Don’t be a Code Pig
After going to more meetups and WordCamps than I can count, I’ve run into my fair share of code pigs. They’re the type of person who only listens to you to find flaws in how or what you’re doing. They’ll explain a better way to do what you’re doing without giving your current progress or situation two seconds of thought. They’ll berate your stack, CMS and IDE. They are often arrogant, pompous, pricks. But aren’t they funny?
Be Yourself, Don’t Let Others Dictate
One lesson I’ve learned over the years is that you have to stay true to who you are. You will bump heads with a lot of different personalities throughout your personal and professional life. Take them in, study them, toil over what you see, and then reflect on how that coincides with your own personality. What you find may surprise you.
Decisions, Decisions, Decisions
There are many types of people in this world. One thing that we all have in common is we all make decisions. How we make those decisions dictates how our life progresses. The decisions you make, whether good or bad, have a direct reflection on how you are perceived by others.