Lifestyle Design: How to Create the Life You Want

Lifestyle design is a catch-all buzzword that was made famous by Tim Ferriss around 2007.

The concepts of outsourcing your life, working for yourself, and creating a “4 hour work week” might be a little cliche these days, but the reality is that fundamentally they’re all things we should be thinking about.

So many of us are in jobs we hate, routines that are dis-enchanting and we’re not able to do the things we like to do on a regular basis.

So “designing our lives” to figure out how to integrate more of those things is a really valuable proposition and something we should do more of.

At Location Rebel our lifestyle design posts cover a broad range of topics like travel, blogging, productivity, and bucket lists.

Here are some of our most popular lifestyle design posts, followed by all of our posts in this category:

These are just a handful of dozens of posts on lifestyle design, so cruise through them below and start creating the life you really want.

How to Be Happy Again (5 Golden Rules for Happiness)

How to Be Happy Again (5 Golden Rules for Happiness)

Has it been a rough couple years? Trying to figure out how to be happy again? Aren't we all. These 5 golden rules will get you back on the right track

What Does Freedom Mean to You?

What Does Freedom Mean to You?

Do you consider yourself free? Have you ever thought about it? This is an opportunity to consider the word freedom and it's effect on your life.

The Benefits of Day Dreaming

The Benefits of Day Dreaming

Day dreaming can provide you with with an innumerable amount of benefits and ways to induce change in your life. You just have to embrace it and make plans for achieving your goals.

7 Easy Airplane Exercises You Can Do from Your Seat

7 Easy Airplane Exercises You Can Do from Your Seat

Sick of long flights? These airplane exercises will have you limber and in shape regardless of how long your flight is.

Turning 36 and Some Advice for New Parents

Turning 36 and Some Advice for New Parents

I recently turned 36 AND became a new dad. Here are 7 pieces of advice for new parents that I wrote down 5 day before my daughter was born.

12 Defining Moments in Life (and the Importance of Each)

12 Defining Moments in Life (and the Importance of Each)

I have had 11 defining moments in life that have changed the way I perceive what is possible. This is what I've learned from each.

How to Do Things that Seem Impossible

How to Do Things that Seem Impossible

Want to know how to do things that seem impossible? It's pretty simple, actually. And it starts with asking yourself one very important question.

How to Get Anything You Want in Life (The Complete Guide)

How to Get Anything You Want in Life (The Complete Guide)

Want to know how to get anything you want in life? Well guess what, it's not as hard as you think. Here are 37 PRACTICAL strategies you can apply TODAY.

So, You’re Quarantined from Coronavirus? Here’s a Silver Lining

So, You’re Quarantined from Coronavirus? Here’s a Silver Lining

So you're quarantined due to Coronavirus? What you do over the next month during the coronavirus quarantine, could completely reshape the rest of your life.

How to Do an Annual Review (and Why It’s Important for Success)

How to Do an Annual Review (and Why It’s Important for Success)

You should spend time each year reviewing how things went for your business. Here's how to do an annual review and start on the right track.

7 Mistakes Beginning Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Make (And How to Avoid Them)

7 Mistakes Beginning Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Make (And How to Avoid Them)

If you're an entrepreneur set on creating a new lifestyle brand there are 7 huge pitfalls most new business owners make, that you can EASILY avoid.

Radical Transparency: How to Get People to Be Brutally Honest With You

Radical Transparency: How to Get People to Be Brutally Honest With You

The concept of radical transparency is one I've thought a lot about lately, after reading Ray Dalio's, Principles. How do you get brutal honesty from people?

Benefits of Coworking Spaces: Why All Remote Workers Should Have One

Benefits of Coworking Spaces: Why All Remote Workers Should Have One

You have home, day job, and then you have that other place where you spend your time. For me there are numerous benefits of coworking spaces.

The Early Morning Panic Spiral (Trust Me, It’s Going to Be Ok)

The Early Morning Panic Spiral (Trust Me, It’s Going to Be Ok)

Early morning panic spiral may not be a technical term, but this early morning anxiety can be crippling if you don't know how to handle it. Here's how.

The Email that Changed My Life (And Now Might Change Yours)

The Email that Changed My Life (And Now Might Change Yours)

When I did the Tropical MBA internship in 2010, it changed my life. If you're someone looking for a similar opportunity or apprenticeship? Here it is.

Rethinking My Systems

Rethinking My Systems

At a certain point, when you reach a certain level of success if you haven't built and adapted your small business systems to change along with it, you can find yourself in a situation of overwhelm. Here's how to fight it.

Happy Anniversary, Tate

Happy Anniversary, Tate

Happy anniversary, Tate. I love you.

Hi, My Name is Sean.

Hi, My Name is Sean.

Sean Ogle is the founder of Location Rebel and has been blogging and helping people build lifestyle businesses for nearly a decade. Here are 35 things you probably didn't know about him.

