Career Counseling, Life Transitions: life design

Here is an interesting TEDx Talk about applying product design principles to redesigning your life. Bill Burnett discusses some of our dysfunctional beliefs related to finding our passion and how they prevent us from moving forward. His five ideas on how to re-design your life are: 1) connect the dots between your values and what you do; 2) understanding ‘gravity’ problems that you just have to live with; 3) imagining three alternate lives for yourself; 4) prototyping your future life by talking to people who are already living it and trying it on; and 5) choosing well by not getting overloaded by too many options and by keeping your peripheral vision open. Career counseling and general mental health counseling can help people work through this process.