In this weeks issue, we look at slowing down, timeline apps, video tools and more.
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ISSUE #024 | View in browser

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From the curator👨‍💻

Yo, Nic here 

Welcome to issue #024 of The Slice. If you missed last week's issue, you can read here  👈 

I hope everyone has had a good week. I decided to take a small vacation away to gather my thoughts and spend time with some old friends on the coast. 

Im quite a big fan girl of Peggy Gou and I saw this on Instagram, which made me think about this a lot this week.

Unpopular opinion: Hustle culture and 24/7 productivity is toxic and harmful, and people should not be shamed for being "lazy" with their spare time.

I'm a big advocate for rest, reflection and slowing the f*ck down. There is a time and a place but not every waking hour, 24/7. Do yoga, take a stretch, go for a walk, Netflix and chill, or my personal favourite...playing guitar.

The sad thing is that a lot of people, especially in my space - solo founders and freelancers - don't take the time to relax, reflect, or just take a day or 3 off to recharge the batteries. Encouraging people to work all day, every day and shaming them for not doing it is wrong and dangerous.

Relax, you need it.

Now for this week's issue. I hope you enjoy😘

This weeks catches🎣
Here is some products, apps and extensions that I discovered this week.

Alternative Assets (Sponsor)

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Unique investment ideas worth exploring. There's a million blogs about stocks and VC. This is about the options that aren't talked about as much.

Universe

Universe
Universe is a no-code tool that lets you make a beautiful and professional looking websites in minutes...all from your  Mac or iPhone.

Taskito

Timeline app shows all your items on a day to day basis which helps in setting realistic goals. A powerful todo calendar where you can schedule the day to the T.

Craft   

Craft is a writing tool for iOS and Mac that creates structured notes, connects your thoughts via backlinks, and lets you collaborate with others in real-time - all from one app.

Piktostory    

Piktostory is a tool that lets you turn videos into multiple pieces of content. Easily repurpose your webinars, Zoom recordings, virtual events, and more into shorter clips for your own storytelling.

Glorify 

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Glorify is a design tool built for eCommerce business owners & entrepreneurs, helping them create stunning product driven images for their businesses.

Newsletters🚀

My picks of dope newsletters and communities for this week.
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This week's featured newsletter is Happy Bucket Life, a newsletter that sends you a 3 minute email that helps you become a happier human! A lovely and wholesome weekly read that should be part of your inbox.

How I came about this newsletter is in fact wholesome in itself and that turned into an unexpected friendship.

So a few a months back, I received an email titled "Clipped emails" in my inbox, and it  was from none other than Matt, one of the makers of
Happy Bucket Life asking for advice on his newly founded newsletter which I was happy to offer. This conversation ended up spanning over a few months, which lead us to a little collaboration together recently!

This is Matt, he's a pretty dope dude, and along with Brittany and Nash, the 3 of them also happen to make a dope newsletter!
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Blog posts/Articles 📚

There is a lot of crap on the internet, so I rifle through it and pick out a gem or two that I found this week.
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How Discord (somewhat accidentally) invented the future of the internet.
"Most longtime Discord users have a similar origin story. They liked playing video games, and liked playing with their friends, so they used TeamSpeak or Skype to talk to their friends in-game. They mostly hated TeamSpeak and Skype, but they were really the only options." Read more

The Pretige Trap.
"Leaving college made me realize there are more career options than ever seemed available to me as a student. I would have expected that taking time off would have had the opposite effect—bringing me up to speed on the areas that interest me and those I should steer clear of." Read more
Knowledge base/Resources 💡
Resources and knowledge that gets you smarter.
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Real Marketing - Here is a great little resource on the idea of real marketing by Harry Dry that shows how being "real" with your marketing efforts can go a long away.
Check it out
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Classifieds are paid ads that support The Slice and are seen by our 1000+ subscribers each week. Book yours 
That's all for this week, see you next week, same time, same place!
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