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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The Good Time Journal (Pt 2)

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Booking under: Nicole

First things first, why is it called the Good Time Journal?

I don’t have a clue because only Bill and Dave know best. However, it makes absolute sense to record the good times and keep track of things via a journal. In the context of work, my work diary is where I jot down important notes that facilitate my work. It provides detail of my to-do list everyday, helps me stay focused on the key items, and identifies the activities that bring me the greatest joy.

Without further ado, let me disclose my Good Time Journal to you.

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The Good Time Journal (PT 1)

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Booking under: Keith

Do you keep a journal? Whether you like to compose essays from your thoughts or just leave brief notes to remind yourself how your day went, a journal is a very important asset that helps us learn more about ourselves.

As I shared before, I already keep a variety of journals. I have a Bible-reading journal where I jot down short lessons learnt from my daily devotions. I keep a work journal where I write down the tasks I worked on each day and record any significant achievements. Finally, I keep a gratitude journal where I write down 5 things I am grateful for each day.

So how on earth would I manage a fourth journal? Well…

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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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Building a Compass (Pt 2)

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Booking under: Nicole

Question: Is it a dolphin or a whale?

Nevermind 😛 … Dolphins, my favorite aquatic mammal, are well known for their intelligence, playfulness, and friendliness – these attributes enchanted me since they are something that I want to relate to. Using echolocation, dolphins can see better under water and determine the directions to travel. Similarly, human beings utilize compass to help them navigate on the ground.

Before I go on and explain my admiration towards dolphins , let me first share with you my take on more interesting aspects, my workview and lifeview.

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Building a compass (pt 1)

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Booking under: Keith

Stop! Before you read on, take a moment and ask yourself these questions:

  • Why do you work?
  • What’s the meaning of life?
  • How is work related to the rest of your daily life?

If you thought answering those questions was tough, you’ll understand how I felt as I took some time to reflect on my workview and lifeview. It’s..

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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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