Archive for the ‘Lifestyle Design’ Category

From Escaping Your Life to Relishing Your Life: How to Live In the Now

Q: Do you know how old I’ll be by the time I learn to play the piano [or insert dream, passion, hobby]? A: The same age you will be if you don’t.

Do you find yourself anxiously wishing the workday was over so you can just take a nice, hot shower, eat a warm meal, and then fall asleep in your fluffy, comfortable bed?

Do you count down the time until your lunch hour, then to find it passed by all too quickly, just to count down again to when it’s 5 p.m. so you can jet on out of the office?

Do you meticulously plan every single detail of your upcoming vacation that’s 6 months away, because you’re so (... read more)

A Life With No Regrets: It’s Now or Never

For all the most important things, the timing always sucks. Waiting for a good time to quit your job? The stars will never align and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up all the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. “Someday” is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it’s important to you and you want to do it “eventually,” just do it and correct course along the way. - Tim Ferriss

Your incredibly loud and obnoxious alarm clock rings, at (... read more)

The Quick Guide to Designing Your Ideal Lifestyle In Less Than 24 Hours (Using The ACE Method)

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. – George Bernard Shaw

Books, blogs, forums, summits and more abound in the world of Lifestyle Design (LD). Minimalism is a very particular and specific niche in the world of LD. This blog is about minimalism, as well as myriad concepts, tips and tools in designing your life the way you see fit.

But first thing’s first. What IS Lifestyle Design?

Lifestyle Design Defined

Simply put, Lifestyle Design is about experimenting with lifestyle choices and methods to get you to where you are having the most freedom, fun or adventure (or all of the above). It’s about opening up the world of possibilities that is available to you in your (... read more)

Colin Is His Name, Exile Lifestyle Is His Game

Colin Wright | Exile Lifestyle | About

If you have no alternatives, if you burn all the bridges, then you will have no choice but to make this new path work. – Colin Wright on what it means to go all in (no half-assing here)

Colin Wright is a wonderful chap. I’ve had the fun privilege of meeting him, Andi Norris, and Ashley Ambirge during their Way Below Status Quo road trip across the country, when they came through Chicago in July. The meet up, along with runaway cats and chocolate smoothies, is recounted here.

Colin is the brilliant entrepreneurial mind behind several different online forces, such as his main blog Exile Lifestyle, Flashpack Co, ebookling, Most Interesting People In the Room, and Colin Is My (... read more)

Chris Guillebeau, An Interview With the Non-Conformist Himself (Win a Free Copy of The Art of Non-Conformity!)

“You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect you to.” – Chris Guillebeau

In his popular blog, The Art of Non-Conformity, Chris Guillebeau, traveler, writer, and fighter of the status quo, shares with the world his philosophies, beliefs, ideas, experiences and know-how of what it means to live an unconventional and remarkable life, despite what society tells you what is best for you and what is right.

In our age of mass conformity and the strive to live and lead a “normal” life (truly, is normal really normal?), we need not just be a sheep following the herd.

For what if the herd goes in a direction our heart does not believe in? Or what if the (... read more)