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37 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Charles Max Wood. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Charles Max Wood, often where they are interviewed.

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37 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Charles Max Wood. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Charles Max Wood, often where they are interviewed.

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Charles Max Wood, creator of Podcast Growth Summit

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Is your podcast stuck in 2nd gear?

It happens to pretty much every podcaster at some point, you launched, you stayed consistent, you provided value, but the downloads have hit the false ceiling we can sometimes feel exist as a podcaster. 

This interview will do two big things for you; it will remind you that you are not alone, and two, you just need to know the right people to help overcome the problem with what is probably a mix of solutions, not just a one-shot remedy. 

Charles lays out how he has positioned Podcast Growth Summit to deep dive on the topic of being stuck and not growing and providing the tools and resources to go from stuck to the wind in your hair. 

Key Topics:

·     Why a virtual podcasting space now (00.44)

·     What is the biggest struggle podcasters face today (3:30)

·     Finding the next big podcast niche (6:36)

·     Is it ok to stop and pivot a podcast (8:37)

·     What is the best way to connect to your audience (10:34)

·     What has been the biggest challenge of doing a virtual event (11:52)

·     Why is the Podcast Growth Summit the place to be (15:26)

Website link:

https://devchat.tv/

Sign up for the Podcast Growth Summit (affiliate link) https://www.podcastgrowthsummit.co/podcast-growth-summit-2020?affiliate_id=2789456

https://podcastplaybook.co/

Social Links

·     Twitter: https://twitter.com/cmaxw

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Oct 29 2020 · 19mins
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How To Become A Freelance Software Developer With Charles Max Wood (339)

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Charles Max Wood provides a detailed case study of how to become a freelance software developer. 

He s been a software developer for the past 13 years as an employee, freelancer, agency owner and now a podcast producer. 

He s the founder of DevChat.tv, a network of podcasts for software developers, including the Freelancers Show, Javascript Jabber, and Adventures in Angular to name a few.

Lot of great lessons in our conversation including:

  1. How listening to podcasts helped him learn software development opportunities. 
  2. Why keeping your job is emotionally safe
  3. How to talk to a spouse who is nervous about freelancing. 
  4. How his network helped him understand he was underpricing his software development services
  5. Red flags to know about before you start working with a new client
  6. Advice on how to become a freelance software developer.

Life Skills That Matter In This Episode

  • Self-directed learning.
  • Build community.
  • Tell your story.

How Charles Works and Thinks

  • Wake up time:  6:00 – 7:00 am
  • Core work activities + habits:  1) Bringing technical expertise to the podcast network.  2) Being the active face of the business.  3) Doing sponsorship sales.
  • Ideal work environment:  In his home office, but he also gets a lot of mental work done while out running.
  • Regains focus by:  He’s not always good at it, but a lot of times he gets back on track by getting back into what he’s learning or generally doing something to get a clean break from the distraction.  If nothing else is working, he’ll use The Pomodoro Technique.

Inspirational Quotes

“At that point, finding a freelance client, doing a lot of this stuff, it wasn’t as hard because I had the internet to go do my marketing on.”

“Once I got laid off from that last job, I realized that the only way for me to have any control over my destiny was to take control of my destiny and not go work for another company.”

“That’s where I feel like I’m really called to work is to just help people kinda achieve their dreams in development and get to that next level.”

Coaching Advice

Been thinking about working for yourself for a long time?  Charles shared this advice to inspire you to finally take action:

1) Go sell something to somebody.  It doesn’t have to be a transaction for money. It could even be selling a new idea or practice to your boss.

2) Know that you’ll probably screw something up as you learn, but you’ll figure it out and be OK.

Resources + Bonus Materials

LSTM Lifestyle Calculator

Ruby Rogues Podcast

Shopify

Russell Brunson

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Connect With Charles

Website

Podcast Playbook

LinkedIn

Twitter

Thanks for listening! Enjoy this episode?

The post How To Become A Freelance Software Developer With Charles Max Wood (339) appeared first on Life Skills That Matter.

Aug 18 2020 · 57mins

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#42: Charles Max Wood - The Intersection of Podcasting and Coding [S02-E21]

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I spoke with Charles Max Wood.

Charles is a podcaster who codes or a coder who podcasts. Regardless which way you define him, he runs a successful podcast network called Devchat.tv which focus on creating developer centric shows on topics like .NET, DevOps, Vue, Angular, Ruby, JavaScript and more. As of the recording of this episode in May, 2020 his network has 18 shows currently running.

