LifeWork planning passes through three (3) major phases: 1) (re)searching, 2) (re)defining and 3) (re)finding your LifeWork. Career counselers refer to these phases as 1) career exploration, 2) career preparation and 3) career decision making.
"3 Phases" is one of four approaches - listed above - to do LifeWork planning and decision making. You should perform the planning and decision making activities in the sequence defined in each approach. It is easier if you start when you are young and complete the process slowly over time - usually between the ages 13 and 17.
- # Phase 1: (Re)searching/career exploration: I've lost touch with my LifeWork or never (re)searched or (re)defined it. Using the "10 Rs" you need to start at Age ~13 (even if you are (much) older) and complete all the documents/templates in the LW (e)Portfolio and also understand the 7 Stages, 9 transitions, and 20+ decisions. LifeWork planning is a lifelong process.
- # Phase 2: (Re)defining/career preparation: I've completed Phase 1 and now need to (re)define my LifeWork in my "My LifeWork details" and sumarize those details in "My LifeWork Profile(s)". Start at Age ~15 even if you are (much) older.
- # Phase 3: (Re)finding/career decision making: I''ve completed Phase 2 - my "My LifeWork details" and sumarized those details in "My LifeWork Profile(s)" (or "My Resume") - and now I need to (re)find where I want to do my LifeWork. Start at Age ~17 even if you are (much) older.