What Is Lifestyle Design?
What are you planning to do when you retire? Do you hope to travel, spend time with friends and family, take up new hobbies or volunteer to support a cause?
How long will it take you to retire? For average people, it takes about 45 years, if you live that long. Maybe you’re hoping to retire sooner, in 30, or 20 or even 10 years by working hard.
Why does it have to be that way? Why do most of us go to college, find a so called good job and spend 30-40 years of our lives climbing the corporate ladder only to retire when we’re past our prime?
I just don’t feel it has to be this way. And it won’t be for me. Not anymore.
Is it possible to live an unconventional life that unlocks the lifestyle of the rich and retired now, while you’re still in your “working years.”?
Yes, I feel that it is possible. You will certainly have to step outside of your comfort zone.
That’s exactly the philosophy behind Lifestyle Design.
I am going to design my own lifestyle.
I realize I will have to work along the way. That’s fine. I am not against work. I just want it to be meaningful. I want it to make a difference.
And of course I want to see the world. I need to see the world.
Who Can Benefit From Lifestyle Design?
Anyone with a desire for something more, something better, than the deferred life plan they are currently living.
Everyone can take advantage of certain elements of lifestyle design. At its most basic level, lifestyle design is about questioning the predominant work ethic that teaches us to become corporate drones, working 40-60 hours or more every week while living for the weekends and a few weeks of vacation every year.
Lifestyle Design is about examining your life and your goals and thinking unconventionally about how to make things possible now instead of later.
It’s about designing your life instead of letting society design it for you.
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