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I have 2:

  • I started freelancing. I was getting tons of annoying responses saying I didn't have enough experience. Once I boosted my portfolio from landing my own clients, it was hard to ignore my experience.

  • Learned to brand myself. People only know what you show them, I clearly wasn't showing the right things.

 

For me - introduction to DDD boosted my interest (or more accurately - need to learn) in my craft. Not necessarily craft related to DDD, but in software architecture itself.

 
 

I'll speak to a couple of mine:

  1. I often looked for mentorship but after a long time of searching and having ill-fated mentoring sessions, I decided mentorship was a luxury that not everyone gets and I'd have to buckle down, create my own curriculum, actionable goals, with testable results. I did so, and am in a MUCH better space in my career. The specific moment was in realizing I was on my own.

  2. I remember getting incredibly frustrated on a code problem years ago, and noticed that my most senior colleagues never, ever appeared to get upset when they hit a roadblock. It appeared like they anticipated that the problems would arise, and therefore always kept a cool head about themselves. that small mindset shift was huge to me.

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