Lifestyle entrepreneurs are those with a specific lifestyle in mind who build meaningful careers to fit, instead of choosing a career and building a life around it. Here are some lifestyle entrepreneurs you need to know about:
Tim Ferriss is a 3-time best-selling author who has found wild success in his practical books that help with condensing work and life stress into smaller amounts of time. His book The 4-Hour Workweek is among the most popular. In it, he argues that people should “focus on being productive instead of busy.” You can find him on his podcast or blog.
Pat Flynn, from the podcast Smart Passive Income, is a successful blogger and entrepreneur. His podcast ranks among the top 10 for business, and he speaks widely about the passive income model. “Be open to and welcoming of unforeseen events,” he says, “because those unplanned moments are often the seeds of spectacular opportunities in your life.” Check out his website and podcast
John Lee Dumas
John Lee Dumas inspires entrepreneurs all over the world in his community-focused group This “Prince of Podcasts” focuses on financial and lifestyle freedom. He’s a professional podcaster who teaches on how to build and monetize your podcast. He states, “Life is about how you react when you get knocked down, not if.” Fire Nation is his newest launch!
Marie Forleo does more than just hip-hop dancing—she’s the star of the award-winning show Marie TV, as well as the founder of a training program called B-school where her program teaches how to make your dream business a reality. She is famed for her coining of the phrase “multi-passionate entrepreneur” since she argues that she doesn’t “fit into a conventional box.” You can see her stunning website here.
Derek Halpern is a successful blogger and teacher who founded the blog Social Triggers. Focusing on social cues and expectations, he teaches on more than just business. “What you study in school doesn’t matter nearly as much as what you study after you graduate,” he argues, “so go buy a book.” His engaging talks about social interactions pave the way for any up-and-coming business person who wants to learn the ropes. Follow him on YouTube or Twitter!
Chris Guillebeau is a fascinating entrepreneur who, before the age of 35, visited every country in the world. He’s passionate about doing the things you love in life and his blog The Art of Non-conformity talks about why and how. “You don’t have to live your life the way other people expect you to, “ he says. He has several books out on every topic from traveling to starting a business on a small budget. His website has everything you need to know about what he’s done and how you can do it too.
Amy Porterfield, online marketing expert, lays it out for people wanting to master the art of marketing. Branding identity, binge-worthy content, tracking financials, and managing clients are all topics in her popular podcast. Amy says about her strategy, “My business strategy has always been to learn from those that are getting results and model what’s already working.” Check out her podcast Online Marketing Made Easy or head over to her website to find out more!
Natalie Sisson is the go-to for lifestyle entrepreneurs and how to build a successful business that is location independent! She’s a best-selling author from her book The Suitcase Entrepreneur, where she teaches that, “to make a real change you need to get uncomfortable.” Or you can check out her website for her blog or more about the courses she offers.
Ashley Ambirge is the founder and CEO of The Middle Finger Project, a fun and shockingly rebellious site and blog about how she made it as a successful entrepreneur. Going about things in a bit of a different style, Ashley titles one of her blog posts, “Be Brave, Courageous, Interesting, Crazy, Difficult, Weird, and Downright Complicated. But Don’t You Ever Be Normal.” Whether you want to learn about freelancing or more about how to manage clients, Ashley covers it all in her “Courses for the Disobedient.”
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