Beyond Coding Episode #95

Changing Careers, Listening and Podcasting with Bart Farrell

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Description

Probably the most fun conversation I’ve had while having the most connectivity issues
Hopefully nothing noticeable 🙂

Bart Farrell comes on and shares his non-linear journey to the tech industry. I love how he leverages his previous experience in what he does now and isn’t afraid to jump into the unknown.

Next to that, we discuss our learnings from having had many conversations with different. Listening is one of the key takeaways there.

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Outline

00:00:00 – Intro
00:00:28 – Bart’s non-linear path to the tech industry
00:02:15 – Bart’s YouTube channel
00:04:06 – Teaching and organising events
00:06:25 – Changing careers in Bart’s environment
00:09:09 – Leveraging previous experience
00:11:00 – Baby steps
00:11:55 – Breaking things down into small pieces
00:15:16 – Patrick’s podcasting journey
00:17:02 – Starting vs. Finishing
00:19:38 – Grinding it out
00:20:37 – Self reflection
00:22:48 – What Patrick has learned through talking to people
00:24:24 – Creating great environments
00:26:31 – Training for listening
00:29:02 – Listening as conference topic
00:30:38 – The feeling of being heard
00:32:25 – Powerful silences
00:34:50 – Podcasts we’ve listened to
00:37:04 – Why are people listening?
00:38:30 – Bart loves Ear Hustle
00:40:02 – Making notes while listening
00:41:38 – Facing imposter syndrome
00:44:28 – Suffering from not knowing
00:46:16 – Mentoring & Feedback
00:48:46 – Bouncing perceptions
00:51:10 – Bart has his calendly link open
00:53:44 – Truly helping people