While talking with my cat over coffee this morning, and considering outrageous blog post titles, I realized that I just helped my 100th person build their own AUTHENTIC sauna. Surely cause for celebration, I let the cat outside and wrote down this formula, which had been the root of my own sauna builds and every sauna build on which I’ve helped out.
W – will is the desire and passion from within.
I – information is the Interweb, the googlator, the build your own sauna book from this website. The guy with the orange apron at Home Depot. Youtube.
T – time is not a cost. Time is not fixed. Time is something you allow for and look forward to.
Consider these two scenarios:
- Staying up until midnight building sauna benches then waking up the next morning rejuvenated or
- Realizing that when you sit bleary eyed watching TV, you drag yourself to bed and wake up the next day exhausted.
M – money. Yes we need money. But with more W I T we need less M.
W I T are the pillars to resourcefulness. Money the erosion of it.
🙂 – is satisfaction.
The formula is complete
Sure, someone could decide on Tuesday that they want a pool table. And they could pay for it on the phone, have it delivered by the end of the week, and throw a party that Friday night. Then what? It becomes a table to store boxes. But the person who has always wanted a pool table (will) and has the time to ask on Next Door or noodle around Craigslist (information) will end up paying fractions less (money) and enjoy miles more 🙂 (satisfaction).
DIY isn’t just a song by Peter Gabriel.
Oh, the 2 (squared) next to 🙂 symbolizes collaboration. It could be your brother in law with a table saw, and it’s also me. I get a huge satisfaction helping others realize their authentic sauna dreams. I am here to help.
But that’s just me. And sauna.
Try the formula out on yourself. What’s your passion?
BONUS: Test out the formula while sitting on the sauna bench or in the garden all misty wet with rain after a cold shower cool down.