This week is our 100th episode. We wanted to share our appreciation for all our listeners and give somewhat of a recap of the past 100 episodes. Without further ado, let’s get into this special show!

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Show Notes for This Episode:

[1:00] Tom opens up the show.
[3:00] Tom chats about how the show has grown.
[4:00] An astounding 750,000 downloads of The Honest Designers Podcast.
[5:00] Dustin shares love being poured out from fans.
[6:00] The gang think about the future of The Honest Designers Show.
[7:30] Teaser for 2019 season of The Honest Designers Show!
[8:30] Free Patreon with Bonus Content.
[9:30] Possible Live Q&A.
[10:30] Tom invites the panel to share their favorite highlights.
[11:00] A year of Bob the Builder metaphors.
[12:30] Ian shares why he uses metaphors and how they help him learn and retain.
[14:00] Lisa shares her favorite tip: ‘Stop waiting for the perfect moment to start!’
[15:00] Dustin’s most empowering tip, Lauren Hom’s microburst workflows.
[16:00] Tom and Lisa chat about the power of working in the flow state.
[17:30] If you find a topic interesting others will too.
[18:00] Choosing what is right for you and don’t be afraid to change.
[19:00] Ian stresses, be OK with less polished work and processes in the beginning.
[20:30] Progress only happens with practice.
[21:00] The crew shares how they have changed and grown with the podcast.
[22:00] It took time for Ian to feel comfortable hearing his voice.
[23:20] Dustin talks about the power of measuring output over input.
[24:00] The panel drill down on Ian’s Instagram.
[25:20] Every action gets you one step closer to your goal.
[26:00] Tom shares the tip: ‘You must be proactive in your learning!’
[27:00] It’s so important to set and keep your goals.
[28:00] Learn what works for you while doing the work.
[29:00] Dustin asks, If work doesn’t feel good does it mean it’s wrong for you?
[30:00] Work will never be enjoyable all the time.
[31:00] Ian shares you have to push through the learning to get to the joy.
[33:00] You have to be realistic with yourself and your goals.
[34:40] Lisa questions Dustin on his enjoyment levels during illustrating.
[35:30] Dustin explains where he has struggled with his illustration goals.
[36:30] Dreading the practice is normal.
[37:00] Ian uses skateboarding to explain the pain in practice.
[38:00] Tom shares how his early design career started out.
[38:40] Dustin takes on the sucky work so others won’t have to.
[39:40] Lisa often finds she dreads styles for a reason.
[41:20] Tom believes people constrain themselves too much.
[42:20] Find your niche.
[43:50] Try a lot of styles and pay attention to what works.
[44:20] Be kind.
[45:10] The cost of being unkind.
[46:00] Talent and kindness combined are the perfect package.
[47:00] Brand promises.
[48:15] Empathize with your problem clients.
[50:00] Cringe-worthy work.
[51:00] Be proud that you have put in the time and the work.
[53:00] The gang send a heartfelt Thank You! to all the listeners.
[54:00] That’s a wrap!

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