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This post is an example of the content I share every Friday in my Living by Experience Magazine. If you’d like your free copy, just click here.

In my Travel book The Freedom Project I introduced the concept of Experience Value which I’ve used extensively in my travels. The reason I travel is to undergo a certain experience, whether it’s just to smell or taste a different culture, to swim with dolphins or just sit on the beach for the day. Travel brings all sorts of interesting experiences I couldn’t have had when I stayed at home on the couch in front of my TV. I could have watched a documentary on dolphins, but I wouldn’t have been able to feel the sensation of one pulling me through Caribbean ocean water.

Experience value is something I take home with me as a mental souvenir from any trip I go on. Experience Value transcends financial value, and sometimes I’d rather spend a little more money if that allows me to undergo a certain experience. Flying a helicopter over Manhattan became a bit more complicated (and expensive) after 9/11, but was worth every penny. Experience Value also means I’d rather not do certain things while I’m traveling. The experience I might have when I’m staying at a very cheap hotel in a bad neighborhood is not one I’m particularly interested in anymore.

The right Experience Value almost direcly translates to a higher level of happiness. Working through the items on my bucket list gives me an experience of joy while doing what I love. When I can experience joy and happiness while travelling by focusing on maximizing my experience value, I wanted to find a way to accomplish that at home as well. What I’m after is to live every day of my life in a way that allows me to take the maximum Experience Value out that day. The lifestyle of living by experience goes beyond the popular “doing one thing a day that scares you”: I wanted to incorporate the principle of Experience Value into my life permanently, and on a much deeper level. It’s why I do the work I do, and why I made this blog. Because if I can do it, so can you. So the real question is: what are you going to do today that excites you and contributes to the goals in your life?

Bon voyage!

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Hey there! I'm Wilko van de Kamp - a bestselling author, entrepreneur and personal branding coach. I've spent over 15 years helping people and businesses exceed their goals through personalized training and development. As the founder of Liberty Training Academy, I specialize in empowering authors, coaches and experts to elevate their brand and become the #1 influencer in their industry. My passion lies in using technology and storytelling to help my clients achieve their personal, professional and financial dreams. I'm always eager to connect and help others succeed, so feel free to reach out anytime. You can even preview some of my courses for free - let's chat about how I can help you! To get a conversation started, simply text me at (604) 210-8668