Episode 007

007: Finding motivation and staying focused

We all struggle with motivation and focus at times; whether it's for a design school project you're just not connecting to or perhaps a side project that you're feeling burned out on. In this episode we chat about the motivations behind our various side projects and warn you against letting numbers be what drives you to create. We also talk about the things that discourage us and distract us every now and then, and share tips for finding your focus zone from both us and our listeners. We hope this episode might give you an extra burst of motivation if you're needing it right now!

"Time is only going to feel like it's getting faster and faster. The energy you have right now is your best advantage."


Show links

Charli’s Vlogmas series

Femke’s blog

How to be an overnight success by Gary Vaynerchuk

Casey Neistat

The Apartment Instagram

Fem’s cat Mika

Pomodoro Technique explained

Pomodoro timer

Sadly, we could not find the book on motivation and psychology, however you should check out John Maxwell’s books on Leadership.

Show credits

Our site: designlife.fm

Our Twitter: @DesignLifeFM


Design Life on iTunes

Our theme tune was created by the talentedCamiel van Schoonhoven