Programmer’s or Entrepreneur’s life Guide(How to live!)
I just completed Audio version of “Soft Skills: The software developer’s life manual” and same after completing of new-skills/books/courses I go with a blog-post, Because I always feel that you can never observer whole book by reading it once and you always need to re-learn things over time because sometimes to learn really new things, you also have to forget some of the stuff to learn some of new things as well, And I guess that is one of the most important thing I learned over last few years after my College. So writing a Blog-Post is one of thing I do to Enhance/Validate/Preserve new learnings.
When I first saw John Z. Sonmez on Youtube My first thought was like ” He is so fit, Is he really Software-Engineer” 🙂 How wrong I was.
You can get connected with John here.
Ok here comes the Validation of Knowledge about the book mentioned above. You can also use this blog-post to get Excited about book and add it to your Reading List. I am sure you will feel that here is something so common but fresh-about this book, As I am feeling right now that may be I will always read/listen this book at-least once a year.
Be a Specialist: Special Skill is like Brahmanda Astra.
it really does not matter how much you are curios about new technologies but there must be one skill that you will be so good that you can represent yourself at top 1% in your Area/Geo-location/Company/Industry and make sure while doing good amount of work using that skill your produce more Quality than quantity. Alongside that special-skill you must be knowing about sister technologies of that particular skill. There is one more another important thing to remember and that is “Don’t get religious about any particular Technology. “
Learn to Sell yourself High Enough.
Selling yourself only means “Be so great so that nobody can ignore you” but that also does not mean you must write code and build great-softwares by sitting 18-20 hours for day in your basement. You must have off-line as well as on-line good circle of Professional and Merchants in your life. You must have good amount of blog post about the skills you you have learned over time alongside the skills you are learning now due to that you would be so connected with the outside world and most of the people would be knowing that what you really are doing in life.
Salary Negotiation: It’s always good to negotiate because your Employer know that “It’s good to bargain”
When it comes to salary negotiation it is true that you must be able to know how much you are worth as well as how much more money you need except from your living Expenses. No doubt if you have reached at the level of Salary-Negotiation that means you have already know how much Employer could offer but it never hurts to take that “Moment into bit more negotiation”, Now may be A question could be arise in your mind and that is How really I have to do that? Believe me I am not the guy who can explain it so good as John has descried in the book. So read the book. If you are fan of Audio-Books then Let me know, I will send you Audio version of that book But you will only able to get it free if this is your first book on Audible.com
Investment and Saving: Let your money work for you and you just be sit around to see it is growing. 🙂
So It is really easy to do actually, You just need to understand How much you are able to save and how much you really can do with that saving, Confusing? Money sitting in Bank has no value until or unless you are able to make more of that than Banks do make, and how is that thing possible? There are Wide range of options one can go for like Options-Trading, Futures-Trading, Real State Investment, Making/Investing in one of your own Software Product and many other things. 🙂
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Body and Mental Fitness: The way you look, The way your brain does lot of work for you. 😉
There must be really good work-out routine we have to follow/do unless or until you really are not interested growing your brain over the time, Yes that is true only because you have Pump your blood almost everyday and you also have to burn fat, So start running and going to Gym because it is the only way you can not just make your body healthy but also sharp your mind over time.
Diet and Nutrition: You are what you consume.
There is nothing much to say about Diet and eating habits, But make sure you are eating less calories whole day because you have to sit for the most of the day. 🙂
Power of Persistence: Hang in there!
Things work as much as you are staying there for things to make work. Sometimes it takes some time for the results to show up but at some level you have to wait more and let the things fall into the place.
Special One: How money Works.
I never expected John will also talk about great things about Money and Capitalism as well, To understand this you must have to learn so much stuff and I might not be the person to tell you on this short post that how money works and how you should take it into account. Simple thing about Money is Banks are creating lots of vitalized clusters to generate/initiate the flow of money among different countries and different inside different industries.