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How to be future-fit in an age of uncertainty and short-term thinking

WELCOME!

Thanks for looking in. I’m James. I make videos about “how we engage with the ideas and things that shape our future (and how we sometimes just plain ignore them).

I’ve created the YouTube Channel ‘Ours For The Making’ to explore how (on earth) you and I can:

escape short-term thinking

get ‘future-fit’ (whatever that means)

live ‘long-term’ (again, whatever that means 🤔)

Basically, can we live better by looking to the future?

The ‘Makers is my weekly newsletter. It gathers together evidence-based, actionable ways to think and do long-term. You can sign up below to join a growing community of curious, conscientious readers like you.

To say thank you to everyone who subscribes, you will also receive my e-book The 7 Fundamentals of a Future-Fit Person. It introduces you to the core qualities of someone who engages positively and purposefully with the future.

‘Future-gifting’ your future self

Important questions shaping life, work and the wider world require you and I to lift our eyes to the horizon and look through a longer-term lens. But, being such a vast expanse of possibility, the future can look pretty daunting.

So, how can you engage with it in a more positive and purposeful way?

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Ours For The Making’s quest has three phases

1. Escape short-term thinking

We live in a world that’s obsessed with the short-term, with technology, society and our own minds holding us in a tight territory of time in the here and now.

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2. Get ‘future-fit’

Discover the qualities of someone who is ‘future-fit’ – in other words, someone who engages positively and purposefully with the future.

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3. Live long-term

Discover what living life for the long-term really looks and feels like. Could a life that’s informed by a positive, purposeful vision of the long-term future be a better way to live?

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I’m James Janson Young. I’m an independent analyst and researcher, guitarist, pianist and songwriter.

I’m fascinated by how we engage with the future. And sometimes actively don’t. In particular, I’m interested in how we can use different time-horizons to reveal better ways to live, love, work and play.

If you’d like to get in touch with me, you can find me on twitter and instagram.

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