I’m Deacon Bradley, the creator of Life Stoked. If you want to create a life you’re excited to live, then this page is for you! It contains the information you need to get up and running today.
Life Stoked: what is it?
Years ago when I first discovered the world of online business and lifestyle entrepreneurs I was mesmerized. Suddenly whittling away my career in an office building someone else’s dreams seemed a lot more like torture than a prudent plan. I wanted to create something I was excited about. I wanted to build a business around my life instead of the other way around. I wanted to create a Life Stoked.
But I had a serious misconception about what exactly that meant.
At first I thought a Life Stoked was a flashy, over the top adventure. I’d need to sell all my stuff and run my business from a kayak going down the rapids. I’d probably need to wake up in a hammock just long enough to push send on a few emails before hitting the surf.
I had it all wrong.
As I’ve learned over the years, living a great life isn’t about how exotic your scenery is. It’s not about being on an outrageous adventure or even stepping out of a traditional job.
Living a life is about one thing: creating a story you’re fired up to wake up right in the middle of every day.
When you do that you will come alive. When you do that you will have purpose and meaning in your life. When you do that you’ll be living as you were designed to live.
What a Life Stoked is Not
Let’s dispel some myths and misconceptions before I go any deeper.
1. Life Stoked does NOT mean you’re a jet-setter or living someplace exotic.
There’s a handful of lifestyle entrepreneurs out there people are attracted to because of their exotic lifestyle. That’s great for them, and if you want that life then go for it. But the travel and amazing selfies is not what makes a Life Stoked, and if that’s what you’re chasing you’re going to be let down when you get there.
You can live an incredible Life Stoked with a seemingly conventional lifestyle.
2. Life Stoked does NOT mean you won’t have to work.
If your dream life is waking up on a beach every day without a care in the world then you’ve got some growing up to do. Yea it sounds nice, and it might even be nice to do for a while on vacation. But you were created for so much more. You were created to NEED meaning and purpose, and you can’t find meaning and purpose laying on a beach. So put your work clothes on because that’s where we’re going. Of course when you’re living a Life Stoked, work is FUN!
3. Life Stoked does NOT mean you’ve already achieved your ultimate goal.
You probably have a vision for how you want your Life Stoked to look (I know I do). But living a Life Stoked does NOT depend on achieving that goal. Life Stoked is not a destination you reach, it’s a journey, an attitude, and a lifestyle.
If your happiness depends on reaching the destination, then you’re missing the point (and wasting a lot of time along the way). Living a Life Stoked is something you can start doing today, and does not depend on future accomplishment to be validated!
My newsletter and two (free) eBooks
I have two books I’ve created for Life Stoked Nation to lay the foundation for Life Stoked and get you moving in the right direction.
Living Life Stoked: My idea of how to create an amazing life used to be very typical. I planned to get my degree, climb the career ladder, and start a family. That’s pretty much it. Sure, I had other ambitions, but it all fit neatly into what I call the typical path.
And it was boring.
There’s another way though. The Life Stoked way. After years of studying experts on achievement, happiness, and fulfillment I’ve condensed it all down into three keys that help you live a Life Stoked. This book shows you what those keys are, and how to apply them to your own life.
7 Ways to Profit from a Lifestyle Business: Something tells me you’re just not that excited about the prospect of spending 40+ years working for someone else’s dreams.
You’re not interested in scheduling your life around your job. You’re not thrilled about putting off “the good years” until your sixties. And you’re bored living a story that It makes no sense.
In other words, you want to be able to live your life now. Travel now. Spend time with your kids now. Enjoy your full life now.
The secret to unlocking this amazing world is in creating your own lifestyle business.
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Learning from the people who have been there
Living a Life Stoked isn’t easy because it constantly requires you to get out of your comfort zone. That’s exactly why so many people are content to settle for an average existence instead of pursuing the excellence they were created for.
You need a steady stream of motivation and instruction to help you reach your maximum potential.
Each week I’ll bring you interviews with people doing awesome things so we can learn from their experience. You’ll get the inside scoop from everybody from serial entrepreneurs to aspiring business owners to musicians to authors.
Each interview focuses on the one thing I’ve found to be critical to your success (no matter what you aspire to do): mindset. The tools are out there. The information is at your fingertips. But without the proper mindset you’ll never get over the hump to experience the massive success you were created for.
Building a Life Stoked
So how exactly do we build a Life Stoked? What should be a part of it? What tools will I need? Here are a few of my favorite articles to get you started:
- Does your life pass the fireside chat test?
- Help! I suck at my dream!
- The foundation of a life stoked
- Five books that changed my life
- Success for people who didn’t make the honor roll
And some ideas for when you need some motivation and encouragement to keep going.
- What if success seems TOO far?
- Be the worst, NOW (why it’s okay to suck at your dream)
- One bad idea away from ‘hobo’
- How to win when you’re mentally out of hustle
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I Appreciate You!
I want to finish by saying that I’m here for you, not only as a guide while you build your own Life Stoked, but also as a friend.
I do my best to respond to all emails and love to chat one-on-one with people who are serious about creating a life they’re excited to live.
Thank you so much for your support. And if you’ve made it this far, I’d love for you to come say hi to me on my Facebook Page. I’ll definitely respond and look forward to meeting you!
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