MEMO

Issue #260

Mise-en-place for knowledge workers: 6 practices for working clean

In this article, I’ll summarize what Tiago Forte believes to be the most important lessons we can immediately put to use in knowledge-intensive work today.

Success is your enemy if you want happiness

What’s your plan after you become successful? One person that didn’t have a plan was Casey Neistat after he and his brother had made it.

Brickit

Build new creations from your Lego. This is one cool fun App to try out.

How to breathe

Whether your aim is improved health, mental calm or achieving transcendence, breathing techniques can help you get there.

Building faith in yourself to improve your creativity

“You can do anything! Believe in yourself. Have faith in yourself.” As well-intentioned as these phrases are, they’ve basically become platitudes at this point, their meaning diminished due to overuse. It’s a shame, though, because the message at the core of such phrases is actually vitally important. Creatives, especially, can benefit from taking this message to heart, because building faith in yourself can help improve your creativity.


Bonus

I am one of the first users of Refind. Refind is one of the best tools I know to curate your reading list. The 5 most relevant links from around the web + key takeaways, every day. It reduces noise and brings some peace into the hectic endless feeds. It is also making my weekly MEMO possible. Refind is invitation only. You can use this link to gain free access to the tool: https://refind.com/niklausgerber?invite=HSQxLEEaLD


Go deeper on Better Human.

Self-reflection

A short overview of my prefered self-reflection framework.

Strategies that helped me to procrastinate less

If you struggle with procrastination, I might help you improve your current situation.

How to keep your digital self safe

A short and actionable guide on how to stay safe online.

Fear setting

Understanding your fear helps you make difficult choices, which can lead to happiness and peace.

Mindfulness

Another idea if meditation does not work for you.


Ask me anything

I would love to write about topics you all are interested in. If there is a topic you would love to see covered, you can add it to the thread on Better Human.