A lesson in bouncing back.
Earlier this summer, I had an interview with MailChimp for their MailChimp Agencies newsletter. Special shoutout goes to Maurice Cherry for being the plug for this! If you don't know much about me and how I got started in the tech space, it's a great read.
Here are some excerpts from the interview, my tips on how to keep going:
Find someone who will collaborate with you. "Collaboration means you get someone else's experience," Webb says. "It can also help you keep a realistic mindset of what's possible." A lack of knowledge combined with unrealistic expectations can be a toxic combination during any project. Collaborating with a partner can help you avoid those pitfalls.
Find value in seeing results. "One thing that motivates me is that I just want to see things happen," Webb says. "If I have an idea and don't see anybody else doing it, then I'm going to do it just to see the result." Even if your project isn't going the way you hoped, there's still a lot that can be learned from seeing it through to the end.
Find a way to simplify. "Stuff takes on a life of its own sometimes," Webb says. "There's usually a way to make it simpler. When a project gets too frustrating, I start to look for what I can strip away." When you feel overwhelmed, take a break and come back with a fresh eye toward how you can make things simpler. It may help breathe new life into your project.
Oh yeah, check out these dope illustrations of me by Marco Boulais. I love them so much and I emailed him to get some commissioned stuff done, but haven't heard anything yet.
Anyhoo, check out my interview! 🕸