My Goals For 2017—It’s All About Creating Assets

Happy New Year. I trust you used yesterday to adjust to the change in calendar and the start of another work week. My thoughts in early January tend to be focused on the year to come and what I’d like to accomplish.

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Grading My 2016 Goals—Even A Curve Won’t Help This Year

Happy Holidays. I hope you’re enjoying the last week of the year and getting ready for the new one to come. Today is my last post in 2016 and as in year’s past, I want to review the goals I set back in early January. I’ll grade my success, or lack thereof, as I talk about what I accomplished from my list.

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How You Can Gain Confidence And Trust Your Ideas

One of the reasons we ask others where they get ideas or where they find inspiration is because we don’t have the confidence to trust in our own ideas or our own sources of inspiration. We often grant authority to others because we don’t have the confidence to grant it to ourselves and to trust our own judgement.

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Observation Is The Key To Finding Inspiration

The real trick to finding inspiration is realizing you don’t have to go out looking for it. It’s all around you and it’s ready to share itself with you. The thing is most of us don’t know how to see it.

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How And Where To Find Inspiration And New Ideas

A couple of months ago I received an email from Jenny Lanier, a grad student working on her masters thesis in graphic design. She read something I had written here a few years back about finding inspiration without plagiarizing the ideas of other designers and asked if I wouldn’t mind responding to a few additional questions.

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