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  1. The last few months I have been working very hard studying web development and computer programming related topics. I am currently working part-time while investing anywhere between 3-6 hours everyday studying and practicing. I have a clear vision for what I want in life and where I want to be, at least within the next 5-10 years, and I have been working incredibly hard and sacrificing a lot to get to this position within the next few months to a year. However, my dilemma is that I have SO many interests in my life and so many things I want to study and learn about and get involved in. These last few months I have given up a lot of things that I would normally engage in. Things like: daily exercise, taking nutrition seriously, reading books, meditating, watching interesting documentaries, staying up to date with politics, engaging on this forum etc... Literally all I've done the last 4 months is work and study. And I have progressed an enormous amount because of it. I seriously feel like I'm making considerable strides towards my goal. But I really miss my other hobbies and feel that I'm stagnating in other areas where I want to grow. For those who are pursuing a LP or career or have successfully done so already, did you have to make similar sacrifices? How did you deal with this? Where you able to pick up hobbies and interests when your goal was eventually met? In reality, of course I already know sacrifices are going to have to be made if I want to achieve my goal in the timeframe I have set for myself. I guess I'm just curious about how others dealt with these sacrifices.
  2. Well done. At the very least, you have made many new valuable connections which can serve you going forward. Good job on identifying what you want and being outgoing about it
  3. A few months ago I decided that I am going to study web development and become a software developer as my career. I have been studying for 3 months and have learned so much and have really made strides on this path. However I think I have a problem in that I am too impatient and want things now. Part of me clearly understands that learning programming by myself is going to be difficult and can take me quite a while before I am job ready, but another part of me wants it right now and there's that little voice that tells me no matter how much I study I still won't be competent enough to actually find a job. I've even told myself who cares if it takes 2 or 3 years, I'll be 25 by then and will still be able to reap the benefits of a career like this at a very young age. But again part of me understands that and another part is doubtful that I'll ever be able to learn what's required to get a job. I guess part of the problem is that I am impatient and just need to stop overthinking and attack each day at a time, and another part just doubts that I'll ever even make it. Does anyone have any tips for how to better develop patience? I've read that so many people have been able to teach themselves web development and land a job after only a few months. I'm having trouble accepting that it may take longer, and even if it does it will still be worth it.
  4. @Hello from Russia Great advice, thanks.
  5. @Hello from Russia Thanks for the response. So as of right now, I've clearly established that I am going down the path of front-end development. Basically the path is simply HTML/CSS (which I've learned the fundamentals of), then JavaScript, then React all while building projects along the way to showcase in a portfolio to potential employers. You didn't mention that you are a programmer yourself in your response but I hope what I just said makes sense. Do you think this is an employable path? Should I get even more specific beyond specializing in a framework like React? If you yourself are not a developer you can just ignore my response.
  6. To all you developers and programmers out there... I've been grinding the last month teaching myself front-end web development . I've already covered the basics of HTML/CSS and have built several cool static web projects. I am actually moving on to my JavaScript course today. The reason I got into studying this stuff is because I have no desire to work in the finance world which is what I studied at college and have been thinking and looking for alternatives for quite a while now. I think the Life Purpose Course didn't necessarily directly show me that I want to become a developer but definitely helped me realize my values and strengths which ultimately lead me down a road of discovering this career path. Another reason is because I've always wanted to sort of have that digital nomad lifestyle in which I could travel and work in different parts of the world while earning a decent salary, and it seems that developer jobs are ideal for digital nomad type of life. I am asking if anyone has any tips for someone who is self-teaching. I start a part-time finance job next week so thankfully I will have tons of time to commit to studying and practicing. So far I've been doing anywhere between 25-45 hours a week. Is web development the right choice? What should I expect when it comes time to apply to jobs? How do I make myself stand out? Really any tips are appreciated. Leo I believe you were a self-taught game developer so if you happen to be reading this maybe you can give me a tip or 2 on what to expect or how to approach finding employment. Thanks.
  7. Hey everyone, Since I graduated with a degree in Finance in May 2020 I’ve only been able to manage a 3 month contract position (it was supposed to be 6 months) which helped me gain some relevant experience in things like SAP and other typical cooperate corporate job things. I’ve recently realized that what I want more than anything in life is to eventually be able to work remotely. I want to have a decent job and be able to work from any country I want. I am a long way off considering I have almost 0 experience and remote jobs are typically even harder to land than regular on-site jobs but I’m now prepared and more motivated than ever to take necessary action to move along the path of my dream. Here is my question: As I continue to struggle to find my real first full time job, what SPECIFIC things can I learn on my own to boost up my resume and allow me to add some more skills and knowledge to my arsenal? I already know a bit of SAP and recently bought a course to get even better at Excel because I’m only intermediate at the moment. What else is very impressive and useful in the finance world? Should I learn quickbooks? SQL? Python? Salesforce? I know it probably depends on the exact job or realm I want to enter but just generally what would be useful and helpful to land my my first job? Thanks so much for reading and answering.
