Ralph Carlson Blog discusses outrageous retirement and lifestyle design but I’m a late adopter and still struggling to keep my footing in this new world of adventure and daring. One of the role models is Tim Ferriss who- at least from my knowledge- invented the whole concept of lifestyle design. I’m not in Tim’s league and I don’t want my lifestyle design to be an imitation of Tim’s. What I aspire to match is the take no prisoners commitment that he invests in his goals and the set no limits mindset that defines his targets.
Tim Ferriss marches to his own drummer.
One thing that you notice is that Tim-unlike most other self-help gurus- doesn’t give you a big non-fiction reading list. In fact he suggests not wasting your time on reading. I’m not going to challenge him about that and I’m not giving advice. What I will say is that I think Tim isn’t the typical human being and so mere mortals will perhaps need some help that Tim doesn’t. Leaving that topic alone and going back to Tim’s advice. He suggests reading fiction- the bane of the self-help gurus.
What fiction does the lifestyle design guru recommend?
I won’t water down his suggestions with my interpretation. I suggest that you get the story straight from Tim himself by reading The best fiction reads for lifestyle designers or would be lifestyle designers. Tim might call you the adventure starved masses. You won’t be sorry. Put yourself in these stories of challenge and transformation and let your imagination soar. Then get back in the trenches and create your own outrageous lifestyle design.