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I hear the term “lifestyle business” a lot these days. It’s not uncommon for this to be, or become, the goal of many fellow Thrivealists. The name itself has a specific allure for those who could never achieve that mythical state of corporate nirvana: the fabled work-life balance.
Since the term has become so common, I wanted to explore what this looks like and how it compares to a previous lifestyle goal.
First, let’s define the term: “A lifestyle business is a business set up and run by its founders primarily with the aim of sustaining a particular level of income and no more; or to provide a foundation from which to enjoy a particular lifestyle.” (Wikipedia) Read more
I have some regrets in life. One regret is that I never bought a Herman Cain for president t-shirt.
Not that I ever supported Herman Cain. I just thought it would be funny to wear a shirt supporting a goofy dude who said some weird stuff, who was leading the polls and whose campaign suddenly and comically self destructed.
So this campaign season I was determined to not make the same mistake. Because like they say: Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on Trump. Read more
For years I’ve considered getting a tattoo. Considered, but I’ve never pulled the trigger. I couldn’t decide what to get. A barbed wire armband? Too generic. A lower back tattoo of the entire text of 1 Corinthians 13? Too preachy.
One day I found this keeper online: Read more
People often see me driving my 2007 Honda Civic, rocking my Old Navy jeans, and talking on my Blackberry Pearl, and they ask me, “Hey, Greg, how did you get so fricking successful?” Great question.
I’m so freaking successful because I’m so freaking happy.
How happy am I? I’m so happy, I only text message using emoticons, toddlers playing with bubbles are clinically depressed compared to me, and I take Ecstasy when I need to get serious.
Please note that I’m not happy because I’m successful. I’m successful because I’m happy. Read more