Lifestyle Design: Live life on your terms
What do you plan to do when you retire? For many, travel, spending time with loved ones, volunteering, or taking up a new hobby tops the list. Yet most people spend forty to fifty years working before retirement. And when they do retire, they find that health, boredom, and other issues get in the way.
I’m here to tell you it doesn’t have to be that way. In fact, you’ve been lied to your entire life.
No matter where you’re from, you’ve been indoctrinated with certain expectations that, if you’re like most people, you have spent your life blindly following. But because you’re reading this, I suspect you’re looking for more. You don’t want to be resigned to living a soulless life in the cubicle, praying for a (possibly) relaxing weekend so you can retire at 67 and fade into the sunset.
You see, I believe we can use the concept of lifestyle design to decide for ourselves what is valuable, who our authority figures are, and how we live our life.
Social conformity dictates that we go to school, perhaps to college, then go out and get a job in the real world. There, we’ll work during the hours that the world has agreed to shuffle papers, and hopefully get a raise to work longer hours with more pressure for barely any more pay.
Movies are filled with people who have given up the daily grind, the cubicle, the depressing office, to truly enjoy life. Unfortunately, the movies is where it starts and ends for most people.
You only have one life to live. It’s fleeting. Youth is even more fleeting. You deserve to make the most out of it.
What is lifestyle design all about?
Lifestyle design is a concept that throws away the old theories on what you should do in life. It’s about doing what you want to do. Going where you want to go. Waking up with a smile on your face in the morning, even if it’s at 10:30am. Not being a slave to the man or (hopefully) waiting for for the next soul-sucking promotion up the corporate ladder. Putting an end to the days of vague stares out the office window, counting the days to your annual two weeks of freedom and a holiday in Paris.
I’m Andrew Henderson: global jetsetter, citizen of the world, and free man. While books like Tim Ferriss’ “The Four Hour Workweek” have brought lifestyle design into the mainstream, I and many others have been living it for yours. Since I was twenty years old, I’ve defined my own reality building my own businesses, setting my own schedule, and decided where I want to go. I’ve built a life of freedom and an income of geographic neutrality. Now, I travel the world on my own accord. And I’ll show you how to do that, too.
As a fiercely independent person, I have never wanted to have someone else define my reality. Thomas Jefferson once said “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act. Action will delineate and define you.”
Why not live the life you want to, right now?
Yes, you can live an unconventional life – on your own terms – that unlocks the lifestyle of the rich and famous while still in your working years. The idea that you need millions of dollars in the bank to enjoy life like a millionaire is nothing more than outdated fantasy. You don’t want the million dollars; you want what you believe it will buy you. When it boils down to it, we all want life-changing experiences that make us feel alive.
That’s exactly the philosophy behind Lifestyle Design.
Start creating your dream lifestyle today
Why spend your entire life chasing a dream you may never attain, and can’t define clearly? Why defer happiness to a time when your life may dictate you can’t enjoy it? In his book The Four Hour Workweek, Tim Ferriss discusses joining the New Rich – those who abandon the deferred-life plan to create a luxury lifestyle and live in the present. It’s all about questioning the status quo.
Lifestyle design is about examining your life and your goals. About thinking outside the box to make your life dreams happen now rather than later. About putting an end to the excuses and limited thinking that’s seemingly hard wired into us, causing us to become corporate drones.
The most important part is that it has to suit your life. While many proponents of lifestyle design travel to remote countries to experience new things, your lifestyle design can involve sleeping in and homeschooling your kids in your pajamas. It’s about getting in touch with yourself and finding ways to build your own portable income, whether that’s an online business or something else.
As a serial entrepreneur and citizen of the world, I want you to join me in defining your own reality and living on your own terms. My free email newsletter offers actionable information on building your personal and economic freedom in today’s connected world. I share knowledge from my network of experts on every continent about achieving your personal and financial goals through concepts like geo-arbitrage. I’ll show you how to build a lifestyle by planting flags around the world and maximizing your opportunities. There has never been a better time in human history to stand on your own with freedom and prosperity.
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