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Suggestions on working a full-time day job and build side projects at the same time?

Routines; how to keep energy and focus, etc.

I wrote an article about my thoughts on this a few months ago and it seemed to resonate with peeps since it's now been read nearly 100k times: https://blog.stephsmith.io/you-dont-need-to-quit-your-job-to-make/

I think the key takeaways are:

  • Determine your focal points and eliminate noise outside of that
  • Think of time in tiers
  • Focus on "absolute" tasks

As for routines:

  • Do the hard stuff in the morning or when you have the most energy
  • Time block
  • Measure/track your progress

Awesome Steph! Thanks for this great read. It resonated strongly with my current situation πŸ™‚ I’ll work on identifying my absolute tasks.

Glad it resonated!! Wishing you the best.

Great post. I can just sign this. Id did/do #fullstackjob beside having a 70h+ job and all is about time blocking, tracking progress, focus, and yes, do the hard stuff in the morning (I start around 3:30 am :-) )

Thank you!! I definitely don't start at 3:30... but amazing that you're able to ☺️

I'm probably also able to sleep earlier then you :-)

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