Invest In Yourself With A Growth Mind-Set and Understand The Value Of The Knowledge You Gain with Ben Hong

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Ben Hong

In this week’s show, Phil talks to Ben Hong, a Vue.js Core Team Member and a Staff Developer Experience Engineer at Netlify as well as a Google Developer Expert in Web Technologies & Map Platforms. He has spoken, taught and Emc’ed around the world at events such as VueConfUS, Vue Toronto and O’Reilly’s Fluent Conf. He is also a lead instructor at Vue Mastery, one of the premier learning platforms for the Vue.js community. Ben discusses the value in investing in yourself with a growth mind-set. He also talks about why we should always appreciate our personal career path, and the experiences that make it unique.

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Resources

BenCodeZen.io – Click on the link to check out Ben’s website!

2 Top Career Tips

1) Always invest in yourself with a growth mind-set. Look for methods and ways to improve and develop in your own time, as every time your move forward, you add value to your career as a whole.
2) Never hesitate to invest in yourself, as no one can ever take away the knowledge you gain or the experiences you have.

Show Notes

Worst Career Moment

After completing a project, Ben was suddenly asked about which direction he wished to go next, and could not answer. This taught him the value in focusing on specific skills and directions.

Career Highlight

Getting the opportunity to join his current development team. For a long time, Ben had wished to reintroduce UX design to his portfolio, and this gave him the opportunity to do so.

The Future

Ben is excited about the popularity of open source, and the wealth of ideas happening right now on the web. The possibilities are seemingly endless.

The Reveal

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

Ben read an HTML book when young, and was instantly excited by the possibilities.

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

Listen, learn, and then become the person that people come to with questions.

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

That his dream career path was not possible.

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

Ben would have taken much better notes!

What career objectives are you currently focusing on?

Content generation, and empowering others to build incredible things.

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

Relationship building.

What do you do to keep your own career energized?

Ben ensures that he associates with communities who understand the burnout that can blight many IT careers.

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

Playing the ukulele.

Contact The Guest

Contact Ben Hong through the following social media platforms:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/bencodezen

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bencodezen/

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