Can anyone learn to automate their tasks?

Short answer: Yes!

Just Do It

 

Long answer:

Sure, anyone could do it. Given enough time.

The reality is this is going to come pretty easily to some of you. Others will find it takes some time before the concepts start to click. But given enough time and effort it will click for anyone.

The more of the following you have, the easier you will find this:

  1. The motivation to end your suffering through boring work forever!
  2. The ability to logically break down big problems into smaller tasks
  3. Basic competence using a computer. Can you use MS Office? Find files and folders on your computer? Do you know how to copy and paste?
  4. Google skills
  5. Grit and determination

If you have all 5:

You will sail through this no worries. Within the month you will have probably automated your first task. And as you watch your app’s progress bar rapidly filling to 100% you’ll think:“this shit used to take me all morning!“. You’re welcome.

If you have 3 or 4:

You’re not alone. You are at the same starting point as most of the readers here at Automate Your Chores. You are bright but not 100% confident in your computing abilities. Never mind, that’ll change. You’ve developed other skills up to now. Why should learning to code be any different?

If you have 1 or 2:

This going to be a bit of a slog. Well worth it though. I’m here for you to fire off any questions you may have.

There are no stupid questions. Or at least you can’t beat me for stupid questions ha.

If you have zero:

I’m not going to lie. It’s very unlikely you will succeed. Out of the 5 qualities above, grit and determination is by far the most important. Especially if you don’t see yourself as being very logical. The fact you are here suggests you have some motivation. Some task you want to improve. Get in touch. I may still be able to help.


You don’t have to be a developer to code

Most of us have come to accept computers in our lives. We can all use Outlook and Word. Most of us can use Excel to some extent too.

But for some reason when we look at software developers tapping away at that black screen with colorful text we just think nah.

You don’t have to be a computer person to learn how to automate some of your work life.

 

It’s not as technical as it sounds

You’re not alone. I still hear shit and freak out – and I’m now a professional software engineer.

But you know what? Every time I hear some complex sounding concept I find it is actually pretty simple. 9 times out of 10 I am already doing it without knowing.

 

But why bother? 

Here are 5 more reasons to start