The Five Mindsets (Pt 1)

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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 1)

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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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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 1)

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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 1)

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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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Designing your dream job (pt 1)

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Work. That Monday feeling. #TGIF.

For many people, work seems to be a paradoxical thing. Nobody seems to be particularly excited by it, but everybody needs one and will work hard to get one. Soon afterward, they might complain about their job and dream about quitting it, but reality sets in and they’re stuck waiting for Friday again.

Does work really have to be such a turn-off? This month, our authors talked about designing a dream job. Here are some takeaways:

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