345: Trust Yourself and Remember To Ask For Help with Tyler Rohrer

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In this week’s show, Phil talks to Tyler Rohrer, a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience around end user computing. He has worked in and around the most progressive and challenging deployments in the world.

And most recently, he founded Remotely INC, the world’s first Hyper Converged Console. He is leveraging his experience in the digital workspace and end user computing space to help enterprise companies contend with the daily security risks they face with remote and hybrid end users.

Tyler talks about the importance of trusting your instincts when it comes to your career. He also discusses why it’s okay to ask for help and guidance when needed.

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

TOP CAREER TIP

Always trust your instincts. They are generally trying to lead you in the right direction. Listen to what your heart says to you.

WORST CAREER MOMENT

After hitting the wrong button, a software malfunction occurred, but it taught Tyler the value in always taking the utmost care, and to own up to your mistakes.

CAREER HIGHLIGHT

Tyler was instrumental in the creation of VM Ware, which was subsequently acquired. This led to his appearing at a conference in front of Michael Dell.

THE FUTURE OF CAREERS IN I.T

The unbounded nature of IT itself. This is a field in which you can literally learn about, and gain mastery over, things we never considered possible.

THE REVEAL

What first attracted you to a career in I.T.? – Tinkering with things and fixing them when broken.

What’s the best career advice you received? – Take chances!

What’s the worst career advice you received? – Follow the rules and DON’T take chances.

What would you do if you started your career now? – Look more into automation and robotics

What are your current career objectives? – To take all the lessons learned and distill them into a book

What’s your number one non-technical skill? – Endurance and persistence

How do you keep your own career energized? – Balance technical interests with sports and other pursuits.

What do you do away from technology? – Rally driving, hiking outdoors and exploring nature.

FINAL CAREER TIP

Ask for help if you need it. It’s okay to not know everything, and you only learn by seeking answers from others.

BEST MOMENTS

(4:04) – Tyler – “We think of scale in one dimension right now”

(7:00) – Tyler - “Having the confidence to bring your best self to every conversation really goes a long way”

(6:00) – Tyler – “More than anything else, trust yourself”

(10:50)– Tyler – “I’ve learned as much from the good ideas as the poor ones”

ABOUT THE HOST – PHIL BURGESS

Phil Burgess is an independent IT consultant who has spent the last 20 years helping organizations to design, develop, and implement software solutions. Phil has always had an interest in helping others to develop and advance their careers. And in 2017 Phil started the I.T. Career Energizer podcast to try to help as many people as possible to learn from the career advice and experiences of those that have been, and still are, on that same career journey.

CONTACT THE HOST – PHIL BURGESS

Phil can be contacted through the following Social Media platforms:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/_PhilBurgess

LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/philburgess

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Website: https://itcareerenergizer.com/contact

Phil is also reachable by email at phil@itcareerenergizer.com and via the podcast’s website, https://itcareerenergizer.com

Join the I.T. Career Energizer Community on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/ITCareerEnergizer

ABOUT THE GUEST – TYLER ROHRER

Tyler Rohrer is a serial entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience around end user computing. He has worked in and around the most progressive and challenging deployments in the world.

And most recently, he founded Remotely INC, the world’s first Hyper Converged Console. He is leveraging his experience in the digital workspace and end user computing space to help enterprise companies contend with the daily security risks they face with remote and hybrid end users.

CONTACT THE GUEST – TYLER ROHRER

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Remotely_TREX

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jtylerrohrer/

Website: https://remotelyrmm.com

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