Back in January of this year I finally signed up for Brennan Dunn’s DYFC Masterclass. I say finally because I had it in my mind to do so, for several years now, ever since my colleague Joel Hooks gave an overwhelming testimonial for it. When I signed up, I got DYFR for free, along with a ton of other resources. All of the resources I received have been phenomenal. But that has just been the icing on the cake. The real benefit, I think has been that my eyes have been opened, my horizons have been considerably widened. I’ve lost track of the number of times I’ve recently thought, “I wish I had learned this stuff ten years ago…I’ve been doing it all wrong”. If you’re a freelancer or a consultant (of any type – not just software development) I do highly recommend Brennan Dunn’s courses. Maybe at some point I will elaborate more on the overall experience, including how being surrounded and mentored by successful entrepreneurs is a lot less sucky than figuring this stuff out on your own. But here I just wanted to touch upon some of the resources I have found extremely useful in learning about the optimal approach to software consulting.
Books (available in a variety of formats including audio books)
- The Positioning Manual for Technical Firms by Philip Morgan
- Double Your Freelancing Rate by Brennan Dunn
- Authority by Nathan Barry
- The Brain Audit by Sean D’Souza