2. Create/draw an Illustrated Guide to some foundational industry topic
3. Understand that everything is a Remix.
Nothing is created completely originally. Copy, then tweak.
For example, you can copy other UI's and tweet what you do and learn as you go:
I'm challenging myself to recreate UI elements from around the web as a way to learn new things and keep fresh. 🍋— Delba de Oliveira (@delba_oliveira) June 13, 2021
Here's a wip thread on what I've been building, using and learning:
🏗️ Base stack:
• PostgreSQL and @Prismahttps://t.co/TSg7oLUAIy
4. This career advice tweet thread.
7: whatever you do, document it in writing, ideally in public. It’s a HUGE force multiplier on your reputation and helps other ppl build on your work— Sarah Constantin (@s_r_constantin) June 16, 2021
5. Create the resource for something you need to self study anyway
I always reach for this when people talk about "greatness." It touches a lot of points I hear all the time (quantity before quality, thinking in "systems" instead of "goals," etc), but it's probably my favorite presentation of it.
It's a mindset shift really. Just focus on being good / decent at something, recognize that the lows will eventually have some highs, and don't stop moving (unless you really hate what you're doing). It's a quick read, but with some effective examples and takeaways. Permanent bookmark for me 😄
Personal observation: I noticed that I acquired/exercised some of those skills while contributing to open source projects and interacting with the communities around such projects.
Especially with the idea of writing code as observable configuration.