Spazzing up the format for this week, with categories titled “___ of the week.” Let me know what you think?
👀 Discovery of the week
I recently chanced upon Ali Abdaal, a junior doctor by day, Youtube creator (+newsletter writer, podcast host, & course content creator) by night.
I read through a hand pick of his Sunday Snippets. Two things that resonated:
Consistency is king. If you notice, I am 3 days late from sending this newsletter out (oops). I almost told myself “should I just not?!” But as it’s my 15th consecutive post and I have NOT broken the streak so far, why break it now?
I imagine no one will care about something as trivial as a missed email, but I feel that when it comes to building productive habits, consistency and ‘just showing up’ is really important.
When you’re slogging through a thing to do, instead of saying “I have to send this newsletter to a bunch of people,” try reframing it as “I get to send this newsletter to a bunch of people.” A debilitating task then turns into an awesome opportunity you just gotta grab. See if it changes your impetus to do the task.
🧠 Learning of the week
Friendly reminder: You’ve come a long way, now help others out, too. Check my tweet thread below as I reflect on two humbling moments.
🚀 Projects of the week
Launching a Cognity Labs newsletter called Cognity Stack. Our first article is about SV vs SEA corporate cultural differences. A snippet of the diagram I analyze:
Cognity Stack is an experiment in thought leadership & learnings on the tech scene in Southeast Asia. We hope you join us in the journey.
‘Til next week!