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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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Aug 31, 2017

► Gregory Borelly On Programming Achievements ◄

One of the things that make me really happy is to see that people really put the things I teach here at Simple Programmer into practice.

Gregory Borelly is a perfect example of that.

In this podcast, he will share his programming achievements and how he was able to turn his career around and boost his career the way he always wanted to.

Aug 30, 2017

► Teamwork & Introversion In Software Development ◄

Teamwork is definitely one of the biggest factors that CEOs and managers take into account when analyzing their employees. Being able to be part of a team is definitely a key factor when it comes to taking the projects your company needs forward.

So... What if you were an introvert? How could you possibly become a good team player if you consider yourself an introvert?

Watch this video and find out!

Introverts/Extroverts IS Bullshit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzwlE0cSCpY
Soft Skills Book: http://simpleprogrammer.com/softskills
Why You Should Fake It Till You Make It: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4Qct-k9gZI

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Aug 29, 2017

► Ending The Vicious Cycle Of Guilt ◄

Guilt is something we all need to learn how to deal with.

Guilt could be defined as a feeling of deserving blame for offenses or other things. Guilt usually appears when someone tries to guilt you or when you feel like you haven't done enough.

The dangerous thing about guilt is that it can be toxic. It can eat you up inside.

How do you end the vicious cycle of guilt?

Watch this video and find out!

How To Overcome Addictions And Bad Habits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoDa9Cf0_gI
Dealing With Guilt & How To Overcome It: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otqi2E-Z5Qo

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Aug 28, 2017

► Hanging Out With Friends And Still Save Money? ◄

Is there any way you can catch up with your buddies and still save money?

As you probably know, I'm totally devoted of living a frugal life and I believe that, in order for us to succeed in life, we need to make some sacrifices, which include saving money, saving time and devoting time to your personal projects.

I know it can be difficult sometimes, but this is something we must try. However, I understand that you don't need to stop living your life.

So, how do you hang out with your friends and still save money?

Change Your Friends, Change Your Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eb9mcdxvgq4
Entreprogrammers Podcast: https://simpleprogrammer.com/entreprogrammerssite
The Millionaire Fastlane Book: https://simpleprogrammer.com/millionaire-fastlane

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Aug 27, 2017

► How Do You Travel For So Long With $4000? ◄

A lot of you guys must be asking... How do the fuck John travels around Europe for 2 months?

Is he millionaire? (indeed, I am but let's not get to the facts)
How much does he spent traveling around Europe like crazy?

In this video I'll share with you my tips for traveling around Europe for cheap and how you can do it too.

My Trip To China Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjwWT1Xy3c4VxYMXa01def1HOeF4Ouf5x
What Happened After I Earned A Million Dollars: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGOIfayGhUw

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Aug 26, 2017

► Currency Exchange: How To Nail It! ◄

"Marketplace used to exchange currencies from multiple countries. A currency exchange constantly monitors changes in conversion rates to determine the monetary value of each country's currency."

Whenever you're traveling to a new country, which does not have your original currency as the standard coin, you need to be prepared for currency exchange. However, most people don't know how to do it the right way.

Wanna know more about currency exchange? Watch this video and find out!

Europe Tour 2017 Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjwWT1Xy3c4URV0yjTi9mRl9oBmOzIzQJ
The Complete Software Developer's Career Guide: https://simpleprogrammer.com/career-guide-yt

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Aug 25, 2017

Becoming A Manager With No Management Experience

There comes a time in every programmer's life where you need to decide between staying on the road of technical skills or assuming a management position.

If the time has come, you might feel fear once it approaches.

How to become a manager with no management experience? How to overcome your fears and make sure you'll do the best job you can?

Watch this video and find out!

Overcoming Fears: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTjStOvYKYM

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Aug 24, 2017

► How To Find Your Way In A New City ◄

I often hear people complaining about how difficult it is for them to find their way whenever they arrive at a new city.

As you probably know, I'm currently on a 2-month trip across Europe and I've decided to make this video because I'm putting into practice most of the content I'm sharing with you guys.

What is the best way to find yourself in a new city as soon as you arrive there? Watch this video and find out!

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Aug 23, 2017

Plagiarism In Work Environments

How to deal with plagiarism, especially in work environments?

Picture this: You have an idea. You think your idea is good and, with the right implementation, you can make a difference in your company.

