I’ve found myself using the phrase “lean into it” a lot lately. While it was not planned, it has become a welcome addition to our conversations.
Entrepreneurship is about showing up all day, every day, even when things are not going the way they should. An all in mindset is required.
The ebb and flow of our available time as designers is in constant flux. How we manage it can be the lifeline we reach for prior to burnout.
With the amount of changes that come upon this industry each year, most web designers have set a new standard when it comes to the term, “run and gun”.
When people ask me why I decided to start my own studio my standard response is, “because I made a terrible employee”.
A few months ago I wrote a piece about how embracing risk is an essential skill for entrepreneurs to develop. The crux of the article was that it’s not easy to feel comfortable taking risks.
As designers we at times have trouble saying, “no”. Amazing projects seem to drop in our laps all the time, but should we always say, “yes”?
I’ve grown accustomed to trying to do everything myself. For years, I was a design army of one. I liked the level of control doing everything afforded me.
When I decided to take on this project and produce 100 days of writing I tried to be a realist.
I don’t put much stock in concepts like fate, destiny, and luck. Never have. I do, however, find extreme coincidences super interesting. These random bits of weirdity happen constantly, and at times, can admittedly seem quite uncanny.