I have been thinking about this question a lot lately: What exactly is lifestyle design?
Only a few weeks ago, I heard the term lifestyle design. Although I didn’t know what it meant, I understood that a lifestyle is how someone lives. Design is the creation of that lifestyle. How do you create your lifestyle? It was a concept I did not fully grasp.
Lifestyle design is a relatively new term. However, successful Internet business gurus use it as if it were air. I did some research.
Lifestyle design, which is the act of creating your own lifestyle and living the life you desire, was something I discovered. Timothy Ferriss, the author of The 4-Hour Workweek has made it his goal to live how he likes. He is a Chinese Kickboxing Champion, an actor, and a multimillionaire. These things are possible because he created businesses and uses outsourcing to reduce his work hours to just four hours per week. This allows him more time to pursue the things he desires.
That is what I want.
Most people believe that his life is what he made. While that may be true, the way we describe him in lifestyle design reflects the opposite.“He made decisions and took actions based on what kind of life he wanted to lead.”
Most people, including myself, don’t really consider the lifestyle they want. We all have goals, and we work hard to achieve them (retirement or millions of dollars, owning companies), but we rarely think about what kind of lifestyle we want and how our daily lives should look.We all make decisions and work hard to achieve our goals. But do we do the exact same for our ideal lifestyle.
A person may have achieved or exceeded their goal if they have earned $500,000 over a 12-month period. They may not live the ideal lifestyle if they work 90 hours per week to reach their goal.
You can see the difference.
Everyone will have their own ideas about what the ideal lifestyle should look like. It is important to think deeply about your ideal lifestyle. You can design your life easier if you are earning a passive income. You can have more freedom and time with the extra money you earn from your passive income.
I enjoy the office. However, I do not want to work eight hours a days because I would rather spend time with my family. Part-time work allows me to make this happen because I earn the same amount (or more) as if my job was full-time with no passive income.
My fiancee and i love to travel. Let’s say we plan to go on a month-long vacation to an exotic location each year. Why should I use money I make from my income? You can create a passive income stream, such as a website or product, and then use the money to travel. This way, I don’t have to worry about how it will impact other areas of my life. I am creating my own lifestyle.
It’s not all about making X amount of money by working X number of hours. It’s about working hard today so that you can reap the rewards and live your life as you choose. Earning passive income creates freedom.
Although it’s not easy to do, it’s possible with hard work and determination to create the lifestyle you want.
Pat Flynn, a business owner, entrepreneur and blogger, writes about his online passive income successes. Flynn owns several small businesses that only require a few hours per week. In his spare time, he helps others create multiple passive income streams.