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Design Your Life Your Way
You only have one life and if you aren't happy with any elements of it, it is your responsibility to make a change. I have become obsessed with the idea of freedom and creating a life that you actually love instead of just doing all the things you "should" do. In this article we dig into the idea of life by design and I put together a podcast series for you from a range of people who have done just that and show you how you can too!
Stop settling for what just happens to you and start designing a life that you actually love!
Create a life you don't need a vacation from!
I am slightly obsessed with this idea of freedom and the designing of your own life. I think as women especially, we get caught in this hamster wheel of what we "should" be doing, what's "best" and putting our dreams on the backburner. This phrase - Design Your Life - has really caught my attention lately and I think now more than ever we have the chance to do and be more, and the permission to actually be ourselves. We just need to figure out who we are again and move away from the well-meaning conditioning of our culture and dare to be bold enough to start making changes that bring us back to our true nature and to the things that actually make us happy. Below are some podcasts that really inspired me to start taking that step:
The Tony Robbins Podcast: How to future-proof your career | Tony Robbins and future of work expert Elatia Abate on how to find fulfillment in the face of disruption. Some key take-aways from the show:
The podcast teaches you how to think of your career in the future considering the fast-paced technological disruption we are facing and will continue to face at ever faster speeds
How you can be more AND. Now thanks to technological evolution and worldwide connection you are not cornered into being and remaining a specialist in one given niche for your whole life, you have options and don't need to be just one thing anymore.
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These next 2 podcasts really inspired me if only for the fact that these 2 women featured went out and created the life they wanted, on their own terms and are living their authentic calling that is true to them…. showing that it's possible!
The Chase Jarvis LIVE Show: Finding True North with Chelsea Yamase (@ChelseaKauai)
The Chase Jarvis LIVE Show: Pay Attention to What Ignites You with Jody MacDonald
All of these examples in the podcasts highlight that there are opportunities available to design our own work lives the way we want them to be. Further, they show that if the opportunity is not available, you can make your own. It is not the traditional job market out there that our parents grew up with anymore, you can decide who and what you want to be, you can design a worklife that suits you. So, what are you going to do?
Quick tip - I tend to like long form podcasts as they really dig into topics and give the opportunity and time to deeply investigate ideas and thoughts from the high-performing guests on the shows. However, I know that there is also a time investment to tune in, here's how I do it. Each morning as I get ready (hair, make-up, etc) I listen to a podcast, also in the car on my commute to and from work or while working out, or going for a walk, etc. This time really adds up and to me, it makes so much more sense to utilize that time in between activities to learn and grow and what's more, I find that every morning this helps to inspire me to be at my best and gets me in the right frame of mind to start the day. So use the time you are going to "spend" anyways by making an additional investment in yourself and surrounding yourself with your online tribe of mentors. As always, let me know what you thought of the podcasts and please do let me know what you think of the idea of - Designing your life - and any tips on how to do so.