236 What Separates “Million Dollar Ideas” From “Ideas” - Simple Programmer Video Podcast

September 29, 2017

► What Separates "Million Dollar Ideas" From "Ideas" ◄

This is kind of a follow-up on the video I did about Josh Earl and that most people seemed to misunderstand about all this stuff.

Most people, in the Josh Earl video, kind of took it to the wrong side.

The real purpose of this video is to talk about the simple thing that separates million dollar ideas from simple ideas. While every idea can definitely be a million dollar idea, if it doesn't have this simple element, it will definitely fail... And this, was exactly what Josh Earl did.

Josh Earl: The Guy Who "Brought Me 50k": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RbTkMyOr0Y

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235 Your “Soft Skills” Book SUCKS! - Simple Programmer Video Podcast

September 28, 2017

► Your "Soft Skills" Book SUCKS! ◄

Recently I got an AWESOME email which I liked it SO MUCH I decided to record an entire video about this subject.

This guy, simply emailed me, saying that my soft skills book sucked because it was "too much" of the same thing. Repetition about career, motivation, more of this wooh wooh stuff you all tend to hate.

This is why, I decided to record this video response, sharing my point of view about this email... :)

Soft Skills Audiobook: http://simpleprogrammer.com/softskills-audio
How To Win Friends And Influence People: https://simpleprogrammer.com/howtowin
The Software Developer's Career Guide: https://simpleprogrammer.com/career-guide-yt

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234 Real Truth: You’re Going To Die - Simple Programmer Video Podcast

September 27, 2017

► Real Truth: You're Going To Die ◄

Bottom line: You're going to die.

There is simply no turnaround on this. It is a simple truth you have to face, no matter how much you fight against it.

However, while this might be a hard truth for anyone to face it, we need to simply acknowledge that and learn everything you can from that. What death can teach you? What can you learn from all of this?

Watch this video and find out!

Black Swan Book: https://simpleprogrammer.com/theblackswan
Antifragile: https://simpleprogrammer.com/antifragile
Xamarin Talk 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cVC3DQvAAIA

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233 John… What Motivates You? - Simple Programmer Video Podcast

September 26, 2017

► John... What Motivates You?◄

Finding motivation is definitely one of the most difficult things for most people. Finding the drive to follow up with your goals and objectives can be tricky and losing your path and road along the way.

I consider myself a good person when it comes to finding motivation and drive inside me. And, as you've probably experienced here on this channel, I have my periods of low motivation.

So... Most people ask me: "John, what motivates you?"

In this video, I'm going to talk about my major sources of motivation, how I tend to find my drive to keep going with my project and how you can use my inspiration to find your way to.

Book Reviews Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjwWT1Xy3c4W7aRN5cCCZ90AIDYoLpqVa
Soft Skills Book: http://simpleprogrammer.com/softskills
How Was My Life 7 Years Ago?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbrY4YwTvfg
Simple Programmer YouTube Trailer Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfVcp4mdKTU

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232 You’re Always Gonna Have Problems… Don’t Avoid It! - Simple Programmer Video Podcast

September 25, 2017

► You're Always Gonna Have Problems... Don't Avoid It! ◄

Problems... We all try to avoid, don't we? Just take a second, stop and think about it. We try to learn new stuff to avoid not knowing what to do, we try to get a high paying job to avoid running out of money, we try to create a schedule to avoid running out of time.

We always try to avoid problems and that is completely normal.

However, even though we plan ourselves and try to create a protection around us, problems tend to appear. And we might get frustrated about that.

In this video we'll talk about how you need to acknowledge that problems are always going to appear and you definitely need to be aware and in peace with that.

Wanna know more? Watch this video and find out!

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231 How Can I Track My Personal Development Journey? - Simple Programmer Video Podcast

September 24, 2017

► How Can I Track My Personal Development Journey? ◄

Starting in personal development is not always an easy thing to do. There are a lot of ups and downs and, most of the time, evaluating yourself is the most difficult part of the process.

In today's video, I'll ask a question from a reader asking me how to know if you're really making progress when it comes to personal development.

How do you track your personal development journey How to know if you're really making progress or if you're just wasting time? Watch this video and find out!

Breaking The Habit of Being Yourself: https://simpleprogrammer.com/breakingyourself
2 Desires 2 Wills: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77IqtUMWyF4

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230 Do You Owe Your Parents Something? - Simple Programmer Video Podcast

September 23, 2017

► Do You Owe Your Parents Something? ◄

Living life has made me realize how powerful the impact of our parents can be in our lives. Although we usually see them as invisible whenever we approach new people, it is inevitable to see that ALL of them have a HUGE emotional background.

We live our lives devoted to our parents. They give us food, shelter, money, etc.

Can we simply just leave when we become adults? Do we own our parents something?

Watch this video and find out!

Reach.me: https://simpleprogrammer.com/reach.me
48 Laws Of Power: https://simpleprogrammer.com/48lawspower
Dealing With Loss: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s54JWfn6O_8

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229 Working For Cheap Or Learning Technologies? - Simple Programmer Video Podcast

September 22, 2017

► Working For Cheap Or Learning Technologies? ◄

Being a developer at its early stages means making some choices that can definitely influence in your career 5 years later.

When you're beginning in software development, you almost don't know anything. And, in that stage, you need to make a decision: should you start working, with what you have and know, for cheap, or should you invest more time in learning new technologies so that you can charge more for your work?

While you might think that this case has a specific answer, things might not always work like that.

Should you work for cheap or learn new technologies? Watch this video and find out!

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228 Programming Contract: Should You Own The Code? - Simple Programmer Video Podcast

September 21, 2017

► Programming Contract: Should You Own The Code? ◄

Today we are going to discuss a kind of a controversial topic.

Being a software developer means you're going to be hired to write code for others. You're probably going to write code for big & small companies, startups, and there is something you should think about: should you own the code you've written.

While this may appear like an easy solution, it is not as simple as you might imagine.

In this video, we are going to discuss how to approach employers about owning your own code and the code you write for future uses.

How To Create A Test Automation Framework Using Selenium: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO8KVe00kcU

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227 Web Development Visual Tools: Solid Or Cheating? - Simple Programmer Video Podcast

September 20, 2017

► Web Development Visual Tools: Solid Or Cheating? ◄

In the software development world, people like to work raw. It seems that the more people do showing that they really understand the core of programming and that they really know the fundaments, people got it the better.

It creates authority, and that is what really matters... Right?

Well... Not always.

In this video we will discuss the use of web development visual tools and if it really makes you a solid developer or if it only shows that if you are cheating.

Pluralsight SVN Course: https://simpleprogrammer.com/introductiontosvn

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