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3 Steps to Staying Inspired to Code

Why do you want to learn to code?

Is it the hefty paycheck? The freedom to work on your own time? Maybe even that feeling you get when you see your code making something happen on the Internet?

But what if all that’s not enough? What if you need a BIGGER reason to keep learning to code?

I get it. When I first started learning to code, I had a clear purpose: I needed cash fast so I wouldn’t get evicted. But it’s easy to get stuck in a coding rut. Once you get to a certain level, it can be hard to find that push of energy to help you keep moving on to the next thing.

Skillcrush alumna Hanna-Mari emailed me with a poignant question: How do I stay inspired to code when the financial freedom isn’t enough?

Hanna-Mari wanted what many of us do: a larger purpose, a higher calling, a reason to get out of bed in the morning (or, you know, open your text editor at 12:00 AM).

Well, brace yourselves, Skillcrushers, because for our FIRST video on SkillcrushTV, I answered that very question.

To debut my brand spanking new YouTube series, I share my 3 steps for staying inspired to code. Head on over to the SkillcrushTV channel to subscribe. Every single Monday, I’m answering your most pressing questions on SkillcrushTV, so you can get the resources and ANSWERS you need to build your career and code with confidence.

And watch out for a few special cameos from the Skillcrush team. ::Cough:: Randle Browning…

I want to hear from you.

Leave a comment below or tweet me @Skillcrush, and tell me what inspires you to get out of bed in the morning. Don’t worry about an exact solution or a grand plan, just tell me: what problem do you want to solve with code?

Adda Birnir

Adda is not only the CEO and founder of Skillcrush, but also an instructor. With her self-taught tech skills, she’s worked on building sites for the New York Times, ProPublica and MTV.

When Adda isn’t developing or teaching on Skillcrush, she enjoys watching Hall & Oates videos on YouTube.

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