Video: Designing Your Life

When I first saw this video, I thought it would be perfect ‘content’ to share with my girls. You see, I officially became an empty nester when I helped my youngest daughter move in with my oldest daughter in their college town this past weekend. [sniff] I don’t want to be the overbearing mom, so I like it when I can stumble upon nice sharable content that allows me to contact them without seeming needy. (Similar to a bookstore/customer relationship.)

So when I started watching this video for Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans, I thought they could glean something from both the video and the book. But the more I watched it I thought, ‘Forget the girls. I think need this book.’

In this book, Bill Burnett and Dave Evans illustrate how design thinking can help create a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling, regardless of who or where we are, what we do or have done for a living, or how young or old we are. The same design thinking responsible for amazing technology, products, and spaces can be used to design and build your career and your life, a life of fulfillment and joy, constantly creative and productive, one that always holds the possibility of surprise.

If you want to share this with your daughters, er… customers, here’s the embed code:

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Beth Golay

Beth is a reader, writer, marketer and Books & Whatnot founder. Even though she knows better, she's a sucker for a good book cover and will positively swoon if a book is set in appropriate type. @BethGolay