Welcome to episode 4 of the Get Work Savvy podcast, this week we learn about Mair, a professional animator and illustrator.
My life amounts to no more than one drop in a limitless ocean. Yet what is any ocean, but a multitude of drops?
David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas
Done is better than perfect.
Make the most of the opportunities that you have
- Design is a job by Mike Monteiro
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- The Freelance Manifesto: A Field Guide for the Modern Motion Designer by Joey Korenman
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- The 4-Hour Work Week: Escape the 9-5, Live Anywhere and Join the New Rich by Tim Ferriss
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- Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World by Tim Ferriss
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- Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss
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An excellent tool for capturing your ideas, simply grab a sheet of paper and a pen/pencil and write out your thoughts and ideas. This is used especially by creatives.
Collaborate with specialists
Often we fall in the trap of trying to be all things to everyone, instead try to find someone with an area of expertise that you can collaborate with.
Plan your day
To improve productivity and focus only tackle 1 job at a time. Plan your time out and work in blocks, batch tasks into simular areas, such as admin and design. This will help you to avoid the unproductive multitasking trap.
Take or make the opportunities that you have!
If you are still in education, then take all the oppotunities you have, attend extra classes if they are on offer, work with others on projects in the area you are interested and where possible try to get work experience. Even if this means you simply working on a project and advertising it on social media or YouTube.
Your Education is your Full Time Job!
Similar to above, make the most of your time in education. By treating it as your full-time job, not only will it ensure you put the work in. But also it will help when adjusting to the world of work!
Service Level Agreement
When working with clients, it is important to ensure you agree on the work that you are to complete, including the additional costs involved for extra work or changes to the agreed brief.
You don’t need millions of pounds or an investor to start your business. Sure they would be nice, but you can start small and then reinvest the profits you make back into the business.