Podcast #7: How to Switch Careers in 9 Months (w/ Peter Krouse)

In episode #7 of Guys with Feelings, Jaemin and Gabe welcome Peter Krouse to discuss becoming a software engineer in just 9 months, conscious dog parenting, ethical men’s fashion, the virtues of slow reading, and more!

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Show Notes

(2:47) What Are You Bringing to the Table?

    • Peter: How he went from working in a travel company to being a software engineer in just 9 months!

         – (8:39) Advice: do self-exploration first. It’s a lot of money to invest in a bootcamp or any kind of transition without knowing if you’ll be genuinely interested in it.

         – (10:50) The most successful people spent the least amount of time worrying about your outcome at the end.

         – General Assembly (coding bootcamp)

    (24:50) Advice: If you’re not passionate about it, it’s not going to be worth your time.

    • (27:25) Gabe: Working with a conscious dog trainer has made all the difference with their dog’s behavior issues.

         – The Zen Dog

(39:00) Quick Picks

    • Peter’s #1: Journey (videogame)

    • Gabe’s #1: Make your phone less appealing by turning it to black & white; and answering the phone immediately when you get a call.

    • Jaemin’s #1: The benefits of Slow Reading (the anti Speed Reading).

    • (56:52) Peter’s #2: Well-Spent.com (men’s fashion blog focusing on responsibly made, ethical fashion)

    • Gabe’s #2: Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America by Jill Leovy

    • Jaemin’s #2: Viewing exercise for it’s emotional/mental benefit, rather than physical.

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