I'm fascinated by people who have successfully "reset" their lives. The story of a fortune 200 exec that decides he's had enough and becomes a cat fish farmer, or the lawyer that decides to turn his baking hobby into a career. If you haven't read it, Po Bronson's What Should I Do With My Life is an inspiring read. A close friend with who had been working as a successful investment banker got caught up in the economic grinder last year. Luckily he had money banked so he wasn't off so bad. After pounding on doors and submitting resumes for six months and finding nothing he was even remotely interested in doing he decided to reset his life. He's sold off everything that had a payment associated with it and whittled down his life to the things he owned outright and that would cost very little to maintain. When the fancy condo, cars, and vacation timeshare were gone he went out and bought a used motorcycle ($2,500) and started traveling... everywhere. For the last year he's traveled light and always by bike. Found work across the country as a part time laborer and on a few occasions as a consultant. He's worked in lumber yards, bars, fishing vessels, and diners. He's been writing it all down and from what I've read he'll make a bundle if he decides to publish it. But for now he's content with seeing what's next. He's come a long way from being the most structured person I knew. Focus: If you could reset your life what would you do? How far could you whittle down your "necessities"?