Michael Janda // The Entrepreneurial Pivot

Episode 330 Airs February 12, 2020, at 2:30 pm ET / 11:30 am PT / 7:30pm GMT

This week I am stoked to have Michael Janda. He is changing the way designers and creatives do business by changing the way they think about pricing and communicate with customers. He is an author, entrepreneur, and coach but started out as a designer at a copy shop. He knows where drive and determination can take someone. His story is full of hope He believes in being a leader that serves. We will talk about this, pricing, marketing tips for growing your Instagram following, design education, and so much more.

Do you want to know how to triple your Instagram following?
Are you thinking of a second career, related to your first one but different?
Do you understand how to use your strengths to help your clients and others in our industry?

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Here are the prompts for this week, try and do one of these this week. Snap a photo and use the hashtag #loveondesigners when you post it.

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• Take someone to coffee, bring someone a coffee or soda or red bull.
• Be positive energy for others in meetings this week.
• Create one or two of your own uplifting cards or post cards this month. We would love to see what you make.

Here are the prompts for this week, try and do one of these this week. Snap a photo and use the hashtag #loveondesigners when you post it.


• Create a post and share an encouraging word on social media specifically to someone who needs a lift. Tag them and use the hashtag #loveondesigners
• Send an old fashioned letter to someone who you know who has been killing it in our industry.
• Direct message someone and let them know you have seen their work and know how much time and energy they have been putting into it and it isn’t going unnoticed.


This is a week for you, so focus on you and giving you what you need this week. Shoot a picture and use the hashtag #loveondesigners this week and let us know how you are taking care of yourself this week.

• Take a walk or a hike.
• Do yoga.
• Get a massage (manicure, pedicure).
• Go to a movie.
• Take a nap.

Do something that refuels you, take a picture and use the #loveondesigners.


This week we want you to reach out to someone you don’t know and tell them how their work / life has inspired you.

• Create a Social Media post and tag them (and us) telling them how they have inspired or helped you.
• Reach out to a mentor and let them know how much they have meant to you.
• Send a card to someone you have looked up to, to their office. Do a little digging and find the address. And craft an incredible envelope to go with the card.

I hope you will join us as we lift up the design community this month and spread the love.

Here is how to enter to win one of the four giveaways this month:

Tag 2 friends in the comments to enter the drawing for some of Kim’s and my favorite drawing and painting tools, plus a few cards to send to friends and people who inspire you, postcards which you can hang in your office, and a few special surprise bonus items!

Four winners will be randomly selected.
The first two weeks I will post twice a week on instagram @designrecharge. To be entered to win all you have to do is:

  1. Following both Kim Panella @kimpanella and I @designrecharge.
  2. Comment and tag two friends to enter.
    AND / OR
    The last two weeks we will choose a person during the Feb 19th live show and during the Feb 26th live show. All you have to do is:
  3. COME to the live show and COMMENT during the show

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