I'm honored to kickstart the first episode of my interview blog "How to become successful" with Glauco Pires.
I am delighted to introduce the legendary game developer Glauco Pires to have a chat to share his 10 years of coding experience. Over to Glauco…
1 - How did you kickstart your career?
Answer: It started back when I was early in my computer science grad course and found out I could make games for a living. I started making my own games during spare time and, a few semesters later, I got accepted to be an intern in a game development company.
2 - What do you like the most/least about coding?
Answer: What I like the most is the freedom to do pretty much anything in these days. The world has never been more connected than it is right now, and skill like coding enables you to build your own products both in the digital world and in the physical world. Sometimes technology moves so fast that it is hard to keep up with all the newly available languages and tools, but that's just the nature of living in a world that is thirsty for advancements.
3 - How do you push through your worst times?
Answer: I've thought quite a lot about this, but in the end, it comes down to "it's just a phase". If you think long-term (years, even decades), good times and bad times are small, reoccurring moments of our lives/careers. During bad times, I just remember they will eventually come to an end, as long as I keep pushing through, doing my absolute best.
4 - When did you consider yourself a success?
Answer: I don't actually consider myself such a thing. Besides, success is something that is truly personal: it might be a wealthy bank account, a healthy life, a happy family, being able to do a good social impact, etc. Career-wise, I always care to be in constant (and healthy) improvement. Thinking "I am a success" is a dangerous think, as you risk standing still in a fast-moving world.
5 - What are your success habits?
Answer: With that said, I believe some habits are essential for career-improvement, and these habits are definitely not career-related. In order for us to be better workers, we first have to be better selves, which means taking good care of our minds and bodies. Working in tech and living in a society that is so highly connected means we need to be really careful with our health in general, which is something quite new.
My habits are essential to put my health first: I sleep and wake up early, exercise, have healthy meals and surround myself with uplifting people. A combination of these things made me become a marathon runner, which is something I love and, in the end, it helps me in my social and work lives.
6 - Who is your inspiration?
Answer: My parents, who are the strongest people I've ever met. They have taught me to be resilient and to put love first. Apply love in everything you do, care about everyone you meet, and you'll be happy.
7 - If you could go back and do anything differently on this career path, what would you do?
Answer: When thinking about going back in time, I never think about changing not even the smallest of my decisions. Everything we have lived up to this moment brought us to where we are in this precise moment, and we can always do something good with what we have. With that said, if I was able to go back in time and talk to myself, I'd tell me to be patient! Our wishes come true, in time.
8 - What's your plan for the coming year? Is there any new project that you're working on?
Answer: My plan is to keep working with games and doing my best to do a positive impact in our world.
I would like to thank Glauco for his time and for giving me this exclusive interview.
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