Design and Personal Growth.
Years ago in Scott's old career he was in charge of finding a keynote speaker for a global meeting of 400+ business leaders. The audience was progressive and unafraid of any topic. Someone suggested Vivenne Ming: a theoretical neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur. Vivienne taught us all a wonderful lesson in her fabulous speech.
Allow yourself to live 7 or 8 lifespans. Reinvent when it makes sense. Uproot and challenge everything about your routine, your ideology. Everything you thought you knew is up for review. It's not just a career change. Mindset. Do this every 10 years or so.
The speech was deeply meaningful for Scott, as it predicted his own rebirth. And it continues to be held centrally by The Tailored Home as a core value of the business: Allow yourself to change. And one of the ways we can execute a successful change within our lives is through design.
Every time you design your living spaces, you're setting the stage for your next lifespan. Your next persona. We tend to dismiss changes in taste as something smaller: "I don't know, I just don't LIKE that any more, its old." But a true change in taste is maybe your conscience taking the mic and saying "we are no longer the same person".
We aren't saying that you can't grow as a person if you never change your surroundings. But design is powerful way to fuel your mind journey.
Bonus chat. We mentioned the Introspective Renaissance in our first post. One of the phenoms we observe is the willingness of millennials to reinvent themselves. It could be as a means for basic survival and sanity. Or it could be as a means to live the most full of lives. But introspection - or the observation of one's own mental processes - is at the core. And once we decide what changes need to be made for our next lifespan, design can be used to drive progress.