It’s more than a funny co-incidence that right while I’m in the middle of enjoying Tim Ferriss’s highly regarded The 4-Hour Work Week, I get a visit from Diane Goldsmith. It seems Diane is behind a new start-up called Village LMC, a local Lifestyle Management Consierge service. It’s interesting because Ferris is a big proponent of simplifying one’s life through outsourcing of mundane or inconvenient tasks that could easily be handled by an assistant. He makes the case that it can be cost-effective and time-freeing, and he makes a strong argument.
He often suggests using offshore assistants, but there are any number of things in our lives that could be handled only by someone in the physical world, located near to us. That’s why I have a feeling that Diane and Dan Meadowcroft’s endeavour is going to be a huge success. And why I was thrilled that they asked us to do their site! Nothing to see there yet, but this time next week we should have an intial site up and running!