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Episode 103: Side Hustle Burnout and Changing Lifestyle Habits

This week we are answering some more awesome questions from the listeners. We always love doing these and are super excited for today’s show!

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Show Notes for This Episode:

[1:00] Tom and Lisa open up the show.
[1:40] @IamRossMason asks if he can animate the Honest Designers Logo.
[3:00] Pointers on how to organize and keep one’s desk clean. @DMELettering
[4:00] The gang show their desks and share interesting items they have handy.
[5:00] Some believe your desk is an extension of your mind.
[6:30] Ian shares how the Marie Kondo method is taking over his home.
[7:20] Marie Kondo is not welcome in Dustin’s home.
[9:20] Lisa shares her tidy workspace tip.
[10:30] Another listener asks the group to share their failures.
[11:15] Ian shares a big failure. £800 for prints that never sold.
[12:00] Dustin’s desperation for $1500 yields a brutal failure.
[14:00] Lisa shares a failure similar to Ian’s experience.
[15:30] A painful experience still stings Tom when he thinks about it.
[16:00] Tom’s offer of free critiques to Photoshop forum becomes a nightmare.
[17:10] The conversation sparks Dustin to share a more recent uneasy experience.
[18:00] Lisa and Ian rally to encourage Dustin to continue his passion.
[19:00] Tom says stop doing something only if it doesn’t make you happy.
[20:45] Forget your haters! They don’t know you.
[21:00] Never let the cruel words of one person stop you from helping others.
[23:24] How do you make sure a final piece doesn’t fall short? @anniecam3
[24:00] Planning is crucial to successful execution.
[25:00] Plans without crushing creativity.
[26:00] Tom shares a fun fact, Cute Aggression.
[27:00] The group descends into a rabbit hole of cute aggression.
[29:00] Lisa comes back to her illustration-planning process.
[30:00] The Science of Cute as it relates to Lisa’s work.
[32:30] Retro builds a product description first before developing products.
[33:00] You need an end goal before starting a project.
[34:00] Project planning styles vary, find one that works for you.
[36:30] Listener Victoria Design, avoiding passion burnout after your 9-5
[37:45] It’s hard to not burn out.
[38:00] Sacrifice what you can and it will all fall into place.
[39:00] Change takes patience and focus.
[40:00] Time management.
[41:00] Tiny things over time add up.
[42:20] There is no such thing as an overnight success.
[43:00] Consistency is KEY.
[44:00] What does a healthy workday really look like?
[45:00] Tom imparts what he’s learned from his bout with burnout.
[46:00] Workday schedules vary, find what works for you.
[47:00] Rest is crucial to avoiding the crash.

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