Friday, September 4, 2009
CONCEPTUAL SYMBOL: Lifescaping
Again, this is another beautiful integral imagery in the form of a conceptual symbol from Dilip Mukerjea.
It captures the essence of his brand-new signature corporate seminar, designated as 'Lifescaping', held under the auspices of the Singapore Institute of Management.
The next seminar schedule is October 20th-22nd, 2009. You can proceed to this link to register as well as to get more information, including downloading a brochure, about the seminar.
In a nut shell, 'Lifescaping' is all about your Life Design, in both personal as well as professional context. In reality, there is no segregation.
That's to say, taking charge of your own life... pursuing your fondest dreams & following your eternal bliss! ... instead of just living a life of quiet desperation, & fulfilling other people's expectations.
Looking from another perspective, 'Lifescaping' is also about assuming personal leadership, in a productive, purposeful & meaningful manner, which is a prerequisite in today rapidly-changing world, running at accelerating pace & with increasing complexity.
If you have dreams to start an entrepreneurial business on your own, Dilip shares additional strategies in the seminar to help you make it socially-responsible, environmentally-friendly & economically equitable... to your employees, customers, suppliers, facilitators, etc.
These essential themes are depicted in the three circles just below the foregoing integral imagery.
Personally, as part of my own mid-life transition, I had picked up my knowledge & skills set pertaining to 'Lifescaping' from the legendary corporate strategist Jim Channon in Kona, Hawaii, almost twenty years ago.
[My life story has already been well-documented in my 'Optimum Performance Technologies' weblog.]
What I am today - doing what I love & loving what I do - is the result of my planned execution of that knowledge & skills set almost twenty years ago, starting with my departure from the corporate world, where I had earlier dedicated almost a quarter of a century of my personal life.
The 'burning fire' element as depicted in the foregoing integral imagery represents your desire, passion & emotional energy - I might even want to add obsession, your driving force, so to speak, also as depicted by the 'big red heart' in the foregoing integral imagery - which 'Lifescaping' will help you to channel - & sustain - them into your chosen pursuits.
Ultimately, the desired outcome as I see it, & based on what I had already personally as well as professionally experienced, you become the face the crowd faces, instead of a face among the crowd, as depicted elegantly in the foregoing integral imagery.
To paraphrase Dilip, & as a parting shot in this blogpost:
Are you skilling yourself, or are you killing yourself?
From a tactical perspective, I must say that 'Lifescaping' has been systematically designed by Dilip to help you to define your purpose, explore models of possibility, develop your vision, fuel the fire within, plan your desired future, learn fast & quickly, & stay persistent all the way.
[Readers can proceed to read my earlier posts, entitled 'Introducing Lifescapes' & 'Steps to Developing Lifescapes' in four parts, respectively.]