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Designing Your Life

Narrated by: Bill Burnett, Dave Evans
Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
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Summary

Whether you're 20, 40, 60 or older, many of us are still looking for an answer to that perennial question: 'what do I want to be when I grow up?'

In Designing Your Life, Silicon Valley design innovators Bill Burnett and Dave Evans use their expertise to help you work out what you want - and how to get it. Their phenomenally successful Life Design course has been tried and tested by thousands of people, from students to midcareer professionals to retirees contemplating whole new futures.

Now in audiobook form, their simple method will teach you how to use basic design tools to create a life that will work for you. Using lots of real-life stories and proven techniques like reframing, prototyping and mind-mapping, you will learn how to build your way forwards, step by positive step, to a life that's better by a design of your own making. Because a well-designed life means a life well lived.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2016 Bill Burnett and Dave Evans (P)2016 Random House Audiobooks

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There are better alternatives

I don't like to be mean but this was so dull I couldn't finish it, and that's very unusual. it does offer a plan to be worked through - perhaps it works better as a book. I have recently listened to Tara Swart's 'The Source' and Rangan Chatterjee's first two books. Although not quite the same sort of thing, I'd recommend them if you're looking to make changes in your life.

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One of the best audiobooks I have ever listened to

Fascinating. Practical. Engaging. Relevant. This is a book that I will come back to again and again. Strongly recommend you listen to this with a notebook to hand and print the relevant PDFs (link on Audible or the authors' website) and make sure you are able to pause and do the writing exercises. Everyone should listen to this and work through the exercises.

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Xompelling all the way

A captivating message told with authenticity. Practical and meaningful. I am.already benefitting and embracing creativity!

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Excellent useful engaging PD Audiobook!

From an engineering background and can really relate to the methodology set out in the audibook for getting the most out of life and aligning it to my aspirations and purpose. Lots of practical tips easy to apply to your life. Highly recommended!!!!

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interesting perspective

from chapter 4 it becomes significant. ...was an interesting book for those who could never answer the question 'what are you going to be when you grow up'? refreshing to know I'm still growing