How to Create a Business and Life You Love in 2023

If you look back through the archives, you’ll see that I’ve talked about lifestyle design before. It’s a method of setting your days up to give you the long-term results you want, allowing you to do the things you love whenever you want.

I first came across the concept in the 4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss, and found variations of the principle in many other books.

In 2023, lifestyle design looks a little bit different. We have more technology at our fingertips and more options for earning money than ever before. You can create the life you want with the right combination of strategy, goals, and action steps. Here’s how:

1. Get Clear On What You Want – The first step to creating your dream life is to decide what kind of lifestyle you want. Do you have a specific goal in mind? Maybe it’s traveling the world or working from home. Or maybe you just want more freedom and flexibility than your current job allows. Visualize the life you want and write down all of the details so that you can focus on creating it.

2. Find a Sustainable Income Stream – Once you know what kind of lifestyle you want, you need to figure out how to make it happen. There are a lot of options for earning money these days, from freelancing and affiliate marketing to starting a business or investing in the stock market. Think about what skills and resources you have that can be monetized, and then figure out the best way to do that.

3. Invest In Yourself – You’re going to need skills and resources to turn your vision into a reality. Take some time to invest in yourself, whether it’s through reading books, taking classes, or attending seminars. The more you know, the better prepared you’ll be for success.

4. Take Action – Once you have a plan in place, it’s time to take action. Implement your strategies one step at a time and keep track of your progress so that you can adjust as needed. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t see results right away – Rome wasn’t built in a day!

5. Keep Moving Forward – The key to creating a business and life you love is to keep moving forward. Set aside time each day or week to reflect on what you’ve accomplished and make adjustments as needed. Celebrate your victories, no matter how small, and stay focused on your goals.

Creating the business and life of your dreams doesn’t happen overnight, and if you’re working every day already, it might seem extremely difficult to achieve. But this is why step one is crucial – get clear on what you want. If you don’t know where you are heading, how can you plan a route to get there?

If your ultimate goal is to “be rich”, you might never be satisfied. Set a real goal – say, make $1 million in a year. It sounds impossible, but break it down.

$1,000,000 in a year is just over $80,000 a month, or $2,740 a day. Suppose you create a high-value course and sell it for $3,000 a time. If it’s all online, automated, and replicable, you only need to sell one a day.

How do you create a course? You need skills. Have you got marketable skills, or do you need to invest in yourself?

Sure, it isn’t easy, but if it was, everybody would be doing it. They aren’t, but a select few are.

Perhaps money isn’t your goal – maybe you want more free time, a better quality of life, or something else. Start by planning the outcome, and work backward from there to see what you need to do every day to work toward your goal.

Creating the life you want takes time, but it’s possible. With the right strategy and action steps, you can make your vision a reality and start living your best life today.