Book Giveaway! Lifestyle Design

June 1, 2011

Maybe because my shelves are overflowing and something needs to be done to remedy the situation, lest they come crashing down.

Or maybe because I’m in a giving mood. Or a somber mood. Or a happy mood. Or I’m just…moody.

Maybe because I’m reading What difference do it make? and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.

Or because it feels like a Tuesday even though it’s already Wednesday. Bonus!

Or perhaps because I’m flying out oh-dark-early on Friday morning for a fun city I’ve never been to and am pretty pumped about it. And I’ll get to see old friends. And make new friends. And create new ideas. And maybe learn a thing or two in the process. And maybe just maybe I booked myself a fancy schmancy room in an award-winning boutique hotel right downtown, and spoiling myself is fun.

And all of that makes me happy.

Or maybe because you deserve it. All five of you, my lovely, lovely readers.

But today I thought I should give something away. A giveaway! I am often gifted books, or sent them for promotional reasons, and when you couple that with the fact that I tend to purchase books on my own immediately upon their release, I often end up with duplicates.

In some cases, multiplicates.

(WordPress says that isn’t a word. I disagree. The end.)

Here’s how it works: Comment below, I will choose THREE comments at random, and if you are one of those three you will be the lucky recipient of…of…of…

A book of your choice!

Ok, let’s clarify that a bit. It’s not any book of your choice, it’s your choice between one of two books:

The Thank You Economy Gary Vaynerchuk


The 4-Hour Work Week: Extended and Updated edition Tim Ferriss

Photo on 2011-06-01 at 17.48This one

Photo on 2011-06-01 at 17.48 #2 this one.

Comment below. If you’re chosen, pick your book, and I’ll send it right to your lovely doorstep. Easy as pie.

You should comment. You really should. Because I love you, all five six of you. Oh, and you deserve it.

What should you comment about? Glad you asked. Share your answer to the question:

What does lifestyle design mean to you?

There are no wrong answers. It could be something like “financial independence” or “doing what I want when I want” or it could be something more straight forward, like “family” or “travel.” Share whatever first pops into your head.

Comments will be closed at 6PM CST on Thursday, June 2nd. The winners will then be chosen and notified.

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Good luck!


UPDATE: Comments are now closed. Thanks, all! Winners announced soon.

Winners announced!


Alicia June 1, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Lifestyle design to me is the ability to love what I do and to have the time to do what I love!  At some point that will be the best Mom of all time, staying home crafting and baking whilst having the time to take some fabulous vacations!

Wendy Cook Stout June 1, 2011 at 4:52 pm

Lifestyle change is knowing that I have the choice of working from my house and not getting that J-O-B…I like knowing that I can see my kids and my grandkids any hours and that I have the luxury of being able to babysit (grandkids) while my kids work or when they have plans.  That is the luxury lifestyle that I absolutely adore!!

Celene Harrelson June 1, 2011 at 4:54 pm

Winnie the Pooh ain't got nothin' on you in the cuteness dept! I'd love to win either one.  So happy to see how successful you've become on social media and your Vemma biz.  You go girl!

DebNorfolk June 1, 2011 at 6:16 pm

Lifestyle Design for me is choosing to LIVE MY BEST every moment of each day! The Freedom to be flexible yet structured!! Living Balanced through my Spiritual,Physical,Mental & Financial Desires! Creating Great Relationships with Family & Friends…..taking care of my grandson Rush (the Next Generation….very important to me)….cooking something really yummy….keeping a small portion for myself and taking the rest to neighbors & friends unexpectantly!! Simply Living with Joy!!! =)

Annie Sorensen June 13, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Hey Deb! You won one of the books. :) Dash over here to claim your prize:

Craig Timmons June 1, 2011 at 7:18 pm

Lifestyle Design ~ to me is having the awareness & courage to step out into this world and create the life you truly want / dream about, noting we're all designing our lifestyle everyday ~ we simply may not be aware we are :-) here's to everyone Designing Awesome Lifestyles that send them to bed and awaken them with :-)s ~ enjoy your city adventure, Annie!

Annie Sorensen June 13, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Craig! You won! Did ya see?

Justinmboyd June 1, 2011 at 7:38 pm

Lifestyle Design: To me it is having options, it is making choices for yourself instead of choices being made for you.  It is spending time with love one when they need your time and not when your “job” doesn't need your time.

Ricardo Nuñez June 1, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Hey Annie,

In my opinion design lifestyle is about living in your own terms, making your own decisions and not relaying in a job that limits does decisions.

Danny June 1, 2011 at 7:54 pm

Lifestyle design to me is deciding what is most important in your life and doing whatever it takes to have time to do that most important thing your life. I personally like working, so I don't think less work would be my choice. What I would love is to work on a variety of projects of my choosing and still having time to go swimming with my kids.

Helene June 1, 2011 at 9:11 pm

I believe lifestyle design is being able to spend your life in your own way.  Choices, choices, choices!  Being yourself, following your dreams, and loving every minute of it!

Sam June 2, 2011 at 12:17 am

lifestyle design is about your life story. It is formatting your life so that each day of your life adds something intriguing to your story.

Ignacio Kehyaian June 2, 2011 at 3:09 am

In my case, it means, not follow the mass and do, learn, work, whatever is desired. Thank you Annie for pushing us to comment!!! :)

Mario Cecere June 2, 2011 at 5:59 am

i believe that not following the crowd and going against that flow is what it's all about. Decide to be happy today and not think about it i say. ;-)

Abby June 2, 2011 at 6:58 am

I think it means finding ways to spend quality time with my kids while getting something done.  Like baking cookies with my 4yo.  Pulling weeds with my 10mo (while making sure he doesn't eat them).

Nate June 2, 2011 at 8:14 am

lifestyle design means the me that I can plan my life around what's important to me instead of what's important to my boss.

Nathan Finley June 2, 2011 at 8:25 am

Lifestyle design is taking the reigns of your lifestyle and steering it in the direction that best fits what you need at any particular time.  It can be dictated by any number of things, but I think it boils down to you taking the initiative to make positive changes for yourself and/or your family.

Mike June 2, 2011 at 9:51 am

Lifestyle design is being able to allocate my time as I want to.  Fitting work in around the family schedule, rather than the family schedule around work.

Nancy June 2, 2011 at 11:21 am

Books are to be shared!  Lifestyle design is dreaming and having those dreams come true

Annie Sorensen June 13, 2011 at 12:51 pm

Nancy Nancy Nancy! You won one of the books. :) Congrats! Here's how to claim your prize:

Teresa June 2, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Placing your own dots on your own paper and then connecting them with your favorite color!

Wendy Cook Stout June 3, 2011 at 10:24 am

Whooaaaa!! You're growing!! :))

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