Why I Always Have Ideas and How You Can Have Them Too

Where do you get ideas? Where does the inspiration come from for writing blog posts, recording podcasts, new designs? Do you have a system for generating ideas or do you wait and hope for them to come?

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Why A Sense Of Purpose Motivates Better Work

Which contributes more to a fulfilled work life, money or a sense of purpose in what you do? Which motivates you to do better? While money is certainly important, feeling some kind of purpose in your work generally leads to a happier working environment and often a more profitable one as well.

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Why You Shouldn’t Evaluate Your Design Skills Through Comparison With Others

It’s natural to compare your skills and abilities to others who do the same kind of work as you. How helpful is it, though? Do you feel like a better designer after the comparison? Did the comparison help you learn something?

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The Line Between Inspired By And Copied From And How To Stay On Its Right Side

As an artist you are only a link in a chain, and whatever you find or whatever you do not find, you can find comfort in it.

We all draw inspiration from the works of others. At the same time we want to stay away from outright copying those works. Sometimes without intention we cross into the latter. How can we avoid copying, while still taking something from the designs that inspire us?

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Take A Step Toward Growth By Leaving Your Comfort Zone

One of the reasons I moved to Colorado was a need for change. I had fallen into a rut where despite my best intentions I was consistently leaning on old patterns of behavior that had not served me well.

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