Exploring what I do & why I do it from an intellectual perspective has paid sizable dividends in my life. One of my main takeaways from that effort is that writing down what works is even more useful than reading about it.
I can categorize how effective any given behavior has been for me into three groups; Behaviors that I know to work, behaviors that I know not to work, and things where I’m uncertain whether they work or not. I can then adjust my behavior based on that knowledge.
This is an obvious but useful concept to apply. Not everyone who makes mistakes learns from them – and those who do, learn to different degrees.
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I’m deeply unsatisfied with the life I lead. Some people might find this strange.
I’ve got a girlfriend whom I love, and who loves me back. My income puts me in the top 1% for my age. I live in one of the most vibrant & fun cities in the world.
I’ve attained many of the markers of success that society agrees upon as valid. So why am I not happy?
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“Where do you see yourself in five years?” is a classic interview question that I’ve had trouble with in the past.
It’s not a terribly complicated question to answer as a 26 year old software engineer, but as my mother knows, making easy assignments into hard ones is something of a specialty for me.
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Software engineers often carry a strong disdain for magic.
Ironically enough, this is because they’re in one of the few professions where magic, for most intents & purposes, actually works.
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Full In Partners is a software growth equity & buyout firm in Midtown Manhattan. They’re also my employer of almost a year.
Starting work here in May 2022 has been two miracles for the price of one.
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I’m a tech guy. It’s in my blood.
My father introduced personal computing to his workplace back in 1986.
This workplace, mind you, was a farming & cattle ranching operation in the middle of nowhere. (Nearest to Fresno, in California’s Central Valley).
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