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5 Tips for Starting a New Project

Learn how Matthew Rosenberg went from no job and waiting for a visa to starting a dynamic firm in LA.

January 2020

My Top Tips for Starting a New Project

  1. Use the time you think may be wasted waiting for something to happen, to prepare for the future. You never know what opportunities are out there.
  2. Every piece of work that you create should build towards a collection that you are proud of. It is worth spending some time at the beginning thinking and analyzing what you are best suited to create. On that note...
  3. Look for problems that you are uniquely adapted to solve and can be passionate about solving. Everyone will be different and there are no wrong answers.
  4. Be ready to talk about your work with the people that it involves. If you want to build something somewhere or for someone, tell them, you won't get anywhere until you can be bold about presenting your ideas. Don't work in a vacuum.
  5. Recognize how you work best and recreate the environment for you to produce the best work. Being under pressure isn't always a bad thing, sometimes it drives you to work harder.

Discussion Questions

  1. What are some of the challenges you've had to overcome in your career?
  2. What problems are you uniquely adapted to solve?
  3. How can you better utilize your time to find new opportunities?
  4. How can you get out there and share your ideas?

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