Updated: Jan 17
Design Thinking is a hot topic right now in the corporate space.
Google defines Design Thinking as a process for solving problems by prioritizing the consumer's needs above all else. It relies on observing, with empathy, how people interact with their environments, and employs an iterative, hands-on approach to creating innovative solutions.
In our ever evolving competitive landscape using principles of Design Thinking allows you to innovate and build for your customer, creating market leadership.
You can use these same principles to design your mind and ultimately design your ideal career and life.
Let’s walk through them.
Empathy and Awareness: research, observe and understand what you are currently thinking and feeling. You can’t solve for something you aren’t aware of.
Define and Determine: Once you have assessed your current state, spend time analyzing and determining what you truly want. Is your current thinking and feeling serving you, is it even true?
Ideate: When it comes to the mind this is where you get to dream, ask “what if” and brainstorm what outcomes you desire.
Prototype: Create on a small scale, think habits, what you can do, test, learn and improve that will move you toward your goal or dream state.
Test: Testing is doing, take action, learn, repeat!
This is what The Mindset Equation looks like in action. You can design your mind and in turn design the career, role and outcomes you want by simply using the principles of Design Thinking.
You get to innovate the future you desire!