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John Sonmez wants to help you become more successful, make more money, deal with difficult coworkers and be so productive everyone thinks you must be abusing a prescription for Ritalin.Listen in every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, as Simple Programmer founder, John Sonmez, answers questions, interviews guests and shares everything he knows to help you become a top performing software developer.The Simple Programmer Podcast is a short podcast that is a mix of career advice, philosophy and soft skills from successful author and software developer, John Sonmez.John is the founder of http://simpleprogrammer.com, one of the most popular software development blogs, and the author of the best-selling book, "Soft Skills: The Software Developer's Life Manual." (http://simpleprogrammer.com/softskills)Geared towards a programmer or software developer audience, but contains practical advice on: Career development Entrepreneurship Fitness Finance Productivity Personal development And more...That anyone can benefit from.Each episode is between 5 and 10 minutes long with at least 3 new episodes each week.

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John Sonmez wants to help you become more successful, make more money, deal with difficult coworkers and be so productive everyone thinks you must be abusing a prescription for Ritalin.Listen in every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, as Simple Programmer founder, John Sonmez, answers questions, interviews guests and shares everything he knows to help you become a top performing software developer.The Simple Programmer Podcast is a short podcast that is a mix of career advice, philosophy and soft skills from successful author and software developer, John Sonmez.John is the founder of http://simpleprogrammer.com, one of the most popular software development blogs, and the author of the best-selling book, "Soft Skills: The Software Developer's Life Manual." (http://simpleprogrammer.com/softskills)Geared towards a programmer or software developer audience, but contains practical advice on: Career development Entrepreneurship Fitness Finance Productivity Personal development And more...That anyone can benefit from.Each episode is between 5 and 10 minutes long with at least 3 new episodes each week.

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I found this guy when I was new to the industry. I felt like he was a "brogrammer" even back then, but I gave him a shot. I listened for a few months and watched the YouTube videos and realized....he's not talking to me. A woman. What a waste of my time. I felt so belittled by half his content. The questions that came in all seemed to be guys who haven't been in a relationship with another human irl besides their family. Anyway, waste of time and he's always selling something. There are better podcasts, vlogs, and books out there everyone.

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By Juan Speaks the Truth! - Jun 13 2018
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Nothing but rambling and repeating the same non-useful information. This podcast is nothing but a marketing tool to get you to buy (or watch while being forced to watch commercials) his other content. I’ve already decided if anything useful was to be available in the other content, I would find it elsewhere without the ramble. This guy needs to go back to his day job. If you like it, check out other podcasts and programming content. You will find your time much better spent. Garbage.

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Please find a better podcast newbies/women

By Scmami83 - Oct 21 2019
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I found this guy when I was new to the industry. I felt like he was a "brogrammer" even back then, but I gave him a shot. I listened for a few months and watched the YouTube videos and realized....he's not talking to me. A woman. What a waste of my time. I felt so belittled by half his content. The questions that came in all seemed to be guys who haven't been in a relationship with another human irl besides their family. Anyway, waste of time and he's always selling something. There are better podcasts, vlogs, and books out there everyone.

Ramble on

By Juan Speaks the Truth! - Jun 13 2018
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Nothing but rambling and repeating the same non-useful information. This podcast is nothing but a marketing tool to get you to buy (or watch while being forced to watch commercials) his other content. I’ve already decided if anything useful was to be available in the other content, I would find it elsewhere without the ramble. This guy needs to go back to his day job. If you like it, check out other podcasts and programming content. You will find your time much better spent. Garbage.
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Simple Programmer Podcast

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John Sonmez wants to help you become more successful, make more money, deal with difficult coworkers and be so productive everyone thinks you must be abusing a prescription for Ritalin.Listen in every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, as Simple Programmer founder, John Sonmez, answers questions, interviews guests and shares everything he knows to help you become a top performing software developer.The Simple Programmer Podcast is a short podcast that is a mix of career advice, philosophy and soft skills from successful author and software developer, John Sonmez.John is the founder of http://simpleprogrammer.com, one of the most popular software development blogs, and the author of the best-selling book, "Soft Skills: The Software Developer's Life Manual." (http://simpleprogrammer.com/softskills)Geared towards a programmer or software developer audience, but contains practical advice on: Career development Entrepreneurship Fitness Finance Productivity Personal development And more...That anyone can benefit from.Each episode is between 5 and 10 minutes long with at least 3 new episodes each week.

