This innovative life planning tool is an easy, hands-on and fun way to:
At last a resource that provides a large number of potential answers to choose from. It makes the thinking so much easier.
Future Focus is a simple yet powerful way to move forward and help you prioritise what’s important in life. These effective life choice cards will prompt you to look at different aspects of your life beyond (or alongside) your career and help you plan for the short, medium and long term.
Future Focus is 20% career, 80% rest of life.
The Future Focus cards are deceptively easy and fun to use. Within minutes you’ll be contemplating those big or small questions that had daunted you until now. Uncover surprising areas of interest. Let your ‘bucket list’ emerge. Or merely focus on what must get done next week.
Let Future Focus help you plan to flourish.
Alan had his own consulting business, loved his career, travelled and worked 6 days a week for 25 years. But then he got caught up in the downturn in 2008, aged mid 50’s. He started wondering “What if…
Using the full set of cards, we were able to trigger his thinking about other things he loved doing; about what his priorities might be changing to; about how he might start a planned approach towards reducing his work and enjoying the other parts of his life…
3 years later Alan is still enjoying his work, but doing less hours. He has increased his range of activities outside work and has made some mid term plans to move into a new home closer to friends and family to help ensure improved quality of relationships which are unrelated to work. The discoveries we made he calls his “touchstone” – his reminder of where he is heading – and he has found it incredibly valuable.
My career counsellor introduced me to the Future Focus cards and asked me to explore which options suited me most. Having to make decisions on each option (card) was helpful and forced me to look at what was most important to me now and for my future work life balance…(Client – Kate)
This card sort created a very easy process for discussion. It generated so many more ideas than Kate and I could have come up with. Having to consider and select priorities was very helpful in creating momentum. (Career Coach – Catherine)
My world was turned upside down this year with illness - working with the cards allowed me to reaffirm my beliefs and give myself permission to focus on what truly matters.
...current job ending ... will be 55 ... available for 'early retirement' ... I needed to re-examine the direction I was heading. The cards reinforced some of the thoughts I had been having but also threw up a number of other areas of life and work that I hadn't even considered. It was an enlightening and very useful exercise.
The future focus cards helped me realise what I currently have in my life and where I want to aim for. They got me thinking about how to make that happen and what really is important to me....
I enjoyed the process. Many of the ideas on the cards I became aware were already somewhere in my brain. But seeing them gathered together helped me see what I'd like my priorities to be.
Helped me sort priorities and to understand the categories of things I attached value to. Very useful.
I guess there was some active but "subliminal" filtering or grouping happening in my mind because this week I have already done 3 new things. And I feel really good about all this.
Just loved these cards - gave me two things to hone in on to make a change and that I can cope with - seems simple but good things do!! Brilliant really.