This week we’re talking about perfectionism and speed. This is such a common sticking point for so many designers out there, so we’re going to look at why speed matters and how you can get faster in your work. So without further ado, let’s get into the show!

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Show Notes for This Episode:

[1:10] Dustin reveals a new weekly experiment, question of the day.
[1:40] Lisa shares her favorite album and it’s a diamond!
[2:20] Tom believes his favorite album may be considered depressing by some.
[3:00] Dustin’s favorite album choice is a double album set and was white.
[3:40] Ian’s first album was on cassette and was a boy band.
[4:20] Ian reveals his favorite album of all time and it’s a true lunar adventure.
[6:10] Tom talks about the two camps of designers. Which one are you?
[7:00] The reward for being fast.
[8:00] The pitfall of slow perfectionism.
[9:00] Ian’s puzzled that his best-selling font took 3 days to create.
[10:20] The work Ian spends less time on is often his most popular.
[11:00] Lisa’s theory on Ian’s post popularity.
[12:15] Hitting the Design Lottery.
[13:00] The process is your classroom.
[14:00] Tom shares a snippet from the book Atomic Habits.
[15:00] Can you really create a diamond without pressure?
[16:00] Tom shares a close friend’s business journey.
[17:00] Tom believes all the planning in the world will not launch you.
[18:00] Ditch perfectionism and just deliver.
[19:50] Ignoring the fear of embarrassment and dropping designs anyway.
[20:00] Guess what? NO ONE CARES!
[21:20] Setting the bar low.
[23:00] Tom asks for examples where slow stunts growth.
[24:00] Lisa shares how certain parts of her process can slow her growth.
[25:00] Deciding to churn out work rather than be a perfectionist.
[26:00] Can you plan spontaneity?
[27:00] The gang talks Alan Watts.
[29:50] Speed is a superpower.
[30:00] Speed comes over time.
[31:00] What is a Minimum Viable Product?
[32:00] Just getting “it” done.
[33:00] Leave perfecting a product behind and hit publish. You can always revisit it.
[34:00] Stop trying to do the long jump on a 100-meter track.
[35:00] Focusing on the here and now and stop overthinking.
[36:00] Tom asks the gang to share when they leapt rather than overthought.
[37:00] “FREE UPDATES” – Going back and making products better.
[38:50] Dustin shares how he believes most businesses get started.
[40:00] Start small and build up your product offering.
[41:00] And that’s a wrap!

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