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.

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.

How Location Rebel Academy Helps with 5 Major Mental Roadblocks

How Location Rebel Academy Helps with 5 Major Mental Roadblocks

Do you want to start an online business, but you've got a lot of mental hang ups with getting started? Here's how Location Rebel Academy helped one member.

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.

How to Create a Bucket List in 10 Easy Steps

How to Create a Bucket List in 10 Easy Steps

Want to do more with your life? Then start with writing a bucket list. This post shows you exactly how to create a bucket list of your own.

Chore vs. Privilege

Chore vs. Privilege

Chore vs. privilege. Oftentimes the things that start feeling like a chore are anything but. See what I mean and how you can change your perspective.

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.

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

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

I have had ten 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 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.

The 5 Golden Rules to Success and Happiness (No, Not THAT Golden Rule)

The 5 Golden Rules to Success and Happiness (No, Not THAT Golden Rule)

Your Golden Rules are the 5 things you do everyday that lead to a happier and more successful life. How do you figure out what they are? Read on to see.

What to Do When Things Don’t Go According to Plan

What to Do When Things Don’t Go According to Plan

When things don't go according to plan you only have two options. One option will leave you better off in the end, and the other...won't. Choose wisely.

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?

Why You Need to Find a “Third Place”

Why You Need to Find a “Third Place”

You have home, day job, and then you have that other place where you spend your time. It could be a club, coworking spot, or otherwise, but finding it is key.

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.

Do What You Say You’re Going to Do

Do What You Say You’re Going to Do

Want to know why you should stop being flaky and do the things you say you're going to do? Let's face it, you don't need me to tell you why it's a good idea.

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...

Why Blog? Here are 56 Reasons You Should Start a Blog in 2021

Why Blog? Here are 56 Reasons You Should Start a Blog in 2021

I've heard it all, blogging is dead, it doesn't matter, blah blah. I disagree. I think blogging is a key tool for success. So why blog? Here are 56 reasons.

How to Fight Off the Glory Days

How to Fight Off the Glory Days

The concept of the "Glory Days" absolutely terrifies me. Why? Because I never want to feel like my life has peaked and that my best days are behind me. In this post we'll show you how to not settle and show you how to do interesting things in life on a regular basis.

How to Turn a Hobby into a Hustle (7 Unique Strategies)

How to Turn a Hobby into a Hustle (7 Unique Strategies)

Learn how Dan Pierson of Bolt Collective turned his hobbies into hustles and created a number of awesome brands built all around his interests. He's even more proof you can create a business doing something you love.

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.

Stress Free Travel: How to Avoid Travel Mistakes

Stress Free Travel: How to Avoid Travel Mistakes

Want to learn how to have stress free travel experiences? Take it from someone who has been in some dicey travel situations. The secret to remaining stress free all comes down to ONE word. Can you guess what it is?

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 Create a Reverse Bucket List

How to Create a Reverse Bucket List

Want a better way to look at your past accomplishments and be grateful for what you have done? Well, look no further than the reverse bucket list.

The Best Bucket List Books for Doing More in Life

The Best Bucket List Books for Doing More in Life

Wanting to do more cool stuff in life? Or maybe make a major change? These are the best bucket list books we've found for helping you do exactly that.

Just Do It.

Just Do It.

Are you ready to finally stop saying 'what if...' or 'someday I'm going to...' You can do the things you want, right now, all you have to do is just do it.

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.

“Before People Buy from You, They Have to Buy Into You”

“Before People Buy from You, They Have to Buy Into You”

The Truth About the Three Different Types of Entrepreneurs

The Truth About the Three Different Types of Entrepreneurs

What to Do on a 24 Hour Layover in Singapore (Video)

What to Do on a 24 Hour Layover in Singapore (Video)

Have a layover in Singapore? This is what you should do.

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

10 Lessons Every Aspiring Location Rebel Should Know

10 Lessons Every Aspiring Location Rebel Should Know

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

Why Having a Bucket List is Absolutely Essential in 2018

Why Having a Bucket List is Absolutely Essential in 2018

In 2015, it's absolutely essential to have a bucket list. This post will walk you through how to write a bucket list and prove it's easier than you think.

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

10 Incredible Offices from Actual Location Rebel Members

10 Incredible Offices from Actual Location Rebel Members

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.

Abolishing the Someday Mindset

Abolishing the Someday Mindset

There are only 7 days in a week, and someday isn't one of them. If you're going to be successful in like you need to abolish the someday mindset.

Today We Celebrate our Freedom. Do You Really Feel Free?

Today We Celebrate our Freedom. Do You Really Feel Free?

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.

I Want to Be Me When I Retire

I Want to Be Me When I Retire

A response to "I Want to Be a Millennial When I Retire".

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.

“Screw it, Why Not?” – The Next Big Adventure

“Screw it, Why Not?” – The Next Big Adventure

It's been awhile since I've had a BIG adventure. TIme to change that, don't you think? Read on to find out what I'm doing.

Are Other People Making All of Your Important Decisions for You?

