How do you do so many things at the same time?
How are you so productive? How do you manage your time?
Social media is not helping newbies—the idea of wanting to be good at everything everyone else is doing leads to a lot of pressure and breeds insecurity.
I have also contributed to this problem. From the outside, it might look as if I am
- Public Speaking
- Personal branding
But in reality, all I was doing is things I love and finding different mediums to share them with people.
As a newbie, spend most of your time getting good at your craft. It's not a race. Learn things at your own pace. Share your progress in a medium you are comfortable with.
- 2 line tweet is ok
- 10 line blog is ok
- 15 line LinkedIn post is ok
- A page on a google doc is ok
- A 2 min vlog is ok
Any log you can look at 3 years from now and see how far you have come along is ok.
Let's look at my coding journey a bit
- 2012 - 2017 - Coding
- 2017 - 2018 - Coding + Tweeting
- 2018 - 2019 - Coding + Tweeting + Blogging
- 2019 - 2020 - Coding + Videos
- 2020- 2021 - Coding + Courses
- 2021 - 2022 - Coding + Consulting + Indie-hacking
See how the craft is always a constant, you cannot stop sharpening the saw.
Time is an essential factor in this. I am privileged in this aspect.
When my friends traveled 3 hours to college, my house was 20 mins away. All the hours I saved traveling I spent on coding after college. I live with my parents, who take care of themselves which is a huge previlege
You might have things to take care of in life, prioritize.