You know the magic you feel when you build something complex and it works? Find those moments regularly and make yourself smile.
Today we'll cover the joys of being a beginner, a mindful productivity audit, and the art of the desk set up!
Thanks for reading always. We're so close to hitting 3,000 BrainPint readers. It would make me smile so much if you all helped spread the word! Thank you.
With gratitude, Janel
Write Simply Why Paul Graham always uses simple words and ordinary sentences in his writing. Hint: "The easier something is to read, the more deeply readers will engage with it."
The Art Of The Desk Set Up An insightful read into someone treats his Desk Setup almost philosophically. Arun talks about creative space as a component of the creative process, the elements that inspired him to build his set up in a certain way. I've been in the market for a good desk setup recently and have been adding great pieces to my collection, so this really resonated.
The Joys Of Being An Absolute Beginner For Life "No one wants to stay a beginner. We all want to get better. But even as our skills improve, and our knowledge and experience grow, what I hope to encourage is the preservation, or even cultivation, of that spirit of the novice: the naive optimism, the hypervigilant alertness that comes with novelty and insecurity, the willingness to look foolish, and the permission to ask obvious questions – the unencumbered beginner’s mind."
How Austin Kleon Puts His Newsletter Together His key criteria for including something: It must be useful & interesting. Writing a newsletter is all about committing to a repeatable system that helps you keep track of what you read, like and want to share each week.
It's time to build: A New World's Fair Optimistic, uplifting about the power of technology. "At the end of the night, you head home to sleep, but your mind can't rest — the wonders of the future stir in your head. Landing on the moon now seems closer than ever and only the beginning of a limitless tomorrow." Remember World's Fairs and the air of excitement that came with them? It's time to build our own.