Do More + Own Less = Happiness

The formula is easy, making it work is hard.

My name is Neil Hawkesford. I know the above to be true…… from experience.


A strict definition says an experientialist believes personal experience to be the principle source of knowledge.

It’s hard to argue with that. Most of us learn more from what happens to us than we do from books.

But I like to use a wider definition; to me an experientialist is someone who values experiences above status and possessions, someone who wants to do more and own less, someone who wants a simpler, more fulfilling life, someone who wants to be happier.

Value Experiences

Experiences give us more than knowledge.

Experiences expand our horizons, they encourage us to be more, to do more.

Status and Possessions

We worry too much about what people think of us. Truth is they don’t care.

We buy stuff we don’t need to impress people we don’t like.

Consumerism is killing the planet.

Our constant pursuit of more STUFF is killing us.

Owning less stuff creates more space for experiences.


It’s not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that’s what creates happiness.


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