When working on an issue, it is easy to get sidetracked by other unrelated changes that need to be made. I’ve found that instead of addressing other issues as I spot them, taking a moment to open an issue and then ignoring them allows me to stay focused on the task at hand.
Every developer I know struggles with impostor syndrome. The problem with this fact is, if people I admire for their many skills have impostor syndrome then clearly I am an impostor since I’m not as good as they are.
In working with other consultants, I’ve often heard the lament, “I’m too nice.” This is wrong. Nice is never the problem. I’m going to explain why I believe, “Nice is never the problem,” and I’m going to talk about how a failure to be firm is often confused with being too nice. Being Nice is […]
As a parent, sometimes it is difficult to motivate our children to do something. “Eat your crusts” is a classic parent command that often falls on deaf ears. I found myself using this phrase and trying to reason with my son why it is important not to be wasteful. I was less than successful, confirming […]