The literal meaning of the word lifestyle is, “a way or style of living”.
Considering the fact that most people spend around 80% of their days at work, not to mention the time wasted on the commute, the only type of lifestyle that can be derived is one of mostly work, little to no play or quality time, and of course, stress.
Writer Annie Dillard famously said, “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” Therefore your job, or where you spend the majority of your time, inevitably will have an impact on your life as a whole. Your health, well-being, and relationships naturally become second fiddle.
“No one on his deathbed ever said, ‘I wish I had spent more time at the office.”
Living according to someone else’s time, by someone else’s rules, and getting an income that they dictate, can’t do much to boost one’s morale. And by ‘they’ I mean whatever and whoever dictates your lifestyle. Your boss, your job, your company, etc.
And it gets worse. Not only are people spending 80% of their time living by someone else’s rules, but studies have also shown that 85% of people either hate or dislike their jobs!
How can the Lifestyle Business Model improve your lifestyle?
A lifestyle business model, also known as the laptop lifestyle, allows you to live your life doing exactly what you want, how you want to do it, where you want to do it, and earn an income doing something you truly love and are passionate about.
From food to cars, to consulting, to teaching, to decorating, the possibilities are endless and all can be achieved by applying the Lifestyle Business Model, essentially creating your own online business.
Sounds too good to be true right? Wrong!
Some common reasons why most people don’t pursue this kind of lifestyle are:
- Lack of knowledge/skill
- No Motivation/inspiration
- Not knowing where to begin or how to do it
- Not having a passion
- No capital/money
- No time
- It’s too overwhelming
- Prefer to stay in a comfort zone where a salary (seems) guaranteed, when we all know, it’s not.
- Not driven/ambitious enough to succeed.
- Fear of failure
- No support
The common misperceptions are that you need technical, marketing, or sales knowledge and skills to be able to do. When the truth is that ANYONE can do it! Of course, there will be some practical learning involved, but all you really need is direction and guidance from those who know!
Freedom and choice
Since tasks are predominantly online, you’ll have the freedom and flexibility of time, finances, place, and choices. YOU get to choose your hours. Your income is directly proportionate to the number of hours you put in. You can work from your couch, your local coffee shop, on the other side of the world, or in a sunny park if you wish.
It’s incredible how seriously people take their jobs, but how frivolous they are about improving their knowledge, skills, and lifestyles to benefit THEM and not someone else.
How does the lifestyle business model work?
The lifestyle business model is essentially a series of online tasks you perform that give you the opportunity to generate several sources of income online, some even automated. A few of these online business models are the following:
- Selling your own products/services with affiliate links.
- Selling someone else’s products/services with affiliate links.
- Amazon FBA.
- Using social media to sell online.
The change within you
The reason why some people don’t succeed in using the Lifestyle Business Model to their advantage is because they’re in it solely for the money.
When money drives your ambition, it’s the first sign that you will ultimately fall and not have a reason to get back up. This is not a ‘get rich quick’ business model. It is essentially a lifestyle change, hence the name. And as it takes time to change lifestyles and habits, so also will it take time to generate the exact lifestyle and finances that you want.
And that it why most people don’t even bother.
“Change is hard at first, messy in the middle, and gorgeous at the end”
We all know that patience is a virtue that most don’t possess these days. Eventually, those who don’t have a deeper reason as to WHY they’ve decided to do this…….ultimately fail.
The journey from nothing to something will unavoidably bring about some mental growing pains. You will feel like quitting, you may even quit completely, but your mentality grows like a trained muscle as you learn new knowledge and skills. And this new mentality is what will bring you back everytime. Putting aside the fact that you will be working on generating an income, it truly is a life-changing endeavor.
As your mentality improves, so will your body, mind, knowledge, skills and accomplishments. Even the way people view you and respond to you will change, as you start to display a sense of knowledge, growth, and strength.
Therefore the lifestyle business model is a long-term, sustainable nuance that changes you within, then without, with the little perk of eventually growing your bank account as well.
It’s a win all round. Who wouldn’t want that!