WLW #103

October 18, 2023

⚙️ 1. 7 Systems I’m Using In My Business – Sketchnote by Alejo Porras

Last week I was treated to an incredible surprise.

Talented Sketchnote artist Alejo Porras published a visual summary of one of my most popular podcast episodes: “7 Systems I’m Using In My Business.”

instagram screenshot "7 systems i'm using in my business"

It’s beautiful.

For the full experience, view the full high-res file here, and listen to the companion podcast episode here.

I highly recommend following Alejo on Instagram, and if you want to hire him, you can check out his website here.

🤑 2. The 9 Laws Of Getting Rich – Article by Morgan Housel

book cover: the psychology of money

Morgan Housel’s The Psychology of Money is one of the best books I read last year.

This week, he published a blog post called A Few Laws Of Getting Rich, that I enjoyed just as much.

It turns out “mo’ money, mo’ problems” isn’t a lie.

There are, in fact, downsides to being rich.

Housel says: “When the benefits of money are so obvious but the downsides are so subtle, the downsides you didn’t anticipate can be more jarring than the benefits you expected.”

Here are the 9 Laws Of Getting Rich:

1. Most of what makes you happy in life has nothing to do with money, and realizing that once you have money can be a painful admission.

2. What you think is admiration of your success may actually be envy.

3. The richer you become, the less likely people around you are to tell you when you’re wrong, crazy, mean, or oblivious.

4. Sometimes what made you successful was worry and anxiety, and you can’t let go of that when you’re rich.

5. There is no easy way to manage wealth and kids.

6. Quick wealth is fragile wealth.

7. Reputations have momentum in both directions because people want to associate with winners and avoid losers.

8. Expectations can rise faster than income, so a higher income sends expectations spiraling out of control.

9. No one is going to remember you in 100 years.

Read the full article here.

🤔 3. Things That Aren’t Doing The Thing – Article by Strangest Loop

Cheeky essay on why we spend so much time avoiding the one thing we know we need to do.

Here’s how it starts:

Preparing to do the thing isn’t doing the thing.

Scheduling time to do the thing isn’t doing the thing.

Making a to-do list for the thing isn’t doing the thing.

Telling people you’re going to do the thing isn’t doing the thing.

We all have “the thing” that we’re avoiding.

Do the thing.

✋ 4. How To Set Boundaries – Article by Science of People

I say this all the time in 🏖️How To Work Less:

“If you want to work less, you have to learn to say No.

If you want to learn to say No, you need boundaries.”

This article can help.

It is a masterclass on how to set HEALTHY boundaries in ALL areas of life: Relationships, Work, Family, and more.

Bookmark it.

5️⃣ 5 Things I’m Into This Month

🎧 Audiobook I’m Listening To – Stories of Your Life & Others by Ted Chiang

▶️ YouTube Video I Loved – How To Reset Your Body From Chronic Stress by Dr. Gabor Mate

🤖 New AI Features In My Favorite Browser – ARC by The Browser Company

🎵Album I’m Listening To – Swinging Stars by Mapache

🍵 Tea I’m Drinking – Living Tea

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