Imagine sitting in a field in the middle of summer enjoying a nice fireworks show…. You watch as one particular rocket soars high up into the sky and then…nothing. No bang, no explosion, just a fizzle.
– Soft Skills by John Sonmez
And just like that, a book described my web developer career…and life.
I bit the bullet and looked into this Meteor.js library thing. I found John Sonmez’s Getting Started With Meteor blog post. Being the lazy person that I am, I skipped his post. Instead I watched his YouTube video. I’ll be honest, I was not impressed by the presentation.
Life Coach for Software Developers
Days later, YouTube suggested John’s channel and see: “Why Your Million Dollar Idea Is Worthless” and the “What Should I Do With Free Time At Work?”. I watched those two videos and binged on the rest of them. Once I ran out of videos, I went to his blog and I was hooked.
John has the type of knowledge and experience that no developer seems to want to share. He kept mentioning: start your own blog and branding. And how starting his own blog, was the best thing he did for his career that allowed him to retire at 33. I was skeptical, but still bought his Soft Skills: The software developer’s life manual book. I thought what the heck, the worst thing it can do is collect dust like the rest.
After getting the book and reading the quote at the beginning of this post, I couldn’t stop reading. I never have done that with any book. I’ll save my book review for a future blog post.
Restart your web developer career with a big bang
I signed up for his 3-week blog course, and now I’m wrapping up my first blog post ever.
Is it inspiration keeping me up at 2 am finishing up this post? No, it’s a commitment I made with myself to have consistent self-improvement as a web developer, and more importantly, as a person. I don’t want to be that rocket that soars high up and fizzles.
C’mon, what are you waiting for? Sign up for the John’s blog course and restart your web developer career with a big bang. Did I mentioned it’s totally free?