Getting Started with Self-Development
Welcome to the first episode of Godspeed Personal Development, a podcast by me, James Travis to take learning and self-development that should be taught in school and apply it where it is most useful: in everyday life. In this episode, James talks about his self-development journey along with the 3 steps to learn self-mastery: the first step to self-development.
If you didn’t already know my story on how this website got started it began as a college homework assignment. I was challenged to create a SMART goal (attaining it was optional). I chose to learn how to build websites because I thought it was cool that anybody could share their knowledge and engage with the world around them.
I had no idea what I was doing but I had all the tools I needed to get started. I learned how to code from downloading sample websites and reverse engineering them to figure out which code did what. At the end of the week, I felt confident enough in what I learned to build my first ever webpage.
Even after I had met my goal I was still hungry to learn more. I asked everyone I could at the university I went to on how to make my website better. Eventually, someone got tired of me asking all these questions and gave me a position on the student newspaper. I earned a scholarship for getting the student newspaper online as the first ever webmaster. I was shocked that such a small skill I had taught myself over the course of a week helped pay for my college education.
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