Ah, the Hawaiian shirt. An ultimate symbol of … tackiness? Maybe – but it’s a lot more than that. It’s a symbol of being relaxed. It’s a symbol of a devil-may-care approach to life. It’s that whole Jimmy Buffett, sipping margaritas at noon, watching the ocean tide come in kind of a thing. The Hawaiian shirt is a lifestyle. And it makes us ask – how do you approach work?
When you do lifestyle design, your work needs to fit in with your lifestyle. You can’t be a master at the whole lifestyle design thing if you slip out of your Hawaiian shirt and throw on a suit everyday for work. What does a suit symbolize? Following other people’s’ rules. Doing what is expected of you; not what you expect of yourself. Not being comfortable. Not being you. Hipster says you can wear whatever you want to work: even a Hawaiian shirt! Be comfortable. Be you. Be relaxed. Here’s how to start:
Design the Hawaiian Shirt That Matches Your Lifestyle
What kind of lifestyle are you designing? Is it a nightclub, jet-setting to Paris kind of a thing? Are you more into trekking the Himalayas? Are you a total beach bum? Define your lifestyle. Visualize the way your Hawaiian shirt should look to match your lifestyle.
Get Comfortable “Wearing” Your Awesome Shirt To Work
Ok. If you’ve got a 9-5 with a dress code, we are so not advocating you try to get fired. That being said, you can metaphorically wear the shirt you picked out to work. Feel as though you are wearing your shirt – and all that it means. Approach your work with your personal lifestyle in mind. Don’t be uncomfortable in your job. Be relaxed. Stop and smell the roses. Remember the most important thing is always you.
Work Somewhere Hawaiian Shirts Are Dress-Code
Maybe you want to consider jumping ship and following a career path that lets you wear whatever you want while you work. Maybe you want to work for yourself. Maybe you want to invest your money. Don’t be afraid to think differently and do things differently to achieve your ultimate lifestyle. Put some thought into it: where would you rather spend your days? Somewhere you’ve gotta wear suits or somewhere you can wear your rad Hawaiian shirt?
Key Takeaway for Everyone:
Work can be fulfilling, relaxed and happy. It doesn’t have to be stuffy, boring and confining. Whether you change your attitude or your job, remember that this is your life and you owe it to yourself to live in a way that is most true to you.
Key Takeaway for Real Estate Investors:
Have you been putting on a metaphorical suit every day when you don’t have to anymore? Rethink your working attitude. Remember that one of the amazing benefits of investing is how perfectly it fits in with true lifestyle design. Time to bust out your favorite Hawaiian shirt!