Feng Shui Your Life

Hipsters, here’s a buzz word for you: feng shui. It’s the school of thought - or a system of laws - that consider the things in our environment and how they allow (or block) energy from flowing. Most of the time, when we think of feng shui, we think of our homes and things. What about our lives? Why not apply the basics of feng shui to the ...

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It Takes Grit to Be a Lifestyle Designer

Ok. When you talk lifestyle design in certain circles, there’s a perception that us lifestyle designers want to live commitment-free, worry-free lives. We want to lay on the beach all day and not worry about anything. Hmmm. Well, that sounds nice (and sometimes we do that, sure), but for Hipster, lifestyle design is far more about the freedom to commit to what we really want to do rather than ...

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Lifestyle Design Lessons from the ‘90s

Time for a Flashback Friday! Put on your favorite crop top sweater, get your leather biker jacket out of the closet, reach for a tube of berry red lipstick and let’s skateboard over into the decade that gave rise to the Gen X slacker (aka the original lifestyle designers, ha!). Today, we’re learning about lifestyle design from the era of grunge music, flannel shirts and slap bracelets - ...

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What’s Your Life Net Worth? A Primer for Lifestyle Design

Ah, net worth. We talk about it from time to time here at Hipster - after all, we are an investment firm focused on strong cash flow from smart investments. There’s more, however, to net worth than just dollars and cents. Your bank account isn’t the only thing that holds value; in fact, your life could be said to have much more value than the money in your ...

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The Art of Strategy in Lifestyle Design

Ah, strategies. According to Wikipedia, a strategy is “a high level plan to achieve one or more goals under conditions of uncertainty.” They’re used to win wars, win football games and win in the boardroom.  Generally, it’s a system of setting goals and plans to achieve these goals that help guarantee success in the long-term. Is designing - and living - the life of your dreams a biggie ...

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One Small Step: The Importance of Action in Lifestyle Design

Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe if you must, but take a step.— Naeem Callaway Once you find out about lifestyle design, you probably want to dive right in... it’s that amazing. The thing is, though, you probably aren’t (yet) in the position to quit your job and follow your bliss. There are other considerations like ...

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