The business of making creative work is not always plain sailing. Whether working with a client, or trying to navigate a personal endeavour, creative blocks and other road bumps can all make for a turbulent project. So what can you do when things aren’t going too well? In a bid to work this out, creative and founder of Beginners Studio, Michael Lester, made a list of the ways that projects can take a turn for the worse. From not being given enough direction to neglecting to give yourself time to fail, this list can help bring clarity to a chaotic process. He shares his checklist with us, and tells us how it’s helped him jump challenging hurdles.