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There are quite a few new things going on in this newsletter, so let’s dive straight into them one-by-one.
Now the remaining of the newsletter. It’s shorter than I intended because I have only a week to write this one instead of a month. Anyhow, let’s get right into it!
Here’s the section where I recommend a book or two for the month. They are usually the book I’m currently reading or have read in previous months.
The recommended book of this month is The Psychology of Money. Doing well with our finances isn’t just about what we know. It has a lot more do with how we behave. In the book, the author Morgan Housel shares 19 stories (and lessons) on creating wealth and happiness. I'll let you know once the book note is up!
Interesting fact: the book was initially a blog post.
You don’t always need the best, what you need is good enough. The article speaks to the maximizer in me. While I’m not buying into aiming small (because your standard = your outcome), I’m a big advocate of getting or having good enough is good enough and letting small wins compound themselves.
How to use Evernote for your creative workflow. In the article, Tiago Forte shares his research on how we should collect, process, and generate ideas. It’s insightful and useful even if you don’t use Evernote. It has a lot of good information but not many action steps. But I think it still worth taking the time to process and implement into my workflow in Notion and Obsidian.
Lucky people predict the future. Wise people anticipate it. Legends create it. — Shane Parrish
If you wonder when you should start, start now. If you wonder how you should start, start small. — Dean Yeong (from articles start now and start small)
2021 goal-setting challenge: Write down your habitual routine for a week, detail each day. Note the rituals that strengthen your mental & physical fitness. Keep them. Note the rituals that do the opposite. Ditch them. Commit to getting help if you can’t do this on your own. — Alan Aragon
Here are some more good stuff I stumbled across in the previous month:
That’s it for this February edition!
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