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Simple Programmer Podcast

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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Jul 6, 2017

"The War Of Art" Book Review (With Many From 2000 Books)

If you reguarly watch this YouTube channel you've probably heard me talking about "The War Of Art" before and how important this book was to my career. This book literally changed a lot of things for me, especially when it comes to getting things done and not wanting everything to be always perfect and realize that motivation comes and goes.

Here is the book description, extracted from Amazon: "Drawing on his many years' experience as a writer, Pressfield (The Legend of Bagger Vance) presents his first nonfiction work, which aims to inspire other writers, artists, musicians, or anyone else attempting to channel his or her creative energies. The focus is on combating resistance and living the destiny that Pressfield believes is gifted to each person by an all-powerful deity. While certainly of great value to frustrated writers struggling with writer's block, Pressfield's highly personal philosophy, soundly rooted in his own significant life challenges, has merit for anyone frustrated in fulfilling his or her life purpose. Successful photographer Ulrich (photography chair, Art Inst. of Boston; coeditor, The Visualization Manual) explores the creative impulse and presents an approach to developing creativity that, like Pressfield's, will be relevant to artists and others. He identifies and explains seven distinct stages of the creative process: discovery and encounter, passion and commitment, crisis and creative frustration, retreat and withdrawal, epiphany and insight, discipline and completion, and responsibility and release. He also develops his view of the three principles of the creative impulse, which include creative courage, being in the right place at the right time, and deepening connections with others. Rooted in Eastern philosophy, Ulrich's fully developed treatise nicely updates the solid works of Brewster Ghiselin (The Creative Process), Rollo May (The Courage To Create), and Julia Cameron (The Artist's Way). It also supplements Pressfield's inspirational thoughts on overcoming resistance through introspective questions and practical exercises that further elaborate the creative process."

However, this time, I decided to call a buddy from 2000 books so we could discuss it together. The results? Watch this video and find out!

2000 Books YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/absorbfm
How JS LaunchPad Course Mistakes Cost Me Thousands of Dollars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJQ8fq7OpP8
Overcoming Fears: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTjStOvYKYM

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Jul 5, 2017

How To Start a "BIG" Programming Project?

More and more, people are becoming more aware that entrepreneurship is an awesome road that can bring you amazing results.

However, entrepreneurship is not always easy. There are a lot of downsides and challenges that new entrepreneurs HAVE to face if they want to succeed in this field.

One of the main challenges new programming entrepreneurs face is trying to start a big programming project. How do you start? Where do you find money, investors, etc? How do you build a team?

Watch this video and find out!

HIRED.COM - Simple Programmer Sponsor: https://simpleprogrammer.com/hiredsp

Why Your Million Dollar Idea Is Worthless: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj4iYm-lrfg
How To Pitch Anything: https://simpleprogrammer.com/pitchanything

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Jul 4, 2017

Making Choices Based On "Scarcity" (BitCoin Related)

Lately, someone contacted me about a HUGE opportunity with BitCoin. In this email, he said that the price was going up like 2x in the same evening. Something happened and I couldn't read the email that night.0

Bottom line: I missed the opportunity.

At first, I got irritated. How could I miss such opportunity?

However, after some time I realized I was making this choice based on scarcity. And I must tell you why you SHOULDN'T be doing this.

Real Estate Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjwWT1Xy3c4VWM_cpbXXYIYSaLjiTdtA-
Doing Things With Unbounded Upsides: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_-nuY7hhg8

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Jul 3, 2017

How To Prepare Yourself For College?

There are a lot of different students that want to become software developers through college and want to know the best way to prepare themselves for college.

There is a big difference between preparing yourself for college and entering college without a proper knowledge. Picture this: you want to study something and college definitely won't prepare you. If you know nothing, you're going to suffer and spend A LOT of time trying to learn everything you should've known before.

So... how do you prepare yourself for college? Is there a way to get ready for college? Watch this video and find out!

HIRED.COM - Simple Programmer Sponsor: https://simpleprogrammer.com/hiredsp

The Top 5 Certification Programs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8esbdvPOSU
10 Steps To Learn Anything Quickly: http://simpleprogrammer.com/10stepstolearn

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Jul 2, 2017

Stumbling on Happiness was a powerful book that a lot of people have told me I should read.

Here is the book description extracted from Amazon:
"Bringing to life scientific research in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, and behavioral economics, this bestselling book reveals what scientists have discovered about the uniquely human ability to imagine the future, and about our capacity to predict how much we will like it when we get there.

• Why are lovers quicker to forgive their partners for infidelity than for leaving dirty dishes in the sink?

• Why will sighted people pay more to avoid going blind than blind people will pay to regain their sight?

• Why do dining companions insist on ordering different meals instead of getting what they really want?

• Why do pigeons seem to have such excellent aim; why can’t we remember one song while listening to another; and why does the line at the grocery store always slow down the moment we join it?

In this brilliant, witty, and accessible book, renowned Harvard psychologist Daniel Gilbert describes the foibles of imagination and illusions of foresight that cause each of us to misconceive our tomorrows and misestimate our satisfactions. With penetrating insight and sparkling prose, Gilbert explains why we seem to know so little about the hearts and minds of the people we are about to become."

So... Should you read this book? Watch this video and find out!

Stumbling On Happiness: https://simpleprogrammer.com/stumblingonhappiness
Want To Accomplish Your Goals? Change Your Life: https://simpleprogrammer.com/2014/12/29/want-accomplish-goals-become-finisher/

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Jul 1, 2017

Having An Excuse for the things you do is definitely one of the worst things you can do for yourself.

Once we start to create excuses for ourselves, we kind of lose the power that we have when making free choices. We lose the power to be in control of our choices and how it impacts our lives. We become mere hostages of the circumstances.

How do you deal with that? Don't let yourself have an excuse!

Don't Fly Off The Rails: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhSpB8DeSQs

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