GFY 048: Bringing Tim Ferriss’s “Lifestyle Design” Idea to Life

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Summary: Interview with Rob Farrington ( Rob Farrington—a.k.a. The Strap Smith—has brought Tim Ferriss’s “lifestyle design” idea to life. He spends his days skiing, motorcycle racing, learning to fly planes and sailing in the Caribbean in addition to running his successful company which makes high-end leather watch bands that attract celebrity customers such as Jay Leno. Check out his company at But it wasn’t always this way. Rob graduated with a Masters in Physical Therapy and worked a day job in the field for six and a half years before resigning to run his business. Along his journey, there have been both major sacrifices and major payoffs. Like other entrepreneurs, he has a few other irons in the fire in addition to his watch strap business but everything he does is specifically designed to ensure lots of play time in the outdoors. In this episode, you’ll go along for the ride in Rob’s life as he shares his story of escaping his mediocre day job to becoming a passionate, free-spirited entrepreneur. Rob’s Top Book Recommendations: The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferriss Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie  The Monk and The Riddle by Randy Komisar The 80/20 Principle by Richard Koch The Art Of Learning by  Josh Waitzkin The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy Training the Samurai Mind translated and edited by Thomas Cleary The Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey   Did this podcast rock your world? If you liked this podcast, leave a review on iTunes!! You will be immediately showered in gold and diamonds and all things sparkly. You’d be a moron to miss out on that, right? Visit to check out the iTunes page. Plus…sharing this episode on social media will undoubtedly add to the glitter fest. Satisfaction is guaranteed. The post GFY 048: Bringing Tim Ferriss’s “Lifestyle Design” Idea to Life appeared first on Go Fire Yourself.