  8. In the context of the conversation a friend of mine sort of made a harmless joke suggesting that being "gender-fluid" is no different than and just as absurd as claiming to be "racial-fluid". I kind of laughed but then started thinking about it and actually became curious to whether or not that was true and if there were other scenarios where one can just insert any category and claim to be "blank-fluid". So I thought that there are clear differences between masculinity and femininity while there are no inherent differences between races, naturally speaking. It's possible for a woman to be more in touch with her masculine side and vice versa but you will not see a Chinese man claim to in fact be an Arab because what is exactly the difference that we can pin-point between Chinese people and Arabs (aside from culture differences)? And then one can claim that we shouldn't ignore the culture aspect and perhaps a Chinese person feels Arab because he is more in touch with Arab culture. But culture is not really dependent on actual races because you can see an individual of one particular race who "acts" in the same fashion another race typically does, whatever that means. But that would further validate the concept of gender-fluidity because perhaps (obviously) masculinity and femininity is not dependent on your biological sex. I don't know. It's interesting to think about. What am I missing?
  9. Picking up the habit again, I want to take it very serious (relative to how serious I was taking it in recent times). 30 min morning, 30 min evening. I have been doing it all week and have seen through all the sessions but I have serious problems of drifting into sleep when I meditate. A year or 2 ago I used to meditate more seriously and I don’t remember this being an issue. It’s like I catch myself falling asleep, and I tell myself: “that’s it! Focus now. Breathe in, breathe out, breathe in, breathe out.” Next thing you know I have all these random images in my mind and my head is slowly sagging down as I fall asleep! It’s so frustrating because I want these sessions to be productive. Are there any practical tips or is it a matter of just sticking through it every single day and gradually getting better?
  10. I feel like manipulation is inherent when it comes to stock trading in the short term. It’s too easy to do with hedge funds who have insane pools of money or when individuals form a massive coalition like this case. I think the best strategy would be to just avoid the game of trying to time the market and pick individual stocks. It’s way too risky, stressful, and most importantly to me, a massive distraction. I never really used to think of it this way but now I just feel like engaging in this short-term bullshit on companies with horrible fundamentals just to make a quick buck is rather cringeworthy to me. If you are going to invest in individual companies, it should be ones that have a vision that you are passionate about and believe in. Based on all the research I’ve done, its easy to make money in the stock market by simply being patient and investing in relatively safe index funds that track the entire market over the course of several decades. It’s just insane how easy it is to become totally consumed by investing with very short-term goals.
  11. Just gotta wonder if large online communities band together like this they could probably constantly fuck over Wall Street. I wonder if they are going to try to regulate these communities manipulation, even though these hedge funds and institutions always manipulate themselves.
  12. @Roy You think that'll be the case even if Biden fails to achieve anything significant over the next 2 years? I know he has already signed over a dozen executive orders, but by significant I mean addressing major issues like student loan debt, expanding medicare, raising minimum wage, helping to create a more equitable and just society etc. Considering the Dems have the opportunity to achieve almost anything they want though Congress, if they get nothing done won't the finger just be pointed at them as they're called "do-nothing-dems"? Also, it'll be interesting to see how Biden deals with the Middle-East and if he'll start to engage in more Neo-lib bullshit wars over there as I think a decent portion of the country has been wising up to these wasteful and useless wars. It seems anti-war is a stance that voters on both aisles tend to agree with.
  13. It'll be interesting to see how many Rep politicians try to hang on and pander to Trump's crowd over the next several years. It seems like Trump and his nut-huggers like Cruz, Rubio, Carlson, and I'm sure several others are more popular among this radicalized conservative voter base than the likes of Romney. I'm sure a large percent of rep voters will not soon forget Romney's negative opinion and stance on their beloved cult leader. Either way I am definitely curious to see who it will be. Also, keep an eye on Josh Hawley.
  14. @Lyubov @integral fascinating videos. Definitely something to consider and ponder
  15. I don’t understand. Which is it? I thought ownership was supposed to be anonymous. This is the headline I woke up to this morning