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Andres Haro
Andres Haro

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How to learn new things | My Roadtrip

Is it possible to have a diversity of knowledge here & there?

To answer this question, I would like to start with the following quote:
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.
So, how many of you feel connected to this way to learn something new? or How many of you feel that you need to have solid knowledge in something to be able to build something? or How many of you feel still in the limbo?

At this point, you will be wondering what are you talking about Willis. However, the truth of these questions is that every single one of us has different ways to achieve their dreams. And every single one of us has a different methodology to get into the place that you want to be. The only problem with this is when you have some unique thoughts and unique way to think about problems and solutions since many of us like so many things that we cannot stand out at only one thing like the rest of the world.
Even worse, you start to apply to jobs and you start getting into your field, and you find out that you don’t like something static since you like to learn constantly, and you like to do different things at the same time. Yes, I will accept that this part is who I am since I’m almost graduating from college and I found that the majority of my jobs are giving me a certain way of satisfaction and course more money to the table that allow me to give a better life to my three little ones.
To give you some context of who I am, I will give you a brief story from where I came from and why I’m thinking like that. To the people that don’t know me, I would like to tell you that my road trip brought me to Utah 5 years ago, where I started to study English at Utah Valley University. After that, I decided to jump in again into the college society, meaning that I get enrolled in a new college program “Web & App Development.”

During this period, I decided to work in different industries, and multiple places to see what I like to do and what I don’t like to do. Doing this, I found that I’m pretty bad at fixing things manually and that I like to do more thinking, and here is when I found that Design, Photography & Coding was my thing.

Later on, I found that every job in the tech industry will be different since not many companies will combine coding and design. If you get into an interview, you will see that people will see you as a person that you don’t know what you want to do because they are expecting you to know how to do one thing or if the job description says a specific skill, you will need to say that to get a job.

For this reason, I decided to do multiple things to hack into the interviews. You know, Mexican people will do whatever it takes to get what we want!

The first thing that I did was getting in contact with a person from Indeed, and review my resume. After multiple revisions, they agreed on the changes that I made into it. Then, I created one resume for development where I include the skills from a full-stack developer position, and I created another resume with my Design skills. Then, I created two indeed accounts to be able to apply to different roles like Full-Stack Developer, Front-End Developer, UX Designer, Marketing Developer, Web Designer, etc.

The way that I started to apply to different jobs at the same time was by doing a bot with python and selenium where I used my credentials from indeed to get into my account and from there to start debugging into the same application to be able to get the right element to start running into automation.

If you wonder why I always say the same thing is because this is my way to get into different things and the way that I learn how to apply reverse engineering and the way that I can dominate the market that I’m trying to target. This is where you can notice that I don’t like to do only one thing or that I don’t like to learn only one thing. Now, Google will teach you how to do all of these things, and how to be prepared for the worst scenarios like the one that we have right know COVID-19 Infection Control Working Group.

Many people are losing their jobs, and a lot of people are trying to help but the economy is getting complicate. In other words, many places will try to help you and many others will not be able to help you because they will need to take care of their businesses firsts before helping others.
Furthermore, people are having more complications of how to serve and give a home to their families. For this reason, we need to learn how to do multiple things at the same time to make sure we will be ok in the hard times or to be able to teach others how to get out of these types of situations.

The best way to learn new things is by willing to take challenges, and by learning on the road. In this way, you will have difficulty to know the way that you want to go, but it will help to learn multiple solutions. Put it in this way, when your parents say “no”, when your boss says “is not possible”, when you say “I can’t do it” what is the thing that you need to do to get out of this type of situation? So, many of you will say that is impossible, but if you look outside your window, you will be able to see that so many people will do different things to get out of trouble, but the only way to do it, is by trying and failing multiple times.

My route trip at the beginning was hard because I didn’t know the language, and I didn’t know anyone. Then, after I started to speak the language, so many others start telling me that I have an accent. I remembered those days where I used to be angry at people because I didn’t know how to react, but one day I listened to Matt D'Avella, Gary Vaynerchuk, and this is when I started to think that I don’t need to care about the opinions from others since the only one that will be affected is me.

In my opinion, every trip and every dream will always be different from one person to another. However, we need to pay attention to details, willing to learn, willing to fail, willing to get into different adventures to see how you can overcome yourself. By sharing this I will hope that you can learn something and definitely if you have some questions about my experiences, feel free to reach out to me at hvaandres@icloud.com or get into my podcast called “The Last”.
Please check out my page, my podcast, and let me know your opinion. In a couple of days, I will be releasing a new series for my podcast. These episodes will be named “What If”. Stay tuned and let me know if you have any feedback or recommendations.

If you have questions, you will need to email me at hvaandres@icloud.com. Please take a look at my website, repl, twitter, Github, Spanish Medium Account, Dev Community, and LinkedIn.
Please don’t forget to have a wonderful day and don’t forget to enjoy everything that you do.

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