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The 8th Wonder Of The World 📈

The 8th Wonder Of The World 📈
By Jamie Lim Yin Yin • Issue #33 • View online
Hi friends!
As I was wrapping up my reflections for 2020, I decided to sum up a couple of metrics pertaining to my personal growth / branding stuff - and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I had done over the year 2020!
Up to this point, I have:
Doesn’t sound like a lot, but it actually required lots of dedication, sacrifices and effort to pull off. I wouldn’t have it any other way though - I’ve learnt SO much through doing all of this, and am still getting lots of fulfillment out of it. I was really pleased at how far I had come since I posted my first ever blog post! I’ve definitely grown since then.
We often convince ourselves that ‘improvement’ has to be this BIG visible instant change because what you see the ‘after’ results of an achievement. More often than not, what you don’t see are the incremental, (sometimes unnoticeable) changes that are happening behind the scenes.
Should I skip the gym? Should I eat that cookie? Should I binge on netflix or read that book? Hmmm..
These are the kind of thoughts that run through every one’s mind at some point of time, but remember - every small decision counts.
We are so used to instant gratification, that we’ve forgotten how to work through the (temporary) pain to reap the benefits. In anything you do, there will always be a grind, but once you get through it, the feeling of accomplishment is amazing! I always think about this when I’m halfway through a swim, and I’m incredibly tired and out of breath - but I keep moving forward, and once I’m done with my entire swim, the feeling is just GOLD. So I use this to remind myself constantly motivate myself when I’m in any grind!
In his book Atomic Habits, James Clear also mentioned:
In the beginning, there is basically no difference between making a choice that is 1 percent better or 1 percent worse. (In other words, it won’t impact you very much today.) But as time goes on, these small improvements or declines compound and you suddenly find a very big gap between people who make slightly better decisions on a daily basis and those who don’t.
If you get one percent better each day for one year, you’ll end up thirty-seven times better by the time you’re done!
I always knew about the power of compounding, but I’m keen to leverage it even more now to use it to my advantage!
Compound interest is the 8th wonder of the world. He who understands it, earns it; he who doesn’t, pays it. - Albert Einstein
So keep going, and at every juncture, try to make the ‘right’ decision (even if it’s a difficult one) as much as possible, because the benefits you’ll reap in the long run will just be so good!
Let’s keep continuing to strive towards our goals 💪🏽!
Till next week!
Jamie

My Favourite Things This Week 💛
Baking Class 🍞- Sourdough Class by Mongstirs
Mongstirs is run by this awesome lady (Mong) in her studio bakery at her home. Given the amount of sourdough bread we’ve been ordering from @pammiebakes (who is also one of Mong’s students) My bestie and I decided to attend her class to learn how to make sourdough.
Let me tell you:
1) The entire process takes 2 days to complete
2) Be prepared to be committed to your dough - because you have to feed them with flour and water almost everyday for the first week, and then once a week for the subsequent weeks (yes, it'a KNEADY relationship indeed 😛)
For our first attempt, our breads didn’t turn out as we’d hoped (just because our combi oven wasn’t able to get to a hot enough temperature, it came out rather FLAT) - but it still tasted quite nice! Once my bestie’s oven arrives - we’re definitely going to try baking more!
It was flat, we just made it look pretty :P
It was flat, we just made it look pretty :P
We also inherited some sourdough starters from Mong - we named them so that we would be incentivised to keep them alive! George (whos starter hailed from the UK) became Princess Margaret 👸🏼 (inspired by THE CROWN’s Vanessa Kirby) and Max (from the US) became President Obama. We feed them everyday, and they are growing very happily.
Someone won't be singing.. 'Don't wanna be OBAMA self'
Someone won't be singing.. 'Don't wanna be OBAMA self'
I seriously have so much respect for bakers now! Baking is really both a science and an art.
If you’re interested to learn baking, check out Mong’s instagram (@mongstirs) and book a slot! Her class is REALLY popular so slots run out very quickly :) I also heard her cookies are to die for!
Met some incredible ladies and found out that the world is incredibly small! Also baked a Roasted Barley Milk Loaf which we polished off in the next 3 days!
Met some incredible ladies and found out that the world is incredibly small! Also baked a Roasted Barley Milk Loaf which we polished off in the next 3 days!
Card Game - Fugitive by Tim Fowers
I’ve been trying to look for 2 player board games and came across this ‘Catch Me If You Can’ game called Fugitive.
One player is a fugitive trying to make it out of town while being pursued by an unstoppable agent. The fugitive plays cards face down to the table trying to work their way to a goal, while the agent must guess those cards to uncover them. If all the cards are face up, the fugitive is caught!
The game runs from abou 15-20 minutes and can be great for replayability as you can choose to either be the Fugitive or the Marshall!
Can I just say, the art work is gorgeous. Perhaps that’s one of my pre-requisites when I decide whether to invest in a game - it has to be pretty in some sort of way. I personally think it adds that extra amount of delight to an already incredible game. Just shows the thoughtfulness of the person who designed the game, and I really appreciate it!
Hit me up if you want to try this game :D
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The BEST way to keep track of all your job applications
The BEST way to keep track of all your job applications
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Kindle Highlight Of The Week 📖
Think about it! You're wasting every second of your life if you're not living it the way you want! If you want to stop working to die and to start living, you can’t continue with the same decisions and habits that got you here. Worthwhile destinations require uncomfortable choices
Think about it! You're wasting every second of your life if you're not living it the way you want! If you want to stop working to die and to start living, you can’t continue with the same decisions and habits that got you here. Worthwhile destinations require uncomfortable choices
Photo Of The Week 📷
Had SUCH a hard workout from #legsday 🦵🏽🦵🏽! Crazy amount of perspiration there - my heart rate shot through the roof peaking at 166bpm! Seriously the most intense leg day🦵🏽 I've ever encountered but I REALLY LOVE IT! PS. couldn't walk for 3 days straight
Had SUCH a hard workout from #legsday 🦵🏽🦵🏽! Crazy amount of perspiration there - my heart rate shot through the roof peaking at 166bpm! Seriously the most intense leg day🦵🏽 I've ever encountered but I REALLY LOVE IT! PS. couldn't walk for 3 days straight
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My name is Jamie, a Millennial based in Singapore 🇸🇬. I love exploring topics on productivity 📈, personal development 🌱 and career tips 🎓 to help Gen Z & Millennials navigate life. Every week, I send out a newsletter with learnings I've encountered throughout the week and share them to help folks around the world lead a happy and healthier life!

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