John Sonmez teaches software developers how to be “cool”. He’s a personal development coach dedicated to helping professionals live better, more fulfilled lives and reach their maximum potential.
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1) Decide for your life NOW.
2) Make things possible by taking your first step.
3) Your health is a priority, so act like it
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[01:00] – John was a typical shy kid, but he learned to overcome it
[01:15] – He helps software developers with building their self-esteem and becoming entrepreneurs
[02:36] – John’s expertise is in maximizing his full potential and helping other people do the same
[02:57] – Share something we don’t know about your area of expertise that as Entrepreneurs, we probably should: Trust the process and don’t focus on the result
[05:21] – He wrote the book because he couldn’t find a “complete” guide for software developers available
[06:36] – John wanted to create the go-to manual for software developers
[08:37] – He came up with 2 ideas — getting 2,000 videos up, and he started working backwards to hit that number
[10:13] – Recording videos every day is like journaling for him
[10:37] – Changing “impossible” to “I’m Possible”
[12:27] – John is focused on improving himself in all areas of his life
[12:51] – He ran his first marathon this year and is now on a new routine where he eats one meal a day at 5, runs 40 miles a week, and lifts weights for 2 hours a day, 3 times a week
[14:41] – You have zero excuses in improving your health
[15:10] – John has coached a lot of men who have different problems and bad habits
[15:50] – “In order to have true change in life, you have to change your nature”
[16:46] – Breaking bad habits requires a change in nature
[17:03] – John’s channel aims to inspire people and make them realize they can go for the better versions of themselves
[18:54] – “Change your mindset, change your life”
[19:16] – “If you don’t know what to do in any given situation, be as prolific as hell”
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