Friendly PSA - Your Job Doesn't Need to Be Your Passion
I don't think you should worry if your job is not your passion. At the end of the day, your job is a means to a financial end. It needs to meet a small set of standards to be satisfactory.
People Who Are Obsessed With Success and Prestige
What does it look like to be obsessed with success and prestige? Imagine a guy who starts many endeavors and side projects just because he wants to be known as the creator of something. Or someone who builds another social app, not because he has an unique problem that's unaddressed, but because he wants to be the cool tech entrepreneur who everyone admires and envies
Notes From The Mom Test
The Mom Test was an excellent read on validating your business ideas and finding the right costumers. Here are my favorites quotes from the book.
Where Are All the Fun Software Engineer Jobs?
Looking for a software engineer job is not hard. Finding a software engineer job that actually brings excitement and novelty is a bigger challenge.
The Four Types of Business Ideas
All business ideas seem to originate from a finite group of categories; each having an unique trajectory to fruition. The four types of business ideas involve solving someone elses problem, your own problem, guessing it, and copying.
How to Make Effective small talk
Today I learned how to make effective small talk with new people and the pareto principle
I Only Live for the Weekend
Even though people tell me not to live for the weekend, I'm starting to find that my best life occurs during the Saturday and Sunday that I have off. It's a process that I'm trying to break and improve upon.
What's bad about coding? You can work for hours with nothing to show for it
One of the hardest things about coding and working on side projects is that you will often have nothing to show for all the time and effort you put into it.
I Can't Do Anything for Fun Anymore; Every Hobby Is an Attempt to Make Money
I have hit the point where I can't do anything for fun anymore. Every hobby is not an attempt to make some extra money or turn it into profit.
Success from Things You Don't Care About
I often find that my most successful projects come from things that I don't really care about.