November 10, 2018
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The Importance of Competing Thoughts

Before I dive into this idea of mine, I want to tell you, I've been scared to write it out. It's been in my head for a few months, but I'm genuinely nervous to share it with others. I don't know how you're going to receive it. Hopefully well, because I'm going for it. Some of you might know, I was a…
October 10, 2018
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In my last blog post , I shared with you several tips on how to make that hunt go better for you. We talked about how shifting our mindset to "seeking offers" instead of "getting a job" puts us in a position to "explore" rather than "judge". We need to explore many paths and options when trying to…
September 28, 2018
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If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen this tweet go out into the universe. I'm in the process of exploring the next part of my career and asking you all to help me do that by spreading the word. Don't think spreading the word can make a difference? It totally can. Just this past week, a…
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September 15, 2018
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Friday night, after React Rally 2018 , I led a group of intrepid devs to Beer Bar in downtown Salt Lake City for what I like to call "the unofficial after after party". Our group was quite large, so we ended up divided amongst two large tables. Our particular table only had a handful of our group…
August 21, 2018
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The events of this story took place several months ago, but let me tell you, they are as vivid to me now as they were then. It's going to sound a bit ridiculous, but I had a chance encounter with a cat that I don't think I'll forget for the rest of my life. I'm hoping you'll find the story quite…
February 05, 2018
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I am often asked to share the story of how I went from being a Christian pastor to a software engineer. Now that I've started Second Career Devs , I am being asked this question so often that I thought it wise to write it down and answer it once and for all. Where I Believe the Story Begins Unlike…
December 29, 2017
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My goals in no particular order are: Get Better at Prolific Creation, Worse at Prolific Consumption This thought has been on my mind a lot lately. It's a bit too easy to be a prolific consumer these days. Youtube, Netflix, Twitter, Facebook, Slack, Discord, tutorials (yes, learning can be thrown in…
December 26, 2017
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As 2017 comes to an end, I find that I am compelled to write a retrospective on the year. I hope that there might be something useful, valuable, or at the very least, entertaining in these words for you. It has taken me a few days to gather my thoughts and notes on what I think might be worth…
November 27, 2017
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Back in September, I tweeted: I'm proud to say that I finally was able to launch the podcast. I welcome you to follow Second Career Devs on iTunes and subscribe. If you're not a fan of iTunes, you can listen either via the Second Career Devs website or on Soundcloud . Whatever way you can, I…
November 10, 2017
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Saturday, November 11th, marks my fourth year as a professional web developer. It's been a crazy journey. One that has already taken me further than I could have imagined. I wanted to take a moment and write down some of my thoughts about these four years. Gratitude The first thing that comes to…

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