Read this to get your thing approved without any argument!

Getting things approved with a mindset of giving them your vision takes more time to get them approved when working for someone.

Design task , content and the concept gets you started but a mindset required to manage them is a crucial aspect which you might tend to miss.

thing = job/project/task/n..

Grey Client

There are situations where you can’t meet the client directly but have certain persons to take care of pitching and showcasing the thing to the client due to which the part of empathy lacks as it now handles more than one decision maker , if the thing is approved by A , it can be disapproved by B, C , n.. , this is the complication of mindset which gets on better with experience. It leaves a grey space for you that’s supposed to be filled.

Directly approaching to the client is a much better aspect to get the thing approved as it just reduces the layers of approval after clicking the send button.

Advice : Try to talk to the client at least once in order to understand their vision.


Your thing when done is in the hands of the decision maker who assigns you the same. So the mindset to have in order to design revolves around the vision of the person who gave you the thing, getting to know the decision maker in a certain way that gives you confidence of getting it selected at once is the experience you should have with the client.

Getting to this part takes time and effort if done correctly , if you tend to misunderstand clients visions that can align with complexities not in a good way which which result in more time to get the job done.

Iterations / Drafting

This is one of the worst part of the thing where you have to draft or iterate the same with changes if failed to understand the vision of the client hence unable to get the thing selected. This can be harmful for the design mindset as it involves rethinking and rebuilding your experience , which harms the confidence and removes the previous mindset as it iterates over that nerve too.

Analogy : Trying too many perfumes , sniffing coffee beans to refresh your nerves.

The good part about selecting perfume is that you have a thing to refresh your senses that neutralizes the nerves back to a certain mindset. The same unfortunately can’t be applied at that level when performing the task.

This is a task that I practice to achieve the same neutralization:

  • Get a small walk and divert your mind to something else, come back have a look at design again.

//perform another task to restart your design nerves.

Practicing another task involves different cognition in order to let the design brain relax by taking a break and reinforcing it to come back at a certain level that manages the thing in better way.

This is the coffee bean which I have, when handling the thing.


Start listening ……. This is the major part which we all know but still tend to miss it due to certain factors, simple thing the less you speak more answers you will get. Getting to get this thing right is the part where you should genuinely try to understand the other person in order to get the thing selected without any argument or iteration.


You shouldn’t hesitate when you got doubts and tend to send the thing by skipping that doubt or expecting that you will perform that task if the person asks for the same , the more you wait for the same the worse it will be, it forms a mindset where you generally tend to skip certain tasks required for the thing in order to save time.

Don’t send yet

As soon as the thing gets ready , our brain falls into sending the thing quickly to the person , here is where certain things get wrong , you don’t tend to look at those mistakes or a part of the thing which you might have missed , take some time to recheck the design before sending to the person. This is a major thing when your brain goes on autopilot when performing the thing and getting the thing approved.

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