Would you take a Manhattan restaurant advice from someone who has never been to Manhattan?
Well...that "advice" wouldn't be worth very much would it?
If you want to achieve something that you've never achieved before, work with someone who has already achieved it. Any other "advice" is not advice - it's an opinion, no matter how much they believe it.
As Mark Twain said: "It's not what you don't know that hurts you - it's what you know for sure, that just ain't true"
Learning to code is not easy, but it is the easier part of career change.
If you're seriously thinking about learning to code, don't just JUMP into it without a plan. Don't blindly accept what gurus with CS degrees tell you about learning to code - they cannot know what it's like to be self-taught, while holding down a full-time job!!
Trust yourself. Invest in yourself. Back yourself. Be yourself.
I'll show you how.