PyBites Podcast

#028 - New levels new devils

May 28, 2021 Julian Sequeira & Bob Belderbos
PyBites Podcast
#028 - New levels new devils
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PyBites Podcast
#028 - New levels new devils
May 28, 2021
Julian Sequeira & Bob Belderbos

Every time you go up you're inevitably going to hit more challenging problems which takes a lot of mindset.

Today we talk about 3 occasions where we entered new levels, met new devils and how we dealt with it:

1. Getting our first coding role:

  • How you have to dive straight in.
  • Step back a bit, setting expectations with the team (see also episode #021).
  • Try to gain a quick win to boost your confidence.


2. Working out:

  • To make gains lift heavier which takes mindset (as well as the discipline of going to the gym every single day).
  • However be nice for yourself, adjust to your situation (80% on a bad day is better than nothing).


3. PyBites / getting out there:

  • We wrote last week that every developer needs to build up their body of content.
  • We started doing this with our blog and doing the #100DaysOfCode challenge, then building courses / our platform and ultimately becoming coaches.
  • Every step there were new problems and things we needed to learn (and it never stops).
  • Lot of fear, imposter syndrome we had to conquer along the way.
  • For example getting over hearing your own recorded voice, getting on camera, these are now new "normals" which we could not foresee when we started.


So the main takeaway: look for new levels, take things head-on, remember that the pain is temporary and you'll look back realizing there was not that much magic. Then repeat.

We hope this inspires you to keep challenging yourself continuously, because it's one of the best feelings in life.

What we're reading:


If you want to be challenged in order to grow as a Python developer, pursuing better career opportunities, come talk to us. We have helped many people achieve those goals and we would love to see you be our next success story.

Book a call here: https://pybit.es/apply 

Thanks for listening and see you in the next episode.

Show Notes

Every time you go up you're inevitably going to hit more challenging problems which takes a lot of mindset.

Today we talk about 3 occasions where we entered new levels, met new devils and how we dealt with it:

1. Getting our first coding role:

  • How you have to dive straight in.
  • Step back a bit, setting expectations with the team (see also episode #021).
  • Try to gain a quick win to boost your confidence.


2. Working out:

  • To make gains lift heavier which takes mindset (as well as the discipline of going to the gym every single day).
  • However be nice for yourself, adjust to your situation (80% on a bad day is better than nothing).


3. PyBites / getting out there:

  • We wrote last week that every developer needs to build up their body of content.
  • We started doing this with our blog and doing the #100DaysOfCode challenge, then building courses / our platform and ultimately becoming coaches.
  • Every step there were new problems and things we needed to learn (and it never stops).
  • Lot of fear, imposter syndrome we had to conquer along the way.
  • For example getting over hearing your own recorded voice, getting on camera, these are now new "normals" which we could not foresee when we started.


So the main takeaway: look for new levels, take things head-on, remember that the pain is temporary and you'll look back realizing there was not that much magic. Then repeat.

We hope this inspires you to keep challenging yourself continuously, because it's one of the best feelings in life.

What we're reading:


If you want to be challenged in order to grow as a Python developer, pursuing better career opportunities, come talk to us. We have helped many people achieve those goals and we would love to see you be our next success story.

Book a call here: https://pybit.es/apply 

Thanks for listening and see you in the next episode.