Rank #1: 680 How To Become A Software Engineer? - Simple Programmer Podcast

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► How To Become A Software Engineer? ◄

Becoming a Software Engineer is what most programmers/software developers dream of. While it might seem like the same thing, there are some nuances when it comes to becoming a software developer and a software engineer.

"Software engineering emerged in the late 1960s as a new engineering discipline concerned with all aspects pertaining to software production. It encompasses concepts, principles, theories, techniques and tools that can be used for developing high-quality professional software. First introduced at the 1968 NATO Software Engineering Conference in Garmisch, Germany, software engineering emphasizes a systematic, disciplined approach to software development and evolution and typically applies to the construction of large software systems (or products) in which teams of numerous software engineers are involved." (Source: https://www.unr.edu/cse/prospective-students/what-is-software-engineering)

There are a lot of ways to become a software engineer, but what is the best one?

How to start improving your career from day one to succeed and become a successful software engineer?

In this little video (or I must say, crash course) I'll teach you the step-by-step guide to becoming a software engineer.

The Complete Software Developer's Career Guide: https://simpleprogrammer.com/career-guide-yt My Pluralsight Courses: https://simpleprogrammer.com/pluralsight Thinkful Bootcamp: https://simpleprogrammer.com/thinkfulcertification

Dec 19 2017

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Rank #2: 719 Don't Let The Price Of Something Determine The Value For You - Simple Programmer Podcast

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► Don't Let The Price Of Something Determine The Value For You ◄

How many times have you decided to pay for something but, due to its high value, you gave it up?

Usually, we let the price of something define its value for us. Wanna know how you can turn it around?

Watch this video and find out!

The 5 Dollar Rule: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-0jkf70qkQ Simple Programmer Products Page: https://simpleprogrammer.com/products/ Tony Robbins "Date With Destiny" Review: Is It REALLY Worth It?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FO5lPIEihs

Jan 28 2018

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Rank #3: 770 Here's Why You CAN'T LEARN PROGRAMMING ⚠️ (Learn To Code Faster 2020) - Simple Programmer Podcast

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Let me be clear here: most developers don't know a s**t about how to learn programming and improve their careers. This is absolute truth.

And I'm not saying this in a mean way, but as a way to alert most of you about something you've been doing wrong for most of your lives. Learning something new requires some strictly techniques in order to maximize your potentials, or, you'll be swimming in circles and you'll most likely to die in the middle of the sea.

Just take today's case: a guy that has completed a programming course but know nothing about what they've learned. It just feels like he hasn't completed any course at all.

Learning the art of programming can be a bit of a struggle for some. However, knowing some ways for making your learning process faster can be a huge help for you. It can be a manageable task if you follow and implement a few simple steps.

In today's video we are going to discuss why you usually feel lost after completing a programming course and how you can turn it around and start learning programming efficiently.

Sep 25 2019

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Rank #4: 694 The Technical Skills You NEED To Have As A DEVELOPER! - Simple Programmer Podcast

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► The Technical Skills You NEED To Have As A DEVELOPER! ◄

Have you ever questioned yourself what would be the technical skills you NEED to have as a developer?

You know I often talk here on this channel about soft skills and how important they are. However, we need to make sure not to discard the technical skills, which are definitely a big part in everyone's life and career.

I mean, if you can’t actually write code and develop software, all the soft skills you learn won’t really do you much good. Perhaps you’d make a good manager or coach, but not a software developer.

But if you are reading this section of the book, I’m assuming you are interested in becoming a software developer—or a better one—so let’s talk about the technical skills you are going to need to know.

Now, this is a topic that tends to overwhelm many beginning software developers because it can feel like there is so much to know, and it can be difficult to even know where to start.

I’m going to try and break it down here into what the most essential and beneficial technical skills are that are going to benefit you the most in your quest to become a software developer.

