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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
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Postcard 30: Show Up

Hey Friends, So much of life is just about showing up. We don't need to have all the answers. I need to remind myself of this every once in a while, especially when I don't feel like showing up. When supporting a friend or family member, just letting them know

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Postcard 29: Specific and Niche

Hey Team, Today I announced on LinkedIn (of all places) that my brother and I decided to join forces to help build and co-found Nines. Over the last few weeks, we have been coding hard on this, and the MVP is coming together incredibly well. The app looks and feels

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Postcard 28: Coding with Cakebread

Hi Team, I've been writing so much code the last few weeks that my brain can only think about code. I mean literally like 14 hours+ a day for seven days a week straight. Now I know this isn't "healthy," but sometimes, especially when you are doing a startup and

Postcard 28: Coding with Cakebread
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Postcard 27: When the end is the beginning.

Hello team, People say write online to compound knowledge, put yourself out there and let serendipity come to you. Write online to gain leverage over the world. Those all sound like big abstract words; what the hell do people mean when they say that? On my last session as a

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Postcard 26: Competition

Hi from New York! Where the city is absolutely jam packed with people again. I was strolling through the city yesterday, unsure if I should feel upset that the sidewalks are so packed that it's hard to walk again or be glad that New York City is roaring back to

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Postcard 25: Opportunity

Hi Friends 👋 Everyone is talking about all they need is an opportunity. But, as Seth says, opportunity is just another word for a problem to be solved. This is it. The world will probably never be more messed up than this, with bigger problems that need solving than now. We

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Postcard 24: Teaching

Hello from New York 👋 Two days ago, I heard from Greg Isenberg that he uses teaching as a way to learn faster and go deeper into a topic he wants to become an expert in. He said that by teaching others about community, he became an expert in community fast.

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Postcard 23: When It Rains It Pours

Hello from New York. A crazy week full of Ups and Downs, just like the rest life for everyone right now. We had big storm damage over here in Westchester, New York, as the hurricane passed through. I spent most of this week dealing with that damage at my home