From Netflix To Lynda

Hello,

I’m Sean Witzke, and I’m cancelling my Netflix subscription.lyndaLogo

After an endless amount of time watching movies, shows, and “entertainment content”, I decided that if I wanted my life to change, I would need to put the hours in. What easier way to put the hours in then to take them from somewhere else?

Over the past year I’ve felt extremely restless; as though my life wasn’t going anywhere specific. A key factor to this were the endless hours I was wasting on Netflix, when instead I could be doing something more productive, moving my life forward, and in the end… helping people.

And so I’ve decided to cancel my Netflix subscription in exchange for a Lynda.com subscription, and replace the time that I would have spent watching Netflix with watching tutorials to upgrade my own personal skill set. The goal of this blog is to document this change, and to show others how easy it is to increase your own personal skill set, to change your life through a simple compound effect: creating good habits.

My personal goal is to become self-employed within the next 90 days. I’ll also be reviewing tutorials, to help you spend your own time in the most effective way possible. Areas of interest will be programming, web design, music production, and videography.

Specific areas I intend to learn down the road are:

  • PHP
  • jQuery
  • Java
  • Javascript
  • MySQL
  • SEO
  • C++

Thanks for taking an interest in my endeavours! Feel free to subscribe to this blog, and even start your own post-Netflix journey.

  9 comments for “From Netflix To Lynda

  1. Marianne
    May 4, 2014 at 1:50 am

    Awesome beginning of a new life-chapter. May the “force” be with you ;-)!

  2. Joyce
    May 4, 2014 at 2:29 am

    You can do it! TV sucks most of the time anyway.

  3. Diane smith
    May 5, 2014 at 2:10 am

    I just connected to Netflix, don’t watch it much, but I agree with you Sean. if I spent as much time memorizing scripture or journaling, I would have a better quality of life, not to mention more answers to prayer.
    Keep me posted how your challenge goes.

  4. alex
    May 5, 2014 at 8:52 am

    As someone new to programming try something different from the usual mainstream languages. Learn you a Haskell, dive into functional programming and compare the different approaches of functional programming languages and those of mainstream languages. It would be interesting to see someone who is not yet biased towards any particular language learning the different paradigms.

  5. Mary-Kay
    May 22, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    I applaud your effort to transform your life Sean. Learn to do what you love & you’ll never work a day in your life.

  6. June 24, 2014 at 7:50 am

    Howdy just wanted to give you a quick heads up and let you know a few of the images aren’t loading correctly.
    I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two
    different web browsers and both show the same outcome.

    • Sean Witzke
      June 24, 2014 at 8:31 pm

      Hey, which pages were the images not loading. That’ll help me a bit better for troubleshooting, and finding the ones that aren’t working for you. Thanks for the info!

  7. August 13, 2014 at 5:19 pm

    Great blog you have here bbut I was wondering if you knew of any message boards thzt cover the same topics talked about here?
    I’d really love to bbe a part of online commjunity where I can get pinions
    from other knowledgeable people that share the same interest.

    If you have any recommendations, please let me know. Kudos!

    • Sean Witzke
      August 14, 2014 at 12:30 am

      I’ll be considering the idea of hosting a message board where like minded people can converse. Thanks for the idea!

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