Why You Should Practice Failure "We learn valuable lessons when we experience failure and setbacks. Most of us wait for those failures to happen to us, however, instead of seeking them out. But deliberately making mistakes can give us the knowledge we need to more easily overcome obstacles in the future."
Practice failing. It creates optionality and flexibility. You'll realise that you'll be better able to weather any storms life throws at you.
Nepalese climbers have been passed over in history books for years as they helped other climbers summit. This time, they are the ones claiming the victory. They did it as a team, pausing 10 metres below the summit, then walking hand-in-hand, singing the national anthem. This heart-warming video says it all. I fell in love with the mountains in Nepal, so seeing these guys get the recognition they deserve means so much.
A Visual Ode To Newsletters Newsletters are a record of how others see the world. They give us superpowers. Check out this delightful site.
Raise belief capital - get support from those who believe in you
Start with limited expectations - Try practicing without expecting results
Find an unfair advantage - Lean on your strengths. Build systems that work for you
Normalize your heroes - they are human, and fail too!
Make transforming experiences - Do work that others shy away from & add unique value
"Once you’ve found your own system for building confidence, others may look up to you. The way to democratize and keep redefining what’s possible is to pay it forward." This part is the most important. When you find your stride, find ways to help others find theirs.
The T-Shaped Information Diet Learn how to curate information streams that consistently deliver high-value insight. Go deep into areas of expertise, while building an understanding across a breadth of domains.
Having a solid information diet means you'll never run out of ideas. Remember, more information is not always good. Choose quality > quantity.
gSweets - Chrome extension that enables you to use shortcuts you love from Notion & Slack in Google Drive. Format text and add visuals like emojis, gifs and stock photos, directly inline. Immediately accessible, lightning fast.
MakerWidget - Add a button to the bottom of your website to tell people who you are, where to find you and more about your projects in an unintrusive way! I use it on NewsletterOS.com. (h/t Daniel from Indie Thinkers)
Leave Me Alone - I've been doing a deep cleaning of my email inbox. Leave Me Alone has made it really easy & affordable to unsubscribe from emails. I know the founders are privacy-focused, so I trust them with my inbox. Get 5 free credits here.
Wordtune - Make your words sound better by using this free Chrome Extension to finetune your words. (h/t Yarty)
Take A Brain Break
The Pudding- See how music taste evolved over time by checking out every top 5 song from 1958 - 2016.
Taste Atlas- World food atlas. Find traditional dishes, authentic restaurants and local ingredients, all on a map. I checked Barcelona, Singapore and Shanghai and am pleasantly surprised with the results.