“Every action you take is a vote for the type of person you wish to become.” ~ James Clear
🏆 I asked you what your favorite newsletter was and this was by far the most popular answer:
🆕 New to me:
Rockin’ the Third Act retirement-focused newsletter. In on of their issues, I spotted a new retirement calculator that does something that’s important to me which is post-retirement income. We expect to have a period of income after “peak earnings.”
👏 Two more…
“What you learn from a life in science is the vastness of our ignorance.” — David Eagleman
🧊 I grew up icing various aches and injuries, but the consensus has changed. Don’t ice injuries anymore. Inflammation is part of the recovery process. A physical therapist explains the ins and outs of why not to ice and how to recover properly (by Zachary Walston).
🩴 Flip flops! The advice on icing was wrong all these years? Experts change their advice all the time and we should embrace these moments. But I know it also breaks the fantasy that experts know what…
“My definition of being properly educated is being right when the professor is wrong.” ~ Charlie Munger (watch the full video)
Related to the quote: be non-consensus right.
🙋 What is the most helpful newsletter that you read? It could be any newsletter that helps you be a better, more successful person. Just respond to this issue, and I’ll share back out the best of them on Wednesday.
And the other newsletter is Edith Zimmerman’s…
In today’s issue:
🎙️ A big topic in this podcast episode with Tim Ferriss and Brené Brown is the perceived tension between self-acceptance and striving. Accepting yourself actually helps you perform better.
🤔 If you read things literally, then, yes, self-acceptance and self-improvement seem to be at odds. The path out…
More work than you want, less than you fear. ~ Coach Tony (me)
We’re only at issue #4 and I’m already quoting myself 🤦♂️. But you’ll see that the quote is inspired by someone else’s work.
The quote means there are no quick fixes. But also that you are capable of making massive life changes. It’s work, but it’s worth it. And if it were easy, everyone would do it.
In today’s issue:
“I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” — Estée Lauder
This is day three of my daily experiment to share with you the most interesting and powerful advice from around the world. I’m mainly sending this as a newsletter through revue and then cross posting here on Medium. If you’d like to get these in your email sign up on Revue.
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“Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.” ~ Warren Buffett
Despite that quote, any habit can be broken if you have the right strategy ⛏️.
“We knew that neurons can change their firing patterns when habits are learned, but it is startling to find that these patterns reverse when the habit is lost, only to recur again as soon as something kicks off the habit again,” said Ann Graybiel, Professor of Neuroscience in MIT’s Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
In other words, you can stop triggering bad…
“A nail is driven out by another nail. Habit is overcome by habit.” ~ Erasmus.
I want to try something new — a most weekdays daily burst of inspiration, insight and practical work that you can use to explore your own potential.
To start, I have a lot to offer you on breaking habits. If you’re only vaguely familiar with me — the thing I do that is rare is that I collect success stories from a lot of places. Millions of people have changed habits with my habit tracker at Coach.me, the habit coaches I trained at Coach.me, …
Quick story about why I care about Medium’s subscription succeeding (aside from the natural bias of being someone who makes money here).
Paid content is an important part of the programming ecosystem because money can be used to manufacture quality. That’s my hope for Medium. I think they are the most credible company trying to transform money into quality information for programmers.
Huge caveat: Medium is a general platform covering thousands of topics. I just happen to be talking about one narrow slice of it, programming. Programmers who subscribe are also subscribing for the non-programming articles, and on the flip…
Hello Better Programming readers,
Would you mind taking this quick survey about Medium’s subscription? It should take less than three minutes.
I’m one of the editors for Better Programming. We’re one of Medium’s first partner publications in the programming space. That means we do have a big say in how Medium invests in articles for programmers. I’d like to encourage Medium to invest more, a lot more. And to do that, I’d like to hear from you.
Then I’ll summarize your feedback, post it here, and pass it along to Medium.