August 30, 2022 | Liz McCardle
Lifestyle First: Understanding the Creator lifestyle
The world is fast-changing, so let’s shift away from a traditional mindset of life + work.
Our curriculum, rooted in Social Emotional Learning and reflective practice, helps learners develop greater awareness, gain exposure to careers and industries, and begin the process of designing their ideal lifestyle.
The Find Your Grind curriculum focuses on shifting the traditional mindset.
We’ve been taught to think of the job we want, acquire those strengths, then somehow fit in our lifestyle around that job.
Instead of answering the question, “what do you want to do when you grow up?” Let’s start answering the question “who do you want to be?”
This mindset shift all starts with Flipping the Funnel and getting to know yourself—what lifestyle you want to live, what strengths you have, and what job matches both.
The Creator Lifestyle
Learn how Creators take charge with boldness, originality, and creativity.
Creators bring originality to the table, and can’t help but add their unique stamp on everything they touch. Creators have a boldness that works because people respect their taste. Creators have spatial awareness and want to leave the world more beautiful than they found it.
Creators have the ability to initiate new experiences and perspectives and find joy in sharing them with others. These characteristics make Creators natural leaders and influencers. To thrive, Creators need to trust their gut, take time to ideate, and embrace their creative vision!
Creator Mentors & Careers in Find Your Grind
Find Your Grind’s network of mentors share real-life stories and personal experiences to humanize career exploration for students. We also have a diverse and growing library of careers for students to explore and find ones that fit with their skills and lifestyles.
Mentors and careers in the Creator lifestyle include:
Akiko Yamashita – 3D Artist
Anthony Hemingway – Creative Producer
Billie Whitehouse – Wearable Tech Designer
Every learner who experiences Find Your Grind takes our proprietary Lifestyle Assessment multiple times throughout the curriculum. We’ve collected thousands of responses from learners, and Creator represents 16% of learners that use Find Your Grind.
All learners using Find Your Grind receive a personalized learning experience unique to them, and Creators will experience careers and mentors that are more highly associated with this lifestyle, resulting in greater learning engagement, and improved learning outcomes across the four capabilities that the Find Your Grind Future Ready Framework delivers on – Self Awareness, Social Awareness, Career Awareness, and Action Awareness.
To read about the learning science and research that supports our curriculum and learning outcomes, please check out our research section here.
To learn more about how Find Your Grind lifestyles improve career readiness and career exploration, contact us.