[BAWD #19] The Secrets of Making Progress
Hello there 👋🏾,
I trust you had a blissful week?! My apologies; this week’s newsletter came a day late. I’ll do better next time :).
Btw, here’s a friendly reminder that you should hit the reset button. Whatever happened yesterday, forget about it and get a new mindset. Today is a new day. A fresh start begins now.
The challenge for anyone interested in making progress is to have simultaneously:
The confidence to go after what you want.
The humility to accept who you are right now.
The willingness to build skills that bridge the gap between 1 and 2.
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Good Tidings 🔊
I'm creating a curated list of resources about using the JAMstack. Do check it out and contribute too.
Pluralsight is offering FREE access to their skills platform throughout April.
Did you miss yesterday’s “Let's Discuss: Developer Relations” on Twitter Spaces? Check out the recording here.
Whether you're new to computer science or an experienced coder, there’s something for you here in Google’s Tech Dev Guide that you can use to grow your technical skills, supplement your coursework, and prepare for interviews.
Want to become self-sufficient for the entire process of execution from concept to design to implementation? Check out this amazing Design for Developers course.
If you're looking to build global ecommerce web experiences, you should check out the Commerce Layer ecommerce starter that features the sanity studio built with Commerce Layer, Next.js, and deployed to Netlify.
Wondering how you can become more productive? Here’s the only productivity tip you’ll ever need.
Book Recommendations 📚
Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel.
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham.
Full Stack Serverless by Nader Dabit.
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Quote of the day 💙
“No matter how great the talent or efforts, some things just take time. You can’t produce a baby in one month by getting nine women pregnant.” —Warren Buffett
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