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Unwritten Rules of a Better Professional Life

Unwritten Rules of a Better Professional Life

You want an happy, successful professional life as much as I want, don't you? I've collected a set of valuable principles that shaped the decisions in my own career. I liked them too much, I hope you like them too.

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Lemi Orhan Ergin

December 18, 2020
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  1. unspoken lemi orhan ergin co-founder, rules professional life OF A

    Better
  2. LEMi ORHAN ERGiN co-founder, Craftbase founder, Software Craftsmanship Turkey alumni,

    Sony, eBay, ACM, iyzico programming, since 2001 with love culture cultivator, with teams for years speakerdeck.com/lemiorhan this one are right there! I am an active programmer I am usually in that mood the others happen when I run out of coffee mainly on backend side
  3. Be honest to yourself 
 and answer 3 questions

  4. Be honest to yourself 
 and answer 3 questions What

    is your profession? what do you do in reality ? how do you call yourself ? what makes you proud at work ? How do you earn your life, without titles ?
  5. Be honest to yourself 
 and answer 3 questions What

    do the best professionals do in your profession to be the best? write down 10 things they do better than the majority you should write it down all, push yourself think about the best colleagues you have ever worked closely
  6. Be honest to yourself 
 and answer 3 questions What

    are the things best professionals do but you don't do? what are your weaknesses and strengths ? What do people think about you and the way you work ? do you really know yourself ? your limits, your principles ?
  7. Be honest to yourself 
 and answer 3 questions What

    do the best professionals do in your profession to be the best? What is your profession? What are the things best professionals do but you don't do? you should answer these regularly and thoughtfully
  8. You want to work with good professionals & mentors 


    and improve your skills while using latest technologies 
 with a inspiring purpose
  9. You want to work with good professionals & mentors 


    and improve your skills while using latest technologies 
 with a inspiring purpose welcome to the real world you really think changing job at every 4 months is good ? what can we do to improve 
 our professional life 
 while trying to survive ?
  10. never be a… advice guru with no hands-on experience technology

    masturbator social media self-marketer over-over-con f i dent having bad references bad professional background fanatic, zealot lonely cowboy egoist, self-centered negative-thinker rude, jerk, disrespectful be a doer get the things done never be "the consultant" in your team show what you can do by doing it
  11. be domain expert we need more domain experts 
 than

    framework experts in sector
  12. do not believe in titles Never! never believe in senior

    managers or junior consultants 
 god save the no-coding architects ! promotions in titles are fake motivators to keep you in the company longer
  13. average is bad. average goals are mediocre goals. 10x Rule,

    by Grant Cardone Love your problems. Don’t compete, rather do dominate. Commit f i rst and f i gure it our later. mediocrity kills the world !
  14. Everything sucks, and everything works perfectly in certain conditions Simply

    “it depends”. there are no best practices only good practices exists, with context
  15. Don't worry about getting it right, worry about how you'll

    know you're wrong... No one will be perfect. What we do, build, deploy will have weaknesses. As individuals, we will fail at understanding, communicating, focusing. The important question is not "why do we fail?", it is "how fast can we know when we failed?". - Liz Keogh
  16. AGILE

  17. Like in special relativity, the act of measuring always in

    f l uences the phenomenon being measured. The Observer Effect always 
 says the last word when you measure personal metrics
  18. Alignment is the only effective communication strategy 
 when complexity

    is high Stop starting you day by giving personal daily status reports to others. Talk about tasks and the work in progress and update your plans to get the shit done.
  19. stop brogramming culture, reject stereotypes do not be a part

    of an unethical and corrupted culture surrounded with jerks
  20. Communication dictates design 
 Design shapes communication Conway's Law rules

    the world.
  21. always leave the campground cleaner than you found it Teams

    care for the system as a whole, rather than just individuals caring for their own part. We should cultivate the habit of getting things done and making code smart. 99 Things Every Developer Should Know, section by Robert C. Martin that can only happen when the pressure of neighbourhoods exists
  22. be a good communicator your speaking language is another programming

    language You do not know, think, do, analyze, resolve better than everyone else. Listen and ask questions till you fully understand, then propose solutions. Pragmatic Programmer, by Andrew Hunt and David Thomas
  23. never sacri f i ce your family If you sacri

    f i ce your family for your career, it’s not career. It’s sel f i shness and cruelty. There is nothing more important than the f i rst birthday of your baby.
  24. balanced life is a myth Every area of life demands

    a different level of engagement depending on where it stands. Attend to the areas of your life according to where you are right now Living Forward, by Michael Hyatt
  25. The journey of mastery is not in an upward direction

    but is more like a series of plateaus followed by a little bit of progress. The plateau is the longest part of the whole journey - This is where you practice the usual stuff repeatedly without seeing results for a while. Mastery, by George Leonard
  26. learn fundamentals of your profession, study even after years of

    experience in sector
  27. never get used to live 
 with dysfunctions listen and

    take time to understand the big picture “Be happy, but never satis f i ed” - Bruce Lee Mini Habits, by Stephen Guise
  28. own your career 
 take responsibility of yourself 
 you

    will never find time, create it Take responsibility for yourself and your actions in terms of your career advancement, your learning and education, your project, and your day-to-day work. As Martin Fowler says, “you can change your organization or change your organization.” The Software Craftsman, by Sandro Mancuso
  29. Only the ones creating fast and well-crafted makes a difference

    how that can happen ? both high quality and fast ? 
 practice my friend, practice !
  30. Talent is overrated Talent is Overrated, by Geoff Colvin

  31. I’ve never seen 
 any success 
 without hard work,

    
 dedication for quality 
 and failure.
  32. I’ve never seen 
 any success 
 without hard work,

    
 dedication for quality 
 and failure. @lemiorhan LEMi ORHAN ERGiN