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The Art & Science of
Succeeding as a Designer.
Marie Poulin
mariepoulin.com
digitalstrategyschool.com
weareokidoki.com
You must
design your career
(and business)
Complete overwhelm.
You have more control
than you think.
What kind of business+life do you want?
BAD. GOOD. GREAT.
make a list.
Let go of what is not
supporting your goals.
Sometimes it hurts.
My “client from hell” told me that
working with her would change
my life. And she was right.
Use your pain points
as opportunities.
Systems will save you.
You teach people
how to treat you.
Because, boundaries.
You
now.
The
Worst.
You as you
know you
could be.
Uncomfortable.
Embarassing.
Hurts. Sucks.
(This is where everybody quits...
F*ck the rules,
do what comes naturally.
(why I sign emails with xo)
Be genuinely helpful.
Overdeliver & Delight.
Listen.
Give people what they want.
DIGITALSTRATEGYSCHOOL.COM
Perfectionism is crippling.
Everything is in beta.
“You are the average
of the five people you
spend the most time with.”
—JIM ROHN
friends. mentors.
colleagues. partners.
Don’t do it alone!
Schedule your
personal projects.
Or accept that they’ll never see the light of day
You get to design your
life and business.
START TODAY.
Marie Poulin,
Digital Strategist / Recovering Perfectionist
Mariepoulin.com
Digitalstrategyschool.com
Weareokidoki.com
@ma...
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The Art and Science of Succeeding as a Designer

  1. 1. The Art & Science of Succeeding as a Designer. Marie Poulin mariepoulin.com digitalstrategyschool.com weareokidoki.com
  2. 2. You must design your career (and business)
  3. 3. Complete overwhelm.
  4. 4. You have more control than you think. What kind of business+life do you want?
  5. 5. BAD. GOOD. GREAT. make a list.
  6. 6. Let go of what is not supporting your goals. Sometimes it hurts.
  7. 7. My “client from hell” told me that working with her would change my life. And she was right.
  8. 8. Use your pain points as opportunities. Systems will save you.
  9. 9. You teach people how to treat you. Because, boundaries.
  10. 10. You now. The Worst. You as you know you could be. Uncomfortable. Embarassing. Hurts. Sucks. (This is where everybody quits.) aka “The Gap”
  11. 11. F*ck the rules, do what comes naturally. (why I sign emails with xo)
  12. 12. Be genuinely helpful. Overdeliver & Delight.
  13. 13. Listen. Give people what they want.
  14. 14. DIGITALSTRATEGYSCHOOL.COM
  15. 15. Perfectionism is crippling. Everything is in beta.
  16. 16. “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” —JIM ROHN
  17. 17. friends. mentors. colleagues. partners. Don’t do it alone!
  18. 18. Schedule your personal projects. Or accept that they’ll never see the light of day
  19. 19. You get to design your life and business. START TODAY.
  20. 20. Marie Poulin, Digital Strategist / Recovering Perfectionist Mariepoulin.com Digitalstrategyschool.com Weareokidoki.com @mariepoulin

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