17 episodes

I synthesise tens of thousands of dollars of Personal Transformation And Development into this podcast where I show you how to do the things that are "easier said than done".

While set against the backdrop of my transition from 37 year old corporate lawyer to Big Tech software engineer, I cover meta-skills and habits that are necessary for all personal development.

Easier Said Than Done (And How to Do it‪)‬ Zubin Pratap

    • Education

I synthesise tens of thousands of dollars of Personal Transformation And Development into this podcast where I show you how to do the things that are "easier said than done".

While set against the backdrop of my transition from 37 year old corporate lawyer to Big Tech software engineer, I cover meta-skills and habits that are necessary for all personal development.

    Ep#17 Top 10 Reasons People Fail at Coding- My AI confirmed it!

    Ep#17 Top 10 Reasons People Fail at Coding- My AI confirmed it!

    (Check the podcast out on YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/@zubinpratap/podcasts)

    Learning to code is hard. And to make it worse, it's not enough to get a job. I got my AI toanalyse 5 years of calls with people looking for help with their coding. And the results confirm the 10 reasons I've talked about for years now. These are the reasons why people either fail to learn to code or fail to get hired. Full list is here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1zS_RcZy_DyvT7V5_D1gwoRko3AQb5jYl-JCtu59jm7w/edit#heading=h.vy2psz6137g8

    Here they are for convenience: 1. Overwhelmed by the amount of information and lack of structure in learning. 2. Difficulty understanding and applying coding logic. Learned a lot but cant build anything. 3. Inability to understand code written by others and to find bugs. 4. Need for a clear learning roadmap or personalized guidance. 5. Lack of confidence and practical coding experience. 6. Challenges with job interviews and securing a job in the field, especially for those on a visa or without relevant job experience. 7. Balancing learning with other commitments, such as a full-time job, and maintaining consistent progress and motivation. 8. Difficulty understanding the basics of coding/ programming and need to work on them to be fluent. 9. Need help with finding better paying jobs and job market information. 10. Struggling to learn specific frameworks and when to apply them for specific applications or projects.

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    • 20 min
    Ep#16 The HIDDEN reason you're stuck in coding tutorial hell

    Ep#16 The HIDDEN reason you're stuck in coding tutorial hell

    🎙️ **Welcome to "Easier Said Than Done" with Zubin Pratap!**

    🚀 Video version: https://www.youtube.com/@zubinpratap/podcasts

    In today's episode, we're diving deep into the dreaded "Tutorial Hell" that many self-taught coders find themselves in. Here's what you can expect: -

    🌪️ **Understanding Tutorial Hell**: What it is, why it happens, and how it traps you in a cycle of endless learning with little to no practical application. - 🕵️‍♂️ **The SEO Trap**: Discover how search engine optimization influences the abundance of tutorials and can mislead your learning path. - 🧠 **The Illusion of Competence**: We'll explore how tutorials can give you a false sense of confidence without real coding prowess. - 🛠️ **Breaking Free**: Practical strategies to escape tutorial hell, including how to identify valuable learning resources and focus on building real-world skills. -

    💡 **Zubin’s Personal Journey**: From a 37-year-old lawyer to a professional software engineer, I'll share insights from my own career shift and the lessons learned along the way. -

     

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    💥 Linkedin: http://linkedin.com/in/zubinpratap

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    💥 Before You Learn To Code -- Where to start? What to do? https://matchfitmastery.com/lifesaver

    💥 Podcasts:, Blogs and Resources https://linktr.ee/zubinpratap

    💥 Twitter: http://twitter.com/zubinpratap

    💥 SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/show/1WMi6AmVFjpmCpF95XjaBJ

    💥 APPLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/easier-said-than-done-and-how-to-do-it/id1735263970

     

    • 31 min
    Ep#15 From tech to big tech and The Myths of AI - With Nate Hobi, Anna Miller & Brian Jenney

    Ep#15 From tech to big tech and The Myths of AI - With Nate Hobi, Anna Miller & Brian Jenney

