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My Life Map: A Journal to Help You Shape Your Future Hardcover – November 6, 2012
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While I am a committed life-long learner, I've mostly stored long-terms goals and plans in my head, making them fuzzy and easy to forget. Without an illuminated path, I am prone to distraction and procrastination. This lovely little book is a wonderful tool for helping anyone be more mindful about what they would like to make of their life, whether they are just starting out, in middle-age, considering what to do after a family is raised, or pondering retirement.
The book's beauty lies in its thorough simplicity. It offers ways to help you remember and assess your past, get a clear picture of the present, and visualize how you'd like your life to turn out right up to the very end. I particularly like its holistic approach. This is not just about career, it is about all the things that make life rich -- family, friends, learning, hobbies and service. Don't worry about getting bogged down in trying to remember or create a lot of detailed spread sheets and To Do lists -- that is not the point. It is about imagining the life you want in a way that helps you make mindful decisions about the future.
Those who buy the print book can access and download electronic tools. I love this feature, because I find it easier to get and stay organized when I can easily access information on my computer.
The authors, whose tone throughout is friendly and helpful, serve up ways for determining which planning route might work best for the kind of thinker you are.Read more ›
The book gives examples of Whole Life Maps for people in their 20s, 30s, 40s, and 60s. These go to show that you can literally start a life map no matter how old you are or where you are on your life journey. Reading through these examples will definitely help you craft your own life map. As I was doing mine, I kept looking back through the examples for ideas and guidance.
Aside from the Whole Life Map, there are several other life maps within this book. There are 10-year subject maps for Family, Friends, Learning, Work, Service, and Playing. The Whole Life Map goes from your birth all the way to your death. I completed all of the maps, but you don't have to. The Marshalls recommend starting with whatever map you think would be most beneficial to you. Different people prefer different maps. I did them all just to see what it was like and so I could give you a thorough review of the book. I found the Whole Life Map to be more difficult to complete than the 10-year Map. It was easier to visualize where you want to be in 10 years rather than it is to visualize where you will be in say 50 years.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This journal will continue to offer returns with your investment of time and introspection! It provides practical tools for mining perspective and insights on where you’ve been and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Dr. Melanie Chase
Very detailed guide to planning short and long term goals/expectationsPublished 8 months ago by Amazon Customer
I gave this as a gift for my mom last week and she loved it! She sent me messages saying she was eager to get into it and has worked on it a lot over the course of the last several... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Sierra Palacios
I wish I would've known the contents of the book before.
It has been a huge eye opener, and has put my life back in track.
Life is a series of decisions and opportunities to reinvent yourself and grow in different directions. Read morePublished on November 9, 2013 by Leslie A. Yerkes
I have made life maps/charts for many years, but not recently. This book tempts me to go at it again. Read morePublished on July 5, 2013 by Joyce
When I was in high school, we had a project where we had to make a timeline of our life. Birth to death, and everything in between. Read morePublished on January 10, 2013 by Roxanne
"Our job in life is not so much to FIND ourselves as it is to CREATE ourselves." ~My Life Map
The same is true of this book. Read more