Visualize the future you want and take action to achieve it.
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How it works
You will complete a series of 10 short activities that build on each other leading you through the process of creating a strategic life plan. It will start by helping you identify what is most important and will conclude with tangible action items. The activities build directly into the class project: a personalized Opportunity Flowchart for differentiating between opportunities and distractions.
What you will accomplish
What you will experience
The class includes 10 hands-on activities that give you the clarity, momentum, and planning necessary to achieve your dreams.
You can use the class guide to follow along with the class videos and as reference when completing your activities.
Use optional worksheets to complete the activities. Use a computer and type right in the Interactive PDF or print them to write on.
Join the class discussion to ask questions, receive guidance and share your experiences.
Upload your class project to share with other students and to keep your momentum going.
What you will need
The only requirement for the class is an interest in personal development. A camera or camera phone is useful, but not required.
Avoid the coulda, woulda, shouldas - let’s get started!
Hello! Welcome. I'm so glad you are here.
In this class you will complete a series of 10 activities that build on each other leading you through the process of finding your life purpose, defining your life mission and creating a strategic life plan.
VIDEO lectures provide the instruction for the class activities.
The CLASS GUIDE provides additional information, the text shown on screen during the videos and the resource links for each lecture. This file is located in the Downloadable Resources section of this lecture.
The CLASS WORKBOOK is an optional interactive PDF that you may wish to use to complete your activities. You can type directly into the PDF or print it and fill it out by hand. This file is located in the Downloadable Resources section of this lecture.
The CLASS PROJECT is to create your own unique Opportunity Flowchart to test if a seeming opportunity is actually a distraction is disguise. It's super easy - simply input your class activities into the provided flowchart format as you complete the class. Flow Chart files are located in the Downloadable Resources section of Lecture 2.
If at anytime you have any questions, please share these in the class discussion, or reach out to me individually. I'm here to help you get the very most out of the class.
Let's get started!
Create your own unique Opportunity Flowchart to test if a seeming opportunity is actually a distraction is disguise. It's super easy - simply input your class activities into the provided flowchart format as you complete the class.
In this activity you will capture how you feel right now. Document where you are now, how you feel, what your focus is day-to-day and what you hope to get out of the class experience. This will give you a reference point to see your progress. Think of this as your 'before shot'.
Looking for the Class Guide? It is in the Downloadable Resources section of Lecture 1.
In this activity you will identify and articulate your values. The goal of this activity is to help you express what is most important to you.
In this activity you will identify your strengths. Understand the conditions you work best in and the situations where you thrive. This will help you identify opportunities that will help you be your best and achieve your life mission.
In this activity you will outline your own unique definition of success. This will give you a simple guide to help you differentiate between distraction and opportunity.
In this activity you will articulate your Life Mission into a mission statement. Utilizing the earlier activities you will create a mission statement that is open enough that you could accomplish it with a broad range of strategies and concise enough that it expresses a life worth living and pursuing.
In this activity you will consider how your needs influence your ability to act on your Life Mission. This will help you prioritize your efforts based on your capacities.
In this activity you will define milestones to mark your accomplishments and reflect on your efforts - think of them as destinations in your Life Mission journey.
Instructions for a simple voting exercise to narrow down ideas.
In this activity you will define actions to describe what you will do to accomplish your milestones. This will help you assess the effort and passion it will take to accomplish the milestones you have defined. In this activity you will commit to actions that you will take THIS WEEK!
In this activity you will create a simple routine for planning, acting, and reflecting. You will map your daily routine, creating a flexible schedule that is defined by what matters most to you. This will help you 'keep the goal the goal' everyday while providing you a flexible guide for when life seems to get in the way.
In this activity you will capture how you feel about your future. You will document how you feel and how you have changed since you started the class. This will help you celebrate your accomplishments and continue to be future focused.
A short note for students who have completed the class.
The project for this class is to place visible Life Mission triggers in your environment - do this by creating visible Life Mission triggers in your environment.
You might decide to use your assignment to...
You can achieve these in all sorts of creative ways.
You might make a ...
You can use any of the activities, individually or in combination as inspiration.
For example you might complete the Values activity and feel really inspired to make your top values a prominent part of your daily life.
Or you may go through a number of activities before you are ready to step-back and consider what would be fun and useful for you to test out. You may find yourself creating and testing all sorts of triggers in your life.
Kelly Jo creates future visions as a strategist, an experience designer, and as an independent scholar. The aim in all her work is to reveal systems of influence and possibility for organizations, communities, and individuals. she identifies, explores, articulates, and tests desirable futures using borrowed, adapted and invented tools and methods. She uses story, play, and performance to help craft the conditions necessary for participants and stakeholders to explore these new possibilities.
Much of her work has been with large complex interdependent systems. She's worked with IBM, DaimlerChrysler, Nike, the Red Cross and many other organizations to help them have a positive and meaningful influence within their industries, within the systems they influence and to the communities and individuals that interface with the outcomes of their actions. She also deeply values her time as a mentor, life strategy coach, and instructor - helping individuals envision their own future, tap into their unique creative potential and take meaningful action.