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Jul 29, 2019 23:56:23

Value proposition and my ego

by @abrahamKim PATRON | 228 words | 1🔥 | 462💌


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My girlfriend has told me many times before that I need to have my own personal portfolio that shows people what I stand for what kind of value I can provide.

I've never had one of these and I deep down hoped I would never need to have one. That's my ego.

I got to talk to Jack Lyons for the first time this weekend, and it was nice to get his take on what it means for a developer to have their own personal site. It was nice to hear his experience... that people do actually reach out on the contact forms. It made me for the first time be able to set aside my ego for just a moment to think yes maybe I do need one... maybe I could have one.

When I told this to my gf, she said that I must hate her, because she's told me so many times and I just never listened. But I told her that this was different because it was a person in a context I could fully relate to. And then I remembered Jack mentioning how he spends days not being able to talk to any other developers about dev stuff... and so yes, I think I can let go of my ego for a bit, for now. And maybe someday, for longer.

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    @abrahamKim - I totally understand why your gf said you must hate her. I get it all the time when I appear to value other people's opinion over close family. For some reason, we put more weight when certain types of advice comes from people other than close family.

    My response to her would have been making a long list of things that you have done based on her experience.... and say - "See I listed to you 99% of the time... This one time, I needed an extra push because of my ego. "

    Keni avatar Keni | Jul 30, 2019 08:34:41
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    @abrahamKim Clarity comes when you're ready. My wife has told me things I should do, but I resisted until someone I could relate to told me the exact same truth 😂. There's no harm in having a personal site. You don't need a flashy logo or amazing head shot. Keep it simple and show the world what you do. You never know where it could take you or who you will meet along the way :)

    Jack Lyons avatar Jack Lyons | Jul 29, 2019 17:04:03
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    whoops. I do not know why I wrote this as a reply to your post. I think it was due to it being ten minutes before my streak deadline lol.

    Abe avatar Abe | Jul 30, 2019 00:06:35
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