Most developers are frauds

I want you to imagine this for a second.

Imagine you’re from a dirty little town of less than 200 people in the middle of nowhere. You can from a dirt poor family that are outcasts in your community.

And, you’re surrounded by rich kids.

Who never miss an opportunity to remind you…

That you don’t belong.

Constantly made fun of. Constantly told you’re a dirty nobody. Constantly told that you’ll never amount to s!@#… so why even try?

Imagine that was your childhood.

Then, fast-forward 10 years and now you’re a developer.. or, at least, trying to be. And, you’re at a conference surrounded by other, more experienced, developers.

The creator of one of WordPress’ most popular plugins.

The lead developer for a popular membership software.

And, dozens of freelancers with way more experience.

And, YOU were asked to speak. To try and tell these people something they don’t know. And, you can feel their eyes burning a hole in you.

It feels like they’re all just screaming “fraud” at you…

With every word that comes out of your mouth.

That was me a few years back.

Point is…

We all feel this kind of impostor syndrome. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been doing it, how much you know… we all feel like frauds, at times.

Especially, when you consider how much things change.

In this industry, there’s always something you don’t know.

And, there ALWAYS will be.

If not knowing something makes you a fraud…

Then, we are ALL frauds.

Of course, then, you have these know-it-alls who happen to learn one of these new things first and love to run around calling everyone else “noobs”…

Because they haven’t learned it, yet.

And, all this can make you feel insecure.

And, overwhelm and frustrate you.

Like, “What the f!@# is the point?”

But, here’s the thing. When it comes down to it, this is all just “noise”. What it really comes down to, no matter what you do in life, is a battle with yourself.

Confidence isn’t some magic thing.

Confidence comes from competence.

And then, owning that competence.

That doesn’t mean you know everything… or need to know everything. It means you know what you know and you put your heart and soul into it.

You become a badass at that ONE thing.

And, you KNOW you’re a badass at it.

And, you OWN that you’re a badass at it.

Everyone and everything else be damned.

That’s the way out.

But, it all starts with competence. And, competence comes from putting in the work. And, when you do put in the work, you know who and what you are.

And, all the chirping from these know-it-alls…

All the fears about all the changes in our industry…

It all just fades away.

Sooooo…

Get to work.

That’s the big “secret”.

That said, I’ve got a whole curriculum for you to build that competence when it comes to PHP, OOP, Security, HTML, Freelancing and more.

If you’re ready to get down business…

And, put in the work.

There’s over 30 hours of training waiting for you.

And, you can get started for nothing here: https://www.skillshare.com/r/user/johnmorris.

I’ll be waiting.

Later,

John

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John Morris

JOHN MORRIS

I’m a 15-year veteran of freelance web development. I’ve worked with bestselling authors and average Joe’s next door. These days, I focus on helping other freelancers build their freelance business and their lifestyles.

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