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Issue #16

by Ross Chapman


On handling stress and creative projects

"Stress isn’t necessarily a bad thing" writes Jon Lay at remote design agency Hanno. "Each new client means you have to start all over again and win their trust. While we talk a lot about the need to fail fast on our internal projects, it can sometimes be difficult to get comfortable with failures and missteps when you’re working with a client." Giving up the pursuit of perfection and knowing that this is an iterative process will reduce long-running stress, leaving it best served when creative breakthroughs occur. I find stress can often help me prioritise on a project, but know when there's long-term stress, I need to re-evaluate more broadly. 


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