Yesterday I worked with a really great programmer. He was amazing when it came to programming and he seemed to be a really smart guy overall.
He told me something that made me think a bit. This advice is a pretty smart one. (This is the copy and paste from the chat we had…)
“the trick is your mind
you have to be in an atmosphere you feel well
you feel well and you’re undisturbed
in my case I rented an office near the down town and I don’t feel well with it
because it’s very loud
sounds of care, people shouting,….
when I didn’t work very hard, it did not disturb me
but since I’m working hard I found out that that is one point that must be changed
so what I did I canceled the rent 3 moth ago
this month is the last month and next month in 2nd of may I’m in my new office
very quiet and 7,5 km away from the downtown
there is one question you need to ask yourself
what do I need to change to make more profit
and the other question is
what will it cost me to change it. Will the investment return directly if the situation is change,…
learn to optimize
I’ve one important discovery I made a few month ago
a few month ago I tried to put my monthly costs as low as possible
so what I did:
I rented a small house in a bad place
price was very cheap but surrounded by bad people
I did feel bad and the income come done
I asked myself why it came down
and I found it out
your mind knows if you feel well or not. You cannot lie yourself
and in programming the most important thing is that you have clear mind and not to many unuseful thoughts
so in fact for me it was better to pay more in rent then stay in a cheap rent
because the damage it caused was higher then taking an expensive one in a good city”
I think this applies to all kind of jobs. It doesn’t matter if you’re a programmer or if you’re working with something else. If you cant focus, you wont make as much money as you could if you had a clear mind.
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