Today I learned some valuable life advice tonight at a celebration in honor of Wix’ IPO, at their NY office. Lots of the original employees from the Israeli office were there. I wound up smoking on the roof with a bunch of the senior developers (felt just like old times) and one of them gave me some really legit advice on leading a balanced life:
- Find something you don’t despise doing and aren’t morally opposed to. This can be your job. Or, you can work at a gas station.
- Set strict limits on how much of your time/energy is devoted to work (sorry Joe, my manager, if you’re reading this-slash-obviously you’re reading this you love me hello hi I’m coming in late as usual) but make the most of that time and work smartly and quickly.
- Work on art projects with other people. It will force you to complete things, is a valuable learning experience and can be extremely rewarding.
- Do small, hassle-free things you enjoy during wait times, at work, etc. like 5-minute sketches
This came from someone with 30 years of development experience (or maybe 12, one or the other). OK sleep time bye.