My Story – Stairway to heaven

My Story – Stairway to heaven

First of all, I would like to say thank you to Robert and Marius from Workliferomance and to all the wonderful people I got to know in the workshops.

This is the story of how I became a Life Designer

At the age of 16, I left my home to find my way. I wanted to learn how to live a fulfilling life. I knew that there was a much bigger life waiting for me outside of the confinements of the world I lived in.

Have you ever asked yourself  “What am I doing?”, “How did I get here?” or “Who am I”? I ask myself these questions quite often. To be honest with you, now, at a different point in my life, I would definitely recommend my younger self to give the idea of Life Design a try.

My quest for a fulfilling life led me to the university where I got a degree in educational science and computer science. I have been working in the music and entertainment industry, in an insurance company and most of the time in the automotive industry.

I have been asking myself the questions “What am I doing?”, “How did I get here?” and “Who am I?” all the time. There were ups and downs and a lot of learnings. I ended up falling in love with the automotive industry. I discovered my strengths. I built up a strong network, I created audio books and I enjoy my family and deep relationships. I built a well-lived and joyful life.

Think like a designer and build a well-lived, joyful life. As a believer in my dreams and thoughts, I am a maker, strong-willed and persevering.

My (Business-) Life is designed to be dynamic and successful.

How did I become a Life Design Facilitator?

Books very often help me find my purpose in life. When I read “Thinking through the ceiling: design thinking in practice” I fell in love with Design Thinking. I did a few workshops and was inspired and fascinated by the mindset and the process.

The meaning of values

As a Life Design Facilitator* one of the biggest adventures I can ever take is to build a creative culture. What does that mean?

The fact that there are values to get me there. As a Life Designer, I am optimistic. I try to make mistakes often and early and I believe everything is possible. I learn from failure over and over again.

Writing this blog is a new experience for me. I asked myself: “How do I start writing a blog?” In that case, a Life Designer says: first act, think later, which is another value of Life Design.

My blog will reflect thoughts and experiences with Life Design that I would like to share with you and I am writing about something that stokes my passion. I envision my blog to be a tool to connect us – you and I. I want to provide you with helpful information about Life Design. In the next couple of weeks, I will publish stories from coaches and customers. You will learn more about them, their jobs and how they achieved their goals with Life Design tools.

Iteration or a step-by-step approach is another core value of Life Design: While writing this blog post, I started over and over again. I asked myself different questions like: “How can I help people? Are there other blogs about Life Design? Who can support and help me to get ideas about writing a blog?” Which brings me to another value of Life Design: to co-create and to collaborate with others and to act in a group or a team and use the team intelligence in creating ideas.

Stairway to heaven**

During my Life Design Facilitator training, I have mastered many different tools – among them „Stairway to heaven“. It instilled the vision of a Life Design Revolution in me. My dream is that everybody lives the life he or she wants to live.

I believe this Life Design process will easily earn a place among career-finding classics.

Let us get inspired and creative today!

Yvonne mastered the tool “Stairway to heaven”!

Stairway to Heaven

*Link to Workliferomance

** Stairway to heaven

Yvonne Kania

2 Comments
  • One Life Designer

    09/07/2017 at 10:36 am Reply

    Thank you Yvonne for sharing your blog and how you created a great Life Design. It was a pleasure to read it! It motivates me to go ahead with my Life Design process and to focus on my goals. I’m looking forward reading more from Life Design.

  • Melanie Stammberger

    09/07/2017 at 12:07 pm Reply

    Yvonne – I love to see your way and hope I will read more of your posts.

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