI training.

If you need a team, consider our Team ROI training.

If you liked this article check out others we’ve written, reach out to us, we’re available to work with you 1 on 1, in groups or simply to provide you free resources and education to help you get there.


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