Celebrated industrial designer Karim Rashid explains how to optimize all areas of life, aesthetic and spiritual, in this colorful, beautifully designed book. Design wonderkind Karim Rashid, whose projects range from the Trump Towers apartments to Lacoste sportswear to the ubiquitous Umbra garbage can, prescribes an organizational and style overhaul in Design Your Life. In short, sharp chapters, he tackles topics as diverse as the wardrobe, office space, love life, and diet, answering perplexing questions like how to properly pack a suitcase, use colors to accent a room, and carve out free time in a busy schedule. Whether the reader is looking to redesign his physical space or spiritual life, Design Your Life offers comprehensive guidance that is straightforward and easy to follow. Rashid's philosophies center on quality over quantity, space over clutter, clarity over complexity, and a marriage of form and function in every design. With each page in vibrant color and packed with his charming artwork and sketches, Design Your Life is an ideal gift book–and the very embodiment of Rashid's functional style.
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.
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.
Former Ikea Executive Shares Her Tools for Personal Success
Author: Pernille Spiers-Lopez
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Business & Economics
Don't spend your whole life searching for the right job; make it the most important job to design the right life. Pernille Spiers-Lopez left Denmark for the United States as a young, naïve entrepreneur. Years later, she became CEO of IKEA North America and then Global HR manager for 130,000 employees. But she soon learned—staring at the roof of the ambulance that was rushing her to the ER—that the job had a price. So this is success. I am away from my family, my children, and my life. This can’t really be success... In Design Your Life, follow Pernille on her journey of personal struggle and triumph. Be with her as she climbs out of her own self-denial and darkest day. Watch her summon the focus and strength within to carve out a life by design and discover a more balanced paradigm of living, one in which success is defined not by how much money we make but by our personal leadership and commitment to ourselves and others.
“Brigadier Sushil Bhasin educates inspires and disciplines in equal measure with a ferocious commitment that does not flag till the goal is reached.” Maj Gen SD Mahanti, VSM (Retd) Former GOC, Uttar Bharat Area Ex-Patron Army Public School Bareilly “Life is getting super complicated with the fast changing environment. Without effective coaching and mentoring, there is a serious risk of not leveraging our young demographic strength as a Country. I sincerely thank Brigadier Sushil Bhasin for bringing to life all his experiences as a life mentor, through his revolutionary book on designing one’s life.” Francis Joseph Co-founder, School Leaders Network (India) “I have often referred to the institution of the Army as one of the best hypnotherapy training schools of the world, and they don’t produce complete human beings any better than Sushil. I am sure that this book, which is a natural by product of his vision, will go a long way in educationally transforming different strata of society so that we leave behind a world that is far more empowered that the one we were born in.” Yuvraj M Kapadia, CEO and founder, EKAA Integrated Clinical Hypnotherapy Foundation, International Academy of Life Do you agree that the right choice at the right time equals success? Have you been at crossroads in life where you had to make a hard choice? Is there a science to choosing well? Design Your Life has the answers to these questions and many more. What we are – the design of our life as we live it today – is the result of the choices we made in the past. What the future will bring to us – the life designed for ourselves by our own hands – will depend on the choices we make today.
#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
Look around you. Everything you see now was created by design, and every design is meant to address a problem that needs solving. Bill Burnett and Dave Evans' Designing Your Life presents us a way of thinking to design a life full of joy and meaning—no matter who we are, where we come from, what we do, and why we do it. The design thinking employed in creating those advancements in the industry and technology—from the chair you may be sitting on right now to the screen you are reading this from—is the same one you can use to plan and build those important areas in your life. A well-designed life is also a fulfilling one, productive and satisfying. In Designing Your Life, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans also show how you can create options and follow through beyond that well-designed life—how you can build one that is also well-lived.
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.
* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. By reading this summary, you will learn how to adopt the mentality and techniques of designers to improve your life, especially in the professional field. You will also learn : how to effectively find solutions to all your problems; to free yourself from blocking situations; to become very creative; how to search effectively for a job; how to become immune to failure; to make better decisions. Too many people suffer from unsatisfying personal or professional situations. The designer's mentality is an effective solution to find more fulfilling paths because it is totally adapted to problem solving. Using it to "design one's life" in the same way one creates an object, is not as absurd as it seems, because the techniques used to solve difficulties are the same: being curious, experimenting, reformulating, becoming aware of potential, collaborating with others. The aim of design is to respond in the best possible way to a need. Why not use it to make one's life the best it can be? Everybody needs more happiness, everybody needs more design. *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!
