Design Your 2018 – Give your future self a badass year

The holidays are right around the corner and, let’s face it, people are getting lazy. You can use this time to hibernate OR you can set yourself up for a super amazing, productive and goal-oriented 2018.

I first introduced the idea of lifestyle/career design in 2011, in Bullish: Screw New Year’s Resolutions — Try Designing Your Career. Since the original article, we’ve held live “Design Your 201x” workshops at the Bullish Conference and online, and I’ve looked at some people’s plans, and had the experience of my own plans greatly morphing over the last few years.

Why plan your 2018?

You’ll probably find like half a million “New Year’s Resolutions” articles and posts in the next couple of months, but I’m bored by these resolutions and for the most part, so are the people who make them. Everyone’s made at least one resolution that didn’t last past Valentine’s Day. And that helps no one. As I said in last year’s Design Your 2017,

If you want to start a business or apply to grad school or change careers, those are multi-month projects for which things need to happen in a particular order, and with ongoing gusto over a long period of time. If unexamined crap is getting in the way (volunteering where you’re not really making an impact, training for a marathon for which you cannot recall why you signed up, being a bridesmaid three times in one year because you really liked those people in high school), the big stuff gets pushed out and your energy is frittered away on the wrong things.

Here at Bullish, we believe in:

  • living deliberately
  • proactively designing your life and career
  • saying a guilt-free goodbye to things that aren’t priorities
  • living with style, gravitas, meaning, and panache

This sixteen-page workbook is meant to be printed, taken someplace quiet, and passionately scribbled on, so pour yourself a cocktail and get to work! This workbook is designed to help you focus, get rid of things that don’t further your goals and make sure that you’re living deliberately and productively. Join us this year to prepare for a kickass 2018. Get Design Your 2018 here (now in pretty mermaid colors!) – you’ll be able to download it immediately after checkout.

Get “Design Your 2018” here