A well expressed, thought provoking, step by step guide to creating personal awareness.
"Architect Your Epic Life draws a fascinating correlation between building a great home and building an extraordinary life. Karen Otis offers eight clear and easy-to-follow steps to create a life of happiness, passion, and purpose."
~Marci Shimoff, #1 NY Times Bestselling author of Happy For No Reason, Love For No Reason and Chicken Soup For the Woman's Soul.
In our modern world, so many people are battling unhappiness and dissatisfaction in their lives. Karen Otis, architect and author, delivers a groundbreaking new approach to designing and re-building your life with the creative ingenuity she has used in architecture for decades.
By extending her “Architectural Method” to life-building, she reveals a completely new way of thinking where the results are profound, unexpected, life-changing, and transformational. Otis shows you how to take the architectural method of creativity and decision making and project it onto your own life to find direction and fluidity to spiritually “awaken your soul” to a life rich in inspiration and joy.
This book is a guide to empowerment and happiness. It's more than a book, it is a step-by-step methodology that breaks down the process to creating the changes you may be seeking.
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About the Author
Architecture has been Karen Otis’s passion for over twenty-five years. It infiltrates every part of her life . . . it molds her perceptions as it has become a way of thinking and seeing the world with a unique perspective. Having created and built hundreds of amazingly beautiful buildings, she knows the creative Architectural Method (AM) inside and out. Years after enduring a painful divorce that left her life and that of her kids in shambles, Karen found the courage and insight to take what she knew best—architecture—and apply the same creative AM to rebuilding her life. That inspired idea changed everything. By rebuilding her life, she found clarity, inspiration, and a newly defined purposed. She built for herself a life inspired. Soon, she was sharing the process she had gone through with others who weren’t architects and finding that it worked for them as well. Motivated by her newfound insight and purpose, Karen began to change people’s lives, working with clients as a life builder, creating transformational workshops, and writing the book Architect Your Epic Life.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Is This All There Really Is? 7
Chapter 2 Before the Remodel of My Life 11
Chapter 3 Architecture 101 15
Chapter 4 Enter Creativity 21
Chapter 5 Step 1 - Site Study 25
Chapter 6 Step 2 - Explore Historical Models 31
Chapter 7 Step 3 - Create a Wish List 35
Chapter 8 Step 4 - Absorb 39
Chapter 9 Step 5 - Envision a Vision 43
Chapter 10 Step 6 - Begin to Draw 47
Chapter 11 Step 7 - Allow the Vision to Lead 51
Chapter 12 Step 8 - Definition is in the Details 55
Chapter 13 Warning! Beware of the Pitfalls … 65
Chapter 14 Painfully Stuck 69
Chapter 15 Creativity Further Defined 73
Chapter 16 The Soul's Search for Meaning 77
Chapter 17 Patterns 81
Chapter 18 Home at Last 85