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ISSUE #034 | VIEW ONLINE

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You're reading issue #34 of The Slice. If you missed last weeks issue, check it out here.

Once again, hello and happy Thursday. You guys seem to really dig the art from last week, so I thought I'd share the matching version of last weeks.

Recently started to take up jump rope to get a bit of exercise and it turns out that I really like it. It puts me in a state of flow that helps me take my mind of things and puts me totally in the present moment (which I speak more about below).

Also made a new web page of "stuff to buy". This is just a little affiliate page of info products and tools which I think are worth every penny and I use personally. I'll be adding more in the future! 
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Recently came across Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's concept of flow, which is the state of total focus and joy. This can be summed as the feeling one experiences in a particular activity. 

Think of mountain climbers or ballet dancers. It's the feeling of absolute focus at peak performance, which leads them be in a state of flow. 

Here is a video of a free climber (a mountain climber that uses no ropes) overtaking other normal climbers that literally made hands sweat while watching it, but it also shows this concept of flow and focus in a present moment. 

I think its important to understand Mihalyi's concept of flow, because it can give us a better understanding of how we can also attain this state of flow for our own productivity. 

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

Block Survey (Sponsor)

Block Survey
A privacy-focused alternative to Typeform. The data we collect online isn't secure in today's platforms. Breaches, leaks, and data mining are proof that we don't have ownership of our data – we believe that is a human right. Own your data with BlockSurvey.

Postal

Postal
Postal is a tool that lets you add a paywall to your email. Make unknown senders pay a fee to reach your inbox. Put a price on your attention! 

Koji

Koji
Koji lets you create interactive social media posts that make it easier to engage and monetise audiences in new ways and it completely free to use!

Airvues    

Airvues
Airvues lets you build web apps using Airtable bases as the database. You can choose from a wide variety of templates and create your web app in minutes.

AudiBlogs   

AudiBlogs
Audiblogs lets you listen to any web article in your podcast player in an Audible-like voice. Use it to "read" while you exercise, cook, do house chores, etc.

Newsletters 🚀

My picks of dope newsletters for this week.
inventing.io
This weeks featured newsletter is Investing.ioa newsletter about investing news, deal-flow, and resources all in one place!

Investing.io not just a newsletter, its also has a really neat community, it offers guides and has an awesome podcast to go along with with it all!

Founded by Richard Patey and Travis Jamison, with a combined experience of founding dozens of bootstrapped companies and flipping almost every type of internet business under the sun, it can be guaranteed that you will get no noise but rather only signal coming from this newsletter! 10/10

Check it out here
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Interesting reads  📚

There's a lot of crap on the internet, here's a gem or two.
Don't offer a free plan
Free plans are great, they allow users to get to know your product and perhaps they will upgrade to a paid plan later. Depending on your product every free user may add almost nothing to your server bill.
But still there's a real cost.. Your time and effort.. Read more

How to be lucky.
Most of us think that luck just happens (or doesn’t) but everyone can learn to look for the unexpected and find serendipity Read more

Marketing without social media
Is it really possible to run a successful business, find plenty of clients and customers, and make great money…without using social media?

Yes. Yes it is.
Read more

Learnings 💡
NoDevDesign 
If you're creatively challenged in design like me, then this is for you. It's a database of design tools that help you do all the hard stuff. Like....who needs a designer when you have this! Check it out.

Classifieds 🗳
SaaS Founders. This is an invitation to join Rand Fishkin, Wes Bush, Dan Martell, Peep Laja and many other industry heavyweights in a one day online summit. Claim your spot here.

Signals - Learn how to turn big trends like hybrid work, automation and carbon neutrality into profit. Join to get 30+ hours of weekly analysis in 5-minute reports.
That's all for this week, see you next week, same time, same place!
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