How awesome is awesome?

It’s been over two weeks since I’ve joined Binpress and by now I’ve got a nice inside view at how things are going. Up till now I’ve made whopping¬†¬† two components, my already presented General use Matrix Class and my newest creation the Sudoku Solver and Generator. While I haven’t racked up any impressive sales yet, the market seems promising. You get nice exposure, a nice way to sell your code and whats most impressive, it’s growing and it’s doing it fast. Every week there are several new components, developers are joining – over 1000 have joined since I’ve started if a Facebook page is a good estimate. But that’s not what makes Binpress stand out.

What makes Binpress stand out is it’s customer care, they care about the quality, you and your pricing offering great advice on all fronts. Submit a component and there’s a 99% chance that they will give you some advice on how to improve it. They help you market your components which is great if you’re just starting out. I don’t say that Binpress is perfect, but they really take care so that it comes as close as possible to perfection. They constantly shed out new ways to market, new functionality and support. After this two weeks you get the feeling that they just want to succeed and do as good as possible.

There are several reasons why I’m writing my second post about Binpress. The first one is to make you help see the difference between what it looks like and what you actually get. And to be honest it’s like What You See is What You Get. The second reason is to promote them a little bit since the more people are part of it, the better it gets. And the third reason is shamelessly to join the competition that’s running these days. While it’s not quite up to their last programming competition where they were giving a total of 40 000$ for the first three places it sure is nice to win and Ipad2 or Motorila Xoom. Yes, you can choose and all you need to do is to write a nice post about them.
Did I mention that besides the 1st place prize 10 other candidates will receive 100$ Amazon coupons to use.

Hope this is enough to make you join us and spread the community.

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Is genious made of talent or by work

While most people give up on some of their dreams before they even start, some seem to be able to make everything effortlessly and with ease. People just say I’m no genius, I can’t do that and keep living with the fact that they never tried.

Lately I’ve been receiving some mails how I’ve managed to become so skilled at programming or some other know-how. A lot of people, while talking about me, refer to me as a genius or some very smart guy. It’s not quite of scientifically speaking as my IQ when last measured was around 145. Not ultra high, but more than most people have.

So here are some first hand information. While having a high IQ and affinities to maths, logic and anything related does help, most can be accomplished with hard work. The only difference between a hard working guy and a genius guy is the effort put into their work. It might come easier when you’re naturally gifted to start off, but continuing is a whole new story.

Because people get intimidated by words like genius or phrases like high IQ, I’ll stop talking about statistics and go over to the point, the secrets of success.

Mainly it’s practice, not too much not too little. How much is too much and how much is to little you ask? Well depends on what you want to achieve and how fast you want to get there. I did say how fast you want to get there, but that doesn’t mean if you wreck yourself with practicing that you’ll become good in an instant. You should view everything as a long term goal. In the world of investing, an investment return in 5 to 10 years is a great deal. So while determining how hard you’re going to practice, take into consideration that it will take time and effort no matter what.

Now, away from philosophy, the best way to actually practice is to get your hands dirty. Reading hundreds of books and magazines won’t get you far, it will only give you a small kick-start so you don’t dive blindly into something. While books are still probably the best way to get some quality information, not everything is written in books and the holy grail of the modern world is the internet. Yeah the one you’re surfing right now.
Believe or not but the hype around some big websites like Google, Wikipedia, WolframAlpha is justified. They do help, immensely. Use them as often as you can since it’s the fastest way to get the information you need.
People claim to know how to search the internet while they really don’t. Often people ask me too find something because they can’t and they know I can. It boils down to practice, frequent and in depth use of the given tools make your skill skyrocket if you’re willing to give a thought to it. When you say to somebody learn to google they get offended while they shouldn’t be, they should take the advice. It’s not just type a sentence in the search bar and smash the enter button. No, it’s an art, choosing just the right keywords and filters to get precise results while remaining flexible enough to get other relevant data is vital, but it takes practice. The same goes for any other mayor source of information, knowing a bit and being smart is all you need to find the next step for any given goal you might have.

Now it’s time for me to let you alone, let you think about it and finally let you start living your dreams.

Quote of the day

“You will face many defeats in your life, but never let yourself be defeated.”

Failure is not an option, too many people give up far too easy.
If you stick to your goal, you’re bound to make at least something of it come to life.

Daily quote delivery

“Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.”

If you’re not hitting any obstacles, you’re doing something seriously wrong.

Just the usual daily quote

“There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up.”

While it might seem harsh, it’s just the way things are.

“If we did the things we are capable of, we would astound ourselves.”

People are capable of anything , we just need a push.

Daily quote

“Celebrate what you’ve accomplished, but raise the bar a little higher each time you succeed.”

Always have a goal in front of you.

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