Lifestyle Design School is a network and resource for entrepreneurs creating passion businesses. Originally inspired by the ideas of Timothy Ferriss and The 4-hour work week, our goal is to unite the "inner game" of success (attitude, motivation and higher purpose) with the "outer game" (skills, network, resources, practices).

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Christine Kane Review: Uplevel Your Business 2013 Report

imageMy wife and I attended Christine Kane’s event Uplevel Your Business Live June 2-4, 2013 in Atlanta.  I was so impressed with the event, the program, the community and with Christine herself that I am writing a full, no-holds-barred review. 

Full disclosure: my wife signed up for the year-long program to develop her Sensuality Coaching business, so I am a fan of Christine’s already.  I am a full-time internet marketer / content creator for the last 3 years and I tend to be jaded about internet marketing business opportunities – but Christine Kane nailed it, as you can read in my review below.


Why I don’t do internet marketing any more

I got an email recently that changed my life.  But not in the way you might think.  Let me explain.

It was from a famous internet marketer that I follow.  He is a brilliant marketer and product developer, more than a household name, he is a legend.  His products are great and inexpensive.  And his sales copy good.  Usually. Read more >>

Bootstrapping WP Academy: the inside story

Lifestyle Design School has been quiet for a long time.  The truth is that I just haven’t had time, as I was fighting for business survival.  The last few months, however, have brought in a series of extraordinary events at WP Academy, and I am ready to share the story.  This is the type of company-confidential inside information that you won’t see a lot on the web.  From my perspective, I am not just here to make a business, I am here to share the wealth (of information) and to build an entrepreneur community, so my sharing this is a no-brainer.  Also, it’s not likely at this stage that anyone is going to steal our business model or stage a hostile takeover ;).  So here goes.

This post ends with a call-to-action and an opportunity for you, so make sure you read until the end. Read more >>

Interview with developmentalist Mike Jay, Wed March 21, Noon EST

Here are the recordings (audio and video) of the interview that I did with legendary business and executive coach Mike Jay on March 21, 2012.

Mike Jay is one of the world’s highest-paid executive coaches, and he is launching a program that is the culmination of his 25 years of research and practice into human development, human capability, success and happiness.  This system is called “FLOW”.  Here are some of the questions that we covered

  • Why the success models that you grew up with (even the ones that may have worked in the past) are likely to leave you running a hamster race in an era of exponentially increasing complexity… leaving you progressively more exhausted, unsuccessful and unfulfilled
  • The enormous importance of understanding your developmental “blind spots”… and how you can “scaffold” yourself (create partnerships) in ways that generate wins for everyone
  • How sometimes the desire to “be all you can be” (whatever that means) can be counter-productive… that you may actually be better off living in your own, custom-designed-for-you “fishbowl”, doing what you love to do and giving your gift
  • How major financial and demographics changes in the next few decades are likely to leave most of us (that is, people in developed countries) poorer in many ways… unless we are able to understand these enormous changes and adapt to them

Watch the video or download the audio:


“Live life on your own terms” — an interview with Jonathan Mead

This is the recording of an interview I did with  Jonathan Mead on Thursday Jan. 26, 2012 on the topic “Live life on your own terms — let your work be your play”.  We conducted the interview over Skype video, with simultaneous broadcast via phone.

Jonathan Mead is one of the founders of “live life on your own terms” movement (quit your day job and let your work be your play).   We covered a lot of questions of interest to internet entrepreneur startups, or anyone who wants to start generating money doing something that they are passionate about and/or is more aligned with what they care for.

Jonathan is starting a new, very ambitious program called Trailblazer, which is about getting clarity on who you are and what you are able to offer the world profitably without bending yourself into a pretzel.  Given the topic of this website (“Build your platform on the internet without losing your friends, your family or your mind”), I thought this would be of interest to our readers 😉

Watch the interview

Or you can download the audio here

Or review the Trailazer Journey

(Please forgive quality of the video, the video froze about 20 min into the interview, but the audio is still good)