Getting Started with the Sweet Life Plan

We’re Allen and Monica, creators of The Sweet Life Plan.

If you want to have more control over your life, this page is for you! Here you’ll get a quick-start guide to get you up to speed.

Life isn’t easy.  Sometime, it feel like the good life is so close, yet so far away.  But the right information can make a big difference…  It’s not rocket science- you just need a good plan.

We’ve spent the last 10 years hacking the professional and business world to create the sweet life we imagined and we’ve got a pretty good system for it.

We’ll show you how to lovingly create a detailed, personalized plan for your version of the Sweet Life.

The process shouldn’t be so mysterious…

The Sweet Life- The SLP Definition

In order to craft a SLP (Sweet Life Plan), we need a working definition. We define a Sweet Life as:

1. A life of peace and possibility, interesting opportunities, and exciting dreams.

2. A life where you decide how your days are spent based on your values and interests to fit your picture of a happy, rewarding life.

The Sweet Life looks different for everyone

For some people, the sweet life means starting a business to impact the world. For someone else, it means having a cool job or a job that is location independent.

For others, it means financial freedom – enough money to have no worries or money stress. Perhaps it’s the financial abundance to support all the people you love.

Maybe it means exploring the world while helping people, or being able to work from home while your kids grow up.

It’s defined by you – that’s the idea.

The sweet life is about seizing control of your life- every crucial detail. It’s about becoming the chess player instead of the chess piece.

You get to be both the architect that designs your life and the craftsman that builds it.  And of course, you get to be the lucky person to live that beautifully created life.

The Problem with Traditional Life Planning

Well, for starters, the traditional approach is totally backwards.

Think about it.  Traditional planning goes something like this:  At some naive, uninformed age, we pick out a job that seems interesting, profitable, or available. However, once we land the job, we often realize that the life attached to that job is super lame.

Then, it’s like we get stuck… like the big plans we once had for our life are just out of reach, and we are always trying to “make it”.  It feels like there isn’t enough time in the day to keep up with life, much less get ahead.

Most people end up struggling along quietly- trying to save some money here, shooting for a promotion there. Hoping that, in the end, it will all add up to “enough”.

That’s pretty much where we found ourselves a few years ago.   (You can read more of our story on the about page, if you’re interested.)

What’s Different About the Sweet Life Plan

Okay, let’s approach life planning from a different perspective.  Let’s begin with the end in mind.

What could happen if you took a step back from your daily to-do list.  What if you made a project out of designing an amazing life.  What if you worked on that project a little bit everyday, instead of just working for a living?  

Instead of thinking about what type of work you can do, think about what type of life you want to live.  Begin with the life-picture you truly want and reverse engineer the options that can get you there (We’ll help you with this).

Think about the ideal life for you:

  • How do you want to spend the time in each day?
  • How much money do you want (and need)?
  • What makes you feel alive?

The truth is, whatever you want to make a priority –  you can make a plan to accomplish.

For example – Let’s say that you that want to be the boss, launch a product that changes the world, and makes you millions.

In reality, there are lots of ways to do that.  Let’s make a plan to make it happen.

Or, maybe you don’t want a commute, don’t want to shave everyday (guys?) or do your hair everyday (ladies?).  You don’t want to wake up before 9am and still make 100k? Maybe, you want your job to be location independent so you can go island hopping in Southeast Asia.

Again, there are lots of ways to do that.  Do you know what they are?

Build the Life You Really Want 

That’s the whole point of the Sweet Life Plan. (We’ll help you)

How can we do it?  Together, we will:

Figure out what drives you and put it to work for you.

Identify, question, and test the assumptions that have created the boundaries of your life.
Your concept of these things will impact everything else you do. Make sure to think it through.
Certain things can have a huge returns with average effort. Find them and focus on them.
Study the many people who found the clarity they needed to build their sweet life.
Explore all the options available so you can mix, match, and tailor it to the exact life you want.
That beautiful intersection between how you want to live each day and what you want to contribute to the world.

“The Pessimist complains about the wind. The Optimist expects the winds to change. The realist adjust the sails.” William Arthur Ward

On the journey of life you want to be the realist. Embrace the hard realities of life without settling for less than you really want.

Let’s define the realities of modern earning and living in a way that you can fully understand and properly plan for.

So What Does it Take?

What does it take to make your Sweet Life Plan into a Sweet Life reality?

The details are different for everyone, but it’s safe to say that it won’t be easy.  Nothing worthwhile is easy.  

It requires you to realize more of the potential that lies inside of you.  It requires you to temper yourself on the anvil of life and emerge stronger, harder, and more true to your ideals.

You must be willing to step outside your comfort zone.  You have to learn the art of ruthless priorities – to say “no” to many good things so you can choose the “best” thing.  You’ll have to think hard and work smart.

However, it’s not so hard that you can’t do it.  You can.  In fact, hundreds of less intelligent, and more handicapped people than you have  already done it.

It doesn’t require brilliant intellect, dashing good looks, or a genius ability to manipulate the odds in your favor.  You don’t need any lucky breaks or special connections.  If you have a sound mind and you are capable of making consistent decisions, you can do it.

The right plan keeps you stable and secure, even when things get hard.  And, you’ll start to recognize and take advantage of the opportunities hiding all around you.

It feels great to have an exciting plan for your life.  Imagine the feeling of waking up in the morning, energized and exited about making progress in your life.  Life is more fun when you are in control.

As the saying goes, if nothing changes… nothing changes.  If you want to see big changes in your life, you’ll need to make some decisions.

But before you start, let’s make sure you have a solid plan. We’ll help you think it all through and get it organized.

If you wanna start building your own Sweet Life Plan, you can get the full plan for free in Step 1 (below).

Here’s What to do Next:

STEP 1
Start on your plan!

Click the box above, enter your email, and we’ll send you the Sweet Life Plan. (You’ll get videos, PDF guides, and helpful updates). You’ll also get access to the top tools we’ve used along the way.

STEP 2
Read these 3 posts

Once you’ve signed up for the plan, read these 3 blog posts. They are the foundation and are designed to help you shift paradigms and become more productive in everything you do.

STEP 3
Send us an email!

Click the box above to send us a message. Let us know how things are going! We want to hear about the plan for your Sweet Life. We’ll try to connect you with additional resources that can help you get there.

You are Awesome!

Lastly, we wanted to let you know how much we appreciate you. It takes courage to build an authentic, intentional life. We salute you for that.

We are here for you- not only as guides but also as friends.

If you’ve made it this far, it means you’re not willing to settle. It means you are still dreaming about your sweet life. You are willing to step out and challenge the status quo, challenge yourself, and take control of your life!

We want you to know we believe so much in your Sweet Life. We really do believe that you have a special life to live. Our deepest hope is for you to live it well.

We do our best to respond to each individual e-mail that comes in (we know it gets harder as we continue to grow), but we will do our very best!

If you’d like to join our group on Facebook, we’d love to see and interact with you there! Click here to visit the page (don’t forget to like it).

And lastly, if we’ve been helpful in any way, feel free to send your friends or family to us. Our mission is to help as many people as possible.

Thank you for being with us! We hope you get everything you need to build your Sweet Life.

Coconuts and blueprints,