It’s Powerful and Everyone Can Use This Knowledge

It’s Powerful and Everyone Can Use This Knowledge

Student Spotlight: Lisa Andrea Friedman

by Ruth Brennan


Meet Lisa Andrea Friedman.
 She’s a student in the BG5™ Consultant Certification Course (Semester 2). This class will graduate and become certified after successfully completing Semester 3 in March 2016. As well, Lisa is in Analyst training with IHDS and is currently a Certified Living Your Design Guide living in Hawaii.

Lisa’s Career Design Overview
Career Type: Advisor
Personal Interaction:  Recognition & Invitation, then Engaging
Decision Making Strategy: Willful Determination
Assimilation: Independent
Life Theme: Success or Bitterness

Lisa Friedman

I spoke with Lisa last week about her experiences as a student in the BG5 Business Institute. She’s part of a group of students being taught BG5™ utilizing business terminology. The foundation of the knowledge remains true, however, the business terms are being used to better explain the BG5™ concepts to the business world.

“I felt it was necessary to change the (BG5) vocabulary in order to be able to appeal to what has been the traditional consultant language in which business people on the whole are comfortable with.  We’re there to be a business consultant.” ~ Ra Uru Hu

When asked if the business approach resonated with her and if it has been a difficult transition from Human Design language Lisa replied, “Studying BG5 has accelerated my ability to understand the knowledge, by using another way to explain the same concepts. It’s clearer and has given me a confidence boost in my Professional Analyst Training. It makes it so easy to explain the BG5 area of Human Design to a wider and more general audience.”

We discussed what has surprised her most about her own Career Design,  Lisa says learning that she was designed to work alone AND also in partnership or in big organizations. This was a real eye opener (in a big way). “I always assumed working by myself (Advisors or Projectors working best one-on-one) was the best choice, now other options are opening up to me,” she said.

Lisa has been a Physical Therapist for over 20 years. Her first job was working for a large organization as part of a small group (Penta).  After nine years there she was burnt out. She assumed that the large corporation was a bad fit. Lisa didn’t feel recognized, wasn’t given a role, and just felt like a number.  She became bitter.  Her strengths weren’t being recognized in the small group setting she was in on a daily basis. After learning more about her Career Design she now realizes that she wasn’t comfortable in the small group or Penta. It’s not part of her Career Design.

She has numerous Business Skills and Attributes. Discovering that Coordination was one of them was validating to her. “I LOVE to coordinate things, I love it,” Lisa commented.  She went on to say, “Boring but true, yes … I have the attribute of Details-Fundamentals in the Skill of Accounting. It’s my job to know where every penny is, and I do. It drives other people batty, but to me it’s just the way it is.”

And a fun fact … she has innate Sales ability with Potential of Talent and Marketing. Lisa had no idea. Laughing she said, “If I think about it, I win over referrals at the rate of 1 out of 4. I built a business by networking.  Understanding I also have this innate ability opens new avenues for me, to be me, and market myself. I had no idea there was a different way to do it.”

And finally, when asked what she is most excited about sharing with future clients she said that, in her opinion, “Career Overviews have so much information, an incredible amount of information. It’s powerful to receive a Career Overview, especially early on in your career. To realize your Career Type, most suitable Work Environment and Decision Making Strategy can save a lot of wasted time and energy. It potentially puts you on the best material pathway in life.”

Thanks Lisa, for taking the time to share your story.

I now have a blueprint for going to the next level

I now have a blueprint for going to the next level

“I just completed my BG5 Career Design Analysis and I was completely impressed by the content, Karen Sherwood, what I learned about myself, and where I go from here. First, it is important to recognize a “system” able to accurately capture anyone in detail.

Not only was my overview true, what I learned is gratifying and confronting given the mistakes I was making. Recommendations offered a contrasting path I should choose. Who I am and what I do are more related than I ever imagined.

She presented difficult concepts in easy-to-understand terms, using visual cues and content that made sense. That itself was worth the money. But the level of detail outlining what I should do differently for my design, and how, is the big takeaway.

Karen showed me how I could be me…better. I could identify what I had trouble seeing before and was relieved that what I have been “building” is completely in alignment with my core self. I now have a blueprint for going to the next level. Thank You.”

