an act or instance of seeking; pursuit; search
Life is not linear, nor can it be fully 'planned'.
Life is dynamic. It's ever changing. It's ongoing. It changes. It iterates. It transforms. It's messy.
The quests approach
Life Direction for the millennial era
Regardless of what you want to do and what you want to discover, everyone needs a life direction. Everyone needs a direction builder on their side to look beyond the blind spots on the paths we seek to lead.
Whether we work together one-on-one, with a team, or in a seminar/workshop, the Quests Approach is designed to help you design the life you want and leave with doing something new.
We can sort through the messiness of life by leaning on various sciences that form the basis of the Quests Approach -- the intentional envisioning and realization of the life you want to achieve.
Strengths Psychology is the study of innate talents and the investment in talents to develop strengths. Through this, you will discover how you are 'wired' and how that manifests in your approach to many aspects in life. This forms an objective foundation for the understanding of ourselves and our approach to our life Quests.
Design Thinking Methodology
Design Thinking is the human-centered process of solving problems by designing solutions that fulfill human needs. Design is a future-focused practice that begins with empathizing with the people who need the solution the most. We all need direction in life, and we can use Design Thinking to discover and build such direction.
Applied Psychology Approaches
We can apply various approaches discovered in applied psychology to enhance our Quests:
- Creativity & Innovation
- Advocacy & Organizational Behavior
Is this approach the 'holy grail' of discovering every answer to life's questions? No.
However, it can help you in building your approach to discover your 'holy grail'.
Why do we try to 'plan' life? 'Compartmentalize' life?
Above is an example of a 'life plan'.
While well-intended, let's question how effective such 'planning' is in our ability to do what we want: to live to our greatest potential.
It does not mean you should not make goals. You must have actionable goals.
It does not mean we should not imagine the future steps that it will take.
We need to design our life quests intentionally.
So what's the problem with the 'life plan' approach?
It requires you to employ a common heuristics (essentially a mental shortcut): the framing bias.
If you follow this plan to the T, you have framed yourself to 'do the plan', and have framed success based on the attributes of the plan. You are also compartmentalizing various aspects of your life in easy to follow buckets like 'career', 'relationship', and 'spirituality'. While a businesses could run in as different departments, your life cannot be compartmentalized. If you compartmentalize, you are forcing yourself to not lead with the full you in everything you do. Whatever the partial you is, that person is not employing their full potential. You are framing yourself as many 'part-you's' rather than a full you.
Seek Your 'Holy Grail' - Being the Full You
Your Quest Coach is a modern approach to life coaching.
Ever experience a 'quarter-life crisis'? I have. Many times, this occurrence stems from a lack of clarity and confidence in life direction. Likely, we all seek our own 'Holy Grail', but in practice, we don't know what our 'Holy Grail' is. This 'Holy Grail' is likely a moving target, not a static destination. You have to remain agile and on point to make progress. This is where coaching can help you build the life you want, and keep you building and growing.
Indeed, your 'Holy Grail' is Being Yourself with Authority.
Be Yourself with Authority
The Your Quest Coach approach synthesizes proven methods I've used in as a business strategist but tailored for for people:
- Assess stakeholders (via StrengthsFinder)
- Process to develop (Design Thinking)
- Journey Roadmapping (Quests!)
- Implementation (i.e. coaching!)
- Harness maximum potential (the sciences of happiness, leadership, creativity and innovation)
My goal: Help you build a greater life direction and be yourself with authority!
you call yourself 'Your quest coach'. why quests?
Define the word 'quest' for yourself.
If we agree that a 'quest' contains constant discovery, a pursuit for growth, and an ambition to attain goals, then we can reframe life as a multitude of quests.
Watch this to learn more about why creating your own quests will help in your growth.
The quest Approach