You told your closest friends about it and, when came the time to tellthat to the company, your friend stole your idea. How to deal with it?

In this video I'm going to talk about how to deal with plagiarism in work environments and how you can use it to your advantage.

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Aug 22, 2017

► Embrace Failure... It Can Happen! ◄

Sometimes we get too focused on the achievements and the success we forgot to realize that life if made of failures too.

In this video, I'll talk about why, and how you should start embracing failure in your life and why it will prevent you from experiencing frustration in your life.

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Aug 21, 2017

How To Act At Programming Meetings?

Being a good programmer is not always about being good at technical skills. Once you become an employer (or even if you' work for yourself) there are other skills as important as technical skills that people are not always aware of.

One of the things that people value the most is: being able to efficiently work on a team.

If you can make the team go ahead, you can make yourself a valuable employee.

But being in a team implies in discussion and meetings... How to act at programming meetings? How to survive when you're surrounded by peers? What to say? How to act?

Watch this video and find out!

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Aug 20, 2017

► Why Are Coding Bootcamps SO EXPENSIVE? ◄

I usually say that there are basically three paths you can follow if you want to become a software developer:

  • Degree
  • Coding Bootcamps
  • Self-Learning

Of those three, I think that the one I would recommend the most is the coding bootcamps. However, whenever I recommend coding bootcamps, I get messages from people telling me that they are pretty much expensive.

Why are coding bootcamps so expensive? SHould you bother investing on them?

Watch this video and find out!

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Simple Programmer Store: https://simpleprogrammer.com/spstore
How I Became A Fucking Bulldog And Changed My Life: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJsZfpwm_Fs
SP 2017 Channel Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI_-dBl0FVI

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Aug 19, 2017

► Josh Earl: The Guy Who "Brought Me 50k" ◄

A while back I did a video for people who wanted to work for Simple Programmer and what entrepreneurship lesson we could extract from it all.

A lot of people went nuts... "HOW DO YOU EXPECT SOMEONE TO WORK FOR YOU IF THEY CAN EARN YOU 50K. THEY CAN DO IT FOR THEMSELVES"

This is why I decided to make that video.

Today, I'm going to present you "Josh Earl"... The guy, who literally brought me 50k.

Wanna know more? Watch this video and find out!

Career Story Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjwWT1Xy3c4UR55IrHNC7xSzOG0CA3AaJ
Entreprogrammers Podcast: http://entreprogrammers.com/
Why Your Million Dollar Idea Is Worthless: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dj4iYm-lrfg

Aug 18, 2017

► Are Ads In Apps Slutty? ◄

People are afraid to sell. This is definitely common sense. One of the biggest obstacles many people face is the inability to sell... They are afraid to be too pushy or something like that.

This type of thinking ends up permeating through other areas of life. People and the world need money. Money needs to circulate.

One of the biggest complaints about people, especially online, is the number of ads people place in apps, websites, etc.

Is is "slutty"? Should you use it? Should you bother about selling your stuff?

Watch this video and find out!

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Aug 17, 2017

► Interview With Mike: The Homeless Educator ◄

Meet Mike, the founder of World Mentoring Academy

"World Mentoring Academy (WMA)

Is a non-profit educational project offering massive open online courses MOOC. The organization was founded in April 2010 as Mybandisthebest.com and changed to World Mentoring Academy in June 2010 by American engineer Michael Williams "HomelessEducator" a graduate of California State University, Long Beach. With the stated mission of "Providing open education to the World", WMA offers free access to a collection of more than 20,000 online lectures from over 840 university & educational courses, teaching K-12, Trade School, undergraduate & graduate courses.

In 2010, World Mentoring Academy began using an open community Learning Management System (LMS) using available open courseware(OCW) materials from over 100 universities and educational institutions."

He's been doing an awesome awesome work and I'm really honored to have him on this channel.

Sit down and watch this amazing interview

World Mentoring Academy: https://simpleprogrammer.com/worldmentoring
Homeless Educator YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsj2Y5ZCoXn5BstzWCd3DhQ

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Aug 16, 2017

Extra Degree Or Work Experience?

There comes a time in every developer's career that we need to make choices regarding which path to follow.

There comes a time when people start to ask themselves: what is more valuable and what will give me more decision power when it comes to career, getting a high paying job and becoming a well-known developer?

