It’s been a little while since I last sent out a newsletter—I’ve been reading a ton and working on a bunch of new projects I’m excited to share, but I felt it was time to give another crack at this. As always, very open to hear your feedback—enjoy.
Content I’ve Created:
What I’ve Learned About Racism (4 Min) - I put together an article where I reflect on some of my biggest takeaways as I’ve educated myself further on this topic. Obviously a really important topic now and always. Here are my big points:
The opposite of racist is antiracist and these identities are not fixed
You don’t need to worry about being cliché or not knowing everything
It’s not too late
Digital Minimalism: Optimizing Your iPhone to be Intentional (22 Min) - This was the first full-length course that I ever created, and it was a lot of fun to make. I’ve experimented and researched a ton to find the best ways to make sure my phone was working for me, and I compiled my most important tips and philosophies into this course. The course is designed to help you win back a lot of time and focus, so I encourage you to give it a watch! 2 free months of Skillshare included.
What I’m Reading:
The solo marathon (1 Min) by Seth Godin - In such a short amount of time, Godin beautifully depicts a simple yet critical aspect of success and happiness: running life’s marathons when no one’s looking.
The Lesson to Unlearn (26 min) by Paul Graham - This is an article a friend sent me a while back about how many of us are so programmed to try to “hack” our ways to the solutions of questions like “How do I get an A in this class?” or “How do I find investors for this startup?” by looking for the shortcuts. Graham notes that many of life’s tests, however, are unhackable and that we need to lose our tendency to seek out hacks.
Stop valuing yourself for being good at something and start valuing yourself for being willing to learn - Tom Bilyeu
Bilyeau (and myself) are huge advocates of the Growth Mindset. To embody the infinite game of lifelong learning and growth, it is critical to value not just your skill level but your willingness to try to expand your skills in new ways.
Cool tools I’m using:
Theragun - If you’re an athlete, getting yourself one of these massage guns will make foam rollers feel like a waste of time.
Lunchclub/Yes Fam - “Great things come to those that put themselves out there.” These two tools will set you up to meet with random strangers over Zoom who you can become friends with. Lunchclub is more focused on professional networking, while Yes Fam is more focused on making friends. Either option provides a great opportunity to do something uncomfortable and meet new people.
Till next time…