Talking to someone that runs a podcasting network for many years got me self-conscious again, but I think I was able to handle the pressure and move on with the flow.

Charles has started Devchat.tv back in 2011. During this conversation we have explored what worked for him. What didn't work that well and how he transitioned from his own software consulting business to becoming a full-time podcaster. We also spoke about podcasting in these times of Covid and what he sees as the future of the podcast medium.

Whatever is your coding flavor, Charles has a podcast show for you on Devchat.tv

Full show notes and links: https://SoloCoder.com/42

May 26 2020 · 47mins
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#31 Charles Max Wood - From Programmer to Full-Time Podcast Wiz

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Welcome to another episode of Develomentor. Today's guest is Charles Max Wood.

Charles Max Wood guides developers in being successful developers and building terrific lives through programming at maxcoders.io. He's also on a mission to create a podcast for every programming community. He loves connecting with new people, talking about code, and hanging with his family.

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Episode Summary

"I've had mentors and people to help me build my career and I want to help other people do that too."

—Charles Max Wood

In this episode we’ll cover:

  1. What steps did Charles take to make podcasting profitable? 
  2. Why it's essential to reach out to mentors! Charles sat next to David Heinemeier Hanson at a conference and asked him to be on a podcast
  3. How did having a podcast help Charles get clients when he was an independent contractor?
  4. Why it is still a great time to get into podcasting! Charles thinks podcasts will be much more mainstream in the future.


You can find more resources and a full transcript in the show notes

To learn more about our podcast go to https://develomentor.com/

To listen to previous episodes go to https://develomentor.com/blog/

Follow Devchat
https://devchat.tv/

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Twitter: @cmaxw
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/charlesmaxwood/
Email: Chuck@devchat.tv

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Feb 13 2020 · 53mins
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A talk with Charles Max Wood of Devchat.tv

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On this episode of the cavnessHR podcast we talk to Charles Max Wood – CEO and Podcast host of Devchat.tv – Reaching over 70,000 software developers each week.


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Charles Max Wood is the CEO and a podcast host at Devchat.tv. His mission is to create a podcast for every programming community that leads developers to successful careers and meaningful lives. He is the author of The MaxCoder's Guide to Finding Your Dream Developer Job. Charles is a soccer fan, Ruby on Rails developer, and podcaster. He lives in Utah with his wife, Heather and their 5 children.

We talk about the following:

Devchat.tv

Why are there so many unfilled software developer positions

Should future software developers go to a coding academy or obtain a 4 year degree

How should a non tech founder hire tech talent

Charles’ Social Media

Charles’ Twitter: @cmaxw

Charles’ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlesmaxwood/

Charles’ FB: https://www.facebook.com/charlesmaxwood

Website: https://devchat.tv/

Charles’ Advice

The one thing that I've been on lately just talking to people about is that I have people come to me and they give me all kinds of reasons for why they can't do what they want to do. Some people believe that because they are a certain minority or gender, they have some kind of disadvantage at doing this. Or, because they grew up poor. Because they don't have a four year degree or because their circumstances just didn't line up.

I don't have time because my time is tied up with other things. The reality is that I've seen people in all of the circumstances and the thing that overwhelmingly has been demonstrated over and over again. Is that if you want it and you'll work for it, you can have it. If you're disadvantaged financially, if you're disadvantaged educationally, if you feel like the deck in society these days really is stacked against you.

I could probably argue that point both ways and sometimes I do. Even if you're right, I've seen people come out of extraordinarily hard circumstances, to be successful software developers and what it really boiled down to is that they just got to work. If you're looking for some movement, some advantage to this, I mean, the biggest advantage is just to get to work.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              If If I can add one other thing is that I have a lot of people come to me and say, I'm 50 or older. I don't think I can learn to code.  I have seen so many people make the career transition. They were accountants for 30 years and it's like, and then I got into software development, and I made the transition and they're being successful. So you're never too old. You're never too poor. unless you have a real cognitive disability that makes it just impossible for you to grasp these concepts, you should be able to do it. Even if you're dyslexic or have some kind of learning disability, it really is just going to boil down to the amount of work you're willing to put in.

