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I came into the Salesforce development industry knowing nothing, absolutely nothing, about Salesforce: how it was used in business nor how to even develop on it. I was as clueless as a newborn baby seeing the light for the first time — I suppose most of you understand this feeling…

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What separates successful tech founders and revered development gurus from failed entrepreneurs and your average, run-of-the-mill developer? One thing I know for sure. Focus.

Believing otherwise can be easy, though. You might just chalk their accomplishments up as the fruits of gifted geniuses whose skill sets are far out of…

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The Hurricane

At the height of his boxing career, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter’s life took a straight nosedive into a pit of despair after being wrongly accused of a heinous crime he didn’t commit: triple homicide.

Most people would crumble underneath the pressure of such an unfortunate situation, but not Carter. Upon arriving…

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There I sit, in the chair across from the hospital bed, on the night of my senior high-school homecoming dance. Never would have I thought I’d be in this position. Yet…here I am. Barely able to wrap my adolescent head around what was going on.

The next thing I know…

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You are the most malicious villain in the story of “you”.

You stand in your own way. You create your own roadblocks. You are the reason that you’re not happy.


The way you perceive and react to reality and its entropic nature are what either make you or break…

Zachary Minott

Cloud Developer | Philosopher | Avid Reader | Lifelong Learner | Athlete | Email:

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