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, one of the most popular software development blogs, and the author of the best-selling book, "Soft Skills: The Software Developer's Life Manual." ( 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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Jan 28, 2018

► Don't Let The Price Of Something Determine The Value For You ◄

How many times have you decided to pay for something but, due to its high value, you gave it up?

Usually, we let the price of something define its value for us. Wanna know how you can turn it around?

Watch this video and find out!

The 5 Dollar Rule:
Simple Programmer Products Page:
Tony Robbins "Date With Destiny" Review: Is It REALLY Worth It?:

Jan 27, 2018

► The Effects Of Being Offline (And What Will Change In My Routine) ◄

You've probably heard that I was on a cruise for these past weeks, right?

Well, on that cruise I was totally offline from the world, which was something I was not expecting but something that changed my life.

In this video I'll talk about the effects that being offline had in my life and how it changed things in my routine.

Jan 26, 2018

► The Complete Software Developer's Career Guide AUDIOBOOK Is OUT NOW! ◄

So, the wait is finally over!

I know a lot of you guys have been asking a long time for this and I'm here to announce that the audio version of The Complete Software Developer's Career Guide is out now!

Wanna know more? Click here to buy!

The Complete Software Developer's Career Guide Audiobook:

Jan 25, 2018

► Success Story: I Became A Better Man By Becoming A Better Person ◄

If you're familiar with Simple Programmer you've heard me talking a lot about soft skills. And what I mean by soft skills are the skills you need (beyond the technical ones) to succeed.

Most people think that only technical skills matter, which is definitely not true.

This success story tells you exactly that. How this programmer was able to change this career by becoming a better person.

Wanna know more? Watch this video and find out!

Attracting Women & Becoming A Better Man:
On Being A Nice Guy:

Jan 24, 2018

► I'm A Programmer And I Don't Wanna Do This Anymore! ◄

Let's say you're a programmer and you literally wanna quit! You don't wanna do this anymore. What should you do?

This is exactly what happened to a guy that emailed me. He is a programmer and he has been pretty successful on his journey. However, he's been realizing that he is lacking the motivations he thought he would get out of all of these realizations.

Where does motivation come from?

How can he regain his motivation and keep being a programmer?

Watch this video and find out!

What It Was Like When I Made A Million Dollars:
Holding The Line: How To Not Screw Everything Up:

Jan 23, 2018

► I'm Trying To Destroy Myself And Simple Programmer! ◄

Recently, I've caught myself in a vicious cycle of self-sabotaging.

I've been realizing that I'm trying to destroy everything I've built... Me, my diet, my relationships, Simple Programmer. And I can't even understand why.

Have you experienced this before? Watch this video and find out!

How I Became A F Bulldog And Changed My Life:
Holding The Line: How To Not Screw Everything Up:

Jan 22, 2018

► How I've Messed Up My Routine Since I Got Back! ◄

I was on a cruise.

Cruises are very different from my usual routine. I didn't expect that. Conclusion: I'm messing up everything.

Over these past weeks, I've caught myself on a loop of bad decisions, especially when it comes to my routine.

I'm feeling unmotivated. I feel like I don't wanna do anything.

Why am I doing that? Watch this video and find out!

What Happened On My Cruise! (No Internet Access):
Screwing Up Playlist:
How I Became A Fucking Bulldog And Changed My Life:

Jan 21, 2018

► Why Can't I Just Enjoy A Vacation? ◄

As you probably know, I was on a cruise for these last weeks and, as always, I took some time to reflect on my life.

One of the most challenging things I had to face was the fact that I had no internet access. And so... I got to actually enjoy the vacation.

However, this changing experience made me re-think some stuff that was going on in my life in order to change it for better.

Wanna know what? Watch this video and find out!

Jan 20, 2018

► What Happened On My Cruise (No Internet Access!) ◄

As some of you might have heard, I was on a cruise for these last weeks, trying to enjoy life.

What I was not expecting was that I would get NO internet access, over these days. And it got me thinking A LOT about a lot of things.

So, stick with me and enjoy these first days of the cruise, what are my expectations and what and I looking for.

How You Live One Day Is How You Live Everyday:

Jan 19, 2018

► Are You Making The Right Choices In Your Life? ◄

What if one day you were to stop yourself and rethink everything you've done in your life till now?

Would you be making the right choices in your life?

I decided to make this video because I got myself thinking about this a while back...

Am I making the right choices in my life? Watch this video and find out!

Book Reviews Playlist:
Awaken The Giant Within:

Jan 18, 2018

► The TOP Books Every MAN Should Read! ◄

You guys asked and here it is.

A lot of you guys started asking me to create a list of all the books every man should read. In fact, the road to manhood is a long journey, definitely. However, we always need to start somewhere.

In this video, I listed the top books every man should read, at least once.

So, if you're a man and your goal is to become more confident by becoming a better man, than, this video is definitely for you.

The Way Of The Superior Man:
The Way Of Men:
The Rational Male:
Gates Of Fire:
No More Mr. Nice Guy:
Iron John:
Truth By Neil Strauss:
The Process For "Becoming A Man":

Jan 17, 2018

► Do You Place All Your Bets On Your Winning? ◄

Have you ever thought about a second about how you expect things to develop in your life?

What if you were placing all of your bets on your winning?

Don't get me wrong, I'm totally up for positivity, but I'm against illuding yourself.

The truth is: In your life, you need to make sure that both things are going to happen: good and bad.

Wanna know more about placing all of your bets on your winning? Watch this video and find out!

Why You Shouldn't Play The Victim:

Jan 16, 2018

► The 5 Things You NEED To Start A YouTube Channel ◄

Recently, I received a question on my Facebook group (the closed one, you can only join it via Patreon) about the things you need to start a YouTube Channel.

This guy wanted to know because his daughter wanted to start a YouTube channel. I found his attitude so uplifting that I decided to record this video.

So... What are the things you need to start a YouTube Channel? You'll find out in this video.

Join Simple Programmer Community:

Jan 15, 2018

► Forcing Yourself To Progress ◄

Living life can be difficult sometimes and we all know that.

There are a LOT of variables that will definitely define how our lives will turn out. Basically, what we do now will have a direct impact on how we will be in the future.

One of the things you can do in the process of living your life is forcing yourself to progress.

Wanna know why? Watch this video and find out!

Jan 14, 2018

► Learn How To Disagree! (Net Neutrality Anyone?) ◄

A while back I released a video on Net Neutrality while the topic was still on fire in the media.

The repercussion that the video took was beyond what I was expecting. Especially in dislikes.

And don't get me wrong, I love when you guys disagree with me. However, what I want to discuss in this video is HOW you guys disagree with me.

In this video, I'll talk more about how to disagree and what we all really need to do to have a healthy debate.

Why I'm AGAINST Net Neutrality! (And What Will REALLY CHANGE):

Jan 13, 2018

► How To Text A Girl THE RIGHT WAY (And Not Appearing Needy!) ◄

Have you ever tried to text a girl but you had no idea how to do it?

Most of the time, men appear needy when trying to text the girls they are into. Needless to say that it often results in unwanted results, making girls flee from you.

So, how do you turn this around? How to text a girl without appearing needy?

Watch this video and find out!

Attracting Women & Becoming A Better Man:
Are You Searching For Unconditional Love:
The Rational Male:

Jan 12, 2018

► Pluralsight Skill IQ Test (My Results!) ◄

"This is your future. Define your skills by the only metric that matches the pace of change. Take a free assessment to get your Skill IQ today."

Hmm... Pretty intimidating right?

In today's video, I'm going to take on Pluralsight's Skill IQ Test and share my results with you guys. Think you can beat me?

Oh! I'm going to give you guys a little something. Just post your results in the comments below! Let's see how we perform.

Pluralsight IQ Test:

Jan 11, 2018

► "Courage Lost... All Lost!" ◄

I wanted to start this video with this powerful quote I read once.

