044 RR Choosing the Right Career Path with Marty Haught

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    00:59 – Marty Haught Introduction

    03:17 – Peter Cooper Episode

    03:50 – Career Advice / Career Directions

    05:45 – Chuck on Product/Bigger Companies

    09:09 – 7 Career Directions for Programmers

    11:27 – Consulting vs Freelancing

    • Consulting
    • Freelance
      • Programming + Biz Dev
    • Combination:
      • Sliderule
      • “Rent a CTO”
      • Cash Flow AND Technical Aspects

    18:44 – Current Mindset of Developers

    • Think/Work in Projects/Team, Not Companies

    19:20 – Loyalty For a Company vs. Working Project-to-Project

    20:00 – Handling Clients & Projects:  Freelancing vs Consulting

    21:15 – Managerial Effect on Happiness

    • Bungee Bosses / Dilbert
    • “Permatemps”
      • 300 Days On / 100 Days Off
    • Favor a good manager over a good project!

    24:30 – Do Something You Enjoy / Work On What You Love

    25:33 – Marty’s Advice: Explore Options

    • Are You Happy?
    • Try Some of the 7 Different Options
    • Experiment

    29:40 – Job Satisfaction Correlates to the Company's Central Mission

    35:06 – Stack Rank Your Life

    • #2:  Your Job
    • #1:  Your Hobby

    37:07 – As a Beginner Programmer:  Need to Eat, Sleep, and Drink Programming

    39:07 – Risk

    • Is corporate programming low risk?
    • Freelancing
      • NEED:
        • 3-6 $ Month Buffer
        • > 2+ years experience
        • Take Side Jobs
      • Freelance Risk is Tied Directly to Ability to Sell

    47:40 – Job/Project Cycle

    48:06 – Job Security vs Career Security

    51:16 – Fear vs Risk vs Confusion

    • Don't quit your day job for your side jobs
    • Risk your time, not your money

    54:45 – Fortune Favors the Bold

    56:10 – Opportunity Cost for Your Choices

    • Jobs Are About Tradeoffs

    56:10 – Josh on Consulting

    • It’s a Stepping Stone
    • Not For the Ambitious