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Discussion on: 9 books that helped me navigate my first time being a tech lead

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Hey Carlos, I fell down that hole at my last company. 70 hour weeks became the norm and my family took the brunt of it. It's not worth it.

The biggest thing that I had to learn how to do was to say 'no' to meetings that weren't absolutely necessary. It's a tough lesson, but it saves you in the long run.

And then there's finding the time to code inside the usual 40 hour work week that we should strive to keep. Well, I just put together a post on that topic. Hopefully you can take something away from it!