Chapter 6. Project Management

Many of us have a secret idea that we would like to make real. Many makers have the dream of seeing their idea transform from simple entertainment or hobby into something more serious, which could initially be a small source of income and then, maybe, a full-time job. There are various reasons why you might make this decision: out of necessity, personal choice, because you can’t find a rewarding job, to live in a more sustainable way, or to have more time to spend with family and friends. We’ll call these kinds of big, transformative endeavors life projects.

It is true that a combination of strength, resolution, and intelligence can take us closer to our life project goals, yet these qualities alone are almost never ...

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