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Memes & Motivation 40: Accepting It

Hey Team, Like an addict accepting that they have a problem, I've become convinced that the first step to getting luckier is to accept that the world is a lot more random than we would like. Why? Because internalizing that about the world has helped me take steps to take

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Memes & Motivation 39: Just Launch

Hey Team, This week, I launched my first info product, a video course called Timeless Career Advice for Engineers, and you won't believe what happens next. It actually sold a whole bunch. 170+ people watched it, and the feedback from engineers has been fantastic. It led to several conversations and

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Memes & Motivation 38: Lucky

Hey team, It happened again this week. I thought it would take another decade to go viral, but it took a week for another thread to go big. Here is the crazy lesson about how the internet works. It took me nine months of actively trying hard to get my

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Memes & Motivation 37: Happy New Year

Hey Team, Happy New Year! I hope that 2022 is a healthy and prosperous one for you, and your family. I will keep this newsletter short. But it has been a crazy week where learnings from all of this year came together for me, along with a bunch of luck.

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Memes and Motivation 36: Give

Hey Team, I wrote a thread this week on How to get Promoted that did unexpectedly well. It got me over 250 followers on Twitter, and tens of thousands read it. Plus, I connected with many amazing people in DMs over it. So I have a few learnings which I

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M&Ms #35: Failure

Hey Team, We learn almost nothing from failure. I was inspired to write a Tweet thread earlier in the week about my crypto side project, Dealbit, that failed. I wrote the thread because I've been thinking a lot about how little we learn from failure. For the record, this is

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M&Ms #34: Small Bets

Hey Team, I've got two things for you tonight, up top are a few ideas I ran into throughout the week. Then below that a summary of the Small Bets course I recently took, along with a list of my personal small bets. A tweet from this week: Forget your

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M&Ms #33: Transparency

Hey Team, I have two things for you this week a lesson I learned on Transparency and some BIG NEWS. This week I posted a fairly personal thread on Twitter. It's not like me to do that. It took me months to become this comfortable sharing, right down to financials,

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M&Ms #32: Memes & Motivation

Hey Team, I've decided to rename the newsletter to Memes and Motivation (M&Ms). It's got a nice ring to it. The Postcard, felt generic and this is something specific. This is the content I have naturally gravitated toward sending out each week and it feels good to be

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Postcard 31: Hit Rate

Hey Team, How much of your work is a hit? This idea of a hit rate is something I've been contemplating all week. Even for the people who are great at their craft, their hit rate is lower than you would think. For example, the Grammy award-winning rapper Logic told

Postcard 31: Hit Rate