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This month marks 8 years of running Ugmonk. As I was preparing for this milestone, I got thinking about how long 8 years really is.
It’s twice the length of my formal design education. It’s two presidential terms. It’s enough to get my infant son, who’s just learned to giggle, halfway through elementary school. That’s crazy to me.
I’ve learned so much in 8 years that it feels right to pause for a minute and reflect. So here are 8 lessons that stem from my time “in office.” I didn’t learn these things in school, and you probably won’t, either, but they’ve been instrumental in shaping Ugmonk into the brand it is today.
I hope they help as you navigate your own journey.
1. You can do a lot with a little.
Ever since day one, Ugmonk has been very DIY.