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This may sound like an Oprah teaser (does anybody else miss that show? Just me? Cool.), but sometimes I get so busy with work, life, and everything in between that I forget to take time to really work on me, personally and professionally. I decided that, in order to make positive changes in all of my overlapping worlds, I must get back to reading. Its one of those things that gets nixed off my priorities list (that and working out) when things get a bit crazy, but its one of those things (like working out) that I absolutely, positively NEED to make time for.
Between the library and our Amazon account, I’ve been pretty consistently finding really great reads that have helped me understand myself a little bit better…and I wanted to share one of them with you.
I heard about two minutes of this guys speech online one day and decided I could probably learn a thing or two from him, if I could get over the sarcasm and abrasiveness. As it turns out, I can… with a smile on my face. This guy is smart. Not because he was born smart and has been perfectly navigating the tricky waters of design and entrepreneurship, but because he hasn’t. He is quick to state that he has made a ton of mistakes, and is writing this book to give the world a kind of “what-not-to-do” guide. Like that time his coworker bashed a client after a presentation as they were waiting for the elevator in the client’s building…and of course the client just happened to be walking by. Not good. From client relations to getting paid to selling your work, pretty much everything that is anything in our world is covered in this 100 pager.
Anyways, there are all of these really amazing little golden nuggets of information that are totally useful to designers, freelancers, and just entrepreneurs in general (although its geared towards the web design industry). Check out the book here.