“Life, like leather, can be stiff and unyielding, then turn supple and soft, can be shaped and trimmed only with skill and patience, and only then result in a finished work of high quality to be proud of, and beauty to be admired.”  - Cornelius Collins, 'Of Leather and Stone'

"A Way of Thinking, Working, and Living"

The New Curriculum

In the past few years, a new subject called Life Crafting has appeared in the curriculums of colleges and universities around the world including Harvard University, the University of California at Berkeley, and Erasmus University Rotterdam, that is fundamentally changing what is being taught in our schools, and what education looks like in the 21st century.

Watch the Master Class overview video | 12 min. |

Your Life Curriculum

What you decide to learn and practice throughout your lifetime is your ‘life curriculum.’ Much of it was first learned from your family heritage. Much will be added by you as a result of your personal life experience and choices.

Life Crafting contains five master categories we call the Five Elements, to help you organize your life curriculum. 

How you develop your knowledge and practice your skills, in the subjects you choose within each Element, will determine the unique masterpiece that is your life. Don't rush it, you have a lifetime to work on it!

This reference handbook contains sample topics that you might learn throughout your lifetime, organized within the Five Elements life curriculum framework.

Life Crafting
is for Everyone

Life Crafting is a Way of Thinking, Working and Living that fits any age or lifestyle.

Hear what others say about Life Crafting in this video | 3 min. |

Life Crafting Resources

Life Crafting is available on these popular platforms to suit your learning style. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, please get in touch with us – we'll be happy to help.

Life Crafting
Master Class

Available on the Udemy learning platform, this three-hour course has been taken by more than 3,300+ students all over the world.

Thirteen high-definition video episodes hosted by Charles Collins, provide a vivid, engaging presentation of Life Crafting that you can return to time and again and learn at your own pace.

Who this course is for:

Age 14-25: Individuals who want a clear reason why they should learn particular skills and not waste their time with useless information.

Age 25-45: People in the building phase of life who want to manage 'content overload' and 'burn-out' that comes from building a career and family all at the same time.

Age 45-65: Men & Women ready to create 'masterworks' because of the depth of knowledge they have achieved thus far in life. 

Age 65+: Mentors ready to collect of stories, knowledge, family heirlooms and more, as a heritage for the next generation to build on.

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Life Crafting

Hosted on the Medium publishing platform, Life Crafting Journal presents thoughtful articles on all aspects of practicing life-as-a-craft.

Charles' articles have also been selected for featured circulation by the Medium.com editorial team, and regularly appear in other publications hosted on the Medium platform, including:

  • Personal Growth
  • Change Becomes You
  • A Parent Is Born
  • Self Improvements
  • Thoughts And Ideas

Read Life Crafting Journal


Life Crafting

The Life Crafting Podcast episodes hosted on the Spotify platform, and available on Apple Music and Amazon Music, are popular discussion starters with podcast hosts and their audiences the world over.

Charles has appeared as the featured guest on more than 50 podcasts discussing the application of Life Crafting to a wide variety of topics including:

  • Life Purpose & Focus 
  • Family & Household Management 
  • Professional Development 
  • Personal Development & Self Improvement 
  • Business Management 

Popular questions include:

  • Is there a structure for learning the 'craft of life'? 
  • How can I teach my children to make a masterpiece of their lives? 
  • How can I apply craftsmanship in my professional development? 
  • How can I use craftsmanship to improve my business? 
  • What lessons can be learned from running a master workshop for running my household?

Listen to Life Crafting Interviews

Life Crafting Workshop

Introducing the Life Crafting Workshop on the Facebook platform - a place for people to share ideas about Life Crafting.

Originally started to support the more than 160K followers of Life Crafting's Life Curriculum pages on Facebook, the Life Crafting Workshop is open to everyone interested to share ideas on practicing Life-as-a-Craft.

The Life Curriculum pages:

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Life Crafting

The newest book Life Crafting: A Master's Journal is currently in manuscript development for completion in 2024

The newest book in the Life Crafting collection explains the practice of Life-as-a-Craft, the Way of Craftsmanship, and the Four Phases of Living everyone passes through as we continually improve and make a masterpiece of our lives.

The Life Crafting Guide is the newest companion to Your Life Curriculum available now on Amazon.com

Literary Agents and Publishers interested in receiving proposal, query, synopsis, and manuscript materials . . .

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Life Crafting Channel

The @LifeCraftingChannel on the YouTube platform presents Life Crafting video conversations with hosts.

These one-to-one discussions cover the full range of questions and answers about practicing Life-as-a-Craft, and how you can put these principles to work to improve your personal development skill building.

The Life Crafting Videos present the fundamentals of practicing life-as-a-craft as taught in the Master Class on Udemy.

Watch Life Crafting Interviews

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