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Laptop Lifestyle Uncovered: How To Live The Freedom Lifestyle You’ve Always Wanted

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The laptop lifestyle was massively popularized by Tim Ferriss when he released his book titled ‘The 4 Hour Work Week’. I was personally sold on this book purely because of the name. (Who wouldn’t be, right?)

With the traditional way of working from Monday-Friday on a 9-5 schedule sounding way less appealing for many, the laptop lifestyle has become extremely attractive.

What Is The Laptop Lifestyle?

Basically, working from your computer with time and location freedom. You may be thinking palm trees, a hammock, and drinking from a coconut, which it can be… However, there are many variants of what you can be doing, where you’re doing it, how much of it is passive or not, and whether it’s a side gig or a full-time career.

But the overall idea is that you aren’t stuck behind a desk all day working under strict limitations. You may even be able to work the laptop lifestyle for an employer to some degree. However, Intra Lifestyle is about helping you to create your own freedom, whatever that looks like for you personally.

That’s for you to decide.

Who Is The Laptop Lifestyle For?

Believe it or not, but not everyone is cut out to live the laptop lifestyle. You’ll have to know yourself well enough to figure this one out. Here are 2 contrasting possibilities below.

Do you:

  • Enjoy (or will settle for) a regular scheduled and paid job that provides you with set working hours, vacation time, and certain health benefits, but limits your income capabilities and freedom?


  • Are you okay with putting in a lot of unpaid hours and unpredictable income patterns, for the possibility of unlimited freedom of time, location, and finances in the long term?

It’s worth mentioning that there really is no right or wrong answer here, because we all have our own values and goals in life. What is right for you is just fine. However, if you’re reading this then the chances are you selected option B.

I spent way too many hours through college and University working sh**ty jobs that were unfulfilling, poorly paid, and tiring. Fortunately, I decided that it wouldn’t be forever. The change begins within yourself and shifting your mindset.

You can: Kick-start Your Dream Life by Doing These 5 Things.

How Can I Live The Laptop Lifestyle?

To live the laptop lifestyle, first, you need to identify some things.

1.  Figure out what is important to you.

By gaining clarity on what is important to you, it will help you understand if this lifestyle is worth pursuing. Especially during the times when it’s difficult and you aren’t seeing much success. As a result, you’ll often feel like giving up in these moments. Don’t do that!

Read: Why You Should Never Give up In Life

2.  What goals do you want to achieve?

Once you know your purpose for living this lifestyle, you can set individual and specific goals that you want to achieve.

How many hours a week do you want to work?

Where do you want to work from?

How much money do you want to earn to live comfortably?

Get clear and know what you want!

3.  How do you see yourself living day-to-day?

This is about dreaming of how you see yourself living day-to-day.

Who do you spend your time with?

What do you do?

How do you feel?

4.  What are your reasons for wanting to live the laptop lifestyle?

In all honesty, it is having big enough reasons that are going to determine whether or not you become successful. Without a doubt, there will be times where it is difficult and you don’t see any results.

You need to be committed and see the bigger picture. Remind yourself why you started in the first place.

If you haven’t already, you can get your Free Mindset Mastery Toolkit that I created to help you gain clarity on your purpose, vision, and goals.

What Opportunities Are There For Me To Live The Laptop Lifestyle?

Whether you want to become a digital nomad or simply work from the comfort of your own home, there are plenty of methods in today’s world that are suited to many lifestyles.

Here, I’ll share some of the most common and successful models for you to get started.

  • Blogging

    Creating a blog around your passion where you can share whatever it is you do. It must be something of value.
  • YouTube Content Creator

    YouTube is still a massive platform for reaching a wide audience with video. If you have something that you’re able to offer a niche of people and help them, then it’s a great opportunity.
  • Podcasting

    You can set up a free account on somewhere like Soundcloud. There are many different podcasting platforms, depending on what you are looking to do and how serious you want to take it.
  • Online Coaching or Consulting

    Do you have any skills that enable you to work with clients in a particular niche? Some examples could be life coaching, nutrition coaching, personal training, business consulting, dating coach.

( I personally work as an online life coach. If you’re looking to take your life to the next level then you can apply for your free strategy coaching call. )

  • Amazon Seller

    Thousands of people from all around the world are selling physical products on Amazon. In fact, there is a high chance that the last item you purchased on Amazon wasn’t actually an Amazon official product. You can learn more about that here: https://sellercentral.amazon.com/
  • Amazon Kindle Publisher

    It’s very easy to set up a free Amazon publishing account and start a business as a publisher. You don’t need a lot of knowledge on it, and you don’t need to write books yourself.
  • Social Media Marketer

    Many businesses are great at what they do but lack when it comes to social media stuff. If you’re great with the different platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, then you may be able to start a project helping businesses get more followers and leads.
  • Affiliate Marketer

    Affiliate marketing is a great way to make some extra money for simply sharing products or services by telling people about them. For example, let’s say that you signed up for a new fitness class and you had an amazing time. You naturally told your friends about it and some of them probably joined. If that gym had an affiliate scheme, every time you referred someone to them, the gym would pay you a commission for that.

    I highly recommend checking out this free training from my friend Stefan James at projectlifemastery.com. He teaches you everything you need to know from taking your passion and turning it into a profitable online business.

    You can also do this on Amazon for free. Check out Amazon Associates for more information on this.


Hopefully, you can now see that there are plenty of opportunities out there to live the desirable laptop lifestyle.

Once you discover what is important to you, you’ll be able to craft a life that is of true meaning and fulfillment, on a laptop or no laptop.

I’d love to hear your thoughts below. What are you currently doing? Which area of online work appeals most to you?

Key Takeaways

  1. Figure out if the laptop lifestyle is really for you based on your knowledge of yourself
  2. Figure out what is important for you and what the lifestyle could bring you
  3. What goals do you want to achieve?
  4. How do you see yourself living your daily life?
  5. What are your big reasons for wanting to pursue this lifestyle?
  6. What skills do you have and which opportunities resonate with you the most?

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Paul Wadsworth

Paul Wadsworth is a transformational mind, body, and lifestyle coach in Vancouver BC. He helps people worldwide to reinvent themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally, so they can live with more energy, confidence, and clarity.

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