Designing Your Life

Author: Bill Burnett
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 110187533X
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#1 New York Times Bestseller At last, a book that shows you how to build—design—a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks to solve. In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans show us how design thinking can help us create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise. "Designing Your Life walks readers through the process of building a satisfying, meaningful life by approaching the challenge the way a designer would. Experimentation. Wayfinding. Prototyping. Constant iteration. You should read the book. Everyone else will." —Daniel Pink, bestselling author of Drive “This [is] the career book of the next decade and . . . the go-to book that is read as a rite of passage whenever someone is ready to create a life they love.” —David Kelley, Founder of IDEO “An empowering book based on their popular class of the same name at Stanford University . . . Perhaps the book’s most important lesson is that the only failure is settling for a life that makes one unhappy. With useful fact-finding exercises, an empathetic tone, and sensible advice, this book will easily earn a place among career-finding classics.” —Publishers Weekly From the Hardcover edition.

Designing Your Life

Author: William Burnett (Consulting professor of design)
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 1101875321
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Introduction: life by design -- Start where you are -- Building a compass -- Wayfinding -- Getting unstuck -- Design your lives -- Prototyping -- How not to get a job -- Designing your dream job -- Choosing happiness -- Failure immunity -- Building a team -- Conclusion: a well designed life

Designing Your Life

Author: Bill Burnett
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9781784701178
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Whether you're 20, 40, 60 or older, many of us are still looking for an answer to that perennial question, 'What do I want to be when I grow up?' In Designing Your Life, Silicon Valley design innovators Bill Burnett and Dave Evans use their expertise to help you work out what you want -- and how to get it. Their phenomenally successful Life Design course has been tried and tested by thousands of people, from students to mid-career professionals to retirees contemplating a whole new future. Now in book form for the first time, their simple method will teach you how to use basic design tools to create a life that will work for you. Using lots of real-life stories and proven techniques like reframing, prototyping and mind-mapping you will learn how to build your way forwards, step-by-positive-step, to a life that's better by a design of your own making. Because a well-designed life means a life well-lived.

Success With Goals

Author: Eric T. Whitmoyer
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 1478785446
Size: 47.57 MB
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It’s a hard truth, but you are where you are today because of the decisions you’ve made each day to this point. Your decisions, good and bad, have shaped your life. The challenge is that most of us don’t think about many of our daily decisions. Our subconscious programing creates habits that often lead us through our days without any thought as to why we do what we do. With this lack of focus on direction, is it any wonder that people are frustrated with their lives? Success with Goals shares a goal-setting process that the author has been using and refining for over 25 years—one that has had a profound impact on his life. It’s a process he’s taught to thousands of employees and clients, helping them transform their lives. When you know exactly what you want in life—and apply this amazing process—you’ll find yourself developing into the kind of person you needed to become, to succeed at levels you’ve never imagined! Using the tools in this book, you will be consciously making decisions that will help you design your life with purpose. Reprogram your thoughts and ideas with the kind of focus and intention that will have you driving toward the goals you’ve always wanted to achieve. The kind of goals that change your life!

Design The Life You Love

Author: Ayse Birsel
Publisher:
ISBN: 1607748819
Size: 24.64 MB
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"A joyful, inspirational guide to building the life you've always dreamed of, using the principles and creative process of an award-winning product designer. Life, just like a design problem, is full of constraints--time, money, age, location, and circumstances. You cannot have everything, and if you want more out of it, you have to be creative about how to make what you need and what you want co-exist. This requires design thinking. Design the Life You Love uses a simple but proven creative thinking and design process to give ordinary people new tools to think about life differently, and also includes fascinating examples from the world of art and design that relate to each step of the process, plus guided creative exercises. Turn constraints into opportunities with optimism and holistic thinking using four simple steps: taking the whole apart, forming a new point of view, putting it back together, and giving it form. The striking design and Ayse Birsel's hand-drawn art and type set off her brilliant, life-changing design process, empowering and inspiring readers to create a better life"--

Re Designing Your Life

Author: Sheila Macdonald Macgregor
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1525517171
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Re-Designing Your Life: A Practical Spirituality for the Second Half of Life is a timely and engaging book for living out the second half of your life with spiritual integrity. In this study you are invited to think about your life as a house undergoing renovations where, with God’s grace, you get to design something new and life-giving. Through practical exercises, thought-provoking discussion topics and memorable anecdotes, Re-Designing Your Life will guide you through: Coping with endings, empty-nesting and retirement; Caring for self while caring for elderly parents and grandchildren; Letting go of the things that get in the way of becoming your true self; Creating a spiritual legacy; Strengthening relationships; and Finding your passion in your second half of life. Re-Designing Your Life is a must-read for pastors, congregations and individuals who want to discover God’s calling in the second half of life. Video resources for group studies are also available.

