Once your dreamlines are ready, you’ll need to pay for them and for your living costs. Yes, you can save beforehand, or live off your investments, but most probably need an income source. This is where the concept of a muse enters.
Here’s the example dreamlining worksheet that Tim Ferriss uses in “The 4-hour Workweek”. The worksheet is adapted such that the cost calculations are done differently for recurring monthly cost and one-off costs.
What’s probably most important is: Tim develops 11 dreamlines in total, but he chooses only four to first work on.
This article is a short Dreamlining how-to. I’ll explain step by step what and when to do.
Dreamlining is a technique for achieving one’s personal dreams based on writing them down and performing time and cost calculations.
Define your dreams or someone else will
Dreamlining is the systematic process of outlining your ideal lifestyle and making a plan to realize your dreams.
The definition is straight from Wiktionary:
Etymology: Blend of dream and streamlining, coined by Timothy Ferriss.
Noun: dreamlining (uncountable) A technique for achieving one's personal dreams based on writing them down and performing time and cost calculations.
Dreamlining was introduced in the book “The Four-Hour Workweek” (4hww) by Tim Ferriss.
It starts by defining dreams in the categories of: