Hey, I’m Tyrel Chambers and this is me
The hardest part of blogging is the beginning. Figuring out a title and purpose even as I write this, it has been painful and hard. If you’re like me you’re probably thinking, “how do you even blog?”.
That’s just it! How do you blog? I certainty don’t know. All I know if I have something inside that needs to get out, call it passion, call it a desire to help others, call it whatever you like.
Let’s start from the beginning. I began programming 5 years ago, teaching myself everything I know now with no lick of formal education. I love what I do and the journey has been incredible. I’ve met and work with some of the most amazing people you could imagine. Darian Rosebrook , Tony Lombardi , Ross, Katherine, Jamie, Ryan and Chris… shout out!
So what’s the point of this blog?
The reason I’m writing is for more than just the satisfaction of writing. I want to share what I’ve learned and just get my life out there for you to see into. I have a deep passion for learning, for creating and for leading. It’s deep within my bones.
Blogging seemed silly to me and I didn’t, and still don’t fully understand the real purpose of it. All those people who write about what’s going on in their day-to-day, like who cares? But I see it more and more now. People are interested in the lives of others and you know, to a degree I am as well. I may not necessarily care what you’re making for dinner or the fact you saw someone trip, eat dirt, and you laughed.
But what I do care to read about is how someone in my field got to where they are.
I started out a developer and I still am, but the difference between then and now is I’m not okay with just being a developer; I want to be more.
Why I became an entrepreneur
I’ll be the first to admit I have no clue what I’m doing when it comes to business, but if I’ve learned one thing from teaching myself development is that whatever you don’t know, you can find out.
I became an entrepreneur because I naturally love to create. Whether the market needs a certain product or not, to me it doesn’t totally matter. For me and my guys over at KeySpark, I try to encourage them to create whatever they have a desire for, no matter what they think about their idea.
I never thought I would be in this position as an entrepreneur. I never saw myself as a kid, owning my own company or companies (I don’t plan on stopping at 1). There were just simply too many unknowns and risks involved to the point where I just didn’t want to touch it, didn’t want to take a risk.
I’m tired of that.
I want risk. Risk makes you step out into unfamiliar territory to explore the seemingly impossible. Running a company is full of risks, but there comes a point in your 25 year old life where you don’t want to keep working your part time retail job, where you are tired of applying to web developer positions and being passed over, you get tired of all that and want to make something of yourself.
So screw it
… is essentially what I said. I wanted the experience a professional setting gives, and be able to really be mentored. But I love it!
I’ve got great people with me who know what I don’t and vice versa. I may not know how to technically wrong a company, but with all of us on board toward a common vision and destination, it can be done. They all help me become a better leader, better developer, and a better person.
I want you to be the better person, that better husband or wife, that better developer, better leader, and I want to help you. Whether I help directly by telling you what I know or by just letting you see my life, my struggles, my successes, and everything in between. Let me tell a story that has no ending.
So let this be part 1 and let’s conquer this world together. Let’s make our dreams reality. Marching forward without fear, but with determination. Let’s change the world, and let’s change it now.
Elon Musk, if you’re reading this, I will meet you someday and it will be awesome!
I am Tyrel Chambers and this is my story.
Shameless plugs time
If you’d like to follow me on my journey, first of all recommend and share this article to people whom you think it will help, but second follow me on twitter @chambers43.
If you want more, you can follow me on instagram with the same handle.
Part 2 of the shameless plug mini-series
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Thank you for reading!
If you got this far, thank you so much. I love that you read my article, it really means a lot and hopefully I will see on my next article. (Smiley face emoji). Peace!