This video summarizes the underlying principles of Agile Life Design. I made it in September 2011 and at that time I was calling it “quantum” productivity. Quantum principles are still part of the philosophy underlying the principles and strategies in the Agile Life Design Toolkit, but I felt that Agile was more accurately descriptive of the “way” I approach life design.
Though this video is almost a year old…it is still 100% relevant to the designing your life the agile way.
“Agile” is a simple word that includes more of the concepts and goals of my approach to life design: flexibility, fit, strength, resiliency, improvisational skill, alertness, mindful presence, readiness, responsiveness, and openness to changing course or course correcting as needed.
I was using the word Quantum as it is used in science to refer to the principles of how the smallest changes impact things because of how interconnected everything is. Even simple observing something changes it. However, many people think Quantum means BIG. So I felt I needed a word that people didn’t have so many different meanings for. “Agile” is the name of a software design philosophy that is also based on quantum principles. Since my background and many of clients are also highly technical (I have worked on many software design projects and used Agile methodologies) I thought Agile was a better word to more fully convey and start the conversation about a whole new way to look at personal organizing systems design and in designing every aspect of your life.
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