How My Blog Became a Commodity (and How We’re Fixing It)

How My Blog Became a Commodity (and How We’re Fixing It)

Are you trying to figure out how to grow website traffic by doing all the stuff the "so called" experts are telling you? Let me guess, it's not working...

How to Build Skills Quickly (And Get Total Job Security in the Process)

How to Build Skills Quickly (And Get Total Job Security in the Process)

Learning how to build skills quickly isn't nearly as difficult as most people make it out to be. In fact, it really comes down to a matter of proper motivation. This post will show you the basics of rapid skill building and get you on the right track.

2017 Annual Review: Not Enough Changed

2017 Annual Review: Not Enough Changed

In my 2017 annual review I reflect on what went well, what didn't, and why not enough changed in both life and business.

How to Achieve Long Term Success as a Lifestyle Entrepreneur

How to Achieve Long Term Success as a Lifestyle Entrepreneur

Starting out as a lifestyle entrepreneur, and want to know how to ensure you're still successful years later? Here's what I've learned on how to do it.

How to Make the Case to Your Boss to Let You Work Remotely

How to Make the Case to Your Boss to Let You Work Remotely

So many people have the ability to work remotely now but aren't doing it yet. In this post, you'll learn how to ask your boss to work remotely.

2017 Predictions: What is Going to Happen to Lifestyle Businesses?

2017 Predictions: What is Going to Happen to Lifestyle Businesses?

What is going to happen to lifestyle businesses in 2017? Will there be more opportunity, or is it best to stick with a day job? We analyze in this post.

2016 Annual Review: My Honest Perspective on This Year

2016 Annual Review: My Honest Perspective on This Year

This is the 2016 annual review for Sean Ogle and Location Rebel, taking an honest look at what went well, and what didn't.

Islay Scotch: The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Islay, Scotland

Islay Scotch: The Ultimate Guide to Visiting Islay, Scotland

Visiting the island of ISLAY, SCOTLAND? This post has everything you need to know to taste all the best ISLAY SCOTCH while you're there.

16 Incredible Accounts to Follow for Instagram Inspiration

16 Incredible Accounts to Follow for Instagram Inspiration

Looking for a little Instagram inspiration? These 16 accounts are full of motivational quotes, and cool photos that will definitely leave you inspired.

Why Every New Entrepreneur Should Travel More

Why Every New Entrepreneur Should Travel More

There are an unbelievable number of good reasons to travel more. But if you're a new entrepreneur? The benefits of traveling more get compounded in a big way. Looking for inspiration or a reason to get out and see the world. Then read this RIGHT NOW.

8 Alternatives to the 9 to 5 Schedule that Cater to the Solopreneur

8 Alternatives to the 9 to 5 Schedule that Cater to the Solopreneur

Are you a new entrepreneur, struggling to break out of the 9 to 5 mentality? This post will help.

Lifestyle Business vs. Startup: Which Is Right for You?

Lifestyle Business vs. Startup: Which Is Right for You?

Trying to figure out if you should build a lifestyle business or a startup? This post will give insight into both worlds and help you decide.

Introducing: The Desk

Introducing: The Desk

Want to know how to work from anywhere on earth? We show you how with Location Rebel and The Desk

Sudden Loss, New Beginnings and Three Simple Words

Sudden Loss, New Beginnings and Three Simple Words

A wedding. A death. And a reminder that sometimes all it takes is saying three simple words that can make a world of difference.

The Return of Apprenticeships (And How to Land One)

The Return of Apprenticeships (And How to Land One)

Apprenticeships are making a comeback and if you're a small business looking for talent, or someone hungry to learn, an apprenticeship is a good way to go.

The Risky Business of Not Taking Risks

The Risky Business of Not Taking Risks

30 Things I've Learned About Life and Business in Each of My 30 Years

30 Things I've Learned About Life and Business in Each of My 30 Years

Freedom, Travel, and Never Missing Happy Hour: 5 Things LocationRebel has Given Me

Freedom, Travel, and Never Missing Happy Hour: 5 Things LocationRebel has Given Me

The Day I Almost Got Shot with a Machine Gun in Thailand

The Day I Almost Got Shot with a Machine Gun in Thailand

The Red Shirt protests of 2010 in Bangkok were the real deal. Especially when they started shooting at me.

“You’re Not a Real Entrepreneur…”

“You’re Not a Real Entrepreneur…”

What is an Entrepreneur? There're tons of ways to be one. If you think you're not a real entrepreneur because you have a lifestyle business, think again.

