One Small Step: The Importance of Action in Lifestyle Design

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe if you must, but take a step.— Naeem Callaway Once you find out about lifestyle design, you probably want to dive right in... it’s that amazing. The thing is, though, you probably aren’t (yet) in the position to quit your job and follow your bliss. There are other considerations like ...

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Don’t Believe Every Selfie You See

“We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.” Iris Murdoch So, let’s tackle something a little uncomfortable. What’s up? You know that saying, “what you see is what you get?” Well, we see a lot of everyone’s lives these days. From Instagram to Facebook to Pinterest to Twitter, we are a culture that is pretty obsessed ...

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Fall in Love With Your Future

When you think about the future, what do you imagine? Are you seeing piles of unpaid bills stacking up? That performance review you’re dreading? The blind date next week your friend guarantees won’t be a bust this time? It’s time to fall in love...with your future. The truth is, nobody knows what the future will bring (not even those psychics who advertise on late-night TV). We ...

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Do Nice Guys (and Gals) Really Finish Last?

So, you’re busy designing a life that others only dream of. You’ve got things fairly balanced. Your business is taking off. You’re really doing it. Sometimes, though, life is going to send you some obstacles. Sometimes, those obstacles are people. Whether it’s cutting loose an employee who just isn’t working out, firing your property manager or scooping up a deal from someone else, if you ...

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Want More – Out of Life? Get Rid of the Junk!

We all have a junk drawer - whether it’s metaphorical or an actual junk drawer in our kitchens that we have to all but force shut. We open it when we have something that doesn’t serve us but aren’t ready to let go of just yet. Maybe we think we will need it later, maybe we are having a hard time throwing out something that doesn’t ...

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When the Going Gets Tough… Lifestyle Design Inspiration

Fellow lifestyle designers and adventurers, you know the saying, “when the going gets tough, the tough get going”? That’s what today’s post is all about. How do you handle the ebb and flow of life - and the waves that sometime crash upon your shores? Problems are unavoidable. In creating the life of your dreams, it’s a fact that things are not always going to go as ...

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Hey, Lifestyle Designers: What Would Steve Jobs Do?

Okay, Hipsters. We’re looking to the Elvis Presley of Computers - aka Steve Jobs - for today’s lifestyle inspiration. Steve Jobs, in many ways, was the ultimate lifestyle designer. He didn’t take “no, you can’t do it that way” for an answer. Where other people saw limitations, he saw boundless opportunities. Then - he created them. He created opportunity not just for himself,  but for all ...

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The Zen of Lifestyle Design

You can find zen in lifestyle design. The two actually have a whole bunch in common. Lifestyle design is all about finding a way to live the life you love right now. No delaying the fun stuff until retirement, no 9-5 shifts stuck in a tiny cubicle with nothing but fluorescents to take the place of natural lighting. In a way, a very real way, lifestyle design is about living ...

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Put a New Filter on Your Life

Once upon a time - way back when (say, the 1980’s), taking photographs was a whole lot more simple. The point and shoot camera had taken over the market and collectively, everyone marveled at the simplicity and resolution. Fast forward to today, and taking photos has become revolutionized. Whereas maybe once, you waited for a party to show off your awesome pics, now you can post play-by-play photos of virtually ...

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