Troy Hunt's Secret Sauce

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  • Task switch frequently. Do 2 or 3 things at once if it's productive. Walk and chew gum at the same time.
  • Diversify tasks and mediums. Treat them like the stocks in your retirement fund. Or the clothes in your closet, you want to be able to mix and match.
  • Invest in work environments. Chairs. Monitors.
  • Pay someone to do your chores.
  • Retrospect. Optimize. Repeat.
  • Plan for reusability. What you produce will get leveraged in different mediums by different stakeholders. Work once, use many.
  • Have a vision of how products will get re-leveraged. Do the small, easy piece first. Minimum Viable Product.
  • Work evenings, weekends, holidays.
  • Stay healthy.
  • Talk with your significant other. Develop a shared vision. Accept shared sacrifice. Enjoy shared rewards.
  • If you're good at code, differentiate by working on communication and influence.

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