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How to Design the Life you Love

5 Apr

Stop moping. Turn that frown upside down. Grab a coffee or a more cleansing equivalent and sit. This is worth reading.

Project: Design the Life you Love, New York (Birsel + Seck)

Birsel + Seck are product designers who solve problems and bring innovative solutions and award-winning designs to the office, home, bath, retail and automotive sectors. Like many design firms, the GFC hit them hard forcing them to innovate with strategies to create opportunities (a blessing in disguise?). What initially began as a project to ride the economic downturn, has turned out to shake the way the non-design world embrace design strategies to D-I-Y a more rewarding life.

Birsel + Seck developed a design process, Deconstruction and Reconstruction, as a tool to help you create the life you want to live.  Their dynamic workshops enable participants (designers and non-designers) to think creatively and systemically about their lives and unlock their potential.

The workshops are facilitated in New York through the Academi of Life, so unless you can squeeze in a “Personal Development” trip, put aside some “me time” and actually work through the activity below. It may be just what you need.

Click here for the How to Design the Life you Love” Recipe

You’ll need the following ingredients:

* Your life
* Some paper and favorite pen or pencil
* Some of your heroes, mentors and other things that inspire you
* Some metaphors
* Optimism and playfulness
* A cup of coffee or tea (or perhaps something a tad stronger)
* Some music, if desired

Be sure to share your experiences and thoughts once you’ve completed your ‘homework’.

Not only is ‘sharing cool’, you’ll probably find like-minded people in the same boat!

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