By November 20, 2013

Don’t Be Afraid To Look Like An Idiot

I've decided to also start creating posts whenever I publish a new YouTube video every Wednesday to make it a bit easier to follow what I am doing.

In case you didn't know, a few months ago I started creating YouTube videos about topics that aren't exactly constrained to software development. (Much like this blog I guess.)

I usually talk about inspirational topics that I think will help you to become a better software developer and have more success in your life in general.  Most of these things are lessons I've learned the hard way.

This week's video is about not being afraid to look like an idiot.  I'll probably do a more expansive blog post on the topic sometime in the future, but much of the idea for this video came from the keynote I did at the Raleigh Code Camp last week.


In that keynote, I talked about how being afraid of looking like an idiot can really hold you back and prevent you from growing in your career and in your life.

I've found that just about everyone struggles with this fear or looking like an idiot, but once you recognize the value of overcoming it, doing so becomes much easier.

So, check out the video, you can watch it right here below.  Let me know what you think, I'd love to hear your feedback.

About the author

John Sonmez

John Sonmez is the founder of Simple Programmer and a life coach for software developers. He is the best selling author of the book "Soft Skills: The Software Developer's Life Manual."