Life Design

Where to from here?

“The best way to predict the future is to design it”

– Buckminster Fuller

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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 life design and the steps to live life on your own terms. Once the book is made available for purchase you'll be one of the first notified of the initial release of 50 copies and special price only available to those who showed interest.

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Life Design - Where to from Here

I’ve been teaching sustainable living since 2009. Up until a few years ago, in every course I taught, there seemed to be the same problem.

After each course, I watched students leave:

  • extremely enthusiastic
  • passionate about change
  • with the best intentions...
  • and do less than they wanted to.

With all of the incredible ideas, strategies, and tools to empower oneself, students still struggled with the first step: how to choose what to do, and where to start?

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.

In a landscape, there are areas that naturally catch and store water. So too are there places where a person naturally catches and stores energy and life.

These are key leverage points where you get more than you put in – and they are essential to a person’s path in life.

This work is based on exploring and choosing the right path for the right time. Here’s what students, participants, and clients are saying about the results of life design.

Life Design - The Hike

Life is like a hike. There's the great expanse in front of you. The great unknown. So many things to explore, understand and learn and yet here you are with experience, some skill and a sense of wanting to change but not knowing how. It seems you have more questions than answers.

The questions

Where am I headed?

How can I get there?

Which paths are right for me?

How will I get there well?

What do I do when, not if I fall?

The answers

Map and Compass

Routes

Boots

Training and First Aid

The tools

Holistic Life Context

Zones of Brilliance

Regenerative Business Design

Mindset Strengthening and Limiting Beliefs

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 frequently visit. They're easy to get to, we enjoy going there and we return from them happier than when we left.

That's why we go in the first place.

With Zones of Brilliance, we explore where you naturally go in your life - your passions, gifts, and the particular problems you enjoy solving.

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

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

By identifying my own Zones of Brilliance, I realized I get up in the morning wanting to solve the problem of how to live well and helping others to do the same.

In this podcast, Diego Footer and I speak about how exploring your Zones of Brilliance helps you to find your niches.

Step 3: Boots - Regenerative Business Design

You know where you are, where you want to go, and how your uniquely suited to get there but how to trade effort for ground covered can be tricky.

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.

For others, it may be to work for someone else.

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.

Regenerative business mentorship

I work both one on one with folks when it comes to business design but also in a group program with my colleague Rob Avis of Adaptive Habitat, the premier Canadian ecological engineering firm. Together we've built a program call Regenerative Business Mentorship that pairs you with up to 13 other regenerative entrepreneurs. Inside of focusing on recipes, which differ from business to business, we focus on principles that can be applied to any business. Meeting live for 12 weeks we dive deep into your business and sort out where the issues are and how to start improving them. With a Level 1 and a Level 2, you can introduce yourself to the concepts we present before you're ready to level up.

Step 3: Boots - Regenerative Business Design

Along the trail it's not a matter of if you fall, but when you fall. 

Time and time again working with regenerative entrepreneurs, farmers, designers, and ecologically minded folks it's a brittle mindset and baggage from the past that keeps dreams and ambitions at bay. 

Completely tailored to you and your situation, this process explores the areas of your mindset that are weak and trains them into a state of anti-fragility. When personal resistance impedes your progress, we inspect the limiting beliefs acting as roadblocks and remove them or just as easily - walk around them.

The result is there's less in the way after we're finished and you've built strength to be able to weather any storm life or business throws at you with greater ability then you had before.

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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 of the initial release of 50 copies and special price only available to those who showed interest.

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