"Brandon, do you like software programming? Are you good at it? Really good? If so, then I would consider software programming as your most transferable skill. Think about how you can leverage that skill into the life you…"
"Matt, I have servers that I can host your site on. I only charge $40 / year for 48days.net members and I have a 99.99% uptime. I don't do this to make a profit, I actually lose money on the deal but it helps me to prove my skills so that…"
"I bet you could do contract work on the side. I would recommend it if you think it is possible.
I take a different view on feeling misled by the lifestyle statement. First, I think it is possible to have the life I was by…"
"I'd like to carve out a niche by producing some content that I could one day charge for, like what IBM teaches, something regarding the programming industry.
However, I guess I am not 100% on board with the fact that they lead people to…"
"Two of the most enjoyable assignments in my career were contracting stints with Rational Software and Duke University. Clear goals, short deadlines, great teams, and interesting problems to solve. There are a few shortcomings, though. Short-term…"
What are you passionate about? Is it possible for you to make a living and help others in an area that you are passionate about? Absolutely! You need the know-how and the desire. Let me show you how.See More
Anyone have any ideas/thoughts about how software development skills can transfer to other jobs?Project management - I'm sure that my skills in project management could transfer to managing people in other industries.Technical sales - Some sales is just relaying knowledge about a particular technical product. Creating my own tech product / company - This seems to be what many geeks like me do when they want to break away from the drudgery of writing code. Consulting?I know there are more but I…See More
Sorry for the delay, Brandon. I've been traveling and spending a lot of time in the car.
Wow, a hero I don't know that I am. I do get around and blog and record shows in a few places. http://needatopic.com is where I spend a big part of my time with members, but then at http://coachradio.tv as well.
That's great, Brandon. Your comment got cut off so I'm not sure if you were going somewhere else with it.
I think the problem you'll run in to is that companies don't know they need you. I see what you're saying and you're asking if I need it, but the answer is no. I'm doing just fine (as is every company) until you come in and tell us what our problems are and how you can help.
If you figure that out and tell/show me, I won't even hesitate bringing you in.
Ha! My ideas about how to make my dreams become goals changes. I'm diving into the Dan Miller thing, plus reading What Color is Your Parachute and Quitter. My hope is that in a year I'll have a much better idea on how to set a timeline to my dreams. I do enjoy writing and like you, would love to invent something and/or corner the market in some way. You would like to move to Florida as well? What other ways are our dreams similar?
Brandon -- Welcome to 48Days.net. And thanks for already being a listener of my podcast.
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Looks like you've already got in interesting concept up and running with your accountabilityfinder.com site. Certainly a needed process if you can get the business model to work well.
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