Sometimes you need to take a break. No one can go at 100 MPH forever. Taking a break is okay because it typically means you’ll come back stronger.
Listening to others and hearing their perspective is crucial. It’s not that you have to take their advice word for word, but you should understand where they’re coming from. All perspectives are true, it’s just a matter of which truth you
If you’re introverted, try to think about a persona that you want to have when communicating. Whether it be on interviews, chatting with vendors, or when you’re out. It’s not a “fake you”, but a different version of you. Everyone has
Communication is crucial for engineers. We no longer live in a time where tech pros can hide behind a door and stay silent. Your voice needs to be heard.
The biggest thing that you should think about in your career is Career Capital. It’s the difference between being able to find a job that you want and settling for a job you don’t want. Career Capital is all about being
When you’re going down a path that isn’t the short and narrow like most people do, they’ll think you’re crazy. They’ll think that you’re doing too much or that you need to slow things down. That’s because going slow is fine
It’s okay to be stern and straightforward with what you need to be successful. Whether it’s that you need downtime in the morning for cognitively demanding tasks or you don’t want to check email/slack for a certain period of time throughout
Have you ever gone through your entire day and realized that it’s sort of just fuzzy? You know you did stuff, but you don’t really remember what stuff that was, as in, you don’t remember the details. This is typically because
Gaining career capital is by far the best thing you can do for any career path. What is career capital? It’s building up a name, reputation, and being so good no one can ignore you. It means that you’re so good
Meetings are a necessary evil, literally. They’re necessary, but they’re also evil. They’re (typically) valuable, yet a huge time sink. How can you get around that? By only having meetings at certain times. Let people know or set it up in