TemplateMonster Podcast is back! We are beyond happy to greet you in a new year. 🎄
2020 is here and this is the time when we feel like this year "everything will get better". And it will! If we learn how to set goals the right way... To finally get your dream job, to gain more subscribers on Instagram, to make more money, to grow your own freelance business, and more others.
On today's episode, let's talk about how to make New Year's Resolutions and actually stick to them, so we can achieve all our ambitious goals!
We'll discuss what designers and other creative professionals often want to change about their workflow, and what habits and practices will help you refine your skills, become a better specialist and boost your productivity.
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2:50 - Where does the idea of making NY resolutions come from?
5:40 - The most popular New Year's Resolution (?)
7:00 - Why we can't commit to the resolutions we make
8:20 - Some book recommendations to help you develop healthy habits
12:30 - Let's get to the list of NY Resolutions for designers!
15:00 - Ways to keep your online portfolio
23:00 - Should designers run a blog?
27:00 - Challenges of trying to grow your online following
29:43 - When you shouldn't follow design trends
39:00 - Optimize your workflow and your workspace
44:35 - Why you need to find time for personal projects
49:15 - Why budget management for creative people is a struggle
53:47 - Tips for staying focused on your goals
⚽ Here are some of the designers' resolutions we'll touch upon in this episode:
0. STAY HEALTHY - the importance of mental and physical health
1. Update that portfolio
2. Start a blog
3. Stop blindly following design trends
4. Clear out your workspace
5. Perfect your workflow
6. Experiment with technology and widen your skillset
7. Drink less coffee
8. Strike a better work-life balance
9. Start a side project
🐛Our Bookworm's Corner:
"Atomic Habits" by James Clear
"The Miracle Morning" by Hal Elrod
"5 Morning Rituals that Help You Win the Day" by Tim Ferriss
Hosts: Alexandra Payne, Irene Adler
Sound production and effects: Alexandra Payne
Stay tuned for future episodes!
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