WLW #20

March 16, 2022

🤑 1. The Perils of Having “F*ck You” Money – by Jack Raines

Most of us have an amount of money in our heads that we think would solve all our problems.

That’s our “f*ck you” money number.

Once we cross that line, life’s problems melt away.

When you have X amount of money, you can say “no” to things that you don’t want to do.

Nobody owns you. Your life is wholly yours. You have the ultimate degree of freedom.

Not so fast.

No one talks about what happens when you have too much money – you lose your freedom again.

A lack of money makes you a slave to your wages, but too much money makes you a slave to your net worth.

The billionaire hedge fund manager trying to outperform last year’s returns doesn’t have “f*ck you” money.

Neither does the minimum wage worker struggling to survive.

While these individuals reside on opposite ends of the income spectrum, their minds are consumed by thoughts of needing more.

The guy with “f*ck you” money?

He doesn’t think much about money at all.

🗓️ 2. Alternative Work Schedule I’m Pondering – The 4 Day Workweek

Nonprofit Conscious Culture is pushing tech companies to set an example and switch to the Four Day Workweek.

Tech unicorn Bolt is one of the first early adopters and they say they’re never going back.

Some reported benefits of the Four-Day Workweek:

⚖️Better work-life balance

🚀Improved productivity

🧑‍🤝‍🧑Attract & retain talent

💬Better team communication

🤝Improved meeting practices

I get questions all the time from employees about how they can create a better work-life balance.

My answer, show your boss this site:

✍️ 3. 19 Of The Best Writing Tips Ever – Small (But Powerful) Writing Tips by Nicolas Cole

Another Twitter thread worth its weight in gold.

Some of my favorite tips:

Delete the word “that.”

99% of the time you don’t need it.

Open your essays/articles with the 1/3/1 sequence.

1/3/1 is a cadence that makes it easy for readers to fall into your writing. The first and last sentences read like candy. But the middle paragraph is where the value is.

Just like this tweet.

Make your first sentence a short, strong declarative statement.

Ex: “There is only 1 way to get rich.”


That short, strong declarative statement hooks the reader, and tells them what they’re about to dive into.

😜 Sidenote: If you’re not following me on Twitter (@richwebz), drop a follow. I’m going to be tweeting more!

🧱 4. LEGO Set I Bought & Built This Weekend – LEGO Bonsai Tree

Ok, there’s a story behind this…

My accountant became addicted to building LEGOs during the pandemic.

He now has a YouTube channel about it, called Taxes and Bricks. (You can watch his extensive LEGO room tour here.)

I guess that planted a seed in our brains.

My wife and I were out book shopping this weekend and saw this LEGO set.

We bought it.

It was super fun to build, and looks awesome in my office.

10/10 would do again.

Fun fact – the pink flowers in the tree are actually LEGO frogs. 🐸

🤫 5. My Course Opens Next Week! – “How To Work Less”

The sign-up period for my course, How To Work Less, will begin next week!

I’m so excited to get this thing out into the world, it’s been 9 months in the making.

I can’t say too much more, but when the time comes, you’ll know! 👀

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