Focus On The Things You’re Passionate About with Mike Williams

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Mike Williams

Mike Williams is the founder of BuildLab, a digital development and automation studio and the co-founder and CTO of SharpSeat, an Event Ticket Marketplace. He is also a full-stack web developer with an emphasis on front-end-development & design and process automation. In this episode Mike talks about the importance of focusing on things your passionate about so as to remain motivated. He also discusses why it’s crucial to begin your career as soon as possible.


Mike Williams

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2 Top Career Tips

1) Find something you’re legitimately interested in, and make this the focus of your career path. This is the best way to remain motivated.
2) Start your career as soon as possible. Freelance if you can – it’s a great way to make extra money and gain experience that’ll serve you well.

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

Mike worked on a project that was cancelled after a large amount of work, which caused much stress. It was the result of expectation issues on both sides.

Career Highlight

Making the move to self-employment was a defining moment in Mike’s career path. Working for himself was always a career aspiration.

The Future

The newer technologies that remove the infrastructure that can sometimes be obstructive in terms of development. Gradually, the tech world is refining itself and becoming easier to wield.

The Reveal

What first attracted you to a career in I.T.?

Mike’s early life was built around computing and its many applications.

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?

Make sure you’re not just chasing shiny things. Find something you genuinely love and focus on that.

What is the worst career advice you’ve ever received?

Not to quit his day job!

If you had to begin your career again in today’s world, what would you do?

Mike would have started freelancing long before he did, and kick-started his career at a far younger age.

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

Continuing to build the team at BuildLab, and making sure they are better prepared for the challenges of the future.

What’s the number one non-technical skill that has helped you in your career so far?

Mike is good at holding projects together with more general thinking.

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

Trying new things, and endeavoring to better himself each day.

What do you do in your spare time away from technology?

Mike is a big food fan, and enjoys eating out and cooking at home.

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