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Why entrepreneurship is not freedom? — January 29, 2017

Why entrepreneurship is not freedom?

Building myself as an entrepreneur I juggled between freelance and employment. During the time until mid 2015 the market pulled me into and I virtually identified myself as an Information Technology expert than what I truly desired to be since 2003.

You see I wanted to code and develop solutions which could help me especially. I never owned a PlayStation yet kids next door did, my playing time was boring most of the time. Such incited the desire to be creative. Later spent every penny in the internet cafes for years to learn this thing called software development.

All the way, developed desire to make money, so I instead of going at it through coding looked for the simplest way possible. I went into troubleshooting computers and setting up internet cafes. As this brought in some money, it positioned me more into the I.T arena than giving than coding. Much as had lots of ideas flowing in my blood, couldn’t find the courage to start or pick up where I left off.

When you want to be something, it’s good to discover the way you want to do it and fall that. If you don’t you are most likely to do it just like anyone else. Will this bring you happiness?

As for me solving problems through coding will be my first method, even if I run away it will always haunt me.

If anyone wants freedom or is pursuing happiness my recommendation is to try and spare sometime to discover yourself. Try so much to become as much self aware as possible so that if anyone has to tell you something they know or are observing about you, you don’t feel offended and surprised. Because you entirely know where it begins and ends.

For many coders, there is pain on start and during debugging phase but that pain has never compared to the happiness that comes at launch of our system.

If you’ve never gone through any self-awareness program, start now. Don’t let fears and thoughts like discovering the opposite that you want something or you who someone else than you’ve known. The magic here is that you will know yourself more than anyone knows you and you can now continue on your journey taking the right direction. I got a chance to attend Unleash dreams in 2016 co-found by David Reeve. One of the sessions Christine taught us about the life ecosystem, it’s my center of reflection since then.

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How to remove Woocommerce sidebar from front-page using hooks — January 18, 2017

How to remove Woocommerce sidebar from front-page using hooks

Woocommerce is one of the most popular plugins for WordPress because it’s used by anyone wants to setup online shop without the need writing a single line of code.

Themes are one of the notable features that come with Woocommerce out of box. It comes with a default theme as well as you can download many out from WordPress.org theme repository and many theme stores online. In fact most of those themes on the WordPress repository and theme stores are fully compatible with WordPress.

Therefore this post is targeting people with custom themes made by themselves or got from somewhere but haven’t come with Woocommerce support.

Let’s start right away!

Go to Appearance -> Edit after logging in to the WordPress Dashboard where Woocommerce is installed.

Look for the functions.php file. For experienced WordPress coders you can create your own site specific plugin. This is where you can add custom code.

Let’s remove a Woocommerce sidebar action.

Use the code below in your themes functions.php or site specific plugin.

<?php

remove_action( ‘woocommerce_sidebar’, ‘woocommerce_get_sidebar’, 10 );

Save and reload the front-end of your shop page.

As simple as that.

 

 

 

Discoveries after coding on Christmas and Boxing day. — January 13, 2017

Discoveries after coding on Christmas and Boxing day.

I’m sitting and procrastinating many ideas which could be important to life of many. It’s not because of laziness however, it’s due to a couple of distractions of which some relate to what I have written in this blog.

Though am happy to be getting somewhere am completely unmoved by the decisions made by some Information Technology experts.

Speaking of Information Technology, do we even know the difference between Computer Science (CS), Computer Engineering (CE) and Information Technology (IT) and the personal responsibilities each calls for?

I think profoundly knowing the differences and responsibilities wouldn’t cost businesses dearly.

Businesses are being robbed off time, creativity, revenue and productivity.

If you’re an I.T expert concentrate on helping the market how to best use the existing systems. Furthermore discover the troubles the market is facing while using these systems. Suggest to the computer scientists and computer engineers who are responsible for developing not only working software and hardware, producing optimized and cost effective solutions is their responsibility as well.

If you are a computer scientist and computer engineer, I would recommend building what you think is a solution unless you are just building a profile to show your level of success, you should surround yourself with I.T experts listen to them and do nothing unless there is concrete research backing the availability of the opportunity or necessity of feature.

Largely time is wasted repeating ourselves. Taking wrong decisions by position ourselves where someone else should be.

Take an example where small web hosters develop their private systems and end up losing business contrary to those who invest money in existing platforms or choosing open source ones.

Cpanel, Plesk and DirectAdmin don’t come free but they have been their forever and are powering over 50Million websites today. Because of their popularity support is readily available at a simple google search. New features are released quite often than it would happen for a company with limited resources.

Opensource platforms like VestaCP and ISPconfig have also picked up, making the entire ecosystem of web hosting stronger with secure, competitive and affordable options.

An Information Technology personnel, Computer Scientist and Computer Engineer each positioned rightfully means awesome world solutions.

Before you make resolutions for #2017, I challenge you to do this first. — January 7, 2017

Before you make resolutions for #2017, I challenge you to do this first.

Reading a book, watching an inspirational video or attending a motivation session may cause a positive impact on you.

However haven’t you also heard of people complaining that it was a waste of time? Perhaps it has ever happened to you as well, in that you attended guided meditation sessions or other forms of motivational sessions, lots of fellowships and group prayers, read this and that book. To the point of stocking almost all motivational videos around the world but you’re still the same.

I myself, have ever been there and ended up unchanged.

Become Self-aware.

The first time, I tried self-awareness was after watching Gary Vaynerchuk video before revising the questions David had sent me to identify my core personal purpose. My journey started and I have never moved back.

Even if you have to revise your personal purpose or re-identify it. Self-awareness is the only remedy that brings out the best of you no matter where you are and what you do.

Being self-aware is self-motivating, ignites self belief and love.

Self Awareness is defined by http://www.pathwaytohappiness.com as having a clear perception of your personality, including strengths, weaknesses, thoughts, beliefs, motivation, and emotions. Self Awareness allows you to understand other people, how they perceive you, your attitude and your responses to them in the moment.”

A prosperous #2017 friends.