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#027 - Lessons Learned from "The Last Dance"

May 17, 2021 Julian Sequeira & Bob Belderbos
PyBites Podcast
#027 - Lessons Learned from "The Last Dance"
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PyBites Podcast
#027 - Lessons Learned from "The Last Dance"
May 17, 2021
Julian Sequeira & Bob Belderbos

This week we have Drew Kerr on the show, consultant / web developer and like us, big on self development and mindset.

We talk about the importance of mindset as a developer and lessons learned from The Last Dance, an amazing documentary about the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan:

  1. Fail your way forward, often not taught at school (and important to conquer rejections with interviewing).
  2. Being present, not to worry about what might go wrong, not to allow failure to even enter your mind.
  3. MJ’s “My game is my biggest endorsement” which is closely related to Gary Keller’s The One Thing; it’s easy to get distracted, you should focus on one thing though and do it extraordinarily well.
  4. Expect criticism to happen at higher levels, it takes mental strength to block out the negative / distractions and focus on the essentials.
  5. Have a relentless work ethic which will have a compound effect over time (“the slide edge”). Adopt the Seinfeld principle, code every day, deliberate practice is key (see also episode #015).


This and much more in our new episode.

Enjoy and if you like the show please leave us a review.

Get in touch with Drew on PyBites Slack or LinkedIn.

Books mentioned:

Show Notes

This week we have Drew Kerr on the show, consultant / web developer and like us, big on self development and mindset.

We talk about the importance of mindset as a developer and lessons learned from The Last Dance, an amazing documentary about the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan:

  1. Fail your way forward, often not taught at school (and important to conquer rejections with interviewing).
  2. Being present, not to worry about what might go wrong, not to allow failure to even enter your mind.
  3. MJ’s “My game is my biggest endorsement” which is closely related to Gary Keller’s The One Thing; it’s easy to get distracted, you should focus on one thing though and do it extraordinarily well.
  4. Expect criticism to happen at higher levels, it takes mental strength to block out the negative / distractions and focus on the essentials.
  5. Have a relentless work ethic which will have a compound effect over time (“the slide edge”). Adopt the Seinfeld principle, code every day, deliberate practice is key (see also episode #015).


This and much more in our new episode.

Enjoy and if you like the show please leave us a review.

Get in touch with Drew on PyBites Slack or LinkedIn.

Books mentioned: