Five Steps to Transform Your Life

This overview of the 5D system is a part of the Guide: How To Change Your Life 

There are five steps to reshape your life: discover ~> define ~> design ~> do ~> debug.

Below I explain those steps and include Personal examples from my own transformation journey.

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The five-step process

1. Discover

The first is self-discovery: understanding what motivates or halts you. You need to know who you are to create a life true to yourself. Here we will talk about Your Purpose, Needs, and Values.

Personal example:

While I worked on my Needs and my Values, I discovered that one of my main values is Helping others.

2. Define

In the second step, you define your Life Vision — you find a way to bring your Needs and Values into the world.
This isn’t about materialistic goals like wanting a house.

Your Life Vision is about declaring to the world who you are and how you want to live.

You will also create your Value Cards. They are a great reminder of what matters to you the most.

Personal example:

When creating my Life Vision I took each Need and Value and asked a few questions. For Helping others I asked:

Q: From things I am interested in and have experience in, what do people need the most?
A: The main regret of dying people is “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.” 1
I created a framework to live an authentic life which works for me and others.
Q: How can I use it to fulfil that need?
A: “Helping others to live an authentic life and reach their full potential.” (one of my actual value cards)

3. Design

Next comes designing. This is where you translate your Life Vision into Life Plan — a Roadmap with Milestones.
This is a continuous long-term process because a part of the design is prototyping — testing different ideas. During prototyping you dip your toes into the waters of the unknown to find out if the idea you have is viable, if it suits your personality, and if it resonates with who you are. Here we will also talk about your Beliefs, Attitudes, and Mission.

Personal example:

During step three – design – I’ve determined that I love to share the Tree of Life Quest framework with others.

What I originally created for myself worked for others too. I love working with people and have experience in adult education. I am able to find the root cause of a problem. Etc. What was the best way to bring all that to life?

Milestone: Become an internationally known Life Coach with online courses, books and personal coaching services helping millions of people to live authentic life and reach their full potential.
Timeframe: 2028

4. Do

In step four you create and execute specific plans.
You take your Life Plan, select a milestone and start building. Here you use and improve your Knowledge, Skills, and Habits.

Personal example:
To become a coach having my framework wasn’t enough. I needed to set up my business; earn necessary certifications; learn effective techniques; set up channels which would encourage people to seek assistance from me; create a website, etc.

As you can see, I am doing the things I planned.

5. Debug

Periodic reviews ensure alignment between who you are and what you do. The winds and currents of life can throw you off the course. But like the navigator of a ship or a plane, you will learn to use the ‘CCC’ process —Constantly Correcting Course— to keep you on track.

Ongoing process

Shaping your life to reflect who you are represents an ongoing journey throughout your lifetime rather than being a finite exercise.

Initial stages (1. – 3.) require deep soul-searching, time, and effort. They might seem daunting at first. But when done right, they create strong foundations. Once done, maintenance and improvement (steps 4. and 5.) become much easier.


1 “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying” by Bronnie Ware

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What’s next?

In the next article, I will give you an overview of the Tree of Life Quest Framework.

You will discover all the Life Areas, how they are connected, and in what order we will go through them.

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