The Complete Software Developers Career Guide: https://simpleprogrammer.com/career-guide-yt Specialization For Software Developers Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjwWT1Xy3c4W5SK-MGjp_KSFZF2pEMCt8 The BEST Programming Languages To Learn In 2018: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mQmG69JiJo Code Complete: https://simpleprogrammer.com/codecompletebook Clean Code: https://simpleprogrammer.com/CleanCodeBook Interview Cake: https://simpleprogrammer.com/interviewcake

Jan 02 2018

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Rank #5: 749 Why You Aren't Making As Much Money As You Should Be As A Software Developer - Simple Programmer Podcast

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You're a developer. You finally made it, learned to code and now you're living the dream of building software and becoming a programmer. But... You feel like you could do more. You feel stuck. You have built a few applications and put them in the app store, you have your GitHub constantly updated... You're doing it all right but... It still feels like you can't advance. "What do I need to do in order to become a senior developer?" You feel like you could do more but you feel afraid. For example, you don't apply for a senior position because you don't feel like a senior developer... What if they ask you advanced questions and you can't answer? In today's video, I'm going to share my thoughts on why some beliefs are holding you back from making much more money as a software developer than you are making right now and how you can shift those to increase your developer salary.

Apr 26 2019

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Rank #6: 737 Coding Interview Preparation: What To Do 24 Hours Before? - Simple Programmer Podcast

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Coding interview preparation takes a lot more than just understanding how to write code. When it comes to a technical interview, nerves kick in and you, as a programmer, need to be calm and confident.

What most people don't do, however, is preparing for a coding interview the right way.

Don't get me wrong... Technical skills are definitely important. But your performance on a coding interview can't rely solely on that.

This is when coding interview preparation comes in... Especially, the 24 hours before your actual coding interview.

For that, you need to have a routine, preparation and know everything you can about the job description and your resume.

So... Do you wanna know more about coding interview preparation and how to prepare for a coding interview? Watch this video and find out!

Feb 06 2019

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Rank #7: 755 Programming Confidence: How To Become A Confident Programmer - Simple Programmer Podcast

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In programming, we hear so much about what tech stack we need to learn or what the new hot technology is. What we do not talk about much is the mental health aspect behind how you can be a better programmer. There are basically one main thing developers can do in order to improve their confidence as a developer and basically tackle the imposter syndrome: fake it till you make. HOWEVER... This is not always the best choice for most developers. Developers feel afraid of faking someone they are not and something they will NEVER be able to become. Whether or not you realize it, confidence level affects you each and every day. Heck, each and every millisecond. The thoughts you have vary based on your confidence level. The actions you decide to take are completely different depending on your confidence level. So... What is a better option than the "fake it till you make it?"... The "Act As If..." technique. Wanna know more about the "Act As If..." technique to transform your confidence as a programmer for real? Watch this video and find out.

Jun 05 2019

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Rank #8: 705 How To Text A Girl THE RIGHT WAY (And Not Appearing Needy!) - Simple Programmer Podcast

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► How To Text A Girl THE RIGHT WAY (And Not Appearing Needy!) ◄

Have you ever tried to text a girl but you had no idea how to do it?

Most of the time, men appear needy when trying to text the girls they are into. Needless to say that it often results in unwanted results, making girls flee from you.

So, how do you turn this around? How to text a girl without appearing needy?

Watch this video and find out!

Attracting Women & Becoming A Better Man: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjwWT1Xy3c4WvCoCir3GAyWSlUjFH1T2u Are You Searching For Unconditional Love: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vXxLzuyjbo The Rational Male: https://simpleprogrammer.com/rationalmale

Jan 13 2018

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Rank #9: 738 How To Get A Programming Job By Bypassing HR - Simple Programmer Podcast

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You are looking for a job but you do not know anyone. You see all of these developers getting their programming jobs before you, and you simply start to ask yourself: How come that they get these programming jobs and I'm able to get none?

So you are looking for a new programming job, where do you go first? Indeed? Monster? Hacker News?

You sent all of these programming resumes but you're able to get no responses back. What do you do?

This happened to me. I sent all of those resumes but I was able to get NO RESPONSES back.

This is when I decided to go that extra mile. To finally bypass HR. And that's how I got my programming job.

I reached out to the CEO, hiring managers, CTO of a lot of companies and sent them this email:

"I saw your post on Hacker News Who’s Hiring June 2016. I read up on the company and I was really excited at the fact that you guys are trying to change the fashion industry by trying to offer high quality clothing to people all around the world at a cheaper price. I was wondering if you could talk to me more about your time there and why you love it?

Here is a link to a project I made for you. I did not know python or react, but I wanted to learn because I love to continuously learn and improve my skill set. I hosted it on AWS also using Ec2 instance and cloudfront.

Also, are you hiring for junior full stack engineers?