The Lifestyle Expansion Dilemma (And Why it Matters to You)

The Lifestyle Expansion Dilemma (And Why it Matters to You)

My Framework for Figuring Out if Entrepreneurship is Right For You

My Framework for Figuring Out if Entrepreneurship is Right For You

A House, an Engagement, and a Huge Kick in the Ass

A House, an Engagement, and a Huge Kick in the Ass

How to Create a Workcation (And Get a Free Trip)

How to Create a Workcation (And Get a Free Trip)

10 Things I Rocked at in 2013 (And How You Can Rock Them Too)

10 Things I Rocked at in 2013 (And How You Can Rock Them Too)

Every year, I like to sit down and think the things I rocked at and the things I sucked at in my business each year. It's a good exercise to try.

10 Business and Life Lessons I Learned from My Golf Road Trip

10 Business and Life Lessons I Learned from My Golf Road Trip

I played 15 top 100 golf courses in 4 States in 15 days. Here are some of the lessons I learned while I was on the trip.

How to Work from Anywhere (While Not Falling Behind)

How to Work from Anywhere (While Not Falling Behind)

When you can work from anywhere on Earth, it becomes very easy to fall behind in either work or play. Use these strategies to stay ahead of the game.

Why “Lifestyle Design” Will Never Die

Why “Lifestyle Design” Will Never Die

Lifestyle design is a bit of a buzzword that has gotten a bad reputation. However, it's around for good whether you like it or not.

The Importance of Play

The Importance of Play

In our busy lives we tend to get bogged down from time to time and lose sight of whats really important. Take time to play in order to stay sane.

Why America Hates Anything But the Status Quo

Why America Hates Anything But the Status Quo

Americans are engrained in the status quo of their lives. Anything that contradicts this is shunned by the vast majority of the population. Until now.

The Art of Getting Lost

The Art of Getting Lost

Getting lost these days can take a fair amount of effort on your part - in a word of increasing familiarity and globalization. But it's worth every second.

The Real Cost of Living in Bali

The Real Cost of Living in Bali

The cost of living in Bali can be as little or as much as you want it to be. This is one of the many benefits to living in Asia.

How to Create Your Own Luck

How to Create Your Own Luck

Creating luck is simply a matter of showing up. I've been considered "lucky" my whole life - but it's only because I'm willing to go one step farther.

It’s All About the Adventure…

It’s All About the Adventure…

That’s what life is, an adventure. The good, the bad, and the unexpected. It all amounts to having stories to tell at the end of the day, and this will definitely result in a good one. And this one, from Kho Phi Phi Thailand, is a great one.

10 Realities of Working From a Tropical Island

10 Realities of Working From a Tropical Island

Working from a tropical island is not necessarily as glamorous as you might like to think. Here's an honest assessment of what it's like working from Bali.

How to Live and Work In Bali for Free

How to Live and Work In Bali for Free

The Tropical MBA wants someone to come live and work in Bali for free. Interns will live in a villa in Seminyak and become a true lifestyle entrepreneur. This was the experience that changed my life, so check it out.

Why Do People Hate on the Four Hour Workweek?

Why Do People Hate on the Four Hour Workweek?

Is the four hour work week actually possible? A lot of people don't think so. Here's what I have to say to them...

3 Life Lessons I learned from the Guy in the 7up Commercials

3 Life Lessons I learned from the Guy in the 7up Commercials

Orlando Jones (aka the guy in the 7up commercials) showed up at our place in LA the other night and proceeded to give some of the most inspiring advice I'd received in awhile.

How to Add Value to Your Life By Saying Yes

How to Add Value to Your Life By Saying Yes

Saying yes may be one of the most underrated aspects of changing your life. Here we look at the benefits that can be achieved through the art of saying yes.

A False Sense of Credibility

A False Sense of Credibility

Credibility is an interesting topic. Who should you listen to and what is just noise? The more genuine you are, the easier it is to build credibility

The Curse of the Maximalist Lifestyle

The Curse of the Maximalist Lifestyle

There has been a lot of talk about minimalism lately, but not nearly enough emphasis on the opposite end of the spectrum - the maximalist lifestyle

The Mental Evolution of a Cubicle Dweller

The Mental Evolution of a Cubicle Dweller

How I went from a conformist living in a cubicle, to preparing to move to Thailand to experience life the way it was meant to be lived.

This Blog is 6 Months Old. Am I a Success?

This Blog is 6 Months Old. Am I a Success?

Location Rebel is six months old. I've got some readers, I just left my job, but is this blog a success? Let's look at the facts....

Finding the Courage to Go Through With It

Finding the Courage to Go Through With It

Is there something in your life that you have been wanting to do, but keep putting off due to the fear of uncertainty? Well lucky for you, you're not alone.

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

Ever been a time in your life where you have to make a decision but dont know what to do? I've been there. Here's what to do, when you don't know what to do

Accountability and a Comfortable Life

Accountability and a Comfortable Life

A look into how having a comfortable life can force you to sacrifice your broader experiences

Create Your Own College Education

Create Your Own College Education

Why spend thousands of dollars to get a traditional degree, when you can create your own college education for a fraction of the cost.