The ultimate motivational book for success.Live the life you deserve and want.Discover your true passion in life.Start uncovering what is important to you. Awaken your soul¡_s desire. Be happy and fulfilled Reach your goals. Have total happiness in the palm of your hands.Follow this workbook step by step and find your dream life.The "Design Your Dream Life" is a wonderful book written for those of us who want to make a difference in their lives but don¡_t have the know how, the determination or the friends that could help them. We all have dreams but most of the time our busy life, our career or our families hold us back from getting our dream life we always wanted. This book will help you and motivate you to get where you want to go. This book is your friend and will be with you in your journey to find your dream life. You will learn new skills every step of the way. The book will help you stay focused on your goals and dreams. Ultimately, you will find inner happiness and a life that you could have only dreamed about. You will find solution and skills to reduce your stress and to make the most out of your daily life.
An entertaining, interactive guidebook, this volume is designed to provide young adults with a simple model they can use to create a solid vision for their future, and ideally map out a life of their dreams. (Careers/Job Opportunities)
Applied Psychology of Personal Adjustment and Growth
Author: Mary Zahm
Some pursue happiness — Others create it! — Anonymous The chief purpose of Create Your Ideal Life is to empower you to proactively (intentionally and consciously) and continually create your ideal life in a joyful and balanced fashion by following the holistic (emphasizing the importance of the whole and the interdependence of its parts) Life Creation Process described in it. Following the Life Creation Process will help you to gain the level of self-understanding required to optimize the quality of your life and achieve personal growth. As you read this book, you will be introduced to the key concepts of applied psychology of personal adjustment and growth. The term applied indicates that the material provided is practical and that you can readily use the concepts provided to create and control your self and your life. The words psychology of personal adjustment indicate that one focus of the book is upon “... the individual’s response to the physical, psychological, and social demands of the self, other people, and the environment” (Napoli, Kilbridge & Tebbs, 1996, p. 4). The words psychology of personal growth indicate that another focus is upon “... the process by which the individual changes his or her thoughts, feelings, or behaviors regarding the self, others, or the environment” (Napoli and others, 1996, p. 4). Additionally, you will learn effective strategies for exploring life choices and making decisions, managing life changes, changing self-defeating beliefs and habits, coping effectively with stress, and developing effective interpersonal relationships. You will also discover the important role that essential beliefs and core values play in the decision-making process and the problems that can arise out of value conflicts. I have provided true stories from my own life and from the lives of my family members, friends, and students to clarify and underscore key points. The stories are all true. However, some of the names were changed to protect each person’s privacy, except in cases where permission was granted to use the person’s real name. Throughout this book, I have used a cinematic (pertaining to the movie industry) analogy to explain the spiritual, psychological, physical, and social issues involved in personal adjustment and growth across the life span. I have used the cinematic analogy to both simplify and dramatize the key concepts in the holistic Life Creation Process in order to make them easier for you to understand, learn to use, and remember. In addition to the mnemonic (memory-enhancing) value of the cinematic analogy, I believe it makes the complex concepts involved in the holistic Life Creation Process easy to discuss with and teach other people. Most people are already familiar with the meaning of most of the movie industry terms used such as star, actor, screen image, script, cast, producer, director, and sequel, and they understand how all the key aspects of a movie can either contribute to its success or ruin the entire project. Therefore, using the cinematic terms makes it easier for people to comprehend how all the key aspects of their Ideal Future Life must be harmonious in order to achieve the desired results. As you complete the Life Creation Process Exercises, you will be directed to analyze the key aspects of your Present Life and create a script for your Ideal Future Life using techniques that are similar to those employed by successful movie stars, directors, producers, set designers, and script writers (e.g., DiTillio.;, 1995). You will also be guided to identify the Transitional Life goals that you will need to achieve in order to segue from living your Present Life to living your Ideal Future Life. The Ideal Future Life that you design at this present time is definitely not all there is or will ever be possible in your life. As you grow and change, you will update your vision of your ideal life. Learning the tools and techniques used in the Life Creation Process Exercises will empower you to continually recreate your Ideal Future Life through planned sequels in order to keep your life well balanced and overflowing with happiness and spiritual joy. The resources used for this book reflect my multidisciplinary approach to the Life Creation Process as well as my positive psychological orientation. I have included concepts from the traditional scholarly social-psychological literature, the popular self-help and self-improvement literature, and the media (plays, movies, tv, newspapers and magazines). The material includes both multidisciplinary academic resources and popular self-improvement resources that I have used, and found to be beneficial, during my own explorations in personal adjustment, growth, and Ideal Future Life creation. Most of the new material in this revised version of Create Your Ideal Life is from information that I have incorporated into my lectures, in-class exercises, and course assignments over the past 15 years.
