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Don't Let Fear Run Your Design Career

An interview with
James Victore

Introduction

Fear can hold you back. It can keep you in a position of safety, limiting your career potential. That's what happened to show host, Ian Paget. Despite building a successful business, he stayed in comfortable 'safe' 9-5 job for years. It wasn't until recently that he took the leap of faith to make Logo Geek his full time venture. Big change is scary, but necessary for progress and a fulfilling career.

If you're in a similar situation to Ian, hopefully this weeks interview will motivate you to make the changes you need to reach your full potential.

Ian interviews James Victore, a renowned artist, designer, motivational speaker, and the author of the book “Feck Perfuction”. We discuss fear, but also also dive into how James found his purpose, how he finds inspiration for his work, building self respect and confidence, and his approach to teaching and coaching.

James Victore Interview Transcription

Ian Paget: I read that when you was younger, you aimed to be the best poster designer on the planet. And that was clearly your north star for a long time. How did having a goal like that early on in your career impact your career in life?

James Victore: What I was doing at that time, and I didn't know it at the time, but what I was doing at the time was I was setting a purpose for my life and for my work. And it was something that I would work towards and it wasn't important ... When you have a set purpose, what happens is anything outside of that purpose falls away. So what I did kind of fortunately and unfortunately was I set that as my purpose. And I actually got pretty damn close. I mean, there are other people who are fantastic from my generation and from before, fantastic poster designers and nobody ... It's like being the fastest man on the planet. You're the fastest man on the planet for, like, a week.