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Life by Design

Life by Design

By Otoabasi Bassey
Learning and sharing ideas for more intentional living and self improvement. Motivational vibes. ❤️⚡️
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S01E12 - Sharing Some Time Management Tips for Creatives & Principles for Getting Things Done
This week I talk about one of my experiences with getting a big project that was important to me but not quite urgent all the way across the finish line. I also share ideas on how to manage our time and be more productive and effective as creatives and entrepreneurs.  Check out more stuff: Website: otoabasibassey.com Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/Oto_BaseX Instagram: instagram.com/oto_basex/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnsweEemExbcvgASctUpNAQ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/base_x_
30:42
June 9, 2021
S01E11 - How to Get (Important) Things Done Pt.1
Do you struggle with making progress on the things that are important to you but not necessarily urgent. You know, those things that would actually move you forward? I know the feeling very well. But in 2017, my business site went live after years of having nothing on my domain. It was the culmination of 6 months of constant work and balance against other responsibilities, but I got it done. These are some of the principles and ideas I learned around getting important things done.   Check out more stuff: Website: otoabasibassey.com Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/Oto_BaseX Instagram: instagram.com/oto_basex/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnsweEemExbcvgASctUpNAQ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/base_x_
07:07
June 7, 2021
S01E10 - What It Means to Live by Design & The 6 Levels of Creative Thought
This week I expand on the concept of Life by Design, explaining what it means to me and where the idea came from. I also explore an idea I heard recently from the Make Art, Not Content Podcast about the 6 levels of Creative Thought and how we can use it to make sure we are bringing the appropriate amount of effort to the things that are important to us.  Check out more stuff: Website: otoabasibassey.com Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/Oto_BaseX Instagram: instagram.com/oto_basex/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnsweEemExbcvgASctUpNAQ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/base_x_
25:49
June 2, 2021
S01E09 - Life as a Design Problem
I find the idea of approaching life as a design problem fascinating. Because, with the tools implicit in the design process (which anyone can learn really), one can effectively tackle any problem regardless of how insurmountable it seems. In this blogpost recording, I explore the concept of approaching life as a design problem for the first time. Check out more stuff: Website: otoabasibassey.com Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/Oto_BaseX Instagram: instagram.com/oto_basex/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnsweEemExbcvgASctUpNAQ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/base_x_
07:54
June 1, 2021
S01E08 - Life by Design
Over the past few weeks, I’ve found myself thinking about ‘life by design’ – the idea that you can intentionally design the kind of life you want to live. Not a new concept at all, it’s the core idea of personal development. But I’m wondering what happens when you apply design techniques and thinking to life and growth. In this blogpost recording, I revisit the concept of living life by design. Check out more stuff: Website: otoabasibassey.com Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/Oto_BaseX Instagram: instagram.com/oto_basex/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnsweEemExbcvgASctUpNAQ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/base_x_
06:03
May 31, 2021
S01E07 - On Failure, and Why You Should Always Be Creating
This week I talk about why failure is actually a prerequisite for success, and how embracing it allows us to grow and improve. I also talk about my recent blogpost on why creating constantly exposes us to new ideas, and increases the chances of life changing happy accidents. Check out more stuff: Website: otoabasibassey.com Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/Oto_BaseX Instagram: instagram.com/oto_basex/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnsweEemExbcvgASctUpNAQ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/base_x_
20:07
May 26, 2021
S01E06 - You Pay For Success With Failure
You need failure. How else are you going to learn? Embrace failure as a key part of the process. Failure is how you get feedback. Failure forces change. In this blogpost recording, I explore why failure is the path we must take to get to success. Check out more stuff: Website: otoabasibassey.com Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/Oto_BaseX Instagram: instagram.com/oto_basex/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnsweEemExbcvgASctUpNAQ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/base_x_
04:39
May 24, 2021
S01E05 - Updating My Thoughts on Self Reliance & Expanding on What It Means to Build Your Stack
In 2016, I blogged about Self Reliance, and I still stand by most of it, but I believe some of those ideas should be further contextualised. This week I have written about the importance of building your stack - a collection of strategies, a portfolio of skills, a body of work, as opposed to focusing too narrowly on one thing.   Check out more stuff: Website: otoabasibassey.com Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/Oto_BaseX Instagram: instagram.com/oto_basex/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnsweEemExbcvgASctUpNAQ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/base_x_
22:35
May 19, 2021
S01E04 - Self Reliance
It's a cold truth, but things will go wrong, and people despite their best intentions will sometimes fail you. When the chips are down? Can you rely on yourself and rise to the occasion?  In this recording of a blogpost from 2016, I explore the idea of self reliance, and why we should take radical responsibility. Check out more stuff: Website: otoabasibassey.com Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/Oto_BaseX Instagram: instagram.com/oto_basex/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnsweEemExbcvgASctUpNAQ Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/base_x_
06:32
May 17, 2021
S01E03 - Exploring the Nuances Between Good and Great, and How to Rekindle Your Passion
In this free-flow ramble, I explore the ideas I blogged about - not letting good stand in the way of great, and how to rekindle your inner fire when you are uninspired.  Check out more stuff: Website: otoabasibassey.com Follow me on Twitter: twitter.com/Oto_BaseX Instagram: instagram.com/oto_basex/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnsweEemExbcvgASctUpNAQ
28:20
May 12, 2021
S01E02 - Don’t Let Good Get in The Way of Great
The road to hell is paved with good intentions. There are many things that are good, but only a few that are truly important, and truly great. Many times, what stops us short of greatness and our full potential is not failure or doing the wrong things. It’s giving too much time and energy to things that are merely good. In this blogpost recording, I explore the differences between 'Good' and 'Great' and how we can go the merely good, and go for great.
06:57
May 10, 2021
S01E01 - Welcome to the Show...Again.
Second time's the charm. Or is the third? Anyway, welcome back to the Life by Design Podcast. I am looking forward to being consistent with this show moving forward. Season 1 begins now and will run for about 24 weeks, and we'll take it from there.  Check out more stuff: Website: otoabasibassey.com Follow me on  Twitter: twitter.com/Oto_BaseX Instagram: instagram.com/oto_basex/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnsweEemExbcvgASctUpNAQ
06:01
May 8, 2021
Clarifying my thoughts on ‘Leverage’
As I draft and refine my thoughts on Leverage for my blog post, I chat with my friend Kay about the key ideas I’m wrestling with and trying to put across.
04:25
March 4, 2019
Let your moves stack on each other
Trying to get things done and pursuing a long-term goal can be daunting. You are aiming at an eventuality that is still quite far off. You have a sense of where you are going but don’t know quite know how to get there. You see the mountain top, the main goal you are trying to accomplish, but you are still far off. You have started by doing it badly, but that’s just step one of hundreds of steps to get there. Is there a way of thinking, a way of acting, that allows the actions we take to build on each other, to gain momentum, and build into a giant snowball racing furiously to our destination? I think there is, and it’s a combination of strategic thinking and aiming for the domino effect.
07:21
February 26, 2019
Start by doing it badly
06:07
April 29, 2018