How to Thrive and Change and Find Happiness at Work
Author: Bill Burnett
Publisher: Random House
‘Life has questions. They have answers’ New York Times We will spend up to 120,000 hours at work in our lifetimes. But how best to use those hours is one of our most challenging questions. We all want to find meaning at work, but our managers can’t get it for us. And as companies work to be more nimble and shift according to changing markets, the workplace is increasingly unpredictable. It’s up to each of us to define and find our own happiness in this ever-moving landscape, which is rich with opportunity and possibility. Designing Your Work Life helps you understand the politics and psychology of work and equips you with the ‘design thinking’ principles – the innovative methodology pioneered at Stanford that has been fuelling the growth of Silicon Valley – to build a working life that works for you. Designers don't analyse, worry, think, complain their way forward; they build their way forward. Perfect for anyone hoping to improve their current job, aiming for a promotion or even switching career paths, as well as recent graduates thinking about their future, Designing Your Work Life is a deeply empowering read. Part business book, part inspirational and innovative self-help, this book will help you answer one of life’s most challenging questions.
This book is a report of the findings of many years of research and experimentation from various communities worldwide working with natural, drug detox methods. From October 2014 through April 2016, the members of the Facebook group 'Welcome to Heantos' conducted a public, nonclinical trial in which organic detox products from around the world were tested on addicts. Participants were detoxing from a range of substances such as heroin, prescription pain medication, prescription anxiety medication, methadone, suboxone, methamphetamines, amphetamines, cocaine, crack, alcohol, and nicotine. Social media created a communication platform for people across the globe to share information and experiences, the good and the bad. This book is an accumulation of the findings from the experimentation, designed to be a guide for learning how to detox yourself or someone else naturally. There are a range of products and methods used, so it is important to read the entire book before designing your detox. This book is meant to be a resource for which you can plan and execute your detox, doing it as quickly or as slowly as you need to meet your specific needs. These methods are discreet, manageable, affordable, and designed to meet the needs of a modern-day addict. They can be used short- or long-term and can also be used for preventing and coping with relapse and cravings. In this book, I will be sharing the successful components of this eighteen-month nonclinical trial where more than seventy-five people detoxed themselves naturally, most with severe, long-term addictions. I will walk you through the process of preparation, detox, and designing an aftercare plan. My hope for this book is to help lead people out of the darkness of addiction and into the light of reconnecting with the world around them.
Create Your Disneyland Live life the Way You Want Childhood is a difficult and challenging time for everyone. It’s full of excitement and new adventures, but there are also uncertainties, doubts and worries. It is not easy to deal with academic pressure, while also navigating complex relationships with friends and family. There is a common misconception that children can’t be stressed. This is a self help book for children Children lead eventful lives, and it’s no wonder they are often confused about the many changes they have to continuously face. They often react to internal and external pressure by throwing tantrums, refusing to study, or misbehaving at home and school. Mindfulness, visualization, meditation, and yoga can help children deal with stress before it becomes overbearing and wearisome. This self help book for children sets out practical ways in which children can learn to deal with their emotions constructively and productively. It offers easy exercises along with captivating stories that will help you attain your goals while being content and relaxed. Being happy and healthy is not a matter of luck, but habit and practice!