7 episodes

A weekly conversation where we break down the challenges as an entrepreneur in the developer/coding space, the lessons learnt along the way & how technologies such as Javascript and React were able to and continue to transform my everyday life.

Learn to Code & Join Zero to Full Stack Hero here: www.papareact.com

The Reactive Entrepreneur Sonny Sangha

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A weekly conversation where we break down the challenges as an entrepreneur in the developer/coding space, the lessons learnt along the way & how technologies such as Javascript and React were able to and continue to transform my everyday life.

Learn to Code & Join Zero to Full Stack Hero here: www.papareact.com

    #7 - Moving to Dubai… the good, the bad & the ugly - with Jay Rathod

    #7 - Moving to Dubai… the good, the bad & the ugly - with Jay Rathod

    In this episode, Myself and Jay discuss the challenges of moving an entire company abroad, from the technical challenges to the emotional ones; From setting up a new company to finding a place to call home again. We break down each encounter, weighing in on the pro’s & con’s between UK and Dubai and my current perspective on which i’d recommend after living here for a considerable time.

    We try to uncover and explain the pain points a new business owner may experience when moving abroad; such as handling agents, bank applications, all the way to getting your hands on your Emirates ID!

    We also shed light on why this has been the biggest & best decision of my life, how it has impacted me mentally & how i’ve been able to level up my productivity to new heights with techniques such as habit stacking & much more!

    Enjoy and Thanks for listening!

    Sonny

    • 1 hr 26 min
    #6 - From a Failed Interview to a £40k/year Starting Salary - A chat with Luke Menton

    #6 - From a Failed Interview to a £40k/year Starting Salary - A chat with Luke Menton

    In this episode, I speak to one of our Diamond Zero to Full Stack Hero members Luke Menton on his amazing journey as a Software Developer based in Ireland. We talked about Luke's interview process where he turned a failed junior interview into a successful internship interview; he then used his soft skills acquired since joining the PAPAFAM and went on to land the job earning £20,000 more than the initial junior base rate.

    Luke and I discuss the different paths to becoming a developer and which might be best suited for a newcomer whether it's a coding bootcamp, community course or degree, you'll get first hand experiences of each in today's podcast!

    We also touch on how Zero to Full Stack Hero helped him elevate his developer skills and push his soft skills to new heights which helped him land a job and all the troubles he overcame as an upcoming developer. Luke also gives his best tips for any newcomer in the developer space. 

    We end it in a fun Quick fire round to hear Luke's true thoughts and feelings towards his life as a software developer!

    Enjoy and Thanks for listening,

    Sonny

    • 1 hr
    #5 - Growing the PAPAFAM to 100,000 Subscribers and beyond with Jay Rathod

    #5 - Growing the PAPAFAM to 100,000 Subscribers and beyond with Jay Rathod

    In this Episode of The Reactive Entrepreneur I sit down and celebrate a huge WIN for the PAPAFAM with Jay Rathod, we hit 100,000+ subscribers on YouTube!

    We discuss the journey and how we went from less than 1000 subscribers and 0 members in our community to growing a channel past 100,000 and a course with over 500 members inside pushing a revenue of £250,000+

    Together we break down the things we learnt along the way, the battles we faced both in the business and personally including the dark moments and challenging mental health battles along the way. We take a moment to celebrate some personal achievements and highlights including my first ever Tesla Model 3 and a maxed out M1 Macbook Pro; we dive deep into how there was once a time where I could never dream of owning such things and I breakdown my past struggles and the journey to today.

    We discuss the new PAPA Success Coach initiative where our top students were offered paid freelance gigs which then turned to life changing jobs and opportunities for them and how we did it!

    We take a look back at my trip to Dubai and elaborate on the future plans for the PAPAFAM for 2022, the growth cycle and the continuous strive for excellence, blowing the PAPAFAM to new heights in 2022.

    Let’s start the new year off with a bang!

    Enjoy the show #PAPAFAM!

    - Sonny

    • 1 hr 10 min
    #4 - From an Expelled student to studying at Cambridge, Harvard & MIT - A sit down with Facebook Data Scientist Dr Leon Chlon

    #4 - From an Expelled student to studying at Cambridge, Harvard & MIT - A sit down with Facebook Data Scientist Dr Leon Chlon

    In this Episode of The Reactive Entrepreneur I sit down with a good friend of mine Dr Leon Chlon , we share how we first met through our shared love of vlogging in Heathrow Airport, our key moments and adventures in Dubai, and dive all the way into Leon’s life to find out how he was able to go from being a struggling student to finding his inner passion for mathematics and computational physics which lead to him studying at the top institutions & universities around the globe including Cambridge, Harvard & MIT.

    We get a deeper look into the world of machine learning & AI as I interview Leon on his journey to landing a position at Facebook as a senior Data Scientist. We break down the problems he faced along the way, uncovering all the best secrets to fast tracking success for anyone wishing to enter the space!

    A fun & light hearted conversation between two senior developers with plenty of lessons to share, this personally was my favourite session yet!

    Enjoy the show #PAPAFAM!

    - Sonny

     

    • 1 hr 19 min
    #3 - Life as a Remote Developer in Thailand with Alex Eklund

    #3 - Life as a Remote Developer in Thailand with Alex Eklund

    In this episode, I speak to one of our Diamond Zero to Full Stack Hero members Alex Eklund on his amazing journey as a Software Developer/Freelancer based in Thailand. You'll get a breakdown of the pro's & con's of remote working and the unique struggles that are associated with taking the leap to becoming a fully remote developer abroad!

    Alex and I discuss the different paths to becoming a developer and which might be best suited for a newcomer whether it's a coding bootcamp, community course or degree, you'll get first hand experiences of each in today's podcast!

    Ending in a fun Quick fire round to hear Alex's true thoughts and feelings towards his life in Thailand as a remote developer!

    Enjoy and Thanks for listening,

    Sonny

    • 1 hr
    #2 - A Broke Student with a Failed Startup to a 6-Figure Success

    #2 - A Broke Student with a Failed Startup to a 6-Figure Success

    In the second episode, I open up about my entire journey and my background, all the obstacles I faced whilst pursuing the life I live now and the struggles along the way!

    I talk about my experiences from the moment I wrote my first line of code all the way to when I started my first ever company (which failed!). I explain how I moved from job to job, how the corporate world wasn't for me and how my transition to YouTube lead to a huge realisation for me and changed what I actually saw as 'success' in my life.

    You'll get to know me, Sonny (The CEO and founder of the PAPAFAM & Zero to Full Stack Hero) a level deeper in today's episode!

    Enjoy and Thanks for listening,

    Sonny

    • 1 hr 3 min

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