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April 30, 2018
120: Our biggest flaws as designers

In this episode, we share our current struggles, both personal and professional and what we are doing to overcome them. We also look at the struggles we faced in our careers in the past, and talk about the catalysts that helped us to change.

key takeaways

Struggles will change as you navigate through your career. As you earn your stripes, some struggles will ease… and new struggles will take their place!

Not everyone will experience your struggle in the same way. Something that you struggle with, or see as a flaw, might be one of the reasons that you are a successful team member. For example, becoming emotionally invested in your work may feel uncomfortable but your colleagues might appreciate your honesty and dedication to your work.

A unexpected catalyst might force you to confront your struggles and make you form new habits. As your circumstances change, so will your ability to assess the areas of your personal or professional life where you are struggling and come up with a solution.

You have a lot to learn, so try to be patient with yourself. Comparing yourself to others won’t help, setting time aside to rest and reflect will.

show timestamps

00:00 What we want to achieve and what stops us

01:24 Catch up

06:40 Our Struggles

12:10 Struggling with patience

14:10 Projecting timelines

18:30 The question of now

20:15 Estimating comes with experience

21:40 Personal struggles

28:00 Not every struggle is a flaw

29:13 Struggles that no longer bother us

35:00 The importance of patience when facing your struggles

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