Service Designing Myself

At times, I feel like a Service Design evangelist. Albeit, I’m not a Service Designer (yet?), but I’m entirely in love with the principles of Service Design and think they should be applied to more businesses to change our businesses for the better. For more reasons and details on why Service Design is so great, you can visit my LinkedIn profile to see my post "Why Every Business Should Utilize Service Design."

Recently, I got to thinking about all of the things I want to do, my 8 million interest, my 4 million hobbies, and my endless lists of things to do daily. I’m working on getting better, getting organized, reading books for suggestions and it’s been OK so far. But, I haven’t put in much action into making things better. Then a light bulb went off.

My Service Design professor mentioned a book he recommended we review for personal use called "Business Model You". It’s been on my " To Read " list and I’m eager to check it out. But then I realized, why not take the skills I already have and know through Design Thinking to evaluate my life and my goals. It seems like an ideal solution to attempt to bring order (or acceptance) to the chaos of life.

No, contrary to popular belief, I’m not a service! 😉 But it will be interesting to see how those principles can be recycled from business thinking to reorganizing my personal life.

For the next month or so, I’ll take my time evaluating my life’s most important touchpoints (not sure if that makes sense yet) and figuring out how I can make that improvement.

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