Changing Careers & BECOMING A PROGRAMMER
Maybe you hate your current job as a salesman, or accountant and want to become a programmer. You want to work for a cool new tech company and get the nice salaries of a programmer.
But… How do you actually find the drive and motivation to change careers and become a programmer? #programming #coding #careerchange
I'm gonna do this by asking you a simple question: WHY? Why do you want to become a programmer?
Just because it looks fun? Chances are you won't make it then. You must absolutely have a real deep reason why you are doing this.
In today's video we are going to discuss how you can shift the sails of your career and become the programmer you've always wanted to be.
Transcript Of The Video
Antonio Cucciniello: If you want to become a programmer but you just can't find the drive to change, this video is for you.
Maybe you hate your current job as a salesman or an account and you want to become a programmer. You want to work for a cool new tech company and get that nice high pay as a programmer. Let's talk about how you find the motivation to change careers like this because it's a little difficult, and I'm just going to do this by asking you one simple question. Why? Why do you want to become a programmer? If you answer this question, then I think you'll really know if you have the drive or not. You absolutely have to have deep real reasons why you want to become a programmer. Otherwise, you're actually just not going to do it. It's difficult. It's difficult to go from knowing nothing about anything and becoming really good at it. I'm going to tell you a personal story on why knowing your why is important.
Well, I have a YouTube channel separate from this one, and I post videos on here. I've made over 500 videos myself. My friends and my family and a lot of other people in my life tell me that I'm just two completely different people on camera than when I'm talking to you in real life. What I said to myself is I'm just going to keep trying to get better and better. I'm going to keep trying to get better and better on camera. In fact, right here, I have a mirror that I look at occasionally to remind me that I'm talking to a human being. Why am I telling you this that has nothing to do with programming? Because the reason why I'm still trying to make good videos is because I know my why. The reason why I'm trying to improve this skill that doesn't necessarily matter is because I know that I want to impact 10 million people's lives. The only way I can do that is if I get better at being on camera.
If you want to switch from being a salesman or accountant or any of the other bajillion jobs out there to become a programmer, you absolutely need to know your why and I'm not just going to tell you this story without giving you something actionable right now. What I want you to do is take five minutes and ask yourself this specific question. Why do I want to become a programmer? If while you're answering it, you don't get at least a little, a little emotional. By a little emotional, I don't mean you have to ball out crying. I mean, just a little bit of sadness, a little bit of anger, a little bit of passion, a little bit of excitement, a little bit of happiness about thinking of the reasons why you want to become a programmer, then, programming is really just not for you.
It's going to be hard. In the beginning, it might feel good. You might feel like you're learning some stuff. But shortly after, you're going to feel completely lost, and especially if you don't have someone to learn from, it'll be even more difficult to do. If you're going to take on switching your career, you absolutely need to know the reasons why.
Is it your kids? Is it your future family? Is it your brother and your sister? Is it your mom and dad, people you want to support with the money that you make through programming? Is it because you really want to make this huge app do you think will change people's lives? Is that the real reason why because if it is, then maybe you'll stick it out. But most people won't because they don't know their reason why, and they're just doing it because they heard of it, and they think it's cool. That's not enough.
You really need a lot behind it. Ask yourself that question. If you don't feel any emotions or if you feel emotions, I want you to comment how you felt in the comments below, and we'll discuss. I'll let you know if I think you have the drive to change or not. Catch you guys in the next one.