It's inevitable that you will at some point f*ck up. Here's 3 rules of thumb to not do that.
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Hey, this is issue #63 of The Slice. 

In theory the concept of choice is really simple. Apples or oranges? Pizza or burgers? Is it a Netflix and chill day or is it a get off your ass and do something constructive kinda day - just me, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with becoming a potato for a day. 

It's only natural that some of the decisions we make may impact us negatively and there is not a lot we can do but wipe the shit out of your eyes and carry on with your day bro. Shit happens. 

My biggest fuck up that I regret only because I didn't know how to make better decisions was going to University far far away in a notorious student town because all my friends were going. This still keeps me up at night and if I had to go back I would have done things a lot differently, but oh well. 

When it comes to making decisions, here's 3 rules of thumb. 

- If you can’t decide, the just say yes.

- If two equally difficult paths, choose the one more painful in the short term (pain avoidance is creating an illusion of equality).

- Choose the path that leaves you more equanimous in the long term.

As I've gotten older, I've become more prone to making better decisions, but maybe that just because up until this point I've learnt to identify what is a bad decision and whats a good one.

Now for something different this week...a new section. 

Weekly reminder
"Be the type of energy that no matter where you go, you add value to the spaces and lives around you."

- Nic 
Important

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This weeks catches 🎣
Here are some dope tools that I discovered this week.

Sponsaurus

Sponsaurus
Sponsaurus is a neat little ad booking system for newsletter creators to showcase their available slots. It's still in beta but after playing around with it myself, I'll give it a stamp of approval!  

Desech

Desech
Desech is a a no-code visual editor for html and css that makes it easy build and export your code. 

the:gist

the:gist
the:gist is a tool that lets you easily automate your notion workflows with less complexity and more simplicity. 

Sticker Doodle

Sticker Doodle
Sticker Doodle is an app for creating your own stickers that can then be sent to anyone on iMessage, Discord or Slack!

Newsletters 🚀

My picks of dope newsletters for this week.
This weeks newsletter of the week is M365 Weekly , a weekly newsletter on boosting productivity with Microsoft 365, sysadmin, and IT security.

Quite a niche specific newsletter this week but a great newsletter at that. Each week you get a curated list of how to be more productive while working with Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, OneDrive, and other services. Take a look a past issue here

If your into SysAdmin and security, you will also get some great nuggets in here too! Check it out

Interesting reads  📚

There's a lot of crap on the internet, here's a gem or two.
The golden rule
I read this sometime this week and it reminded me a lot of when I was first starting this newsletter. It highlights that you can make true fans if you follow the golden rule - If you wouldn't appreciate a marketing tactic being used on you, don't use it on your fans. Read More

The 4 Reading Levels: Different Ways To Read Different Books. 
I bet you already know how to read a book because you were taught in elementary school. But do you know how to read so that you can gain the most out of it? Reading more books is pointless unless you can make something out of it. Read more

The art of not taking things personally
When we encounter emotions and behaviours that don’t make sense to us, it’s often because we don’t have all the information. And in the absence of information, we tend to assume the worst. Read more

58% of Hacker News, Reddit and tech-savvy audiences block Google Analytics.
It's no secret to you guys that I'm very for privacy and on many occasions I have even encouraged you guys to use tools to block tracking pixels not only my own newsletter but for basically any browser, but here is a really interesting article written by Plausible Analytics on how many people actually block trackers. Read more

Learnings & Resources 💡
5 ways you can copy successful business ideas and still be original
Too many people get hung up waiting for the right idea to start a business I reckon. But especially if you're just starting out, having a great idea isn't nearly as important as executing right. Innovating by execution is probably going to give you more success than innovating through an idea. Read more

Open source illustrations kit
Here is a illustrations kit of 100 open-source designs that you are free to use on any of your projects. Check it out
​​​​Classifieds 
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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 | Sandymount Green, Dublin, Dublin, D04 H319, Ireland