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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Don’t Believe Every Selfie You See

“We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.” Iris Murdoch So, let’s tackle something a little uncomfortable. What’s up? You know that saying, “what you see is what you get?” Well, we see a lot of everyone’s lives these days. From Instagram to Facebook to Pinterest to Twitter, we are a culture that is pretty obsessed ...

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Fall in Love With Your Future

When you think about the future, what do you imagine? Are you seeing piles of unpaid bills stacking up? That performance review you’re dreading? The blind date next week your friend guarantees won’t be a bust this time? It’s time to fall in love...with your future. The truth is, nobody knows what the future will bring (not even those psychics who advertise on late-night TV). We ...

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Do Nice Guys (and Gals) Really Finish Last?

So, you’re busy designing a life that others only dream of. You’ve got things fairly balanced. Your business is taking off. You’re really doing it. Sometimes, though, life is going to send you some obstacles. Sometimes, those obstacles are people. Whether it’s cutting loose an employee who just isn’t working out, firing your property manager or scooping up a deal from someone else, if you ...

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Want More – Out of Life? Get Rid of the Junk!

We all have a junk drawer - whether it’s metaphorical or an actual junk drawer in our kitchens that we have to all but force shut. We open it when we have something that doesn’t serve us but aren’t ready to let go of just yet. Maybe we think we will need it later, maybe we are having a hard time throwing out something that doesn’t ...

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