Zero to Hero Weekly | Issue 3 — Know Thyself

Welcome to the third issue of Zero to Hero Weekly. This week has been a total rush with many articles and content and some functional and visual updates.

Lots of New Things Cooking in the Kitchen 👩‍🍳,

Welcome to the third issue of Zero to Hero Weekly.

This week has been a total rush with many articles and content and some functional and visual updates.

Ah, I’ve updated the about page too. The page describes what Zero to Hero is and where it is heading towards. You can also find a video of me talking about it.

There is a new use cases section where I’ll write and talk about actual production projects that real people use. It will not be a sandbox “restaurant rating React app” or a yet ’nother “to-do list” clone. I’ll develop and talk about real, living, evolving production apps in the use cases section.

These use cases will be as real as it gets. We’ll together learn how to design, deploy, develop, secure, scale up, and maintain the application for real-life use. It’ll be so much fun! I’m really excited about this.

Additionally, I will take my notes to create separate articles and videos about any tool, technology, and foundational knowledge that I use in those use cases. I will provide enough learning material to deep dive for the interested.

Random Thought of the Week

Along with the rapid development of technology, it’s getting harder and harder to do everything by yourself. You inevitably find yourself having to work with each other to establish a shared vision.

By that token, even when you are an individual contributor, you’ll find yourself having to convince, persuade, guide, and coach others.

That also means that regardless of tenure, expertise, or title, everyone has to act as a leader in some way, shape, or form to succeed in today’s multi-faceted work culture.

To be a good leader, you’d need to know how you lead; and to understand how you lead, you’d need to self-reflect.

It might sound coming from the mouth of the oracle of Delphi (and it actually is) and a bit wishy-washy, but knowing how you lead starts with knowing yourself.

So how do you know yourself? Well, that’s obviously personal, but there are certain key areas that you can focus on and there are specific questions that you might want to seek answers to.

You can group those areas under five main categories.

  • Self-awareness
  • Self-regulation
  • Self-motivation
  • Empathy
  • Influence

Of course, there are many more, but focusing on these five and improving your emotional maturity on these five tangents will help you the most.

Let’s look at these topics with a larger lens.