David Seagraves

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.  ~ Confucius

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life. ~ Confucius

The BG5™ Career Design System is the career and business methodology of The Science of Differentiation.

Unlike what most of us were told in our youth, we’re each designed to be different. We were gifted with inherent gifts and talents that can expressed in our own unique way. Knowing and understanding your BG5™ Career Design can help you (and your clients) thrive, not merely survive, in the business world.

It wasn’t that long ago that the perfect formula for a happy and healthy life was thought to be:

8 hours of work + 8 hours of recreation + 8 hours of rest
= happy life

It was a radical idea in the late 1800s and the Labor Day holiday in the US and Canada was born from the “revolutionary” idea that workers should be limited to laboring for only 8 hours a day. Before that time, workers (including child laborers) had very few rights or protections and were supposed to be happy to just have a job – no matter the conditions, hours, demands or dangers involved.

The same worker’s movement was alive and well all around the world at that time, with different results in different countries. What’s notable is conditions for labor improved, and have steadily improved since, around the world. Of course, there are exceptions to this generalization.

If you’re American or Canadian, you’ve more than likely just celebrated the unofficial end of summer, or Labor Day weekend. It’s worth mentioning that, although Americans typically don’t take to the streets to protest unsafe working conditions or unfair worker treatment on Labor Day, there are many countries around the world where that’s exactly what this day is about, whenever it gets recognized on the calendar. Many countries celebrate International Workers Day or May Day, and in New Zealand their Labour Day is celebrated in October.

And now, in the 21st Century, we have access to a revolutionary science, The Science of Differentiation, and BG5™ can help us take our business lives to new levels … far beyond the monumental 8-hour work day movement of late 19th Century. A healthy and happy life can take on a whole new meaning for this and future generations.

Imagine, having access to your career type, how to make your best decisions, what type of environment you’re suited to work in … and so many additional design details that can create an ease and grace about how you make a living. Now, imagine having access to this information when you were just getting ready to enter the workforce. Ra always said that this information was meant for the children. A lifetime of knowing your design and how to make decisions as yourself, what a gift that would be! Actually, it’s a gift at any age and at any stage in your working life.

I became aware of my Career Design earlier this year. I’m a Classic Builder … for many reasons in my BG5™ Success Code, I’m best suited for working solo. And although I currently work as a solo-entrepreneur, my earlier jobs were in large corporate environments and/or a small groups or teams of 3 or more. I was successful, and sought after, and respected in my field. However, I wasn’t truly satisfied. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it, however, in retrospect there was stress or distress and dissatisfaction with what I was doing in my business life. I still do similar work (I have a creative agency that provides branding, marketing, advertising services along with web and graphic design) AND I am much happier, much more satisfied and love what I do working Solo. I have a happy and healthy work life.

I wouldn’t change a thing because of the amazing experience I received. And, as Lynda Bunnell, Dean of the BG5™ Business Institute has said, “We like to meet people where they’re at with BG5™.” Or put another way, if I had a Career Design Reading and was working at a large corporation she wouldn’t necessarily tell me to quit my job on the spot, work on my own and life would become a bed of roses. What a BG5™ Consultant might say would be to use all of your experiences, align with your Decision Making Strategy and look to where you might be best suited. Move forward and confidently create a work life you can love based on what you know to be your strengths, talents, characteristics and qualities.

Here’s to loving your work! Unlock your BG5™ Success Code.

In Ra’s words:

I see how important it can be for human beings, how much suffering there is on the material plane, how many people with great gifts, wonderful talents, nice human beings, how they suffer on this plane because of material want.

But, one thing that I always respected about Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, Osho, was that he was always sending these people out into the world to make a living: go make a living, go into the world and work. You cannot be truly clear in this life, someone who is correct in this life, if you do not have a natural place on the material plane, a natural place. The beauty of what we can bring with this knowledge is to be able to give everyone a sense of well-being in the workplace.

And in that way, I think the knowledge provides a service that far, far, far extends beyond the potential of what can be done on the Human Design side. I would be very happy being able to provide material, beneficence, to the millions and hundreds of millions of beings whose lives could be made so much simpler if they understood the mechanics of how to operate on the material plane, and how wonderful that would be to take that pressure away and to bring such a gift. It’s part of what we’re here to do.” ~ Ra Uru Hu