The S.T.U.P.I.D. Email – Sep 12, 2021

By Bruno Souza | life

Sep 12

Skill, Thought, Unique, Person, Interesting, Daring
A fun, weekly round of Career ideas!

Sometimes we have a plan…
It is a great plan!
We know what to do and how to finish it…

It could be your weekly plan.
You agreed to implement a feature.
Maybe you plan to test a new version of an API.
You will fix the bug a customer found in the new version.
You will launch a new product…

You are confident.
Everyone is expecting your results.
You are energized and focused!

But then…
For some reason…
(Sometimes something you did…)
(Other times it is out of your control…)

Your well intended plan fails…
Everything comes crashing down,
And you can’t get it to work…

You don’t understand.
You don’t finish.
It takes longer.
New problems arise…
People around you get upset…

You start to loose focus.
Your head spins. You feel lost.
Overwhelmed. Frustrated.
You feel tired and powerless.

You fall into the vortex of despair…

The week…
(or the month)
seems to be wasted and lost.

Have you ever felt like this ?

(That’s exactly what happened to me this week…)

And when we are like this, it is natural that we want to give up…

But, you know what?
That’s where our skills can help us!


An important skill is solving problems.

And solving problems can be applied to solve the NEW problems that show up while you are solving a problem.

When things are going wrong…
And you are feeling lost…
Look for SOMETHING you can DO.

If you decide to DO some action,
and you take ONE small step,
You break out of the negativity THINKING cycle
You Reduce the feeling of frustration
and OPEN your brain to ALTERNATIVES.

And you know what?
It works.

This week, I felt like this.
I had so many problems to launch my new book
You have no idea…

And I fell into the vortex of despair.
I wrote to Juliana, on my team:

“I’m sinking…”

She replied with some ideas of things we could do.

And we did some things (some wrong ones…)
But that was enough for us to see alternatives.

And I got back on track.


(Yes, you can already get The Little Book of Speaking Talent)
(With an awesome introductory price!)


“Do. Or do not. There is no try.”

Master Yoda was right.

Doing is what matters.

You can do something.
Or you can not do something.

But if you just keep thinking and thinking and thinking and thinking and thinking and thinking and thinking and thinking and thinking and thinking and thinking and thinking and thinking and thinking

This is the vortex of despair.

Stop thinking about sharing your knowledge.
Stop thinking about improving your career.
Stop thinking about getting better skills.

Go and do it!

The Little Book of Speaking Talent can help you do it.


The deal I’m offering during this launch is pretty unique.


It can help you use speaking to advance your career.

Parts of the deal are going to end soon.
Go check it out 🙂


Venkat Subramaniam is an AWESOME speaker.
All the time I learn soooo much from him!

He was the first person I talked with today.

Venkat is a good friend.
And the conversation we had was really important to me…

At one point Venkat told me:
“Bruno, great content cannot be left hidden”.

And this is for you …
YOUR experience is a great content.
It can help and inspire many people.
It can help them live a better life.

It cannot be left hidden.
Just in your head.

Go share.


Yes , your experience is interesting!

You have things you learned.
Difficult issues you had to face.
Technologies you like. Or dislike.
Personal situations you’ve dealt with.
Decisions that worked. And that didn’t.
Skills you are very good at.
Or wish to be!

You can draw upon this to help people around you to succeed.

And that will reflect into a much more interesting and fulfilling career.

Go share your experiences.
(Even if you find them uninteresting.)


I dare you to take a look at The Little Book of Speaking Talent.

It is available NOW for a VERY LOW introductory price.

And if you are REALLY serious about using speaking to advance your career…

I’m making a special offer for you:

If you are just starting your career,
(and you want to start using speaking to advance)
Take a look at The Little Book of Speaking Talent.
(for a very very low price!)

It will give you everything you need to use speaking for your career!


If you are a professional with several years in the market…
And you are serious about growing your career.
(speaking is an AWESOME way to do that!)

Can I suggest you to consider my Full Speaking Package?

It contains:
– The Little Book of Speaking Talent
– An amazing Professional Speakers Training with Venkat Subramaniam.
– A one-to-one conversation with me, so I can help you take the next step in your career or in your speaking, and do this very fast!

What do you say?
– I’m just starting in my career, the book will be great.
– I’m a stablished professional, and I want to grow a lot and fast!

Hope you enjoyed those tips! Let me know what you need to get your career moving!


About the Author

Software developers have a huge impact in the world, and can effectively improve the planet. This is why Bruno Souza is passionate about developer communities and has dedicate his life to help developers worldwide reach their true potential. The "Brazilian JavaMan" is a Java Developer at Summa Technologies, and a Cloud Specialist at ToolsCloud, where he participated in some of the largest Java projects in Brazil. President of SouJava and Director at the Open Source Initiative, Bruno believes Java and Open Source to be the path to career excellency for developers everywhere, and that taking responsibility for delivering software is the mark of great developers.