Best,

Antonio"

In this video, I'll teach you how you can do the same so that you can finally land your programming job.

Feb 11 2019

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Rank #10: 764 How To Get Into Flow State 🧠💡 | Become A Productive BEAST! - Simple Programmer Podcast

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How To Get Into Flow State 🧠💡 | Become A Productive BEAST!

Flow state is something super important for programmers and, those who have entered this state know what I'm talking about.

In flow, every action, every decision, arises seamlessly from the last. In this state, we are so focused on the task at hand that all else falls away. Action and awareness merge. Our sense of self vanishes. Our sense of time distorts. And, as the research demonstrates, every aspect of performance goes through the roof.

Today I'm going to partner up with Rian Doris, part of the Flow Research Collective. The Flow Research Collective is a research and training organization. Their mission is to understand the science behind ultimate human performance and use it to train up individuals and organizations.

By decoding the neurobiology of flow—understanding what is going on in the brain and in the body when humans are performing at their best—they can open up a new possibility space for human potential. (Source: https://www.flowresearchcollective.com)

If you're interested in getting into the flow state, especially if you're a developer and want to get the best out of your code, definitely watch this video and the FREE video training Rian has stored for you.

Flow Research Collective: https://www.flowresearchcollective.com/

Aug 13 2019

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Rank #11: 748 Here's Why GitHub DOES MATTER If You're A Developer - Simple Programmer Podcast

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Does GitHub matter if you're a developer in job-hunting mode? Will GitHub help you when it comes to the job searching process? More and more often, recruiters are demanding more from developers when it comes to the hiring process. After all, they need to know if the person they are hiring really knows how to code. One of the questions that often comes to developers, as a relatively new practice, is "Can we see your GitHub?". What better way to share code you've written, or demonstrate your knowledge and expertise in the field? Sure, recruiters are still going to vet you in person using questions and tests, but if they can check out your code or see where your technical knowledge is at before you even walk in our door, you're going to be miles ahead of the competition. Github could be really known, today, as a portfolio for code. However, it does NOT replace your resume. In today's video, we're going to discuss whether Github is a good fit for you as a developer when it comes to getting a job, how YOU can implement it all so that you get the MOST out of your job searching process.

Apr 24 2019

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Rank #12: 707 Forcing Yourself To Progress - Simple Programmer Podcast

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► Forcing Yourself To Progress ◄

Living life can be difficult sometimes and we all know that.

There are a LOT of variables that will definitely define how our lives will turn out. Basically, what we do now will have a direct impact on how we will be in the future.

One of the things you can do in the process of living your life is forcing yourself to progress.

Wanna know why? Watch this video and find out!

Jan 15 2018

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Rank #13: 696 What Programming Language Should BEGINNERS Learn FIRST? - Simple Programmer Podcast

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► CODING DOJO - SIMPLE PROGRAMMER SPONSOR ◄ https://simpleprogrammer.com/codingdojo

What Programming Language Should BEGINNERS Learn FIRST?

One of the most common questions I get from new programmers starting out in the field of software development is which programming language they should learn.

For some aspiring developers, this question ends up being a stumbling block they never get over.

I’ve coached plenty of developers who were always second-guessing themselves or changing their minds, jumping from programming language to programming language, always worrying about making the wrong decision. They stress over the question, “What programming should I learn?”. If you’ve stressed over this, then this chapter is for you.

First, I’m going to dispel some of that doubt; then I’ll give you some real practical considerations for choosing your first programming language to learn.

So... What programming language should beginners learn first? Watch this video and find out!

How I Became A Fucking Bulldog And Changed My Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJsZfpwm_Fs

Why I'm AGAINST Net Neutrality! (And What Will REALLY CHANGE): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JBcExVJa-FY

Jan 04 2018

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Rank #14: 708 The 5 Things You NEED To Start A YouTube Channel - Simple Programmer Podcast

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► The 5 Things You NEED To Start A YouTube Channel ◄

Recently, I received a question on my Facebook group (the closed one, you can only join it via Patreon) about the things you need to start a YouTube Channel.

This guy wanted to know because his daughter wanted to start a YouTube channel. I found his attitude so uplifting that I decided to record this video.

So... What are the things you need to start a YouTube Channel? You'll find out in this video.

