Job vs. Career, Content Creation & Motivation with James Q Quick - 87

Job vs. Career, Content Creation & Motivation with James Q Quick

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James shares how developer advocacy experience and content creation has helped him throughout his career, especially early on. Next to that, we discuss the difference between a job and a career, motivation and passion.

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Connect with James Q Quick:
https://www.jamesqquick.com
https://twitter.com/jamesqquick
https://www.learnbuildteach.com
https://www.youtube.com/@JamesQQuick

Full episode on YouTube ▶️
https://youtu.be/tdvuAbc7P7U

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OUTLINE:
00:00:00 – Intro
00:00:25 – Finding your voice
00:01:41 – James’s experience as evangelist
00:03:05 – Content strategies
00:04:57 – Consistency vs. Quality
00:07:08 – Listening to feedback
00:10:56 – Feedback that has stuck with James
00:15:44 – James’s early in career experience
00:19:29 – Job vs. Career
00:20:42 – Comparing yourself to others
00:26:35 – From evangelist to full-time programming
00:29:51 – Stepping away from the developer role
00:32:07 – Content creators are at the forefront
00:36:56 – Advocating for yourself
00:37:44 – Work ethic
00:40:20 – Work life balance
00:44:10 – Flexibility and overworking
00:48:02 – Advice for early in career in tech
00:50:37 – Changing teams and companies
00:53:40 – Make sure you’re happy
00:56:16 – Last thoughts