How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
Author: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans
#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.
How to Build a Well-lived, Joyful Life
Author: William Burnett (Consulting professor of design),David John Evans
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
Build a Life that Works for You
Author: Bill Burnett,Dave Evans
Publisher: Random House
A well-designed life means a life well-lived. 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?’ The phenomenally successful Life Design course, devised by Silicon Valley design innovators Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, 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.
The Pleasures and Perils of Everyday Things
Author: Ellen Lupton,Julia Lupton
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Design Your Life is a series of irreverent and realistic snapshots about objects and how we interact with them. By leading design thinker Ellen Lupton and her twin sister Julia Lupton, it shows how design is about much more than what's bought at high-end stores or the modern look at IKEA. Design is critical thinking: a way to look at the world and wonder why things work, and why they don't. Illustrated with original paintings of objects both ordinary and odd, Design Your Life casts a sharp eye on everything from roller bags, bras, toilet paper, and stuffed animals to parenting, piles, porches, and potted plants. Using humor and insight Ellen and Julia explore the practical side of everyday design, looking at how it impacts your life in unexpected ways and what you can do about it. Speaking to the popular interest in design as well as people's desire to make their own way through a mass-produced world, this thoughtful book takes a fresh and humorous approach to make some serious points about the impact of design on our lives. Find out what's wrong with the bras, pillows, potted plants, and the other hopeless stuff you use, buy, clean, water, or put away everyday. Discover how to secretly control the actions of those around you by choosing and placing objects carefully. Find out how roller bags are threatening civilization, and how the layout of your own house might be making you miserable. Use the tools of self-publishing to take the power of branding into your own hands. Taking a fresh, funny look at parenthood, housekeeping, entertaining, time management, crafting, and more, Design Your Life shows you how to evaluate the things you use, and how to recognize forms of order that secretly inhabit the messes of daily life, be it a cluttered room or a busy schedule. Use this book to gain control over your environment and tap into the power of design to communicate with friends, family, and the world.
How to Create a Meaningful Life, Advance Your Career and Live Your Dreams
Author: Cornelia Shipley
Publisher: 3c Consulting
Category: Self-help techniques
It really is possible to live a life of YOUR design! To craft a career that empowers you to your unique definition of success and fulfillment! To truly live out your dreams - daily, rather than waiting for "some day." In Design Your Life: How to Create a Meaningful Live, Advance Your Career and Live Your Dreams, Cornelia Shipley gives you the exact tools and formula to do just that! Cornelia's message is simple: You can be the architect of your own existence. In this book, you will learn the tools and processes she uses to guide her private clients to finally make the shifts in their life that leave them feeling successful, happy, fulfilled, and in charge of their future. You will learn: How to define and build your strongest foundation - allowing you ACT from confidence How to create your Personal Brand - establishing what you stand for & what others can expect from you How to define your Personal Operating Principles - allowing you to make powerful choices of what's exactly right for you How to create your Personal Definition of Success - ensuring that the results you achieve are the results YOU want, not what another might want for you How to establish your Personal Reward System - ensuring that you stay motivated along the journey How to develop your Success Mindset - giving you the power of your own thinking to propel you forward to your designed life. Along the way, you'll find "Designed Action" exercises that easily guide you toward designing your future. This is a discovery process that you will not only enjoy, but that have a positive impact on your life and future like no other! Whether you desire to move up the corporate ladder, find a new creative outlet, or simply learn to love the journey, Your Life: How to Create a Meaningful Live, Advance Your Career and Live Your Dreams provides a clear and infinitely practical program that will allow you live on purpose, with passion and powerful intentions for everything that matters most to you."
Author: Vince Frost
Category: Life skills
Design plays an essential role in our daily lives. You don't have to be a designer to design your life. But it doesn't hurt to have some professional help. It took designer Vince Frost more than 25 years as a professional to appreciate the power of the design process as a means for improving his life. 'If my design process brings value to me, perhaps it can bring value to others. Or, more radically, bring others to recognise their own value.' This book will not solve your problems. You have to do that yourself. But this book will inspire you to work better at living better.
A Practical Spirituality for the Second Half of Life
Author: Sheila Macdonald Macgregor
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.
Breaking Your Limiting Routines to Step Into Intentional Living
Author: Luz N. Canino-Baker
When you step back and look at your life, do you see an ever-widening gulf between where you are and where you want to be? Do you feel stuck? Do you feel like your dreams are slowly slipping away? No matter where you are on your path, Designing Your Life Plan will jolt you out of the routines and ruts of your day to day, spurring you on to set a clear plan for your future-one that will take you places you never thought you could go. Luz Canino-Baker, your encouraging but firm guide on this journey, shows you how to build and carry out a Life Plan, offering pieces of her own history and the stories of others along the way. Each chapter ends with a practical workbook-style exercise designed to take you tangible steps closer to your goals. Forged during Canino-Baker's years as an executive and life coach, the lessons and exercises in this book will energize you, excite you, and set you on the path to the bright future you may have feared could never be realized.