Join Simple Programmer Community: https://simpleprogrammer.com/patreon

Jan 16 2018

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Rank #15: 759 Getting A Programming Job: 13 Questions To Ask Yourself! - Simple Programmer Podcast

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Have you ever shifted your mindset as a programmer when it comes to finding a programming job? Picture this: When I was starting out my career, I helped a lot of developers find programming jobs... Some of them, find the wrong ones. Despite you thinking that you just need the money, there is much more into play when it comes to finding a programming job. One of the things I always say to my students is that you should look for a job that gives you fulfillment. You need to ask yourself a few questions in order to really understand what you're getting into. This is why I made a list of 13 questions to ask yourself to really know if you're looking for the programming job of your dreams.

Jul 03 2019

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Rank #16: 767 The BEST Programming Languages For FREELANCING In 2020 - Simple Programmer Podcast

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A career as a freelancer is the reality for 35% of the United States’ workforce. It is designed for people that desire more freedom, or feel working for an employer limits their ability to be creative.

Freelancing is a viable option for programmers interested in earning additional income while employed or starting a full-time business in the future. Both are viable options with a differentiation between active income (working) and passive income (not working to earn income).

However, working as a freelance developer might arouse some questions. What programming language should you learn in order to become a successful freelance programmer? Should you learn a specific programming anguage in 2020 to succeed?

In the freelance world, there are generalists and specialists. A generalist programmer typically takes on all programming assignments in a variety of industries. The downside to this is that you may be seen as a freelancer that is new to the subject, which results in a low or beginner rate.

On the contrary, a specialist is a computer programmer that has worked in a specific industry—like real estate—for five or more years, or one who is knowledgeable of a specific skill set or programming language, like PHP.

The advantage of being a specialist is your rates can be set higher because of the value you can offer the client.

In today's video we are going to discuss what programming languages and technologies you should focus in 2020 to become a successful freelance developer

Sep 04 2019

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Rank #17: 717 The Complete Software Developer's Career Guide AUDIOBOOK Is OUT NOW! - Simple Programmer Podcast

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► The Complete Software Developer's Career Guide AUDIOBOOK Is OUT NOW! ◄

So, the wait is finally over!

I know a lot of you guys have been asking a long time for this and I'm here to announce that the audio version of The Complete Software Developer's Career Guide is out now!

Wanna know more? Click here to buy!

The Complete Software Developer's Career Guide Audiobook: https://simpleprogrammer.com/yt/careerguideaudio

Jan 26 2018

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Rank #18: 710 The TOP Books Every MAN Should Read! - Simple Programmer Podcast

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► The TOP Books Every MAN Should Read! ◄

You guys asked and here it is.

A lot of you guys started asking me to create a list of all the books every man should read. In fact, the road to manhood is a long journey, definitely. However, we always need to start somewhere.

In this video, I listed the top books every man should read, at least once.

So, if you're a man and your goal is to become more confident by becoming a better man, than, this video is definitely for you.

The Way Of The Superior Man: https://simpleprogrammer.com/thewayofthesuperiormanbook The Way Of Men: https://simpleprogrammer.com/thewayofmen The Rational Male: https://simpleprogrammer.com/rationalmale Gates Of Fire: https://simpleprogrammer.com/gatesoffire No More Mr. Nice Guy: https://simpleprogrammer.com/NoMoreMrNiceGuy Iron John: https://simpleprogrammer.com/ironjohn Backbone: https://simpleprogrammer.com/backbonebook Models: https://simpleprogrammer.com/modelsbook Truth By Neil Strauss: https://simpleprogrammer.com/thetruthbook The Process For "Becoming A Man": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRyPshDXUnE

Jan 18 2018

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Rank #19: 715 I'm A Programmer And I Don't Wanna Do This Anymore! - Simple Programmer Podcast

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► I'm A Programmer And I Don't Wanna Do This Anymore! ◄

Let's say you're a programmer and you literally wanna quit! You don't wanna do this anymore. What should you do?

This is exactly what happened to a guy that emailed me. He is a programmer and he has been pretty successful on his journey. However, he's been realizing that he is lacking the motivations he thought he would get out of all of these realizations.

Where does motivation come from?

How can he regain his motivation and keep being a programmer?

Watch this video and find out!

What It Was Like When I Made A Million Dollars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGOIfayGhUw Holding The Line: How To Not Screw Everything Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYk91gtEzDE

Jan 24 2018

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