In today’s episode we talk about paying your dues and persevering through the early days when you’re seeing little to no results. Without further ado, let’s get into the show!
Show Notes for This Episode:
[1:00] The gang tries to throw Tom off during his intro.
[2:30] A mystery package is delivered to Dustin from the UK.
[3:20] The reveal of the mystery package live.
[4:40] Dustin explains the contents of his happy mail.
[5:00] The contents are a throwback to an earlier show idea that the gang discussed.
[6:00] Mint Maker Studio to the rescue!
[7:40] Now on to the show…
[8:00] A recent conference conversation opens Tom up to a common problem.
[9:20] Stop feeling envious and fill yourself with positivity.
[10:00] Dustin remembers success feeling so far out of reach and living in debt.
[11:00] Dustin explains feeling not smart enough to make things work.
[12:30] The point where most people give up, Dustin kept pushing forward.
[13:00] Pushing past the point of giving up – Lisa explains how she perseveres.
[14:00] Mindset is everything and your success is entirely up to you.
[15:00] Why you need to stop doing the same thing over and over.
[16:20] Ian had resigned to the belief that life was always going to be a struggle.
[17:00] Early work was an outlet for Ian.
[18:00] Ian believed earning design awards was unattainable.
[19:00] Mundane design jobs were OK but Ian wanted more.
[20:10] The Tom Anders model.
[21:30] Watching your friends wear suits, make steady pay while you struggle.
[22:00] Tom questions his path as a young designer.
[23:30] A career outside of design puts Tom’s fear into hyper drive.
[24:00] Lisa completely understands how Tom felt in his early career.
[25:00] Pushing harder and ignoring the Give-Up mindset.
[26:00] Continue pushing while seeing no gains.
[27:00] Shining on a full playing field.
[28:00] Compound Interest is a lot like growing your design business.
[29:00] Trust and know that all design stars have been where you are now.
[30:00] Hindsight is 20/20.
[31:00] Ian realizes the value of getting to know other designers.
[32:00] Lifestyle played a huge role in Ian’s business plan.
[33:00] The decision to not work in London.
[34:20] Does Perseverance = Serendipity?
[35:00] Ian has been building his YouTube for 7 years.
[36:00] The long game is crucial to success.
[37:00] Everyone has an unimpressive start.
[38:00] Ian’s Design Evolution with Design Cuts.
[39:00] Tend to your garden of skills to insure growth.
[40:00] Never stop learning, trying and growing.
[41:00] Consistently being consistent.
[42:20] Learn like you will live forever.
[43:00] Control what you can and ignore what you cannot.
[44:00] Consume content that supports your goals.
[45:00] Every successful career is built from tiny improvements over time.
[46:30] Tom enjoys watching businesses grow from humble beginnings.
[47:00] Banking on a side hustle paying off.
[48:00] Tom projects his side hustle paying off in 10 year’s time.
[49:00] Ian shares his choice. Only Netflix or only Skillshare for life?
[50:00] Investing in your own learning will be fruitful in the long run.
[51:08] Is success hardwired in some peoples’ DNA?
[52:00] Battling boredom.
[53:00] Keeping your inquisitive childlike nature in an adult driven world.
[54:00] Is patience a form of delusion?
[55:40] Big breaks don’t just happen, they are planned and built.
[56:00] If you believe it, you will achieve it.
[57:00] Confidence, Beliefs, Perseverance, Inquisitiveness, and Faith all look similar.
[58:20] Closing thoughts.
[59:00] Complaining doesn’t deliver gains.
[1:00:00] The marshmallow test.
[1:01:00] And that’s a wrap! See you next week.
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