Life Design

Where to from here?

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Thanks for stopping by. I'm currently in the midst of completing the first introduction to All Points Life Design book entitled:Where to from Here: Redesign you Life. It's an introduction to All Points Life Design's three pillars: Holistic Life Context, Zones of Brilliance and Rapid Business Model or the Map & Compass, Routes, and Boots of navigating an exceptional life. Once the book is made available for purchase you'll be one of the first notified for the initial release of 50 copies and special price only available to those who showed interest.

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Where to from Here - Life Design

I’ve been teaching permaculture since 2009. Up until a few years ago, in every Permaculture Design Certificate I taught, there seemed to be the same problem.

After each course, I watched students leave:

...extremely enthusiastic...

...passionate for change...

...with the best intentions...

...and do less than they wanted to.

With all of the incredible ideas, strategies, and tools to empower oneself that permaculture offers, students struggled with one area: how to choose what to do, and where to start?

 Levi van Veluw's Self Portrait
Levi van Veluw's Self Portrait

It became obvious to me that the problem was a lack of clarity and focus – and a way to make decisions on what to do next.

It took time to see it, but the solution was very simple – look at our lives the way that we look at a landscape. From landscape design, to life design.

When we consider a landscape, there appear places where the landscape naturally catches and stores water. So too are there places where a person naturally catches and stores life.

These are key leverage points where engaging an activity gives you more back than you put in – and they are pivotal to a person’s life.

Whether you're a total newbie to the permaculture scene, or have been working here for decades, you know you could use a reliable strategy to...

  • find clarity and focus in your life and business;
  • make good decision-making easy; and
  • identify and change your limiting beliefs... to make better decisions and gain clarity.

The life design process will get you clear on what you want, how to get there and how to adapt along the way. Based on natural design, it’s a momentum-building spiral founded on helping you get unstuck and moving in the right direction.

Curious about how it works? Listen to the podcast with Permaculture Voices – and read on.

Where to from Here: The Process

There are three major components of getting from here to there. 

1 - Map and Compass - Holistic Life Context 

2 - Routes - Zones of Brilliance

3 - Boots - Business Design

Step 1: Map and Compass - Defining Your Holistic Life Context

Together we start with looking at all that your life entails. It's a bit like opening the kitchen pantry door of your life and learning to really observe and ask, What is my life made up of?

And then, What’s my ideal life?

By iterating and clarifying the quality of the life you want, rather than the things, you can clarify goals that support your life, not a life that supports your goals.

Step 2: Routes - Zones of Brilliance

There are places we go frequently in the physical places we live. They're easy to get to, we enjoy going there and we return from them happier then when we left.

(That's kinda why we go there.)

During the Zones of Brilliance module, we discover those places where you naturally go in your life - the passions, gifts and problems you focus on solving.

We hone in on the aspects of your life that are hiding in plain sight. It’s finding your niche in the landscape of your life - then using it to build a prosperous livelihood.

If you're looking for the right next step, this identifies where to place your foot.

Through this life design process and identifying my own Zones of Brilliance, I came to realize that I get up in the morning wanting to solve how to live well and help others do the same, by finding their own niche in the world.

In the next podcast, I talk about the process of finding your niche with my friend Diego Footer of Permaculture Voices:

Step 3: Boots - Business Design

Finally, you know where you’re at, what you’ve got, and where you want to go. The last step is a framework to get you there.

For some that’s about honing in on a good idea and building a new business. For others, it's reframing an existing business to put their money where their heart is.

Wherever you’re at, business today isn't business as usual when you’re mindful of the state of the planet. Since 2009 I've been advising and helping both clients and colleagues to balance getting paid with creating a regenerative livelihood.

Want to create your ideal life – and livelihood, too? Drop me a line and let’s chat.

Be Fruitful and Mulch Apply,

Javan "Oh This Is Gonna Be Good" Bernakevitch

NEW BOOK - Sign up to be first 

Thanks for stopping by. I'm currently in the midst of completing the first introduction to All Points Life Design book entitled:Where to from Here: Redesign you Life. It's an introduction to All Points Life Design's three pillars: Holistic Life Context, Zones of Brilliance and Rapid Business Model or the Map & Compass, Routes, and Boots of navigating an exceptional life. Once the book is made available for purchase you'll be one of the first notified for the initial release of 50 copies and special price only available to those who showed interest.

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Time to design your life?

If you found yourself nodding as you read this, drop me a line and let's chat.