Articles by Bill Burnett
- Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life
This 270-page book was published in 2016 and became a frequently recommended #1 New York Times Bestseller. The authors describe how design thinking can help us intentionally create a life that is meaningful and fulfilling.
- Designing Your Life: Workview Reflection
This is a prompt for an activity called a Workview. It provides questions that help you address the critical issues related to what work is and means to you and your definition of what good work deserves to be.The PDF provides guidance for writing a reflection on your workview as part of a workshop exercise. The exercise aims to get you to reflect on and articulate what work and vocation mean to you. Important issues to consider include: • The purpose and meaning of work • The role of money, experience, fulfillment and impact • Whether and how work should serve others and the world • Connecting work to your values The key impact is that articulating your workview can help you find more satisfaction and meaning in your work, and adapt to the challenges that come with any job. However, developing a workview is a new idea for most people, so they tend to just write what they want from a job, rather than a philosophy of work.