Category Archives: People

07 Nov

Excuses are a Waste of Time, let’s work on it!

So I was talking with my friend Tihomir – also co-host of IT Serbia Podcast – about the fact that it’s really getting harder and harder to find time to do an episode. I mean we always have very good excuses, really. But then he shared this link with me and I have to say this guy Grant Cardone is pretty smart when saying that:

If you’re making excuses you are wasting time.

This is definitely something to think about, right? I am sure many of us “loose time” from time to time and actually end up doing nothing (useful) for hours, sometimes even days, although I highly doubt generally busy people can be bored for days.

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14 Aug

Thou shalt not steal…from people you know

This is not my story and I’m totally stealing it from a friend I had coffee with today. But it’s funny and I simply wanted to publish it somewhere. Naturally, I will have to use some fake names here, so let’s say our protagonist’s name is…Daniel.

So, Danny (see what I did there) is a Christian and goes to Church on Sunday. Well probably more frequent than that but the general idea is that he hangs out with people from the Church on a regular basis. One of those people is this socially unadapted guy who’s name is…Tommy.

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25 May

“Hashtags don’t make you an expert”

Are you one of those people who like to list a ton of stereotypical keywords when applying for a job? Do you advertise yourself as creative, outgoing, smart person with this or that hobby? Do you claim to know an endless number of programming languages or are you by chance from the Balkans and claim to speak four languages – Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian and Montenegrin – even though it’s practically the same language?

If you were on Twitter, I bet you could turn each and every one of those stereotypes into a hashtag and try to put it in your one liner – A #super #awesome #creative #ruby #python #php #java #angular #developer that does #yoga and plays #amateur #tennis! Wow, you just burned my eyes…

Please, let me tell you something… Hashtags don’t make you an expert. It’s experience, projects, relationships and contacts. It’s all about what you’ve done, not what you claim you can do.

So what can you do? Go ahead and be awesome at what you do. And then get even better. And then focus on what you’ve accomplished. People will know how to appreciate that.

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