Hello Tech Pros, What Products & Businesses Are You Building?

Hello Tech Pros is a podcast that explores the opportunities, challenges and anxieties that technical professionals and techpreneurs face when building their career, building their products and building their business. This show is about the people behind technology and the mindsets and skill sets they developed that led to their success. The show's host, Chad Bostick, is a 20 year veteran of the software development industry both as a practitioner and as a manager at companies like iBEAM Broadcasting, Devon Energy, Zynga and Fanduel. Chad is also an advocate for the awareness of Social Anxiety Disorder in the tech industry. His own battle in overcoming social anxieties led him to get the girl, lead the teams and launch a very successful podcast where he has interviewed over 250 guests.
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Nov 11, 2016

Many people don't like asking for help. It makes us feel icky to reach out and be in someone's debt. We feel insecure because we can't do it ourselves Here are a few ways to get over the anxiety of asking for favors.

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What You Will Learn in This Episode

  • Why asking for help makes us feel icky and the anxiety of asking for favors.
  • When we should be asking for help.
  • Why asking for help actually helps other people.
  • How I can help you.
  • A few ways you can help me.


How I Can Help You


How You Can Help Me

Nov 9, 2016

There is a fear that gnaws at us throughout the day, almost every single day. It is the fear that everyone will discover what we've been trying to hide our entire career: the fact that we are a big fraud and have no idea what we're doing.

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What You Will Learn in This Episode

  • Why we work so hard to hide the fact that we suck.
  • How Imposter Syndrome is a recursive problem.
  • Why we don't accept compliments and what that does to our relationships.
  • The #1 reason we get held back from promotions and raises.


Resources Mentioned

  • - Get a free chapter from my upcoming book on living and working with social anxiety.
Nov 2, 2016

Many people's careers are limited — not due to a lack of talent, smarts or ambition — but by the anxiety of leaving their friends behind or making their friends angry. We discuss why it happens to technical professionals and what you can do about it.

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What You Will Learn in This Episode

  • Why we worry about what others think about us and our career.
  • What anxiety feels like in personal growth situations.
  • Why we are terrified of success.
  • What to do about friends who are not on the same path.
  • How to manage your friends when you become their boss.