The 7 Essentials of Life Design

Kelly Kannwischer
August 10, 2018

For the next 4 weeks, our Younique team is going to unpack the idea of “life design skills.” We want to explore why they are so important, barriers to learning them and the breakthrough that can happen on the other side.

We’re going to use articles, podcasts, Facebook Live to tease out different aspects of life design, and specifically, how the Gospel must be in the center of it.

To kick us off, here’s a list of the 10 Essentials of Life Design we believe are critical to living into God’s dream for your life.

Skill #1 – Engage Your Vocational Vision.

Embrace four lifelong practices to maximize your work potential and find your dream job.

Skill #2 – Discover Your One Thing.

Sum up a wealth of self-assessments with a clear and concise understanding of your special calling from God.

Skill #3 – Own Your Personal Calling.

Live every day from a deep sense of what you were born to do and what drives everything you do.

Skill #4 – Improve Your Whole Life.

Take a few simple steps right now toward vitality in all dimensions of life.

Skill #5 – Imagine Your Better Future.

Think further ahead to where God is leading you and define your life’s biggest wins.

Skill #6 – Achieve Your Next Goal.

Bring laser focus to the most important next step in your life, over and over again.

Skill #7 – Integrate Your Continual Break-Thru.

Repeatedly reflect on your progress and reset your priorities using three universal rhythms.

If you’re interested in honing your Life Design skills as you discover your Life Call and learn to live into it, check out one of our Accelerators!


Kelly Kannwischer

Kelly has spent her vocational life as a not-for-profit executive, consultant and development professional. Former to becoming the CEO of Younique, Kelly founded OptUp Consulting, served THINK Together as the Chief Engagement Officer, and led Vanguard University as a Vice President and President of the Vanguard University Foundation. Kelly graduated from the University of Virginia and earned her Masters degree from Princeton Theological Seminary. She is married to Rev. Dr. Richard Kannwischer and is the proud mother of Danica (age 15) and Ashby (age 13).