Mark Des Cotes Shares His Driving Force Behind The Resourceful Designer Podcast. | 023

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    Mark Des Cotes

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    Ontario, Canada



Mark Des Cotes has been in the graphic and web designing industry for 30 years and almost 15 years running his own design business. In 2015, he started the Resourceful Designer podcast which talks directly to people in the same situation as he was who are running or wanting to run a design business. He’s looking to help other podcasters build brands both with websites and graphic designs.

In this episode, he shares how he overcame his struggle with imposter syndrome which held him off for launching his Resourceful Designer podcast for over a year.

He realized that age really didn’t matter, but it was the experience, skills, and knowledge that mattered. He doesn’t just need to talk to people of his age, but to designers in general. He decided to focus on people that were running their own design business.

His podcasting journey changed him for the better. He’s more confident with his abilities and with the messages that he shares. It has made him more aware of everything that he is doing.

His goal is to be known as the go-to graphic designer in the podcast space.

“There’s no such thing as perfect. Go for better and you’ll make it. If you try to wait for perfection, you are shooting yourself in the foot, to begin with, you’re never going to get there and you’re never going to be satisfied. But if you aim for good, you know that you can reach good and there’s always that a little bit better that you can get.”

In this episode, Mark really deep dives into his story of how and why he started his influence.

Mark’s story is inspirational and this episode is definitely worth a listen!

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