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  • Published: 1 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9781524761813
  • Imprint: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144

The Designing Your Life Workbook



Dig deeper into the life design process that Bill Burnett and Dave Evans have made so popular with their New York Times bestseller Designing Your Life. This necessary companion to the book includes all of the option-generating tools written about in the book, so you can revisit your goals and track your progress and goals.

Design the most important project of all: your life. Based on the wildly popular Stanford course that started the life design movement, this notebook, which has a metallic spiral spine, frosted acetate cover, and elastic bellyband allows you to dig deeper into your curiosities, motivations, and skills; define your goals; and track your progress. Work through innovative option-generating tools and exercises, including:

· A Health/Work/Play/Love Dashboard tool to reflect on your work/life balance
· Questions to help you articulate your Lifeview and Workview and define your life design Compass
· Good Time Journal pages to log your energy and engagement throughout the day
· Fold-out dotted paper for mind mapping to generate new ideas and getting unstuck
· Worksheets to help you ideate alternate Odyssey Plans for different versions of the future you
· Charts for tracking your Life Design Interviews

Whether you’re a recent graduate, mid-career, or contemplating your encore life or retirement—and whether it’s time to make that big move or you’re just interested in making your current situation a little bit better—The Designing Your Life Workbook is your dynamic roadmap to building a joyful, fulfilling life that always holds the possibility of surprise. The gift format makes this workbook an inspiring keepsake that you’ll want to reference in six months, a year, or even further to see how far you’ve come.

  • Published: 1 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9781524761813
  • Imprint: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144

About the authors

Bill Burnett

Bill Burnett is the Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford. He got his BS and MS in Product Design at Stanford and has worked professionally on a wide variety of projects ranging from award-winning Apple PowerBooks to the original Star Wars action figures. He holds a number of mechanical and design patents, and design awards for a variety of products including the first ‘slate’ computer.

Dave Evans

Dave Evans is the Co-Founder of the Stanford Life Design Lab and holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford. Early in his career he worked for Apple, where he led the mouse-design team and introduced laser printing to the masses. He then helped found the pioneering interactive and game software developer Electronic Arts.

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