Always Enjoy The Work You Do and Build Teams Rather Than Hoard Credit with Jason Lengstorf
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Jason Lengstorf is a principal developer experience engineer at Netlify and hosts Learn With Jason, a live-streamed video show where he pair programs to learn something new in 90 minutes. He spends a lot of time telling people that the formula for success and happiness is to lift each other up and share what we learn. In this episode Jason joins Phil to talk about the importance of enjoying the work we do, and how this can breed creativity. He also discusses the importance of building up a team in favour of hoarding credit for achievement.
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After devoting himself to a highly-paid career path, Jason felt his social life and physical health slipping away, to the point where his life suddenly became very unhappy. Never sacrifice your life or happiness for money.
Jason’s current position strikes exactly the right balance between enjoyment and financial stability. He could earn more money as a consultant, but the role he currently enjoys allows him a degree of creativity, provides a living, and he gets to experience each day with his friends in the industry.
The opportunities that seem to be emerging remotely, and the ways in which these remote opportunities benefit far more people than ever before. Helping disadvantaged sectors to emerge as the next IT rock stars is incredibly exciting and empowering.
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