    **Episode Highlights:** - **Debunking Coding Career Myths:** We explore common misconceptions about starting a career in coding and the unexpected challenges newcomers face. - **Career Progression in Tech:** Insights on navigating from entry-level to senior roles, including promotions and transitions into big tech. - **AI and Coding:** Discussion on the perceived threat of AI in coding careers by non-coders versus the reality seen by professional coders. - **Expert Insights:** Featuring guests from Amazon and Google, sharing personal journeys and professional tips on thriving in tech. **Key Takeaways:** - **Social Skills Matter:** Advancing in tech isn't just about coding prowess; interpersonal interactions play a huge role in career progression. - **Continuous Learning:** The journey from learning to code to excelling in tech involves constant learning and adapting. - **AI as a Tool, Not a Threat:** Coders view AI as a powerful tool that aids their work rather than a replacement for their roles. **Tune In:** Whether you're considering a switch to tech or looking to advance your coding career, this episode is packed with valuable insights and real-world advice from industry insiders.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep #14 Remote Jobs No Experience- 10 Skills To Not Get Fired

    Ep #14 Remote Jobs No Experience- 10 Skills To Not Get Fired

    How to be effective at Remote Work? It's the same as being effective in-person but on steroids! 

    This episode discusses the challenges and realities of getting a remote job with no experience. It addresses common misconceptions, emphasizes the importance of communication skills, especially in the age of AI, and highlights how remote work requires more skill than in-person work.  Topics 1. Misconceptions About Remote Work 2. Why Remote Working is Hard 3. 10 skills for Remote Job Mastery   

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    💥 Career Change to Code - FREE Coding Career Strategy Training at https://www.matchfitmastery.com/vsl/1/register 💥 Linkedin: http://linkedin.com/in/zubinpratap 💥 https://www.instagram.com/zubinpratap/ 💥 Before You Learn To Code -- Where to start? What to do? https://matchfitmastery.com/lifesaver 💥 Podcasts:, Blogs and Resources https://linktr.ee/zubinpratap 💥 Twitter: http://twitter.com/zubinpratap 💥 SPOTIFY https://open.spotify.com/show/1WMi6AmVFjpmCpF95XjaBJ 💥 APPLE PODCASTS: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/easier-said-than-done-and-how-to-do-it/id1735263970

    • 24 min
    Ep #13 Is Learning To Code Risky? (Use Corporate Finance Techniques to Decide)

    Ep #13 Is Learning To Code Risky? (Use Corporate Finance Techniques to Decide)

    In this episode of 'Easier Said Than Done', host Zubin Pratap tackles the complexities of learning to code, the pitfalls of relying on cheap coding courses, and how a mindset shift towards risk assessment from a financier's perspective can revolutionize this process.

    Drawing on personal experiences from a 37-year-old lawyer to a professional software engineer and lessons from an MBA, Zubin shares how fear of failure and poor decision-making can cost more than monetary investments in the long run.

    Through an engaging narrative, he explores the evolutionary aspects of fear, its impact on success and decision-making, and the importance of embracing risk for significant rewards.

    Zubin's journey illuminates the uncapped upsides of well-calculated risks and the power of reframing our approach to fear and investment in self-development.

    - Overcoming Fear and Investing in Coding- Risk Assessment: A Finance Perspective- The Value of Embracing (Intelligent) Risk- Making Intelligent DecisionsWorksheet Document.

    Check out the latest episodes of the EASIER SAID THAN DONE (and HOW to do it) podcast.  The video + worksheets are on Youtube (@zubinpratap), and the Audio versions on Spotify/Apple Podcasts

    • 34 min
    Ep #12 Why Learning To Code is NOT enough (anymore)

    Ep #12 Why Learning To Code is NOT enough (anymore)

    I analyse the market conditions and the history of coding jobs to demonstrate why merely "learning to code" is no longer sufficient to secure a job in the competitive tech industry. I'll delve into the realities of the job market, the evolution of the tech industry, and the necessity for aspiring coders to go beyond coding basics to achieve excellence and secure career opportunities. I'll also share insights from my journey from a lawyer to a professional software engineer, emphasizing the importance of setting realistic expectations, understanding market dynamics, and dedicating time to mastering the craft.

    Worksheet linked at the bottom of these notes.

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    Worksheet: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BMyFh71dxpnzO6Y7Ihc3VdhK8QLgaej_6unlM_VcyGo/edit#heading=h.e8rk4vryvdev

    • 34 min

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