I Want To Have It All Too!
For the past 20 years, Debbie Millman has been President of Sterling Brands, where she has worked on the redesign of over 200 global brands. Debbie is also founder and host of Design Matters, the world’s first radio show about design, which has garnered millions of downloads and a Cooper Hewitt National Design Award.
In 2013, Debbie was named one of the most influential designers working today by GDUSA.
Debbie Millman is also founder and host of Design Matters, the world’s first radio show about design, which has garnered millions of downloads and a Cooper Hewitt National Design Award. In the nine years since its inception, Millman has interviewed more than 250 design luminaries and cultural commentators.
Along with Steven Heller, Debbie co-founded the first-ever graduate program in branding at the School of Visual Arts. Now in its 5th year, the program has achieved international acclaim. The inaugural class wrote and designed the Rockport book Brand Bible: The Complete Guide to Building, Designing and Sustaining Brands and in 2013 the students created the branding for the Museum of Modern Art's retail program, Destination: New York.
Debbie's visual essays have appeared in Print Magazine, Design Observer and Fast Company. Her work has been exhibited at the Chicago Design Museum, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Anderson University, School of Visual Arts, Long Island University and The Wolfsonion Museum. She has been artist-in-residence at Cranbrook University, Old Dominion University and Notre Dame University. She has designed wrapping paper and beach towels for One Kings Lane, greeting cards for Mohawk, playing cards for DeckStarter and sketchbooks for Shutterstock.
Debbie is President Emeritus of AIGA, one of four women to hold the position in the organization's 100-year history. She is also a frequent speaker and has moderated Design Yatra in India, presented keynote lectures at Rotman School of Management, Princeton University, Michigan Modern, PortableTV in Australia, Design Thinkers in Toronto, the Festival of Art and Design in Barcelona, and many more. She is the author of 5 books printed in over 10 languages and can be found on Twitter via @debbiemillman.
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Having it all is not about striving for perfection, or about living our lives according to someone else’s standards or expectations (we’ve done that for far too long).
It’s not about working ourselves to a state of exhaustion, spreading ourselves too thin, or trading inner peace and contentment for outer trinkets of success.
Been there. Done that too.
Having it all simply means having access to all of yourself, in any moment you choose it, and in every aspect of life that is important to you.
Learn exactly how you can “Have it All Too”
Right at this moment, no matter how you are feeling, no matter how in debt you might be, no matter how old you are or how much you weigh, and no matter what the condition of your relationships might be, you have the power to re-create yourself and your life exactly the way you desire it to be – and quite frankly, the way you deserve it to be.
Regardless of how big a gap exists between what you want and what you currently have, within you is the ability to effortlessly and joyfully bridge that gap in virtually every aspect of your life.
You can have it all, how you define it, how you want it. You do have the power to create it.
I Want To Have It All Too!