Mindfulness, Freedom, Funds, Stotting
Midweek is here again, how time flies! On that note, we kick off with a great post from last August by Anne-Laure Le Cunff from Ness Labs. She begins by quoting Julian Cameron, who believed that “when a creative artist is fatigued, it is often from too much inflow, not too much outflow.” This information overload can be an “anti-fuel for creativity”. Anne-Laure gives insights on how to reduce mindless consumption and how to change the way you consume content, from “passive to active consumption”. A brilliant article, thank you! Read the full post here.
In his post from last Tuesday, Alex Garella explains why remote work is the way of the future. The key benefits such as freedom of location, freedom of time, freedom of lifestyle, reduced fixed costs are convincing and the risks one can encounter exist either way. All very valid, but I do believe the social element an office or co-working space provides, especially the personal interaction with your colleagues can not be underestimated. Read his full post here.
🌐 Maker Stories
Anyone thinking about raising funds for their bootstrapped startup should read the following by Reilly Chase, founder of HostiFi, and backed by Earnest Capital. This is a great Twitter thread explaining how he went about the process. Read full thread here.
🌐 Ideas, Trends
Following on from above, Bryce Roberts founder of early-stage investment firm OATV and Indie.vc believes that founders will need to become more financially literate. Below the link to the video and slides from last weeks webinar on startup funding options. They are also starting a weekly newsletter Intro To Finance, which will breakdown emerging funding options from selling equity to bank debt. View info here.
🌐 Build, Launch, Monetise
TLDR Dan, curator of the tech TLDR Newsletter gives great advice on Indie Hackers on how to find sponsors for your newsletter or podcast. Read the full post here.
If you’re hungry for more, you can also consume his post from last week, also on Indie Hackers. Here he explains how he grew his newsletter to 130k subscribers in 20 months. Some great advice hands-on for any aspiring newsletter! Read the full post here.
To finish off the day, a joyous and heart-warming video of a sika deer stotting along the sands in Poole Harbour. This was shared by Dick King-Smitt HQ, a Twitter account tributed to the late author, so well known for his many children’s books, especially the memorable film Babe! have a great evening!