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How to make it to the next tax bracket as a designer | 3 steps
UNCofDuty | UNSTUMPED | rockstar/Career/risk-taking/reward/design

My income has been slowly increasing as time goes on, but I honestly don't want to wait forever to start making some serious money. I'm hungry for promotions, bigger contracts, and larger projects. As a designer, how do I give myself a boost in status in a relatively short period of time?



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How do I become a better reader? | 2 steps
Luke Olsen | UNSTUMPED | reading/laziness/ingenuity

It's lame to admit this, but I hate reading books and papers. It's so boring and I have no patience. I know people out there that love to read. What can I do to become more motivated to read?



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How do I express controversial ideas? | 4 steps
tommy beuvais | UNSTUMPED | controversy/communication/work/Ideas

I love wild stuff like World Star Hip Hop and other general crazyness. I work in a seemingly 'fun' environment, but how can I pivot my creative stance to something more edgy... and have people on board? What are some steps I can take to find support in really wild ideas?



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How to pretend to be busy? | 5 steps
AndreTM | UNSTUMPED | how not to get fired/productivity/misc

I know it sounds goofy, but hear me out. At my job, there are busy days and there are slow days. I don't want to get laid off for being unproductive... but at the same time, there is not much to do.



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How to find a good partner? | 8 steps
Vlad_Rem | STUMPED | Career/entrepreneur/motivation/business

I have daydreams of leaving my 9-to-5 and going into business for myself. Now I have a few ideas that I can build up, but they require a little more manpower to actually get off the ground. The problem is, I don't know to many people who want to help out.



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How do I prepare a portfolio for potential employers? | 5 steps
charlie 1837 | STUMPED | Career/employment/graphic design/job hunting

I'm kind of new at graphic design / art direction. The only thing in my portfolio are school projects and other random things done for friends and family. What can I do to create a portfolio book that gives me a better chance of getting a job?



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How to speak your mind at work? | 9 steps
BigGavin | STUMPED | communication/keepin' it real

How do you guys find the right way to speak openly at work? I feel an element of censoring myself in a work environment in order not to 'rock the boat'.... but sometimes I want to forget about diplomacy for once and just speak honestly about problematic issues that are going on.



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How to find an idea to build on? | 10 steps
Brian Becker | STUMPED | Idea/lifehack/product

Everyday there are so many new products reaching people and becoming revolutionary. I don't have too many ideas that can become something big and I am looking for ways to change that. How can I teach myself to have a great idea in 10 steps???



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How to create a network in a new field? | 5 steps
andyStrauman | UNSTUMPED | Networking/Career/Ideas

So I've been thinking about branching out some of my interests into something more serious. I have been a photographer for the majority of my career and I have slowly begun to entertain the idea of starting a small restaurant.



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How to stop making crucial mistakes at work? | 3 steps
James Willis | UNSTUMPED | Career/lifehack/Social Skills

I hate making mistakes at work, and most of the time it happens when I overlook something important. It doesn't happen often, but when it does, it sucks. Mistakes can be costly in many ways, and they make me feel incompetent. What can I do to be more confident in the integrity of my work?