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Let the ball drop

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Quick Confidence
With Liv Strawbridge
April 5, 2023
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Prompt #1

Let the ball drop

In John Cassidy’s book ‘Juggling for the Complete Klutz’ he teaches ‘the drop’, where you throw all three balls into the air and let them drop, then repeat this process over and over. By letting each ball drop, it becomes a normal part of the process, and addresses your fear of failure. Once your fear of failure has been removed, juggling becomes much easier.

Becoming a good designer means making the same mistake over and over until you overcome it. By doing this you'll learn to accept that making mistakes is a part of your growth.

This will help you to become confident in the fact that you are still growing as a designer, even when you drop the ball.

And yes, I can juggle, just a little ;).

Prompt #2

What makes a successful rebrand?

To pull off a successful rebrand, you've got to tackle the specific problems the business is facing. A rebrand is a chance to switch up a company's image and create a stronger bond with its audience in a fresh and meaningful way.

Check out this article by Divad Sanders, where he looks at four rebrands: Canada Dry, Girl Scouts, MGM, and Zapier. You’ll find out why each one was necessary and how they produced a successful outcome (hint: they knew their audience and mission). Definitely worth a read!

Prompt #3

Get to where you want to be

If you're feeling unfocused, it's easy to get nothing done. Here's 3 steps for getting where you want to be:

  1. Figure out what you want to achieve in the long run.
  2. Make a daily task list, so you know what you need to do to get there.
  3. Know your strengths and weaknesses, so you can play to your strengths and work on improving your weak spots.

By being super clear on these things, you'll be able to see your path ahead and know what you need to work on to get where you want to be as a designer.

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