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Dec 22 2019 · 47mins
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MJS 117: The Devchat.tv Mission and Journey with Charles Max Wood

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Host: Charles Max Wood

Episode Summary

Charles talks about his journey as a podcaster and his mission with Devchat.tv. Devchat.tv  is designed to home podcasts that speak to all developer communities. Charles also plans Devchat.tv to host shows for technologies that are on the verge of a breakthrough and will be a lot more widely available in the near future such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). There are new shows being added continuously to reach out to new communities, some examples of which are: a Data Science show, a DevOps show and an Open Source show. As a kid, Charles would record his own shows on a tape recorder. He was always interested in technology. While studying Computer Engineering at Brigham Young University, he worked in the University's Operations Center. Upon graduation, he started working for Mozy where he was introduced to podcasts. Listen to the show to find out the rest of Charles' story, some of the lessons and tips he learned throughout his journey and the evolution of the shows on Devchat.tv. If there isn't a show for your community and you would like there one to be, reach out to Charles. Also if there was a podcast about a programming related subject that ended abruptly and you would like it to continue, reach out to Charles. Devchat.tv would like to host these podcasts.

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Jul 30 2019 · 1hr 34mins
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iPS 266: The Devchat.tv Mission and Journey with Charles Max Wood

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Sponsors

  • Sentry use the code “devchat” for 2 months free on Sentry small plan
  • CacheFly

Host: Charles Max Wood

Episode Summary

Charles talks about his journey as a podcaster and his mission with Devchat.tv. Devchat.tv  is designed to home podcasts that speak to all developer communities. Charles also plans Devchat.tv to host shows for technologies that are on the verge of a breakthrough and will be a lot more widely available in the near future such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). There are new shows being added continuously to reach out to new communities, some examples of which are: a Data Science show, a DevOps show and an Open Source show. As a kid, Charles would record his own shows on a tape recorder. He was always interested in technology. While studying Computer Engineering at Brigham Young University, he worked in the University's Operations Center. Upon graduation, he started working for Mozy where he was introduced to podcasts. Listen to the show to find out the rest of Charles' story, some of the lessons and tips he learned throughout his journey and the evolution of the shows on Devchat.tv. If there isn't a show for your community and you would like there one to be, reach out to Charles. Also if there was a podcast about a programming related subject that ended abruptly and you would like it to continue, reach out to Charles. Devchat.tv would like to host these podcasts.

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Jul 23 2019 · 1hr 35mins
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RNR 127: The Devchat.tv Mission and Journey with Charles Max Wood

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Host: Charles Max Wood

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Charles talks about his journey as a podcaster and his mission with Devchat.tv. Devchat.tv  is designed to home podcasts that speak to all developer communities. Charles also plans Devchat.tv to host shows for technologies that are on the verge of a breakthrough and will be a lot more widely available in the near future such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). There are new shows being added continuously to reach out to new communities, some examples of which are: a Data Science show, a DevOps show and an Open Source show. As a kid, Charles would record his own shows on a tape recorder. He was always interested in technology. While studying Computer Engineering at Brigham Young University, he worked in the University's Operations Center. Upon graduation, he started working for Mozy where he was introduced to podcasts. Listen to the show to find out the rest of Charles' story, some of the lessons and tips he learned throughout his journey and the evolution of the shows on Devchat.tv. If there isn't a show for your community and you would like there one to be, reach out to Charles. Also if there was a podcast about a programming related subject that ended abruptly and you would like it to continue, reach out to Charles. Devchat.tv would like to host these podcasts.

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Jul 23 2019 · 1hr 35mins
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007 - How to Find a Job with Charles Max Wood

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Charles Max Wood and I discuss how to create, grow, and leverage the relationships you need to get the work you want as a programmer.

Jun 18 2019 · 53mins
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RR 417: The Devchat.tv Mission and Journey with Charles Max Wood

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Charles talks about his journey as a podcaster and his mission with Devchat.tv. Devchat.tv  is designed to home podcasts that speak to all developer communities. Charles also plans Devchat.tv to host shows for technologies that are on the verge of a breakthrough and will be a lot more widely available in the near future such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR). There are new shows being added continuously to reach out to new communities, some examples of which are: a Data Science show, a DevOps show and an Open Source show.

As a kid, Charles would record his own shows on a tape recorder. He was always interested in technology. While studying Computer Engineering at Brigham Young University, he worked in the University's Operations Center. Upon graduation, he started working for Mozy where he was introduced to podcasts. Listen to the show to find out the rest of Charles' story, some of the lessons and tips he learned throughout his journey and the evolution of the shows on Devchat.tv.

If there isn't a show for your community and you would like there one to be, reach out to Charles. Also if there was a podcast about a programming related subject that ended abruptly and you would like it to continue, reach out to Charles. Devchat.tv would like to host these podcasts.

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Jun 18 2019 · 1hr 37mins
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