Author: Pernille Spiers-Lopez
Publisher: Beyond Words
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Thanks to an amazing life and a career at the top of the corporate ladder, and beyond, Pernille has gained the experiences and insights needed to be the business leader, coach, and mentor she is today. But 'Design Your Life' is not a 'seven steps to success' or 'how to make it rich' book. It's not about adjusting yourself to be someone perfect or saint-like. It's not about following a role model or guru. It's a challenge - to take leadership in all aspects of life, to own the change you want to be in the world while navigating the everyday infrastructure of the modern-day life.
Designing Your Life With Purpose
Author: Eric T. Whitmoyer
Publisher: Outskirts Press
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!
A Step-By-Step Guide to Building a Meaningful Future
Author: Ayse Birsel
"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"--
Unlocking the Infinite Possibilities of the Subconscious Mind
Author: Dennis Postema
What would you do if you found out that you could do more than just live your life-you could actually design it? Would you use your newfound power to become the kind of person you've always wanted to be, create your own success and finally be happy? Designing Your Life: Unlocking the Infinite Possibilities of the Subconscious Mind gives you the ability to do just that. Learn how to harness the power of your subconscious mind and program it to help you live a happier, more fulfilled life that fits your personal definition of perfection.
Creating Success Through Personal Style
Author: Rachel Roy
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
The internationally renowned designer and entrepreneur helps women look and be the very best version of themselves with this strong, sexy style guide filled with practical and inspirational tips and personal insights gleaned from her own journey in life and business. “As a teen, I’d draw the type of glamorous clothes and accessories I longed for. In retrospect I realize that I was a designing the life I wanted and would one day achieve.” As a designer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and working mother, Rachel Roy has a unique perspective on how fashion defines who we are—and who we want to be. Growing up in a low-income neighborhood in California, she envisioned the life she lives today. The head of her own fashion business, she’s a successful, hard-working entrepreneur who believes through style we can help design the life we want to live. Design Your Life is the embodiment of Rachel’s ethos—a style guide every woman, no matter what stage of life she is in, needs to help her define and implement her personal look, motivate her to focus on the person she wants to be and the job she aspires to have, and make choices based on where she wants to go. Rachel offers hands-on tips for developing personal style while staying true to yourself, using and updating what’s in your closest, and adding essential pieces to your wardrobe. Throughout, she shares stories from her own life and the vital role fashion and style has played each step of the way. Elegantly designed and illustrated with more than fifty exclusive color line drawings, filled with her passion, vision, and commitment to empowerment, Design Your Life takes fashion one step further—from looking great to becoming great, from the inside out.
How to Realize Your Dreams and Reinvent Your Life
Author: Debbie Travis
Publisher: Random House Canada
If you feel stuck with no idea what you should do next, lifestyle celebrity and TV pioneer Debbie Travis's new book is for you. Drawing on the tough (sometimes hilarious) lessons Debbie learned in her own leap into a new way of living, and a multitude of stories, tips and ideas to jumpstart your dreams, she's created an inspiring roadmap for change. A few years ago, Debbie Travis realized that she was no longer challenged by her wildly successful TV career and she was so busy she was missing out on the people and things that made her happy. She dared to dream about a whole new direction in life--a plan to turn a 13th-century farmhouse in Tuscany into a unique hotel and retreat for people who need a change as much as she did. And now, after a crazy amount of work, she is not only living that dream but sharing it with others. Her new book draws directly on her own experiences (when she started, Debbie could barely make a bed, let alone run a hotel in a foreign county) and the uplifting stories of personal u-turns shared by women who have come to her retreats. Debbie's "commandments" will inspire women (and men) who have lost track of who they are or what they want to be; who are going through the motions of a career that doesn't satisfy them anymore; who are wondering what to do with themselves now that their kids are gone or their marriage is over. On every page, Debbie shares the tools that helped her transform her life, and her example, her wit and her common sense advice will help motivate anyone who finds themselves standing at a crossroads wondering "What's next for me?"
By Bill Burnett and Dave Evans - Includes Key Takeaways and Analysis
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
"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!
Be More Productive, Set Better Goals, and Live Life On Purpose
Author: Claire Diaz-Ortiz
Publisher: Moody Publishers
"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.
