Monthly Archives: May 2016

June 2016 Goals

Here’s my June 2016 goals:

June 2016 Goals

Last month was super busy with the addition of the coding class I’m doing.  It’s pushing the boundaries of how much quality work I can get done per month myself.  Spending large parts of my days and nights on coding prevents other work from getting done.

However I still want to do this coding class….

When I first went to college in 2001 I wanted to major in computer science.

As you may recall, 2001 was a pretty big year in the internet bubble, and at the University of Texas at Austin over 17,000 students were applying for a computer science program with only 5,000 spots.

To manage that huge influx in applicants, they implemented a year-long “weed out” program where they put everyone through certain computer science classes, and only the top 5,000 students make it into the actual program.

I was one of the weeds :(

So I ended up getting a political science degree instead….which is essentially 100% worthless.
(To clarify, I think college = awesome…..political science = meh).

THERE WAS ONE SILVER LINING to this episode.

While I sucked at programming (in comparison to my much harder working student colleagues), I was constantly exposed to different technologies, computers, and in general got better than the average population at “computers”.

This allowed me to start a bunch of small businesses on the side, primarily on the web, and set them up quickly.  This better understanding I had at technology allowed me to execute things faster, and understand things better.  I would even hire my fellow students to complete programming tasks for me (and never paid over $50 for it)!

Last month I started a coding class in Austin.
In-person, two classes per week, 3+ hours each.

With additional homework, transit time, and brain capacity going into this, it’s taking up about 1/3rd of the total brain power I have dedicated towards KopywritingKourse.com articles and other content (if you noticed a slight slow-down in output lately, you know why).

I am taking this course for a few reasons:

1.) Probably as some sort of compensation for never hitting my aspiration of getting a computer science degree.

2.) My computer skillset is getting outdated.  A refresh is welcome.

3.) “You don’t know what you don’t know.”  When you learn about things you currently don’t know about, a whole new realm is opened up.  You learn different ways of doing things, understand the world better, and can spot opportunities others can’t.

4.) Cuz I wanted to.

5.) All these cool-ass new toys like Artificial Intelligence API’s and stuff are coming out all the time, and I don’t even know how to use them :::throws tantrum:::.  I enjoy building stuff and tinkering, and more and more of the stuff you can build nowadays is software-based.

 

May 2016 Goals

My goals for May 2016:

may 2016 Goals

1.) Going through this month and making sure I have created the best damn copywriting training in the world.  It’s not 100% there yet, but will be very soon.

2.) I’m starting a coding class with AustinCodingAcademy.  This is like a knowledge refresh for my coding skillset.  I prefer outsourcing coding to other who are far better at it, but knowing the basics and having a good understanding of coding repositories and platforms is always good.

It’ll be 3+ hours every Monday and Wednesday in addition to my normal workload, so that should be interesting.  Yikes :-|

Also this month I’ll be in San Francisco for HustleCon.  I’ll be in town from May 12th – 16th. I actually wanted to stay in SF for the entire month of May, but had to cancel that due to the coding class.

I will also try to continuously update my calorie intake on this public doc:

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