Quick: WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU WALKED AWAY FROM OPPORTUNITY & WHY?
I’ll start: The last time I walked away from a cool sounding opportunity was last month. An #AI startup wanted my #ContentCreator services to create an interview on them and maybe do a #tech review. They weren’t compelled to work with me on their rate, however... and instead opted to go shallow and wide instead. That’s their prerogative - no bad blood.
The thing I don’t get though is... why would someone want to tarnish their brand and reputation by working with a client that doesn’t see true value in what they have to offer? I wouldn’t.
When you take less than you know you deserve, you send the world a signal that:
1️⃣ You don’t truly know your worth &
2️⃣ You don’t believe you’re worthy to receive the true value that your work generates.
Neither of those are me, so .... NEXT.
👇🏻 Your turn, tell us the whens, whats, and whys of your badassery 👇🏻
Who DOESN'T want to live life on their own terms?
From the time I opened my first lemonade stand, I knew that I wanted to make life happen (instead of taking what I could get on good behavior).
Do you know how you'll know you're ready to start creating the FREEDOM and EXCITEMENT you crave? You'll start taking ACTIONS to turn your DREAMS INTO REALITY.
Waiting for that perfect time? It won't ever arrive. Now is all you got.
Decide what you want and start taking action. It's about as simple as that.
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Tell me, what action will you take TODAY to turn your dreams into a reality?
We were going to have a Friday giveaway until I found out that my buddy @DataRush (pictured on my left here) just released a book with Data Bricks, called Unified #Analytics !!
It’s available as a #free PDF download, so everyone wins this Friday!
What’s it about? Essentially it’s about deploying #Spark in the #cloud to unify analytics, as well as your #DataScience & #DataEngineering workflows.
If you’re looking to learn or stay up-to-speed with developments in real-time #bigdata analytics, it’s def worth a read (I’m reading it 😉)
I’ll place a link to it in my Stories, or you can get it at https://pages.databricks.com/uap-dummies.html
Tell me your fav parts of the book in the comments below!
💗 We’re going to be starting regular GIVEAWAYS here on Instagram, as a way to show 💕 to the awesome BDG community that’s rocking the IG scene!
Over in Stories I’ve started polling people to see what they’d like as #prizes (feel free to join that discussion in Stories if you like...) So far, people seem to want #books and #courses ... my next question is:
A. #BigData + #AI
B. General #coding + #webdev
C. #careers + #entrepreneurship
If you had to choose 1, what would your choice be? A, B or C?
There are going to be times when your WILL IS TESTED:
• That sexy job offer just when you are to act on your decision to go in business for yourself.
• Those slow times when you wonder if it’s better just to get a job and forget your dreams.
• Those AMAZING opportunities that come along that have MAJOR components that are DIS-ALIGNED with what you want for yourself.
• The risk of spending most of your resources on a hunch that the investment will take you in the right direction.
• The temptation to accept less than you know you are worth.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 😮⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
And THESE ARE JUST THE TESTS I’VE FACED. TEMPTATIONS! LULLS CALLING US TO LIVE ACCORDING TO OTHERS INSTEAD OF REMAINING FAITHFUL TO OURSELVES AND OUR OWN CALLINGS.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
They represent 1 of 2 things:
1️⃣ A moment where you believe what other people promise you and fall away from your decision to live life on your own terms.
2️⃣ A moment where your faith and resolve is strengthened and you begin looking for signs of the avalanche of success that’s waiting right around the corner.
Which of these 2 scenarios would you choose for yourself today?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
It’s few and far between that I ever see a #tech professional who’s earning what their skills are truly worth.
Most of us accept a handsome salary in exchange for the security an #employment position offers (but how secure is any one job these days? 🤣)
Even #coders who earn almost $200k per year in #employment salary - how much more would they have earned if they owned the work-product they generate?
No, in general #programmers and #stem professionals are grossly underpaid (considering the difficulty of the work they do).
Honestly, it really makes me angry to see it happening - the #business people keeping most of the money while the tech people do most of the work!
That’s one reason I am so passionate about helping fellow tech professionals get into business for themselves. Because I believe that we should earn what our work is truly worth, and not less.
In this spirit I’m giving out my ultimate #checklist for building a six-figure #onlinebusiness . If you’re ready to start getting paid what you’re truly worth, you’re gonna want to pick that up from my LINK IN BIO.
#SmartDevices are all the rage in today’s #data -obsessed world. I love investigating these new #gadgets to see if they really do get the improved results they claim.
That’s why, when @foreo contacted me to do a #sponsored review of their Luna FoFo #SmartBeauty gadget, I was more than eager.
First things first - what it is: it’s a silicon-covered face scrubbing device that has sensors embedded to measure the vitality of your skin. It’s marketed as a “smart beauty coach”.
The first thing I did with the device was check to see if the #sensor really responded to environmental stimuli. I tested it on my baby and my husband and myself. I also tested it after I had been sick with a stomach bug. The sensors are very accurate for measuring & scoring #SkinHydration .
How the product works is that the frequency at which the scrubber vibrates is determined by the readings of your skin in different areas of the face. So in that sense the Luna Fofo is offering you a customized #cleaning regime.
What the product does NOT offer you, however, are suggestions on how to improve your skin score. That said, you can use the sensors via a trial-and-error approach to figure out which #moisturizing regimes are actually working with your #skin .
What I discovered was that most of my high-end #moisturizers don’t work with my skin. What does work is #RoyalJelly .
So what the product did for me is it created data that described the condition of my skin so that I could use that information to select products that really work for me. It gave me a sense of certainty about my #skincare selections. And it offers a nice cleaning functionality on top of the rest. The price point is $129 and considering what I’ll save by stopping my purchase of ineffective #BeautyProducts , I’d say it is worth it!
My publisher is looking for a great #writer who also has significant experience with #DataScience on #BlockChain technologies. This is for a #BookDeal .
If that’s you, get your name on the list for consideration by dropping your LinkedIn URL in the comments below.
If you think a friend may qualify, TAG them here so they can see for themselves...
This is totally anonymous, also no DMs about it please... just drop your LinkedIn URL and I will pass this post to my contact, so you can be considered.
Cheers to all you blockchain buffs out there 💋