Author: Book Summary
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Designing Your Life by Bill Burnett | Book Summary How does one define a well-lived, joyful life? What does it take to have one? Is it even possible to have one, or change a less successful life for the better?These are the some of the common questions people from all walks of life ask themselves every day. Everyone from successful professionals to entry level graduates ask themselves what defines a life full of satisfaction and joy. Sadly, the answer is not a direct one.Designing Your Life tries to offer another view to the problem.This book is specifically about living life by design. Authors Bill Burnett and Joel Evans believe that anyone can design the life they love and live it to the fullest. The book further pushes forth the view that there isn't one life to live but many, and that the ideals of success and happiness that most people have are not exactly true. The book opens with real-life examples of people who carried the wrong ideals of a well lived and successful life well into the latter part of their life and careers, only stopping to realise something was wrong when a part of them suddenly felt incomplete. The concept of design is not easily understood by everyday folks. Most people think of it from an engineering point of view and imagine it involves the creation of new products, technology, and services. What they never imagine is that design can be used to create new lives. This is the crooked belief that the book sets out to straighten through its explanation of design and the way it can be used to remodel and reframe life and people's views of it.The correlation between designers and their love for problems is examined in another section, with the book attributing the creation of most, if not everything, people use today to designers' ideas of using problems to get day-to-day solutions. Designers are always looking for questions so that they can find answers to their design ideas. Readers learn the concept of reframing and how every common question gets reframed in life design so as to find new and more helpful answers for it. The reframing process is further explained as taking new information about a problem, choosing a new point of view and prototyping it afresh to find new solutions. It is through this process that most design ideas are born.Following their step-by-step approach, the authors continue to introduce the main topic of the book, the Life Design process. They show how it can be used to better the life one's already living or create another one based on mere possibilities. They also explain its reliance on asking questions, researching, and team work.The book also introduces a different type of thinking: thinking like a designer. Before deciding to use the Life Design process, the book provides readers with the five mindsets they are supposed to have and shows how they are best applied. Here Is A Preview Of What You'll Learn... 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 The Book at A Glance Conclusion Final Thoughts Now What? Scroll Up and Click on "buy now with 1-Click" to Download Your Copy Right Now ************Tags: designing your life, job interview, job hunting, designing your life kindle, bill burnett and dave evans, bill burnett, business books
Designing Your Life with the Ancient Art of Placement
Author: William Spear
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
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.
Create Your Blueprint for Success and Happiness
Author: Becky Lynn Smith
Publisher: Ideal Life Publishing
Creating a happy life is not a destination, but a process. It starts with the desire to intentionally create a life of purpose - a life in which we choose to make a difference in the world. You would never start out to build a house without consulting an architect to create a blueprint plan. Why is it, then, that most people start out without a definite plan for their life? The information in this book will provide a blueprint for you to use to honestly reflect on where you are today and to chart a course for where you want to be. You deserve to live your ideal life. "The principles in this book are tried and true! This is a very easy read, and when this information is applied to one's life, greatness will surely follow!" - Logan Stout, Founder and CEO, IDLife "As a CEO, I know firsthand the value of having the right person in the right place doing something they love-that ONE THING they were meant to do. Becky Lynn Smith's book, Designing Your Ideal Life will help you do just that. Grab a copy, pay close attention, and you'll absolutely love what happens next!" - Steve Satterwhite, CEO of Entelligence and author of Above The Line: How The Golden Rule Rules the Bottom Line "Becky Lynn Smith nails it! If you feel that gnawing feeling that you could do something really special, go for it. But, you'll need a guidebook and encouragement. Thankfully, Designing Your Ideal Life is both." - Alex Charfen, CEO of The Charfen Institute Author and Speaker Becky Lynn Smith found her calling, and she wants to help you find yours. After working as an IT executive and leader for several world-class organizations including Exxon, Amoco, and AIM, she discovered what success really meant for her. Designing Your Ideal Life shares what she has learned about how to arrive at the place you were always meant to be and have the life you were meant to live. For more information, please visit DesigningYourIdealLife.com to pick up a copy of the companion workbook.
Creating a Life You Love
Author: Serena Star-Leonard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Business & Economics
Step into the more fabulous version of your life Think about where you are in life right at this moment. How does it compare with your dreams? You may have let go of a few life goals over the years, as "real life" took over and made grand gestures seem like impractical fantasies. But no matter where you are on your life's journey, it's not too late to reclaim your dreams and achieve the life you've always wanted! It's absolutely possible to design your own lifestyle instead of just allowing circumstance to dictate your daily routine. How to Succeed in 12 Months: Creating a Life You Loveis your ultimate guide to turning your dreams into reality. Author Serena Star-Leonard is living the dream herself, having practiced what she preaches. In the book, she shares the secrets behind figuring out the steps that will get you the life you've always wanted, and taking those steps in leaps and bounds. It's not a get-rich-quick scheme, but a one-year plan to stepping out of your rut and into your most fulfilling life. Star-Leonard provides a roadmap to: Breaking your dreams into small, actionable steps Eliminating excuses and gaining confidence Prioritizing your goals for better planning Designing your lifestyle around your interests Whether you've been looking for a way to work closer to your dreams, or are just looking for a way out of the rat race, Star-Leonard is your guide to make big things happen. How to Succeed in 12 Months: Creating a Life You Love is the key that opens the door to a more fabulous version of your life.