Death from overwork is so common in Japan, they even have a word for it: "karoshi." If you keep overworking yourself, you'll get into trouble with health. You might end up spending the extra money you earned on hospital bills. "Mens sana in corpore sano" - an ancient, Latin phrase, that means "a healthy mind in a healthy body." If we keep our body fit, it's going to also improve our mind. It's just as simple as that. So, decline all the after-5:00 pm meetings. Tell your workaholic colleagues that you have an overlapping appointment - with your personal [...]
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I had to spend almost two decades in the corporate world to realize that I never wanted anything but work for myself. Luckily, all those long years of apprenticeship were not useless. (Well, except for the last ten or so, when I worked with the most unprofessional "managers" ever.) Bottom line: I gained enough expertise and capital to start my own business.
“There is only one way to eat an elephant: a bite at a time.” - Desmond Tutu That's precisely the approach you should follow when learning something that seems overwhelming. Whether it's learning a new programming language, or adopting a healthy lifestyle, or brushing up on your Spanish - what it takes to succeed is dedication and perseverance. Let's say you want to learn a new programming language. Make practicing a daily habit and stick to it. Work on improving your skills for at least an hour every day. Once you understand a concept, make sure to solidify it by writing small [...]
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Since I quit the rat race, I read more. Instead of wasting my time on commuting, useless meetings, office politics, and coffee-corner chats, I listen to podcasts and watch courses. As a result, I’m more up-to-date on technology now than when I worked full-time in the field.
I speak five languages, and I can program a computer in about a dozen programming languages. However, it took me almost two decades to realize that I can work on my own, without being trapped in any "company culture." It's been 18 years that are gone forever, and I'll never have again. My only hope is that my kids will outsmart me.
Freedom and enjoying life - while we still can - is more important than scaling our business or climbing the corporate ladder. Too many of us get trapped by our own "success" and forget to live a life that's worth living. Meet old friends. Go out, enjoy nature. Ride a bike. Visit your parents. Forget about office politics, money, appointments, and checking your phone every ten seconds. Life begins when you leave all of that shit behind you!
In programming, deep nesting is a problem known as the Arrow Anti-Pattern. The name comes from the shape of nested if statements: if ...: if ...: if ... if ... if ... # code else: else: else: else: else: Normally, you shouldn’t go beyond two levels of nesting. Otherwise, your code becomes overly complex and hard to understand. Boolean operators allow us to combine multiple conditional expressions without relying on nested if statements. I talk about the Arrow Anti-pattern and further, programming related topics in my recently published book The Non-Programmer's Programming Book: Programming Foundations for Absolute Beginners. Learn to [...]