I've been thinking about social dancing a lot lately. I used to spend 4-10 hours per week spinning around with a silly grin on my face, led by the music. I miss that and hope that we can all resume normal activities soon. At the same time, I'm grateful that most of the people I know are safe and will gladly sacrifice dance for their health. Doesn't stop me from missing it though. What do you miss?
Today we'll cover decision journals, how to live a life with awe, and why captchas are getting increasingly hard.
Grow The Puzzle Around You Loved this read by Jessica Livingston! "You are a jigsaw puzzle piece of a certain shape. You could change your shape to fit an existing hole in the world. That was the traditional plan. But there's another way that can often be better for you and for the world: to grow a new puzzle around you."
She has great tips for founders: 1) Do what you’re genuinely interested in and try to play to your natural strengths. A startup is so much work that you'll give up if you're not genuinely interested in it. 2) Be intrepid. There's room for lots of different kinds of people to be startup founders, but you do need a certain amount of boldness—to work on ideas that most people would consider stupid, and to keep going when you're ridiculed or ignored. 3) There is no one mold for a successful founder. Just because you might only see a certain type in the news, that doesn’t mean you need to turn yourself into that.
How Hard Feedback Changed My Life "Feedback, when given and received with support and love, can be a turning point for you. The greatest mistake we can make is to appear resistant to hearing it." This article dives into how you can graciously accept feedback and what you can do with it. Remember, intent is only fully known by you, and perception is how others view your behavior. (h/t Out of Curiosity)
50 UI Tips - Get 50 useful UI tips to help improve your products' visual and interactive elements, in a single eBook. I can't believe this is a free resource.
TextExpander - Improve your typing speed without taking typing classes. Use this tool to set up text snippets that expand when you type so that you can do more in a shorter amount of time. "cj" becomes "Cheers, Janel". "tysm" becomes "Thanks so much". "l.twi" & "l.li" link to my Twitter & LinkedIn profiles. It's fun.