Maniacs Save Money
These people that have a very casual approach to what they're doing. Usually, they're not focusing on one thing, they're doing fucking 15 things like very mediocrely. The way they present themselves is very casual. And he's like, that's not interesting to me. I like maniacs on a mission. - David Senra, Smart Friends Episode 64: David Senra and Mitchell Baldridge Part 3
I realized I’m a maniac and I save money because I’m a maniac. I buy monthly subscriptions for my hobbies where I can go as many times as I want in a month. And then I maximize my time. For example, right now, I’m spending around $500 a month for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, climbing, and pottery memberships. It’s not a small amount of money. But I go to BJJ around eight hours a week, climb around four to six hours and do pottery for around four to six hours. That’s 64-80 hours a month and I don’t spend much money outside of these activities. I’m spending between $6-$8 an hour on these activities. I enjoy doing them and I’m developing taste in them. On top of that, I watch free YouTube videos to learn more. So being maniacal has limited my spending.
In the podcast, they call the opposite of maniacs, Casuals. Casual activities are more expensive because they’re competing for your attention. They need to offer amenities and dress everything up.