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Transcript: Google Fiber will change KC Tip #1- For the most part, the world doesn't care about you or your success "You have to be comfortable with being uncomfortable" - Lisa Qualls Pursue opportunities you *deserve* rather than simply just accepting the ones that come your way. "Collect experiences, not things" Twitter: @KCITP @mikegelphman - Attend events Have a genuine interest in their success - think of of ways you can help them... Success isn't the "good things" that happen, it's getting knocked down 1000x and getting up over and over again. (soft skills) .... travel as much as you can The industry is changing Somebody that changed my life That's what tech is all about. That's what life is all about. Learn how to take feedback Tips for life success Remember the 3 words that motivate Focus on speed , but what about interaction PAY IT FORWARD >> How to get people to care (soft skills) How to get engaged Learn that you don't know everything, and be able to admit it. Small beginnings... How to email busy people: - Ask and answer questions (soft skills) ....sometimes the best things are just around the corner & come when you least expect it. Try to have a daily practice - read this post for some good tips: "How to be the luckiest guy in the world in 4 easy steps" A single device has the ability to build new relationships & change lives every day Invest in YOUR future: Tip #3: Don't do the bare minimum, take initiative at your company. AKA don't be a "5:01 developer" (more info: Tip #2 "The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds" ~ Steve Jobs Advice for Career Success "I don't know" Connecting people changes lives. Some of the smartest people I've ever met don't have a problem with saying these 3 words: Tip #4 you've got "two ears and one mouth" for a reason Tip #5 "If you are not willing to learn - no one can help you. If you are determined to learn - no one can stop you." ~ Nick Brown EMBRACE change LISTEN Started in July 2008: we never knew it would turn into..... Care about them first..... (soft skills) Develop and refine your soft skills .... build your network before you need it Why we do this Contact info: Let's build a mobile future for Kansas City & the midwest mike AT kcitp dot com - Find a mentor - Look for an internship Don't fear failure, fear regret "Don't go grocery shopping when you're hungry" The only time you fail is when you give up Keep moving forward - Share content Learn how to write emails Your skill development & career path is up to you, not your employer. ...a grassroots tech community of almost 10,000 I want to make Kansas City into the number 1 place for mobile developers Get engaged in the community Sometimes the best is short & to the point How not to give up.... Tip #6

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