GrowIT seems like a very interesting conference with a diverse list of topics and talks that I would love to hear. Also, I have heard great things about Novi Sad and Belgrade from my fellow speakers, especially about the tech community.
Hence, the conference was definitely on my list of places to speak at this year.
I love writing, speaking and sharing knowledge about different technologies. It is because of the many amazing people in our tech community that I get the inspiration to do experiments and learn new things. It is important to give back to the community as learning is a cycle. You never know you might end up inspiring someone who inspired you one day. We share motivation every day even though we do not realize it which is why I feel that motivation is like air, you take it at one moment and in another moment, you pass it on to someone else.
In that spirit, read articles and books, attend talks and ask questions and then recreate your own and teach others.
This is easier said than done, haha. I think it is more important to set your objectives and clearly articulate what you want to achieve over a quarter and re-evaluate this every three months. I would recommend using something like OKRs for your personal life so that you have a clear vision of how your quarterly achievements are contributing to your life’s goal. It is equally important to have a retrospective with yourself to understand what went good and what went wrong so that you can improve your learning and approaches by iterations.