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Well, this post may look like it has nothing to do with code/programming but fear not, it has everything to do with it.
A good friend of mine, Rui Milagaia, talked to me about a book called Rework. He told me the book was from some guys that worked in a software development company but in a non conventional way. And they succeeded.
Time passed and only recently I’ve read it. I love it. All of it.
Honestly, I recommend this book to everyone that wants to be something in life. It so easy to read, no fancy words, no delays. The book is divided in really small chapters (more like articles), mostly with 1 or 2 pages long.
It made me think a lot about my behavior and what I want to do with my life. And not only that, It showed me that some of my values and ideas are not impossible, that there are people out there that thinks the same and was able to achieve something. If you want to know more about the book, the official site is here:
If you know the book or the company, feel free to comment and share your opinion.
They say that you have to love yourself first to be able to love other.
I believe that!
So why do I only attempt to solve other people problems and not solve mine?
Most professions are about solving other people problems. Software Development is mainly about that. But have you ever asked yourself what you can do or have been doing to solve your problems?
If you have a problem, there is a HUGE possibility that other people have it too.
Why not create a solution for that problem and if its a good approach, sell it to everyone out there that feels the same.
By doing that, You are the FIRST customer/user of that solution. You’ll feel and think directly before anyone else if its good or not. And even if it’s only good for you, and don’t sell anything, even like that, You solved Your problem! You are happy with the solution! With that peace of mind, You have one less problem to think about it and you can focus more in creating solutions for other people problems.
Try it! Think a little about your problems!