What I Learned This Year 2012 #22: Josh Wills
No. 1 : Lucky Number 13
People change. Learn to love them for who they are just as much as you loved them for who they were. My wife and I are celebrating thirteen years of marriage this New Year. Four children and a few knife fights later we have both changed a lot. I’ve enjoyed the great pleasure of falling in love with the same lady a few times over. She has and continues to change my life.
No. 2 : Work Harder Than Everyone Else
A strong work ethic will take you a long way. A wee bit of talent, hard work and perseverance mixed together is an unstoppable force.
No. 3 : Be Uncomfortable
Seek out experiences that offer opportunities to learn/do something new.
No. 4 : Learn The Bidness Side of Design
I’ve had the great pleasure of working with an account director who knows our clients business / industry inside and out. This has proven to be invaluable. Trust works both ways… clients have to be able to trust that any creative ideas, strategies, etc. presented are for the greater good of the brand and their business.
No. 5 : Chase Rainbows
Create, champion, and defend work that you believe in all the way through to the end. See No. 4.
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