Hey guys, here's my newest video in the Oh Joy answers series. Today I'm talking about the one thing that I think has helped me to find success in my career. It might seem like common sense, but it's something I've been doing since I started my career 14 years ago…
What do you think? What has helped YOU find success in your career?
And, I promise I'll be wearing a different shirt in the next Answers video (We filmed the last 5 videos on the same day ;).
Love this post, thnks for sharring<3
Your answer is perfect. Luck on the surface is almost always backed up with crazy hard work and years of preparation. And I love that shirt!
Thanks Traci! 😉
You are SO inspiring. And I love those little videos. Always a boost of motivation to get where I want to go 🙂 Thanks for sharing !
Business question: I have an idea to start a business but I only have one product in mind. My strength is in marketing and business development but not in sourcing suppliers or designers. How or where can I start?
I love this answer! It is inspiring in the way that you can actually do things to make yourself successful instead of waiting for it and wondering why it hasn’t happened yet.
Thank you so much! 🙂
I have the opposite problem, I am a designer but I have no idea on how to get in contact with people in marketing and business developement.
Thank you M! Glad you enjoy them!
I love this series! It’s so motivational and inspirational and just like the WTF Marc Maron podcast, I feel like you say everything that I know subconsciously but in a more eloquent way.
My business question: being a creative, I watch a lot of seminars where mentors tell us how to be entrepreneurs, how being an entrepreneur is such an impressive thing (albeit a very difficult thing). However, it’s hard for me to imagine every single person wanting to be an entrepreneur–we would have no businesses if everyone wanted to have her own company. I guess my question is, have you ever met people that were perfectly content being a “cog in the machine” and how do you deal with employees who-no matter how much they love their job-you know in the back of their mind, they wouldn’t be working for other people if they had their own successful business/as soon as they have their own successful business…does that make sense?
Another life session learnt!
Thanks so much for this series, its great.
Thanks so much Beth!
I love, love, love your brand. I’m also a graphic designer. How did you make the transition to expand your brand from just graphic design work?
So true! Thanks for sharing!
this is so inspiring joy! def a misconception!
I love these ~ they are so helpful ~ please keep them coming ~ thanks so much for the inspiration Joy! 🙂
thank you for this video!Just a follow up question.Joy where did you learn the system of charging clients for a creative service? I’m an aspiring stylist but I don’t know where to start learning the art of giving a billing statement to clients…
You can check out my book, Creative, Inc. which is all about freelancing!
Very helpful. Thank you.
Maker’s Row might be a great place to start if you’re looking for a manufacturer, or perhaps finding a creative partner via Etsy [indie maker] or Dribbble [freelance designer]. Starting with one product definitely has its advantages, especially if your product is solving a problem and/or enriched by the story of its conception. Good luck!
Nice, love this!