Watch this video and find out!

The Everything Store Book Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVDaIOM2_6o

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Aug 15, 2017

Getting a Raise: Responsibility Over Money?

A lot of developers want a raise at their jobs but they don't know how to get it. Most people don't understand how economy really works and, sometimes, they feel like their employers NEED to give them a raise, while it does not work like that.

There are basically two things you need to take into consideration when getting a raise: Responsibility and Money.

Why should you choose responsibility over money? The reason? Watch this video and find out!

How To Market Yourself As A Software Developer: http://simpleprogrammer.com/howtomarketyourself
The Complete Software Developer's Career Guide: https://simpleprogrammer.com/career-guide-yt
Career Story Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjwWT1Xy3c4UR55IrHNC7xSzOG0CA3AaJ

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Aug 14, 2017

► How To Prepare Yourself For Any Future Programming Career? ◄

So, you wanna become a rock star. You want to be so proficient in what you do that you wanna prepare yourself for any future programming career.

Is it even possible?

In today's video, I've received a question from a reader asking me how he could prepare himself for any future programming career... What path should he following that would give him a good skillset so he would never feel "replaceable" or "out of the field"?

Watch this video and find out!

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Aug 13, 2017

How To Develop Urgency And Drive

Urgency and drive are two forces that drive most people when it comes to achieving goals and projects.

How to develop urgency and drive? How to find these forces to finish every project you start?

Watch this video and find out!

Moving Fast Vs. Being In A Hurry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=307eL8RWCsk
Introverts Vs. Extroverts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LdM4yVriBno

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Aug 12, 2017

Take Home Programming Assignments?

You go to your job, every day, from 9-5, do what you have to do and expect that your day ends there... At the end of your working hours... However, this is not sometimes what happens.

You caught yourself having to take home programming assignments. You take home what should've been done while you were working.

What do you do in situations like this? Do you make yourself clear at work? Do you take home all programming assignments? Do you react to any situation like its own?

Watch this video and find out!

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Aug 11, 2017

Blogging As A Student

Have you ever wanted to start a blog? I think it might have crossed your mind at least once in your life.

The thing is: What holds most people back from starting their own blog is feeling like you have nothing to say, nothing to add, nothing new to the package. Although it is not always true, we tend to feel this way even if we're experienced in such subject.

However... What if you are a student? Do you have something to say? Or is it just better to ignore it and forget about blogging...?

Watch this video and find out!

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Aug 10, 2017

Interview With Marshall Sylver

"Marshall Sylver, born Marshall Walter Sylwestrzak, is a motivational speaker, author, and performance hypnotist who works primarily in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has billed himself as "The World's Fastest Hypnotist".

His Vegas shows have been at the Sahara Hotel, the Stratosphere, the Palms and Harrah’s. He has been on television shows including "Late Night with David Letterman" and "The Montel Williams Show". He hosts a radio show and starred in a 2010 movie, in addition to the book he wrote called “Passion, Profit & Power.”"
(Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marshall_Sylver)

In today's video, we're going to talk with the amazing "Marshall Sylver"

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Aug 9, 2017

Dressing Better Than... Your Boss?

Dressing code is something we all live with but something we don't pay too much attention.

Picture this: When you arrive at a new job, there are tons of things that go through your mind but I bet none of it is regarding how you should dress, unless, this is something the company really stands for.

However, this has more importance than you can think of.

How should you dress? Should you dress better than your boss?

Watch this video and find out!

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Aug 8, 2017

Being A Contractor Vs. Employed Programmer

With the advent of some economic changes and the rise of the internet and new ways of payment, different forms of employment have emerged and it is in constant change, till now.

Being a software developer, what is the difference between being a contractor or an employed employee?

While there are pros and cons for both, you should be able to identify the ones that will give you the best options. If you're going to do it, do it for good!

Wanna know more? Watch this video and find out!

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Aug 7, 2017

Using Pluralsight To Gain Experience?

A lot of software developers constantly search for becoming more skilled at their competencies. They start reading a lot of books, they search for courses, they read tech magazines, etc.

What most software developers fail, is that they learn without a purpose. They go through extensive technical books trying to cover all of the subjects they think they need.

What if, you, instead of reading big books, switched your learning process and used Pluralsight? Would it be better?

Watch this video and find out!

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