Are Other People Making All of Your Important Decisions for You?

Have trouble making decisions and being decisive? Try a little decision therapy.

Lessons Learned from the 2013 World Domination Summit

Lessons Learned from the 2013 World Domination Summit

What it Really Feels Like to Be Hypnotized (Hint: It's Not What You Expect)

What it Really Feels Like to Be Hypnotized (Hint: It's Not What You Expect)

Ever wondered what it feels like to be hypnotized? Well let me tell you a little story...

“Have a Nice Life!” – Location Rebel Case Study from Liz Froment

“Have a Nice Life!” – Location Rebel Case Study from Liz Froment

10 Things I’ve Learned in the Three Years Since Leaving My Job

10 Things I’ve Learned in the Three Years Since Leaving My Job

I left my job exactly three years ago, and since I've learned a lot about life and entrepreneurship. Here are 10 of the most important things I've learned.

5 Excuses Solopreneurs Repeatedly Make (And How to Avoid Them)

5 Excuses Solopreneurs Repeatedly Make (And How to Avoid Them)

Have you found since you started working for yourself you're repeatedly making excuses and not getting work done? Here's why and how to solve the problem.

What To Do When Your Dreams Come True

What To Do When Your Dreams Come True

Have your dreams come true? Reached all your goals? Wondering what to do next? Here are some ideas for how to move forward.

Sorry, I'm Not Going to Tell You What You Want to Hear

Sorry, I'm Not Going to Tell You What You Want to Hear

Do people constantly tell you what you want to hear, rather than what you need to hear? Stop that, it's bad for both of you.

How to Live the Life You Really Want, Right Now

How to Live the Life You Really Want, Right Now

Are you currently living the life that you really want? Are you on the path to doing so? If the answer is no, this is how you start.

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 One Founder Ditched His Funded Startup for a Lifestyle Business

Why One Founder Ditched His Funded Startup for a Lifestyle Business

Jun Loayza had a successful internet startup that he couldn't take anymore, so he left to start a lifestyle business.

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.

How to Decide if You Should Make a Big Purchase

How to Decide if You Should Make a Big Purchase

Trying to figure out if you should make a big purchase in life? It's pretty simple to figure out if it's a good move.

9 Little Known Secrets for Hacking the High Life

9 Little Known Secrets for Hacking the High Life

Ever wanted to live the luxury lifestyle for less? Hacking the high life has you covered :)

The Future of the American Dream

The Future of the American Dream

The future of the American dream is constantly shifting. Technology makes it easier than ever to make amazing things happen. Are you taking advantage?

How to Get More Value and Enjoyment Out of Your Day Job

How to Get More Value and Enjoyment Out of Your Day Job

Dread Mondays? Bored at your job? Here's how to get more enjoyment AND value out of your current day job.

Why Don't You Do Something Other Than Sit at Your Computer?

Why Don't You Do Something Other Than Sit at Your Computer?

The more time you sit in front of your computer the greater the likelihood of depression and drop in productivity.

The One Where I Failed…

The One Where I Failed…

Its March and I'm not where I'd like to be as far as my 2012 goals. Time to reassess and get back on 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 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.

Thoughts on Being Comfortably Uncomfortable

Thoughts on Being Comfortably Uncomfortable

In order to be successful going through uncomfortable situations, there needs to be elements of comofort to keep you together.

Location 180 2012 Goals

Location 180 2012 Goals

Every year I create big goals for myself and my business. 2012 is no different and these are some of my primary goals for the new year.

How to Create Your Dream Job

How to Create Your Dream Job

The idea of the dream job is a myth - you won't find it anywhere, you need to create it. It's not as hard as you think, here;s how you can create it.

How My Guitar Hero Let Me Down

How My Guitar Hero Let Me Down

My all time favorite guitarist Joe Bonamassa, just doesn't seem to be the same dude he used to be. This details my thoughts on why.

Seven Exercises to Do From Your Airplane Seat

Seven Exercises to Do From Your Airplane Seat

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

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.

Inquiring Minds

Inquiring Minds

The importance of an inquiring mind in business is unparalled. If you aren't striving for deeper understanding, you aren't even in the game.

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.

You're Not Behind the Curve – The Curve Doesn't Exist

You're Not Behind the Curve – The Curve Doesn't Exist

Why Company Culture is Vital to Your Lifestyle Business

Why Company Culture is Vital to Your Lifestyle Business

Whether you're a solopreneur or big business, company culture is vital to the success and happiness of you and any employees you have.

10 Ways You Know You're a Frugal Traveler

10 Ways You Know You're a Frugal Traveler

Whether being a frugal traveler, travel hacker, or plain cheap ass, these are some of the biggest ways that I've "saved money" while on the go.

Why Social Influence is Changing Everything About the Internet

Why Social Influence is Changing Everything About the Internet

Social influence is going to become the method for finding content on the internet. Don't have an audience? Better start to build one.

How to Be Happy

How to Be Happy

Wanting to learn how to be happy? Build a business that allows you to do whatever you want, whenever you want, and I bet you'll be closer.