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The 10 Percent (Part 6)

Let’s get right to it. Reason #4 of why Creatives and creative teams have trouble finishing projects and creative initiatives. Research and be realistic This one is a very short conversation. Why? Because you are gonna know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s not Rocket Surgery! Research goes very much hand in hand with the completion of the creative process. In any creative project or initiative, you must figure out what you need to do, how long it might take, the process that goes along with it, and anything else you might have to do.

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