It’s a gift to be challenged on our assumptions as it tears down self- imposed barriers, yielding greater connection. We get there by being perpetual students of our craft, always open to learning and evolving.
An introspective look at the scenarios in your life that have yielded the most fulfillment will provide a direct window into your most cherished values.
Ego cannot exist in any environment where there are experiences to craft, design goals to be achieved, and human beings to engage.
A healthy culture is designed to be that way. It strives to connect us to one another—and to our collaborative work—agnostic of a remote or in-person seat.
All that said, coasting is not an option for us. Not as a team member, not as an independent contributor, and beyond a doubt, not in a leadership position.
“Forget work-life balance. In his newest book, Justin Dauer unveils a new paradigm: work-life harmony. A vision for aligning your work product and career with your deepest and most meaningful desires and values, it’s also a blueprint for how to do so. Following Justin’s principles will help you enjoy your work more and engage more deeply with the people who use what you create. In the process, you’ll be empowered to define and design a conscious and worthy legacy.”
“Justin challenges us – and empowers us – to build a holistically meaningful life of creative work. He’s a passionate champion for the human aspects of design and it’s no surprise that this book is chock-full of honest and authentic stories of success and failure throughout his career. He draws from this well to give us insightful reframes, guidance, tools, and processes; it’s almost like having your own coach looking over your shoulder.”
“I believe the design industry is going through some sort of midlife crisis; trying to understand the impact we’ve had on the world in a search for meaning and identity. In his new book, Justin Dauer leans heavily into these themes, exploring what designers can do to further their craft, improve society and leave the planet better than we found it. ”