I was recently chatting to a friend. He mentioned some area where he was not succeeding . I had the perfect answer. If he’d only follow my advice.
I make this mistake all too often. I can see it in people’s response. They fell insulted or just irritated that I would try to give advice. I do it sincerely but it always backfires.
I realized that Giving People Advice Rarely Works.
I found this helpful, maybe you will too
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I read Tribe of Mentors,
a year ago, and wrote down all the recommended books. I made notes on these books as I wanted to see if there are commonalities between the things highly successful people read. To no surprise, I found that many of the mentors recommended the same books.
I thought it would be helpful to create a list of the top ten recommended books. This list is in order of most occurrences and according to my naive method for counting and making notes.
Continue reading “The most gifted books from the tribe of mentors”
This is more of a mental note for myself. The connection between wealth and income is very obvious, yet we tend to think they are one and the same. I do it all the time.
Let me break it down for myself:
Income should be called by its rightful name: income potential . All employed people have some kind of potential which is promised on contract or merely estimated based on possible growth. Continue reading “Confusing income potential and wealth”
I wrote a
quick review on the book, A tribe of mentors, but wanted to go into more detail and give you some of the quotes that that really hit home for me. I chose 5 of them to share with you.
I truly found a lot of value in this book. If you are interested, go ahead and read my
quick review here and then get a copy for yourself. Continue reading “5 Quotes to ponder on from Tribe Mentors”
One year ago
I started using an old text editor called Vim. I’m happy to say that I’m still sticking with it. I’m now very comfortable with VIM and more empowered translate Ideas into working solutions.
In this year I’ve become accustomed to working the terminal, embracing the VIM way while realizing that that coding is just one part of the challenge.
Continue reading “One year at the helm of Vim”
A year ago I read the imposters handbook. It seemed like this book was specifically for people like me. The found himself in the same position I was in: Feeling like an imposter.
I read this book a year ago, but it took me this long to write something about it as I was lacking the daily discipline of working on my blog probably related to the same imposter feeling.
Continue reading “Imposters handbook: a quick review”
I watched this talk and it answered most of the questions I had about how to succeed and make an impact.
The talk is titled “You and your research/career”, implying your career is something to be studied.
You should watch it yourself, but for me, the main take away is: “Work on important things with important people”.
I hope you learn something that inspires you to take charge of your career. Where do you want to be, who do you want to work with and what kind of legacy do you want to leave behind.
I got this talk from:
Must-See Tech Talks for Every Programmer
Dignity matters. Good quality Jobs matter. Watch this video: