The Five Mindsets (Pt 1)

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Booking under: Keith

And here we are, wrapping up the last chapter of our second book on this blog. It’s been quite the journey, and I’m excited to do some reflection on how I’ve practiced the five mindsets our authors discussed previously. Let’s dive right in:

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A Well-designed Life (Pt 2)

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Booking under: Nicole

I am very honored to be writing the 100th post on A Booking For Two so it took me a bit longer than usual to publish it. Hopefully it’s worth the wait!

December is the last month we work on this book, but this doesn’t mean our life design stops here. Instead of giving a boring summary of the key elements in all chapters, Bill and Dave make it easy for us by introducing simply five mindsets that will constitute and drive our life design forward.

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A Well-designed life (PT 1)

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Booking under: Keith

Congratulations to Nicole! We’ve been so busy with everything else we’ve forgotten that she’s the writer of post #100 on this blog! What an accomplishment! Thanks also to each and every one of you who have read a century of posts here on ABF2. We’re very grateful!

As we enter the last chapter of Designing your life, our authors begin by dropping a pretty big truth: there’s no such thing as a perfectly balanced, evenly divided life. However, there is a set of five mindsets that can help us to design our lives forward, to continue growing even as we face disruptions and changes in our daily living:

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Mentioning Mentors (Pt 1)

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Booking under: Keith

Last time, we looked at building a team. We learnt that as we go on our life design journeys, there are many people who support and guide us. While some are on the periphery and some are closely involved, what everyone needs is a mentor (or a few!).

Today, I’ll be looking at a few mentors who have impacted me in my life. They have contributed to my growth in various areas and I will always be grateful to them!

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Building A Team (Pt 2)

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Booking under: Nicole

Along the course of life design, one person’s power is not enough to get you where you want to be. At work, we often collaborate with supervisors and colleagues to deliver the tasks. At home, the biggest support team is right there to get our back. At leisure, we have a group of close friends to laugh and chill with. All these contexts involve people who are incremental in supporting and adding color to our lives.

You probably have some ideas about who these people are but what role does each of them play? Bill and Dave came up with the following…

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Building a Team (Pt 1)

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Booking under: Keith

As an avid football fan, I love the concept of a great team. Who can forget the magnificent sides Sir Alex Ferguson built in the late 2000s/early 2010s? Rooney, Ronaldo, Tevez, Berbatov… those were the days!

Alas, team-building also features in our life design process, but in a different way. Instead of a group of people running after a ball, the team is a group of people who will help you in your life. Here’s the lineup:

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Fail-proofing (Pt 2)

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Booking under: Nicole

Whenever people think of Virgo, the first few words coming to their minds are perfectionist, analytical, and responsible. Thank you for saying that! As a typical Virgo, I absolutely agree. Knowing myself, this personality has been instilled in me for almost a quarter of a century and has shaped my character in school, work, and personal life. At the same time, I have identified an improvement area in one of these traits…

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Fail-proofing (Pt 1)

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Booking under: Keith

The picture above is of a notebook. The title of this post is “fail-proofing”. How on earth are they related?

As we discovered last week, our authors showed us that logging (and categorizing) our failures allow us to find growth opportunities. So what have I identified about myself? And what can I do about it? This is the big one…

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Failure Immunity (Pt 2)

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Booking under: Nicole

Failure is often regarded as a negative attribute. No one welcomes the feeling of losing or being defeated. Yet, experiencing some sort of minor and non-fatal failure when we have the capacity to afford so can help us become less vulnerable when bigger challenges hit our lives. In this chapter, a three-step exercise is introduced to achieve failure immunity. Let’s take a closer look…

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