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Solving That Portfolio Puzzle

THIS is exactly how I felt whenever I would sit down to update my design portfolio.

Yeah, I have all the segments. But what goes where? How are they organized? Changing one piece means you essentially impact another.


Worst. Puzzle. Ever. ๐Ÿ˜ฉ


And just when I thought I made some progress, I would notice something that caused me to second-guess myself, jumbling it all up again. I was exhausted and frustrated. It was a very Kafka-esque experience. But with much more color. ๐ŸŽจ


Then one day it hit me. BAM! ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ’ฅ


It's not about the individual segmentsโ€“โ€“it's about WHAT THEY CREATE. I saw the bigger picture. The broader story. I no longer struggled with obsessing and perfecting every single segment.


And it took infinitely less time. โณ

And got me further in my creative career. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

And I used this strategy over and over. ๐Ÿ’ป


This is the same reason why there are people who can solve a Rubiks Cube in literally seconds. They have honed their pattern recognition and big-picture skills. And once you know, YOU KNOW.


So, if you're in this frustrating place with your portfolio right now, do yourself a favor and stop cranking that puzzle. Step back and ask yourself these 3 questions:


1. Where do I want to go next?

2. What do I want to say about myself?

3. How can I create that with what I see in front of me?


And if you get stuck, definitely contact meโ€“โ€“I want to help you! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐ŸŽจ๐ŸŒŸ


But for the record, I still haven't solved the Rubiks Cube. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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