Happiness Is a State of Mind (with Marc Hemeon)

"Working in partnership with building a business or a team member on a project is what it's all about."

63 Minutes

Happiness Is a State of Mind (with Marc Hemeon)

For over 20 years, Marc has been a designer. From working at startups like Designed by Humans, TeeFury to Co-Founding Flick where he worked to redesign Youtube in 2011 after being acquired by Google. When Marc was at Google, he was a very valuable asset and collaborator with teams across Google to design the Google X self-driving car project and Chromecast. After spending 4 years with Google Marc left and started North, then went on to become the CEO and Founder of Design, Inc.

"We should all be finding out what is going to make you happy and how are you going to figure out what's going to make you happy. How are you going to figure out how to truly be happy? and be self-aware enough to change things in your life to be grateful and have gratitude.."

A designer's work is a direct representation of how they think the world should look and feel and their work is a story of how they were raised, where they grew up, the music they listen to and every piece of who they are. Designers are passionate and emotional about what they do because of the type of person they. To a designer, design is more than just a business.

On this episode we discuss:

  • Transparency in client relationships.
  • Self-awareness in the approach of a proposal to a client.
  • Be willing to help people even if it seems shaky because being good to people will usually yield positive results for everyone involved.
  • Be willing to take risks to get a project.
  • Do good work with good people and you'll succeed.
  • Make an agreement on the relationship and how it will work.
  • If it feels fishy, get out!
  • Look inside yourself for the answer.
  • Stop judging each other and stop pattern matching each other.