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Hey everyone.

Happy Thursday...again

I've accepted the fact now that every time I send one of these things out, there is bound to be at least one mistake, be it a shitty link, some grammatical error or some sentence that is totally fucked up, but I'm okay with that. It gives the newsletter its own personality, and its also a reminder that we're all human...and being perfect sounds kinda boring because what exactly are we without our own flaws. 

Moving on...

Here is an Instagram account worth following → Visiualize Value

Its safe to say that pictures tell a 1000 words and these tiny sketches from VV have given me such a better perspective on things than any essay, book or podcast could ever do. 
"If you can't handle uncertainty, you can't handle growth." 
Uncertainty
"Keep going." 
This is pointless
"Stay in your lane. You do you."
Stay in your lane
stay in your lane
- Nic
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This weeks catches 🎣
Here are some dope tools that I discovered this week.

Underlist

Underlist
A convenient, simple, and easy to use list app to save and organize your life on your iPhone, iPad, and Mac.

Button

Button
A Chrome extension with a quick overview of your Google Calendar with one-click access. 

Simplescraper

SimpleScraper
A simple scraper that turns websites into structured data with just a few clicks.

Marco

Marco
Macro helps make checklists for any recurring process for your team. Document, assign, track, and automate.

Newsletters 🚀

My picks of dope newsletters for this week.
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So today is a little different. The guys over at Meco decided to make this neat little listicle of newsletters that have been popular through their app this year and The Slice made it!!

For those that don't know, Meco is a newsletter reader that makes it a lot easier to subscribe, manage and read your newsletters, and I'm very grateful that The Slice has been added along side some other great newsletters here! 

Interesting reads  📚

There's a lot of crap on the internet, here's a gem or two.
The ‘flow state’: Where creative work thrives
Growing up in World War Two-ravaged Europe, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi saw the adults around him struggling to rebuild their lives – and often losing the will to try. He became preoccupied by a question that doesn’t trouble most kids: what makes life worth living?

Csikszentmihalyi moved from Hungary to the US to study psychology and the question that had obsessed him since childhood. Read More

The Yoghurt Mafia 
Locked up for their part in a drug ring, two inmates swapped manufacturing meth for manufacturing yoghurt. Here is the story of how these two guys made this into business both in and out of prison. 

"The televisions flicker in unison, blue-white light lingering on the cell walls. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, the enthusiastic English chef on The River Cottage, describes how to make homemade yoghurt: a smear of culture, a little milk and some heat. Wal, alert, fidgety and always hungry for a new hobby, thinks “I can do this” and commits the lesson to memory." Read more
Learnings 💡
How to Go Pro as a Creator 
John Gannon breaks down the 4-step process they used to grow their blog and newsletter combo into a $1MM+ annual revenue machine. For Gannon, it came down to following the basics while "unwittingly playing the long game": choose a medium you enjoy creating, keep your tech stack simple, reinvest the earnings back into the business, and hire help to grow. Read more 

Lawrence Jones On working too hard: finding balance, and lessons learned from others.
When I first started my career, I worked a lot. The problems pulled me in, and I’d get so involved I’d be unable to sleep until I solved a problem, sometimes escaping into my dreams if I hadn’t found a natural pause point.


The pace at which I was learning was exciting, and the energy that gave me made long hours fly by. I wasn’t just putting in the hours- every hour spent was active, focused practice, which fed back into the flywheel and helped me learn even faster. Read more

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That's all for this week, see you next week, same time, same place! If you enjoyed this issue, consider sharing The Slice💌
Written by Nic | Brettenwood Coastal Estate, Ballito, KwaZulu Natal, 4409, South Africa