(Przeczytaj po polsku) Today is a gloomy day for Poland. Paweł Adamowicz, mayor of Gdańsk, died after being stabbed on stage of a nationwide charity event. There are no words to describe this kind of a tragedy. We are all shocked, devastated, and heartbroken that this is the world that we live in. Anger is […]
Whenever I feel confused and overwhelmed, I like to keep things in perspective. And the truth is, this is the best confused and overwhelmed state than I have ever been in. Staying present and sorta-self-compassionate in the middle of an emotional turmoil is the single most healthy response I ever managed to achieve.
It’s been worse. Much worse.
I’m a huge fan of Lambda School and have been following them for several months now. It’s a coding school that only earns a percentage of your salary after you get a job for more than $50k/year, their success rate is absolutely mind blowing, and now they closed a big fundraising round to expand their […]
I am very often my own worst critic. No matter how much I accomplish, one silly mistake can ruin it all in my eyes. No matter how many challenges I overcome, it doesn’t really matter if I haven’t done it all. Either I cross a couple things off my todo list, and then feel guilty […]
There are so many things I haven’t done because of fear, doubt, and procrastination.
I thought I wasn’t ready yet. I thought that if I learn just one more thing, practice just one more repetition, read just one more book, I would know exactly what I needed to do.
I thought every new skill would be like a school subject, where I can learn the entire material and get an A+. I used to be the kid who always got straight A+ and would become very upset if I did not. I thought that the only thing between me and doing the things I wanted correctly at the first try was the right amount of study.
2018 was for me a year of intense growth, but I got to create much less than I consumed. This year, I plan to turn these proportions around by publishing something on my blog every day, no matter how small. If that sounds like something you always wanted to try, feel free to join me and my friends in the challenge.
Imagine you woke up one day, and everyone you met, saw, or interacted with was your very best friend. Not a good friend you’re happy to catch up with over coffee to share some laughs and have fun. No, like the best friend ever, the one that’s genuinely excited to see you, hug you, and […]
Why would anyone want to talk about death? It’s an immensely overwhelming topic, and almost everyone sensibly stays away from it. Unless you were personally affected by death in recent past, you won’t probably want to chat about it, and even then you’ll be extremely careful to do that. Death is an ultimate conversation killer, […]
A few months ago I took the challenge to teach deep, technical troubleshooting to anyone who’s interested. So far in my team, only the folks with some coding background worked on complex technical stuff. Nobody ever taught us to troubleshoot, we kinda learned it as a side effect of coding, and trying to fix our […]
Imagine three things you want to achieve or accomplish, three things that would cause you to thrive. It could be this week, this month, or this year… At the very least, this seems like a harmless exercise… Even if it won’t help you achieve any goals, the worst possible outcome is to stay where you […]