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Soft Skills: The software developer's life manual by John Z. Sonmez

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Chapter 22. Your primary goal: Add value to others

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.

Albert Einstein

You can do everything right as far as marketing yourself and still not be successful if what you’re doing only serves your own interests and doesn’t add real value to others. You can write blogs posts, share your content on social media, speak at events, write books and articles, and promote yourself as heavily as possible, but if what you’re saying and the things you’re conveying don’t help other people, everyone will ignore you.

We’re all interested primarily in ourselves. No one wants to hear about your successes and why they should help you achieve more of them, but they do want to hear about ...

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