What is a Lifestyle Architect? By definition, the term "architect" means the deviser, maker, or creator of anything. In this case "anything" is their lifestlye. Very simply it is someone who takes full responsibility for their situation in life and understands we all are the creators of our own lives. This is true whether you want to believe so or not.
The lifestyle architect quite literally designs and builds the life they want. Life is a self-fulfilling prophecy. What you think about you bring about. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits, and your habits become your reality.
Let me ask you some very serious questions.
If God came back and ended the world, or your life were to end regardless of cause, would your world have had a happy ending? Would you be able to say you took chances in life, that you lived up to your potential, that you used your gifts and talents to affect change in others, that you got to experience some of the finer things in life?
For most people, the answers are probably not good ones.
Unfortunately, most people never make the decision to leave their comfort zone and therefore never even get a shot at getting what they really truly want out of life. This is really all it takes to start your journey as a lifestyle architect. One decion. The decision that today is the day. Enough is enough. No longer will I play the role of the victim refusing to take responsbility for my outcome in life. No longer will I place the blame anywhere externally. It is up to me and I can do this.
To attempt anything worthwhile is hard and success is even harder. It is easy to sit idle. It is easy to do nothing. It is easy to accept your reality, to heed to the status quo. Because of this, most people amble aimlessly along in the direction of least resistance like a half-dead zombie asleep to the possibilities in life.
Nobody looks back on their life and regrets the times they took chances, only the chances they didn’t take. If you're not currently getting out of life what you want, what do you have to lose? You'll be no worse off for having tried. The worse kind of failure is failure to try. A close second is giving up.
"If you want to change your life, you must be willing to change something you do every day." - John C. Maxwell
There is only one outcome to not going for it and it’s the opposite of winning.
My name is Matt Stefanik and I am The Lifestyle Architect. I am living the dream - my dream. I am doing exactly in life what I always envisioned as a youth. I have total time freedom. I can work where I want. I can go where I want. I can do what I want. I am a husband, a father of three, an action taker, and a kicker of life's ass!
I wake up every day proclaiming, "thank you God for another glorious day in paradise. I am so thankful I am living the life I want. I have intentional purpose, focused energy, a positive mental attitude, and an unrelenting determined desire to make my dream a reality."
I want to show you by example how you too can live the dream - your dream - as a lifestyle architect.
It may not be easy, but it will be worth it.
Why? It will be worth it because you can spend your time the way you want. Spend more time with your family. Have your children grow up and remember you being around and present and there for them. Go on vacations when you want, not when there's an open week in the company calendar. Take weekend road trips just to explore more parts of the country. Be a blessing to others around you. Give more time to causes you believe in. Inspire your children and inspire others to pursue their dreams. Relieve stress, have more time and money to take better care of yourself, exercise, eat healthier, take vitamins, live longer...
Do I really need to go on any further?
If you want to do what I do (and ALL the things I just named above are things I get to enjoy in life), do what I do. Follow my blog, follow me on Facebook, and leave comments on my posts. I want to know more about you and how I can help you.
Here's wishing you every success in life. Here's to you - a Lifestyle Architect!
Matt, along with his wife Amy Stefanik (The Entrepreneur's Wife®) is the creator and owner of GYMRATED®, an online fitness brand. He is also the co-creator of the Shopify Store Pro brand, and CEO of Ecomisoft, an ecommerce software company.