This quote summarizes exactly what I believe life is: once you run out of courage, you run out of everything.

In this video, I'll explain more about this courage quote and why courage to do the things you want is one of the strongest virtues you can build for your character.

Jan 10, 2018

► Everything Can Be Taken Away From You ◄

I know this might sound harsh and difficult to hear, but...

Most people live their lives hanging onto something. They fear that they are going to have that something (a job, a person, an object) forever, and they hold onto that so tightly that they end up blind.

Reality is: Everything you have right now can be taken away from you.

So... What do you do in situations like that?

Watch this video and find out!

Why You're Always Going To Be Alone In Life:

Jan 9, 2018

► Understanding The REAL Engines Behind Success ◄

Have you ever questioned yourself why some people are more successful than others? What really defines success?

While this is definitely a tricky question to ask, there are some things that operate behind these engines and that makes success more "achievable".

In this video, we are going to discuss the real engines behind success and what most successful people tend to do that makes them so successful.

Wanna know more? Watch this video and find out!

How To Market Yourself As A Software Developer:
My Pluralsight Courses:

Jan 8, 2018

► I Wanna Teach Programming... But I'm An Amateur ◄

If you're a regular viewer of this channel, you've probably heard me talking a lot about creating your YouTube Channel and all of that.

However, whenever I say that, I receive questions from people asking me "but how am I supposed to start a YouTube Channel? I'm an amateur. There are a lot of channels better than mine".

Indeed. There are... And there will always be.

What should you do when there are a lot of channels and people doing better than you? Should you just give up? Hell no!

Wanna know more? Watch this video and find out!

Abundance Vs. Scarcity Mindset:
The Complete Software Developer's Career Guide:

Jan 7, 2018

► HOW And WHEN To Tell People The TRUTH? ◄

Telling people the truth can be a tricky thing. How many times have you heard from people that "Oh, I'm super sincere. I tell people the truth just like it is".

Well... This might not the BEST idea all the time.

If you really wanna tell people the truth, there is a HOW and WHEN to do it.

Wanna know what it is? Watch this video and find out!

How To Win Friends And Influence People:
Are You Seeking External Validation?:

Jan 6, 2018

► How I Changed From A Fat Weirdo To A Good Looking Guy ◄

Some of you might not know, but I was not that look good and fitness model since I was born.

I was a big fat weirdo in my early days and some people are beyond surprised when they see how much of a difference and how much I've changed since I was young.

A lot of people ask me: John, how were you able to change so drastically? What have you done?

Watch this video and find out!

Being Good Looking As A Guy... Is It Necessary?:
5 Soft Skills Every Developer Should Know:
Career Story Playlist:
What My Life Was Like 7 Years Ago:

Jan 5, 2018

► NO ONE Wants To Help You! ◄

So, you're new to a new town and you have this AMAZING project you'd like to work on. You'd like to build, let's say, this amazing and HUGE game company.

However, where you live you have no one to help you. There is no one interested in your project.

Your life sucks, right? NO!

In this world, there is a very hard lesson that you need to learn and this lesson is that no one wants to help you!

Why? Watch this video and find out!

How To Guarantee You're Going To Succeed?:
What Happened After I Made A Million Dollars?:
How To Raise Your Setpoints?:

Jan 4, 2018


What Programming Language Should BEGINNERS Learn FIRST?

One of the most common questions I get from new programmers starting out in the field of software development is which programming language they should learn.

For some aspiring developers, this question ends up being a stumbling block they never get over.

I’ve coached plenty of developers who were always second-guessing themselves or changing their minds, jumping from programming language to programming language, always worrying about making the wrong decision. They stress over the question, “What programming should I learn?”. If you’ve stressed over this, then this chapter is for you.

First, I’m going to dispel some of that doubt; then I’ll give you some real practical considerations for choosing your first programming language to learn.

So... What programming language should beginners learn first? Watch this video and find out!

How I Became A Fucking Bulldog And Changed My Life:

Why I'm AGAINST Net Neutrality! (And What Will REALLY CHANGE):

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