Welcome to our online exploration of your future. What we’d love for you to do is to imagine that we're sitting together at your favourite café, having a coffee or your favourite beverage, and that these questions would be us discussing how we would start designing your next decade.
At the end of this, we’ll give you a quick analysis and then email you the full results for your review later on. While there are some personal questions as you move through, as you will see, all will come together at the end and false information will distort your results. To give you a clear picture of where you are at and what your next decade may look like, please complete as accurately as you can based on your current circumstances.
What's your first name?
Nice to meet you, . What's your last name?
OK, let's grab your email address so that that's out of the way and we can send you your results at the end.
Thanks . Can we please get your date of birth?
I know this is not the most polite question but it will be very helpful, as you'll soon see.
Are you Single or in a Relationship?
What's your partners first name?
And what's your partner's date of birth?
The next two sections are all about the other people in your life, and then about your future.
These questions apply to you and your partner.
Are your parents still with you?
Are your grandparents still with you?
Did you know that we are finding it is now 'the norm' to have both multiple dependant generations below and ABOVE us?
Planning for this situation is now a necessity for many.
Do you have pre-teen children?
Ahh, the beautiful chaos!
Usually, we find that the pressures of this 'beautiful chaos' stage (while starting a family or having small ones in the house) have meant that some areas of your life, like planning for the future or looking after your health, are probably being neglected in the mayhem.
Do you have any teenagers?
The weight (or wait) of teens!
Here at Design a Decade we joke that during this stage of life the ‘weight of teens' could actually also mean the 'wait of teens’. We shoulder the weight of pressure on us as we support these young people from childhood to adulthood – along with waiting for them to move out!
In all seriousness though, this is a very hard stage of life for many; usually, there are bigger expenses with a growing family, and less 'free time'.
Do you have any grandchildren?
You say no now but those teenagers you have... in a decade's time...
Well who knows?!?
Any other dependants?
Awesome. Now, quick question:What do you first look for when building a puzzle?
Maybe... but isn't it that you usually look at the image on the box to know what you are building?!
That's right, 'something else'. Usually, you look at the image on the box to know what you are building!
For this next section, we're going to have a closer look at the twelve areas of this puzzle.
Thinking about your Time, would you say that you have sufficient uncommitted time?
This is time in your week when you don't have to be anywhere doing anything for anybody else.
Thinking about your Relationships, would you say that you have trusted personal and professional relationships?
These are people that you could call on day or night in an emergency; who not only have your best interests at heart but also have the skills to help you through your situation; and who are not looking to gain anything for themselves in helping you.
Thinking about your current Income, would you say that you have excess funds every week?
More money coming in than going out?
Thinking about your Expenses, would you say that you always have sufficient funds to pay regular and surprise bills on time?
This includes any expenses you may have throughout the year.
Thinking about your Planning, would you say that you have a clear plan for all areas of your life?
Not just the areas of your life you enjoy working on, but all of them.
Thinking about your Personal Development, would you say that you read, listen and associate, to gain personal knowledge to support your life decisions?
And is this across different areas of learning, not just in your favourite area?
Thinking about your Health and Fitness, would you say that you have sufficient health and fitness to keep you consistently energised?
Is it enough to meet your family needs today and in the future?
Thinking about your Lifestyle, would you say that you have sufficient hobbies, interests and holidays to keep you fresh for life’s journey?
As Lifestyle is so much more than our big yearly holiday.
Thinking about your Home, would you say that you have a home to suit your needs and lifestyle?
Thinking about your Investments, would you say that you have sufficient genuine investments for your future?
Thinking about your Future, would you say that you have done what you can to have enjoyable, time-flexible incomes?
Would you say you have a clear understanding of what it means to take a risk or Speculate?
Do you know how this understanding applies to all areas of your life, not just financial decisions?
Phew! Good job, we made it.
Let's have a look at some basic results.
At a quick glance you had:
Great's out of 12,
OK's out of 12
Needs Work out of 12!
And that's phenomenal - almost nobody gets this!
And that's OK - there is always something that needs to be worked on.
And we are right here with you? Almost everyone, after a really good look at their life, realises they need support.
Thanks so much for taking the time to do this .
In 10 years you're going to be .
So why not design the decade you want to live, rather than just live the one that's going to be handed to you by default.
In 10 years you're going to be and is going to be .
Keep an eye on your inbox for a more detailed report and some steps to help you with your specific circumstances.
Remember we asked if you had trusted third party professional relationships, with your best interests at heart and the skill and desire to help you?
Well, we'd love to be that for you!
In the privacy of your own time and space, consider what you would like your life to look like and why. And then if you would like some help with the ‘how’ for that, we would love to be part of the journey with you.
So until then, thank you !
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