The word “lifestyle” biz has been flying around like wildfire lately and it’s something I think all of us aspire to create. I know for myself, I started my first business, to have the opportunity to create the lifestyle I wanted rather than being shoved into a corporate box with a lot of rules.

A lifestyle business looks different for each of us and is based on our personal desires.  It may seem like that lifestyle business is a far reach, but I think if you break it down you will find that it’s a lot closer than you think.

Bringing clarity to your vision of your ideal lifestyle biz is the first step in creating it.

Here are a few questions to explore to get you started on creating that dream lifestyle.

What are your core values? 
For example, freedom is one of my core values.  Freedom to be me, freedom to work when I want, freedom to work how I want, freedom of expression, etc.  What is important to you?  Do you value harmony, adventure, being helpful, making an impact, giving back, honesty, loving, environmentally responsible, happy, secure, courageous,  etc.

How do you want to feel?
I start every day asking myself how I want to feel and I always have core feelings I want to feel, but I also have ones that will change and shift.  Do you want to feel daring, excited, joy, healthy, energetic, accomplished, focused, etc. How you want to feel is an incredible guide for helping you create your lifestyle business.

What lights you up inside?
You know that thing you do, that you get lost in and can do for hours on end… yeah that thing.  Make sure to add that into your day, week or month.

What would your perfect day include?
Now that you have an idea or what your core values are and how you want to feel, it’s time to think about how to incorporate that into your day.  What can you do to honor your core values each day?  What can you do to “feel” how you want to feel throughout the day?  What might a perfect schedule look like for you?

What fills you up with energy?
We all have things that suck our energy or fills us up.  Knowing what these are allows us to intentionally create our day in way that energizes us.  What are the things that energize you?

What environment do you feel your best in?
I don’t know about you, but my environment is EVERYTHING to me.  If my environment is off, it directly impacts my wellness and my creativity.  Knowing what promotes a yummy feeling within allows you to actively create that environment and be in alignment with what you know brings out the best in you.

Tomorrow, when you first wake up in the morning, spend a few minutes or so thinking about how you want to feel as you go through your day.  This single exercise can greatly shift you from not living your ideal lifestyle business into the one that you can’t wait to experience.   You’ll find yourself generally enjoying greater opportunities and abundance.