How to Become an Interior Designer

Written by Liz Smith

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Create a Portfolio

As you volunteer to make interior design changes for friends and family members, keep a record of what you do, thus building a portfolio that will help you when you look for a paying job inrepparttar industry. Companies will be much more likely to hire you to be an interior designer if they can take a look at some ofrepparttar 149370 spaces youíve designed. Your portfolio will help a potential employer get a feel for your talents, your perspective and your ideas.

Start Out On Your Own

If you would like to become an interior designer, but donít likerepparttar 149371 idea of working for someone else, you may want to choose to go into business for yourself. If you decide to do this, itís helpful if youíre someone who is self-motivated and who isnít afraid to self-promote. You might want to work from home at first, thus saving money on office space. Referrals from family and friends may berepparttar 149372 best way of getting work to begin with and then word of mouth can do wonders to help you build your business if people likerepparttar 149373 work you do.

Liz Smith writes about Interior Decorating and Interior Design.

Liz Smith is Editor-in-Chief of Trouve Publishing.

Danger In The Comfort Zone

Written by Jay Conners

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He didnít have to say any more, I gotrepparttar picture.

Most people stay where they are for many reasons,repparttar 149333 number one reason is because they are comfortable in what they do and where they are.

Not to say that this retiree did not work hard, he did, and deserved to get where he got.

Taking a closer look at this gentlemans career, I could see that he never knewrepparttar 149334 comfort zone, he didnít likerepparttar 149335 sight of it orrepparttar 149336 smell of it. He was constantly challenging himself, learning new things, going to night school, and taking advantage of every type of training his company offered.

He did not work harder than any of us, he only worked smarter, his pro-active habits lead him downrepparttar 149337 road to success and ended with a happy ending.

To summarize this article,repparttar 149338 comfort zone is dangerous because it is holding us back, holding us back from unleashingrepparttar 149339 potential we know we have.

Learning new things and taking on new responsibility is very important to our career, it makes us more productive, which leads torepparttar 149340 bottom line, more money! And will undoubtedly openrepparttar 149341 doors of opportunity which we never would have know existed!

One last thought on this subject...

Beforerepparttar 149342 Wright brothers builtrepparttar 149343 first airplane, they owned a bicycle shop, imagine if they were comfortable with just that!?

Jay Conners has more than fifteen years of sales and marketing experience inrepparttar 149344 banking and mortgage industry, and isrepparttar 149345 owner of J. Conners, Mortgage leads reviews a mortgage resource center for mortgage brokers, loan officers, and lenders. He is alsorepparttar 149346 owner of a mortgage lead company, specializing in fresh leads. Jay Conners can be contacted via e-mail at

I donít know who said it or where I heard it, but Iím sure it was brought to my attention by a sales trainer somewhere, at some time during my journey through the maze of countless sales trainings and seminars that I have attended over the years, but it does make perfect sense.

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