How much does a year ofhappiness cost?Lily Leung (exploreforayer.com)	 @lilyleung
2009: I hate my job
Monday: 	 	 Is it Friday yet?Wednesday: 	 Hump Day!Friday: 	 	 	 Weekend!Saturday: 	 	 I wish everyday was SaturdaySunday:...
What would make me happier?
What would make me happier?More vacation?Less responsibilities?More responsibilities?New boss?Different team?Flexible work...
None of the above?
Later in 2009... a new job!
Later in 2009... a new job!Better titleHigher salarySmarter bossNew things to learn!
Things are great again!
But... 3 months later...
Monday: 	 	 Is it Friday yet?Friday: 	 	 	 Weekend!Sunday: 		 	 Monday tomorrow :(
Two choices:
Two choices:1. Make adrastic change2. Same thingover and over
...an exercise in lateral thinking4 Hour Work Week (Tim Ferriss)
How much does it cost?Photography coursesWeb coursesTravel to Europe, Asia, Central AmericaMBA, mastersWriting a bookAnd m...
How much money do I have?
Pursuingpersonalinterests$$ I can/willing tospend
One scenario...
7 months in Toronto (remainder of apartment lease)Summer of web design classes (certificate program)1 month in London, UK (...
7 months in Toronto (remainder of apartment lease)Summer of web design classes (certificate program)1 month in London, UK (...
7 months in Toronto (remainder of apartment lease)Summer of web design classes (certificate program)1 month in London, UK (...
One scenario...
7 months in Toronto - $11,000 (rent, bills, living) (savings)Summer of web design classes - $5,000 (RRSP/LLP)1 month in Lo...
7 months in Toronto - $11,000 (rent, bills, living) (savings)Summer of web design classes - $5,000 (RRSP/LLP)1 month in Lo...
$25,000... is a lot of money!
A large chunk of savingsEats into a condo downpayment$25,000... is a lot of money!
But $25,000 is also...
Less than I expectedA manageable amountOne year of freedom$25,000 <<< $1 millionThe price of a carNot that much more than ...
Am I actually going to do this?!
I’m scared.
Fears, problems, challenges...
I’ll be unemployable (a gaping hole in my resume)Fears, problems, challenges...
I’ll be unemployable (a gaping hole in my resume)My boss won’t be happy (=> bad reference for next job)Fears, problems, ch...
I’ll be unemployable (a gaping hole in my resume)My boss won’t be happy (=> bad reference for next job)Colleagues and peer...
I’ll be unemployable (a gaping hole in my resume)My boss won’t be happy (=> bad reference for next job)Colleagues and peer...
I’ll be unemployable (a gaping hole in my resume)My boss won’t be happy (=> bad reference for next job)Colleagues and peer...
Now what?
To be continued...
Hint: There’s a happy ending
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  1. 1. How much does a year ofhappiness cost?Lily Leung (exploreforayer.com) @lilyleung
  2. 2. 2009: I hate my job
  3. 3. Monday: Is it Friday yet?Wednesday: Hump Day!Friday: Weekend!Saturday: I wish everyday was SaturdaySunday: Monday tomorrow :(
  4. 4. What would make me happier?
  5. 5. What would make me happier?More vacation?Less responsibilities?More responsibilities?New boss?Different team?Flexible work hours?More interesting projects?More money?
  6. 6. None of the above?
  7. 7. Later in 2009... a new job!
  8. 8. Later in 2009... a new job!Better titleHigher salarySmarter bossNew things to learn!
  9. 9. Things are great again!
  10. 10. But... 3 months later...
  11. 11. Monday: Is it Friday yet?Friday: Weekend!Sunday: Monday tomorrow :(
  12. 12. Two choices:
  13. 13. Two choices:1. Make adrastic change2. Same thingover and over
  14. 14. ...an exercise in lateral thinking4 Hour Work Week (Tim Ferriss)
  15. 15. How much does it cost?Photography coursesWeb coursesTravel to Europe, Asia, Central AmericaMBA, mastersWriting a bookAnd more...
  16. 16. How much money do I have?
  17. 17. Pursuingpersonalinterests$$ I can/willing tospend
  18. 18. One scenario...
  19. 19. 7 months in Toronto (remainder of apartment lease)Summer of web design classes (certificate program)1 month in London, UK (visiting a friend)4 months of Southeast Asia (I’ve never been)______________________________________________________One scenario...
  20. 20. 7 months in Toronto (remainder of apartment lease)Summer of web design classes (certificate program)1 month in London, UK (visiting a friend)4 months of Southeast Asia (I’ve never been)______________________________________________________Cost =One scenario...
  21. 21. 7 months in Toronto (remainder of apartment lease)Summer of web design classes (certificate program)1 month in London, UK (visiting a friend)4 months of Southeast Asia (I’ve never been)______________________________________________________Cost = $25,000, one yearCost =One scenario...
  22. 22. One scenario...
  23. 23. 7 months in Toronto - $11,000 (rent, bills, living) (savings)Summer of web design classes - $5,000 (RRSP/LLP)1 month in London, UK (visiting a friend) - $1,500 (savings)4 months of Southeast Asia - $7,500 (savings)______________________________________________________One scenario...
  24. 24. 7 months in Toronto - $11,000 (rent, bills, living) (savings)Summer of web design classes - $5,000 (RRSP/LLP)1 month in London, UK (visiting a friend) - $1,500 (savings)4 months of Southeast Asia - $7,500 (savings)______________________________________________________One scenario...~ $25,000, one year
  25. 25. $25,000... is a lot of money!
  26. 26. A large chunk of savingsEats into a condo downpayment$25,000... is a lot of money!
  27. 27. But $25,000 is also...
  28. 28. Less than I expectedA manageable amountOne year of freedom$25,000 <<< $1 millionThe price of a carNot that much more than living in Toronto for a yearBut $25,000 is also...
  29. 29. Am I actually going to do this?!
  30. 30. I’m scared.
  31. 31. Fears, problems, challenges...
  32. 32. I’ll be unemployable (a gaping hole in my resume)Fears, problems, challenges...
  33. 33. I’ll be unemployable (a gaping hole in my resume)My boss won’t be happy (=> bad reference for next job)Fears, problems, challenges...
  34. 34. I’ll be unemployable (a gaping hole in my resume)My boss won’t be happy (=> bad reference for next job)Colleagues and peers will think I’m crazyFears, problems, challenges...
  35. 35. I’ll be unemployable (a gaping hole in my resume)My boss won’t be happy (=> bad reference for next job)Colleagues and peers will think I’m crazyBad financial decision ($25,000 + opportunity cost)Fears, problems, challenges...
  36. 36. I’ll be unemployable (a gaping hole in my resume)My boss won’t be happy (=> bad reference for next job)Colleagues and peers will think I’m crazyBad financial decision ($25,000 + opportunity cost)Being alone, lonely... the ugly ducklingFears, problems, challenges...
  37. 37. Now what?
  38. 38. To be continued...
  39. 39. Hint: There’s a happy ending
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