It is almost the end of the year and many people are mentioning their goals. I do not remember if I ever did the exercise to ask myself exactly what to do. I was always studying and I knew that my goals were to finish my studies and finals (and all I wanted was for them to end and to have a break!).
But I think this year is quite different. I finally managed to find that perfect point between what I am good at and what I want to do. I could say that my 27 years were quite revealing and many things happened in my life.
I think I need a change in my career to continue learning. I believe that communities help a lot especially when you have people to help you move forward and mentors who can guide you on your way.
In one of the Metonring talks at Charli Marie’s Patreon, we asked ourselves if it would be good to have only one great goal (in my case in every aspect of my life). So I did it! Here are my goals for this year 2018:
- Concentrate on learning everything to be an excellent web designer and UX.
- Moving to a nicer place.
- Save to be able to make some trips.
What are your goals?.
In communities, you can find lots of people who are or were struggling with the same things as you. As I recently joined one, I discovered the value of them. Imposter syndrome is one of the most famous topics among creatives, and we debated it last month. Listen to the podcast here.
Design Life is a Podcast that you can find here. They have more than 100 episodes talking about different experiences in the life of these two designers. But the most precious thing about this is their interaction with their listeners. Recently they opened the community for all so that they could be closer to us, listeners. This was such a great idea, and I’m enjoying the community since day one!
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I have always been a night owl. I went to sleep very late, either reading a book that I liked in elementary school, studying at the last moment in high school or just studying or doing projects in art school. At the same time, I always consider myself organized, productive and in search of improving those aspects more every day.
I can definitely recommend “Work Smarter Not Harder: 18 Productivity Tips That Boost Your Work Day Performance” that is free on Amazon Kindle and that has different methods to be productive. One of his advice is to get up earlier, which I thought was impossible. Until I came across with Charli Marie and this post, where she says that she was also a night owl and reversed it.
The way I managed to change it, even though I never thought I could get up early on a regular day of work, was documenting for twenty-one days (what is said to be the time to create a habit) and draw the following conclusions:
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