Prototyping Your Life (Pt 2)

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Booking under: Nicole

As much as I respect and believe in Bill and Daves’ life design methodology, one thing that they probably can not/ did not teach us is when life hits us hard with unexpected surprises. While sometimes things might not go as what we planned, we got to learn to live with it and embrace it with love, hope, and most importantly God’s blessings.

As we are making strides in life design, prototyping is what we will experiment next.  We may hear this word a lot in a work context but what exactly is it about when it comes to life design? Let’s find out.

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Living Multiple Lives (Pt 2)

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Booking under: Nicole

“In reality, life is more of an abstract painting – one that’s open to multiple interpretations,” said Bill and Dave. 

Indeed, it depends what color paints we choose to apply to our lives. If I were free from picking a commercially accepted major in college, I would have chosen Geography since I always have a deep appreciation towards the nature and strong interest in investigating the phenomena of Earth. If I had not taken the job offer in Hong Kong, I would have flown back to the States and embark an exciting journey in the East Coast.

There are many if’s in life, and each opens up many possibilities. In this month’s chapter, the authors teach us to ideate multiple lives and introduce an useful tool to start designing our way forward.

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Living Multiple Lives (Pt 1)

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Booking under: Keith

When I was younger, I wanted to be a scientist. I’ve always been a curious child and wanted to understand how “stuff” worked. Maybe I’ll study hard and work at a top research university. Maybe I’ll make a Nobel-worthy breakthrough! Unfortunately, high school science classes came along. I struggled, and that was that.

As a lifelong football fanatic, I’ve also dreamed about becoming a professional footballer. Training for years, playing in the biggest games, and getting a big sports sponsorship – so sweet. Unfortunately, growing up in a part of the world where it’s hard to make it big in football (and also not being extremely good), I resort to playing football as a hobby.

As you can see, these are two different ways my live could have gone. In this month’s chapter, Bill and Dave invite us to start designing our lives. Let’s see how that goes:

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Getting Unstuck (Pt 2)

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Booking under: Nicole

Aloha! It’s been a while since I last wrote on our blog and I am definitely excited to resume writing and share my perspectives on Designing Your Life with you all again.

As the subject matter suggests, this chapter examines solution when things seem to get into a dead end . While it’s common that people get stuck at some life events from time to time, having the ability and courage to ideate can make a huge difference. Let’s explore how we can untie the knot when we are stuck and continue to live our beautiful lives.

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Getting Unstuck (PT 1)

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Booking under: Keith

Ever been stuck on a problem? Of course you have. I know at least I do (at work), which makes this month’s chapter of Designing your life essential reading. As we face various difficulties in our lives, let’s see what Bill and Dave have to say about tackling these issues in our work and living.

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Wayfinding (Pt 2)

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Booking under: Nicole

Last month, we discussed the importance of acquiring a compass in the life design process. In what follows, we will apply the knowledge and learn how to enable the tool with actions to find a way in life and evaluate if we are heading towards the right direction.

Are you ready to find your way?

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Wayfinding (Pt 1)

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Booking under: Keith

Thank God it’s Friday? Many people would indeed greet today with a huge sigh of TGIF, since it represents the end of a tough workweek and the start of the weekend where we can kick back and relax.

However, this seems to be the case because many people are dissatisfied with their jobs and find it an unfulfilling energy-drain. In this month’s chapter of Designing Your Life, Bill and Dave take us through a process of wayfinding – to help us find clues that make work more enjoyable and meaningful.

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Finding True North (Pt 2)

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Booking under: Nicole

What is a compass composed of? Most people will say a wind rose with the orientation of four cardinal directions.

For Bill and Dave, it’s a little different. In order to know where we are going in life and whether we are going towards the right direction, they suggested that we create a compass that’s built with our workview and lifeview. They help us answer some of the most original and yet important questions and find our quest ultimately. Let’s check out mine below.

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Finding True North (Pt 1)

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Booking under: Keith

In the chapter 1 of Designing Your Life, we looked at gravity problems and evaluated the state of our work, health, play, and love. This month, we turn to consider two important sets of questions – questions about our workview and lifeview. The answer to these questions is supposed to help us find our true north – the guiding direction for our lives.

Without further ado, let’s get started:

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