Find Your Code Aura

Have you ever experienced that glow effect around your code?

That bright aura that starts off as a dim light but slowly grows brighter and brighter?

The more scenarios and changes that are thrown at your code, the better it performs, updates and minimizes downtime?

Not only does your code look good but so do you?

Actually, people don’t even talk about it being your code any more it’s simply the “INSERT_APP_CODENAME_HERE” – it was a life of its own and commands the respect of all those that connect and interface with it.

That’s the code you want to write.

That’s the code you want to ship.

Measure Your Mark

Every year I like to take stock of where I’ve come from and where I’m going. It’s my own moment of looking back and focussing on what is next.

What did I do in 2017 compared to last year?

Now to break it.

Don’t Forget that you are all in it Together

It’s easy to forget.

You are working late at night, looking around the room and seeing only you.

You are first one in, in the morning, looking at your IM list and seeing only you online.

You post questions on your SLACK channel, that you later respond to.

The frustration rises up inside of you as you can’t believe that no one else is around to help you when you need it and that you are doing everything else on your own.

But you aren’t.

Maybe no one knows the answers to your questions.

Maybe the rest of the team works different hours.

Maybe some people turn off their IM status so they won’t be bothered.

It’s easy in the heat of the moment to assume no one is there to work with you.

It takes a special team to realize that they are all in it together.

What you need to be a Founder

Everyone is a Founder of something.

It’s not all about code and startups, it’s everything around you.

The only thing required to be a Founder – is willing to start something and see it through to the end.

If you can do that, whether you are a gardener, developer, chef, student, consultant, freelancer, vendor, whatever – you’re a Founder.

For all the other skills you might need, you’ll figure out quickly which ones you need and which ones you don’t soon enough.

For now, all you need to do is start.