Byron Rode

Father. Surfer. Product Builder. Developer. Photographer. Tattoo Canvas. Ex-Musician. Sometimes Foodie. Occasional Speaker. Founder & CTO of Eighty Six


Ship.

Early. Often. For yourself.


Exuberance. The feeling you get the very first time you ship some code - be it your first website, a core contribution to your favourite publishing platform, or your first iPhone app. You wrote something, and you put it out for the world to see. It’s a pretty hard feeling to beat; to lose. Or so I thought.


Today, I learned…


Today, marks 29 years of my existance on this planet we call Earth, and while I have many things to be grateful for—my two boys, my health, a somewhat successful company, my immediate family, good friends, and the ability to surf almost every day—I am still not where I imagined I would be a few years ago; but, today I learned, that’s also okay.


Let (it all) go.

Focus less on what can’t be changed; More on what can.


I’ve been doing a lot of self-discovery lately. Some days are better than others. Some days I move forward a few steps, and then there are the bad days where I take a few (or many) backward steps. I touched on this on my blog recently. I’ve found (or least, I am trying to find) solace in…


Ship.

Early. Often. For yourself.


Exuberance. The feeling you get the very first time you ship some code - be it your first website, a core contribution to your favourite publishing platform, or your first iPhone app. You wrote something, and you put it out for the world to see. It’s a pretty hard feeling to beat; to lose. Or so I thought.

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Life has many lessons; Some are learned the hard way, others catch you by surprise.


Take a walk in your shoes.


Most of us live fairly fast-paced lives. It’s get up and go from the minute your eyes open and it doesn’t stop until you collapse into bed later the same night.

Changing nappies (diapers), breakfast, feeding the dog, feeding the kids, school runs, waiting for public transport, working, dinner parties, cooking dinner, drinks with friends…