🔴 The Consequences of Comparison | Measuring Your Progress

We all compare. It’s how we learn and gauge progress. But there is a dark side to comparison. Theodore Roosevelt once said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” How can we learn, measure progress without feeling like we are so far from our goals?

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02:16 Despair & Shame: The gap between the work that we think we are capable of doing versus what we create.
03:35 Q: Were there any other people that you could confide in?
04:16 Compare equals despair: why are you comparing yourself with people who have been doing this much longer?
05:24 Q: When did you start to feel comfortable with where you are on your journey?
08:04 Comparison breeds jealousy, measure your growth by how far you’ve grown.
09:53 Don’t mistake some else’s ending for your beginning
12:35 Comparing salaries takes all of the joy out of it.
14:31 Building Rapport: Learning through comparison
17:16 Comparing work to learn for personal growth vs comparing work for self-worth.
18:40 Deconstruct what makes the design great in order to get better.
22:55 A great designer brings you into the conversation.
23:07 Graphic Design Breakdown/Deconstruction
26:00 Using terms can be vague and lost in interpretation.
27:20 Mail Time! Chris reads mail sent from fans of the Futur.
37:45 Motion Design Submission
39:55 Finding your first design client webinar
41:10 Pitch This! Ben pitches to Chris. Chris pitches to Ben. Learn from the different styles of how to talk about and present your work.
45:40 Ben’s Pitch: The New Nautical
51:40 Helping them understand the design versus using design speak
52:32 Q: What’s the distinction between design speak and visual vocabulary?
53:40 Chris’s Pitch: Utilitarian X Fresh
56:50 Top level versus using specific visual words
59:30 Things I Learned in Design School. Chris assigns Ben an Artist/Designer to look up. This week it’s the father of Russian Constructivism Aleksander Rodchenko.
1:13:55 Q: How do you create timeless design
1:16:15 Let go of trying to be original. Focus on becoming good.

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