⫹⫺ Surviving & Thriving
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Hello my friends,
I started publishing this newsletter exactly two weeks ago and honestly, I was expecting a few friends to subscribe, not open it, and that I would have given up by now.
The response has been well beyond my expectations. I appreciate each subscribe and read every message — I wanted to build this project in public to create accountability for myself, and it’s working.
This week’s highlights:
The vanity metric: Weekly subscribers: +146% (26 —> 64)
The metric that matters: Open rate: 70% (high quality audience)
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The pandemic has spawned two types of people; those that are thriving and those that are surviving.
These days I spend an inordinate amount of time on Twitter and while I can’t get enough of the unsolicited business coaching and abundance of work-from-home optimization techniques I’d like to read more about developing a resilient mind and healthy body.
The relentless hustle can take its toll on even the most tenacious leaders. Take Jeff for example. After 25 years, he’s decided to relinquish his Amazon autocracy to focus on his “hobbies”. Hobbies that he actively cashes in $1billion of stock a year to fund — When space travel is your hobby I guess that’s reasonable.
This week’s snippets are dedicated to innovative thinking in health (mental & physical) and wellness; refresh and renewal.
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Let’s get into it,
Are you struggling to resist a late night snack? Neurotech company, Kernel, has shown the relationship between the amount of deep sleep you get and impulse control. Is this the next move for Whoop?
Fasting can provide a reset for the body and mind, boosting energy and improving body composition. Zero Fasting provides and introduction and step by step coaching.
Anxiety and depression are on the rise due to the pandemic. Talk space is removing the friction and taboo of therapy.
“There are two mistakes along the way to mastery, not starting it and not going all the way”. A transformational talk by Shaolin Master Shi Heng Yi.
It can feel like life is passing you by. John Gardner’s thesis on Personal Renewal shows you that it’s never too late to change career or reinvent yourself.
While in person team building is on pause try a virtual escape room to keep your people engaged and collaborating.
If your 2020 calendar looked like a winning game of Tetris try scheduling your day into maker and manager time.
Popular in Europe but still to reach the mainstream in the US, the benefits of sauna are seemingly endless. From athletic performance to depression.
Travel is a therapy that a lot of us are missing right now. r/whereintheworld is a subreddit that live broadcasts from places around the world. Personally I miss Tokyo so I’ve been tuned in here.