What Drives You to Build A Better Lifestyle?


You’re probably reading this blog because you are focused on designing your ideal lifestyle. What drives you to create an extraordinary lifestyle?

Was there a specific moment or an event or some other catalyst that made you realize the path you were on wasn’t where you wanted to be?

There are some people lucky enough to have known from the start the direction they wanted their lives to take. However, many of us started on entirely different paths before we wondered why we had to fit into society’s idea of a successful life.

For me, there was a series of events that led me away from corporate life and ultimately to focus on lifestyle design and location independence. I started my working life (like many Americans) focused on money as a key to happiness.

At some point I saw that most people who made a lot of money weren’t happy because their career had taken over their lives. It became clear that succeeding under other people’s terms required that I put my life on hold for the benefit of the companies I worked for.

I wanted to live my life fully now instead of waiting to live it in retirement. That set me on a quest to make the lifestyle I wanted possible. It led me to become self employed, move abroad and start this blog.

What caused you to focus on creating your ideal lifestyle? What’s important to you now? How did you get here?

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