Creative Zentral Blog

Creative Zentral blog exists at the crossroads of creativity and mindfulness. Through this blog, I reflect on my experiences as a creative while striving to be more mindful and intentional in how I live my life.

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Creative, Design, Guides, Personal Growth, Workplace / June 1, 2023

Getting v1 approval is not very common, as most projects require multiple rounds of review to ensure they are done correctly. However, there are specific steps you can take to obtain approval from clients without going down the rabbit hole of approvals. 

Here are five tips that can help you speed up the sign-off and approval process.

Creative, Design, Guides, Personal Growth, Workplace / May 22, 2023

Today, I invite you on a journey of self-discovery and creative growth. As designers, we understand that true progress lies in continuous education and development. While we may be drawn to grand accomplishments, let’s not underestimate the power of small, daily improvements that shape our creative paths. With that in mind, I’ve compiled a list of five impactful steps that will bolster your design skills and expand your creative horizons

Creative, Design, Guides, Leadership, Life Lessons, Lifestyle, Mentoring, Workplace / November 21, 2022

There are twenty-three thousand certified coaches in the United States and over seventy-one thousand worldwide. In fact, the number of active coaches has increased by 35% in the last five years in the U.S. alone! Despite industry growth, access to coaching is limited, especially among minorities. A recent survey from the non-profit Jobs for the Future found that 55% of Black learners and workers have never had a coach. One of the main reasons found was simply the high cost associated with personalized coaching programs. Personal coaching sessions can vary depending on the coach’s certification, expertise, or program. According to the National Coach Academy, hourly rates can range from $100 to $600 per hour!

Creative, Design, Employment, Leadership, Life Lessons, Lifestyle, Workplace / October 25, 2022

There are several traits that make a person good at what they do. Gay Hendricks’ book The Big Leap, goes into detail on how you can reach high-performing success in life and at work via his Zone of Genius framework. Gay claims that in order to achieve your Zone of Genius, you must have a unique mixture of three key ingredients: skills, strength, and talent. In essence, your Zone of Genius is when all three of these components are combined, making you most productive and allowing your skills to naturally shine.

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