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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • How does the Design a Decade program work?

    The Design a Decade program is based on a fundamental curriculum that will take you through 12 topics, delivered over a three month period. This three month cycle of 12 topics is then repeated for a year, allowing you time to review the foundations and to add advanced learning within each topic.

    This repetition also creates a habit, which leads to a culture change of outstanding personal management. This becomes the foundation on which successful investments and businesses are built. During each cycle you will gain a better understanding of the topics and how you are personally developing along the way.

  • Why are we doing personal management topics?
    When we first started teaching the Design a Decade fundamentals, the personal management topics were not included. Everybody was being trained in the principles of wealth creation. Over time we found that most people fell off the wagon because some aspect of their personal life got in the way of making sound wealth creation decisions. For example, the family was suffering along the way, people became stressed, life was no fun. Our goal is to help you create wealth around a balanced life.
  • At the end of the year, is it the end of the training?
    Yes and No.
    While one year is the minimum time recommended for either the School or for Personal Mentoring, the curriculum has two additional years of further wisdom. These additional years may not be for everyone, but either way the first year is just the beginning of your journey!
    It is not realistic to make huge changes all in one go and expect to stick to them, which is why the curriculum has you constantly revisiting each topic, guiding you to a deeper understanding and consistently helping you to make small changes towards the ultimate balanced life. This should continue for you, whether you decide to continue the training with us or not.
  • What is the HAPPY HOUR you refer to?
    We encourage Design a Decade clients to have your own 50 minute 'review and planning' meeting each week. That's just 0.5 per cent of your 168 hour week and probably all you need to prevent having to handle one or more of the topics in the future in crisis mode. This meeting is called your Weekly Progress Meeting, but David Schaeffer (Australia lead coach) once called it his 'Happy Hour' during a group meeting and the name stuck! We would encourage you to look at your Weekly Progress Meeting in the same way: that is, make this a happy hour in which you can plan, review and prepare for a wonderful decade.
  • Where do I answer the questions you ask in the emails? I can't find the spot in the Life Management spreadsheets for some of them.
    We would encourage you to get yourself a notepad or journal that we refer to as your 'Design a Decade Journal'. This journal will assist you in your journey as some of the questions we ask you to answer can go into your Life Management Spreadsheets, while some are just for you to record in your journal and reflect on. The journal will also help you capture your thoughts, plans and any questions that you may wish to ask the Design a Decade Support Team or your personal mentor about. Having these ready, prior to any meetings, helps us help you more effectively.
  • On the spreadsheet tab '2 Relationships', can people be placed in more than one column? Such as in the Trust and the Energy columns?

    People are listed from the furthest column to the left. So yes, if they are trusted then they are in the Trust column and they will usually be in the Energy column as well. The key here is the appropriateness of the conversations.

    For instance, if you are out and about with a ‘trusted’ person but there are also others around you, then the conversation should be kept at an appropriate level according to the person furtherest from your trusted column. An example of this is if a couple are out having coffee together they will talk about some things that even their transparent 'trusted' column people would not know. If a 'trusted' person then joins them their conversation would move up out of some of their personal matters. If an 'energy' person then joins them the conversation would again move up out of transparency. And if anyone from the draining columns came by, the conversation would be kept general.

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