Summary Of Designing Your Life

Author: Fastreads
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540754158
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"Many people operate under the dysfunctional belief that they just need to find out what they are passionate about. Once they know their passion, everything else will somehow magically fall into place. We hate this idea for one very good reason: most people don't know their passion." - Bill Burnett "Our problems become our story, and we can all get stuck in our stories. Deciding" - Bill Burnett "Designers don't agonize. They don't dream about what could have been. They don't spin their wheels. And they don't waste their futures by hoping for a better past. Life designers see the adventure in whatever life they are currently building and living into. This is how you choose happiness." - Bill Burnett ***Bill Burnett & Dave Evans' book, "Designing your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life" offers practical, easy-to-follow advice to attain the life you always wanted--even if you don't know what that is yet. Don't miss this step-by-step guide to Designing your Life.*** What Will You Learn from Reading This Book? How to use design thinking to get unstuck and figure out what to do with your life. How dysfunctional beliefs keep you from living the life you want. How to create a life that is constantly evolving, generative, and full of surprises. How to articulate your Workview and Lifeview and balance the core areas of your life. How to reframe your work or life problems and find solutions without changing your circumstances. How to build life prototypes and fail at small learning experiences so you don't waste years chasing dreams that don't pan out. How to use the beginner's mind to find hidden opportunities and design your dream job. How to extract value from setbacks and develop immunity to the sting of failure. How to find happiness by making well-designed choices and living confidently into them. Book Summary ReviewShort of having a killer body and being world famous, there is a tested and straightforward solution to every challenge you have, and Burnett and Evans have been teaching the secret to Stanford wonks for years. Design thinking has helped hundreds of their students resolve some of their most pressing problems and dilemmas, and it can do the same for you too. The duo reminds you - with the clarity and assurance that's only the reserve of seasoned instructors - that it's okay if you are sixty and haven't figured out your life yet because everyone has multiple life versions to figure out. This book will transform the way you look at your career, health, family, and money problems - and just about any other wicked problem you have. The step-by-step insights contained therein will nudge you to work on the crises you have been shelving for years. Click Buy Now with 1-Click to Own Your Copy Today!

Feng Shui Made Easy Revised Edition

Author: William Spear
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1583943528
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The first edition, released in 1995, was lauded by seasoned practitioners and beginners alike. And no wonder. While most of the early English-language books on feng shui were dauntingly mystical or relied on complex calculations or culturally specific design practices, Feng Shui Made Easy took a more holistic approach, clearly explaining the fundamentals while guiding readers on an inner journey of understanding. Thoughtfully written and beautifully illustrated, the book is structured around an “architecture of consciousness” that is really the inner landscape. The book explores each “house” of the bagua—the chart representing one’s journey through life; relationships with parents, loved ones, and community; creativity; spirituality; and connectedness to the source of life—and the symbolism of the corresponding I Ching trigram. Feng Shui Made Easy helps readers discover the nature of these connections, as well as learn what obstructions must be removed to change fixed patterns of behavior and restore balance, harmony, and inner peace—a process that, when combined with external adjustments, results in increased success and lasting change in all areas of life. This revised edition expands on the author’s intuitive approach with new sections on health, children’s environments, and ecological concerns and sustainable practices. The author also corrects misconceptions about feng shui and uses fascinating case studies to share valuable insights he gained from interactions with his clients and readers. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Design Your Day

Author: Claire Diaz-Ortiz
Publisher: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802493122
Size: 18.69 MB
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"There are a lot of books about goal setting. This one is special." — Scott Warner, CEO, Gigg When it comes to productivity, hard work is half the battle. The first half—the crucial half—is planning well. The DO LESS method is a simple way to achieve your goals more often, in less time, and with greater peace of mind. Learn how to: Decide the right goals for you Create workable strategies for reaching them Harness time for maximum efficiency From the big-picture down to the details, Claire Diaz-Ortiz walks you through every step of setting and achieving smart goals. She helps you brainstorm goals, choose the best ones, and adjust them to make them realistic. Then she helps you strategize how to reach them, day-by-day, year-by-year. Whether you want to finish a house project, lose weight, or write a book, Design Your Day—by someone who read 150 books while caring for an infant—is an all-in-one guide to smart productivity. Use Claire’s tricks and tools and you’ll be amazed at what you can do in a day, let alone a lifetime.

Design Your Future 3 Simple Steps To Stop Drifting And Start Living

Author: Dominick Quartuccio
Publisher: TCKPublishing.com
ISBN: 9781631610394
Size: 37.98 MB
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You built the life you thought you wanted, but now you're feeling...bored? Restless? Trapped? Sure you have an enviable lifestyle, on paper. You've got the income, the title, the material possessions and maybe even the family. But something is off. What once fired you up just isn't as interesting. Your drive is diluted and your mojo eludes you. You can't figure out why. All this is happening at the same time as the responsibilities continue to mount and the chaos of your life accelerates. This means you'll continue to live into a life of more of the same because: YOU HAVE NOT CONSCIOUSLY DESIGNED YOUR FUTURE. You're letting life happen to you. That's why it's feeling predictable and uninspiring. No wonder the restlessness, the boredom and the feelings of being trapped. BUT THERE IS ANOTHER WAY. This book will show you how to break through that self-imposed ceiling. It will challenge you to Take Command of your life by: 1. Awakening you to your beliefs and stories 2. Disrupting your patterns and behaviors 3. Designing a future you can't wait to live into So get ready to stop drifting and start living...NOW.