North Star begins the same as any trip: with a reason for travel and a destination in mind. Once you know what you want and why you want it, we’ll plug it into the GPS. To do this, you’ll be decisively answering these questions:
- Purpose: On my deathbed, looking back at my life, what will have made me feel fulfilled?
- Missions: What do I care most about in this world? What sucks in the areas I care most about? Does it suck for a lot of people? And can I be passionate about this issue, cause, or community for a really long time?
- Roles, Projects, and Skills: What role can I best play? What do I love doing? What am I best at? What areas of mastery can I uniquely combine to gain leverage in the marketplace?
By the end of this phase you will also be able to tell the difference within yourself, between a yes? and a yes!