Strategy

Life By Design: Rhythms of Grace

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I am producing a life. I am designing a life of rich experiences, adventure, meaning and relationships. That is the key to productivity – how do I live in a rhythm that sustains these things? If the rhythm of your life feels heavy or burdensome, if you don’t feel light on your feet then you’ve found a great place to start your life by design. 

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Life by Design: Writing Your Story

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What’s the outcome you are living towards? I first knew I wanted to be a writer the moment I defined my life purpose; to help people think differently by communicating and sharing different ideas about how to live. Moving towards the outcomes you desire requires a proactive writing of your story, or what I call life by design. Adapting to the context, circumstances and characters that exist outside of my control.

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Life By Design: Moving Through Fear

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Fear is most dangerous when it threatens to stop our onward movement, the organic growth that is already going on within us. The navigation we’ve set for ourselves. Here’s a strategy for moving through fear when it threatens to stop you in your tracks. Here’s a list of all the things I wish I could write about and the one thing I have to write about, because I didn’t want fear to stop me today.

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Design begins with Story.

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From the moment we hear a story, we begin designing. We design possible outcomes and applications of story, we being to envisage the future described by the story. We imagine new ways of being and doing in order to meet the story or change the story. Storytelling is the original design practice.

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Nudging, the Art of Small Catalysts.

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Much like sailing into the wind to see what happens, we listen to our life and begin the process of transformation to see what might happen. What might our tender, wondrous little changes result in? What wonder might our small lives contain if we allow the change to happen?

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No Such Thing As A Broken Man (Or Woman).

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We relinquish our creative power, becoming obsessed with doing what is right. In our desire to be perfect we neglect our greatest purpose in the Universe. There is no hero in fairytale or real life that does not bear some shadow or flaw. We are unconvincing humans without them. Whatever good you can and will accomplish in your life, will occur in the company of your demons too. Your greatest task is to be your true self.

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6 Steps To Grow Into Your Ambitions.

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My ambition and my ability are not often in alignment. One exists in my present reality and one is beckoning to me from the future. Thankfully, I can change my present to get to the future. You must behave as if you already have the ability to match your ambition – this is simply called, practising.

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