Where did I go? Story about why you should limit your work if you love it as I do

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Almost two months since my last post here. Where did I go and why did I leave you for all that time?

The art of balancing my two passions – life and solving problems – is still something I want to learn. Hopefully together we can come up with some cool ideas.

But first, let me tell you why being too greedy on work and not respecting your own life is bad for you.

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Why I have clients not employers?

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Ah, business world!

Not many words are out there causing so much reluctance in IT as business, marketing or sales. Especially causing it in people at the beginning of the road in software development. Nothing weird about it, those are not easy subjects! Specifically for us – technical people in love with numbers or documentations. Some say you either adore or you hate the business world.

And I ask why not just deal with it? Why all the emotions come along?

Among the people having between 0 – 5 years of commercial experience I usually meet two kinds of programmers. Employees and freelancers. The most basic distinction between them is the conflict on the line of security – freedom. Having to deal with any of the real business world properties (no, talking to ‘business people’ doesn’t count) is usually connected with the second one. Both sides present valid points and I can agree with most of them.

But who said we don’t get to have security along with freedom?

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