• Ian Lobas

Design a Business That Supports Your Ideal Life—with Tom Sylvester - EP 138

Too many entrepreneurs go all-in on their businesses at the expense their lives. But what if you don’t have to choose one or the other? What if you can design a successful business around the life you want to live?

Tom Sylvester is the cofounder of Lifestyle Builders, a platform that helps entrepreneurs build a successful business in service to their ideal lifestyle. Tom has built three successful business, enabling he and his wife to leave their W-2 jobs in their early 30’s. Today, they help others achieve financial freedom through their podcast, coaching programs and newly released book, Lifestyle Builders: Build Your Business, Quit Your Job, and Live Your Ideal Lifestyle.

On this episode of Men on Purpose, Tom joins Emerald to explain how the goal to retire by 35 called him to entrepreneurship. He shares the significance of creating a business that supports what you want your life to look like, describing the 90-day planning and weekly reflection process he uses to achieve clarity and stay on course. Listen in for Tom’s insight on aligning your vision with that of your partner and learn how to take the daily action necessary to achieve your big dreams.

What You Will Learn

How the goal to retire by age 35 called Tom to entrepreneurship

How to achieve business success in support of your ideal lifestyle

Putting systems + team in place so a business runs without you

The books that inspired Tom to pursue a non-traditional path

Why it’s crucial to share and align your vision with your partner

Tom’s insight on leaning into vs. avoiding difficult conversations

Creating a vision re: things, experiences, relationships + impact

How Tom uses a 90-day plan with a weekly reflection process

How structure facilitates creativity rather than stifling it

The value of committing to the process, not just the end result

Connect with Tom Sylvester

Lifestyle Builders

Lifestyle Builders Podcast

Connect with Emerald GreenForest

Creative Age Consulting Group

Emerald’s Website

Emerald on LinkedIn

Emerald on Twitter

Emerald on Instagram


Listener Line (540) 402-0043 Ext. 3333


Lifestyle Builders: Build Your Business, Quit Your Job and Live Your Ideal Lifestyle by Tom & Ariana Sylvester

The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich by David Bach

Rich Dad Poor Dad: What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money That the Poor and Middle Class Do Not by Robert T. Kiyosaki

Lifestyle Builders Life Planner

Wickedly Smart Women Podcast

This episode is sponsored by the Creative Age Consulting Group. Men - Is it time NOW for you to make your mark? Visit to apply for an invitation-only consultation.

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