Hey guys, we hope you enjoyed Part 1 of this conversation last week. This week, we’re jumping straight back into that same conversation, talking about how no one in this crazy, creative industry of ours knows what they’re doing.

Watch more of the Honest Designers episodes here: Honest Designers Podcast Playlist. And remember to subscribe to our YouTube channel for regular updates direct to your inbox.

Show Notes for This Episode:

[1:00] Dustin feels pressure and anxiety from those who are always nailing it.
[2:00] Feeling like you need to always be Faster, Stronger, Harder, Quicker, Better.
[3:00] The rabbit hole of comparison leads to madness.
[4:10] Science has proven that through social media humans are less happy.
[5:00] Real life connections build happiness.
[6:00] Fear is bred from the unknown and making assumptions.
[7:00] Dustin shares how he demonized Ian early in both of their careers.
[8:00] Once Dustin got to know Ian he realized what a gem of a person he is.
[9:30] Dustin being real makes him more approachable.
[10:20] We should all share more of our vulnerabilities and imperfections.
[11:00] Collaborations get you out of your bubble.
[12:30] Lisa talks about her joyless briar patch of comparison.
[13:10] Bad weeks happen.
[14:00] Feeling overworked and unhappy by comparison.
[15:00] Being cheerful in the face of challenges.
[16:30] Comparison steals not only joy but also steals time from what you love.
[17:15] Daddy Dustin is saddened by his 3 year old trashing her art.
[18:20] Walk away when you feel stressed to gain a new perspective.
[19:10] Give yourself a break and a hug and stop comparing.
[20:00] Talk it out with a friend or get help with your feelings.
[21:20] Getting out and getting to know people better quells comparison.
[22:15] Shout out to @tifferdu for the iTunes review!
[23:30] Special Thanks to all our listeners. We love you all!
[24:00] That’s a wrap!

Find us on iTunes, Spotify, and Instagram by searching for The Honest Designers Show.

“A must for every creative freelancer (or those aspiring to freelance). Thank you for being so… honest! Such a wealth of information from people I admire who have ‘been there and done that’. Listening to the podcast every week feels like I’m among friends. Can’t wait for more episodes!”AG_GD