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Sunday Brief - Issue #14

Sunday Brief - Issue #14
By Kieran Glover • Issue #14 • View online
Welcome back to Sunday Brief, this is issue 14 of my weekly email newsletter for creative professionals where I share my thoughts, inspiration, life lessons and interesting reads from that week.
I’m back this week after nearly a one month hiatus from my newsletter writing, but I’ve been doing lots of things behind the scenes both personally and professionally including re-working my website with a brand new money and books section - two of my favorite things 🤣
In all seriousness, I’ve had this on my backlog for ages and I’m happy to see it come to life but also a bit nervous as I’ve always just reviewed my books in private, but I’m looking forward to building this up and sharing it with the people of the internet 🌍
So without further ado, let’s dig into this weeks brief.

Current mood - Monk Mode. Art by Xin Yan
Current mood - Monk Mode. Art by Xin Yan
What I'm thinking about
Right now I’m right in the middle of my second “Monk Mode”. A period that a switch off social media, stick to a strict set of protocols in an attempt to re-align myself with my long-term goals and essentially get stuff done.
For those of you who may be new here and not know, monk mode was made popular by online self-improvement communities, but is basically a set period of time of increased discipline, focus, productivity and living with intent.
And so far what was previously “dead time” i.e time spent scrolling nothing in particular, has actually allowed me to procrastinate less and get some of those backlog items I’ve been wanting to get done as I mentioned in my intro.
I would suggest if you’re struggling to keep up in those “busy periods”, try removing some of those things that you consider as “dead time” and try to restructure your days accordingly. As I’ve mentioned before in previous articles, it’s all about setting yourself up for success and testing how you feel, trying new routines and optimising your life in a way that works best for you.
My latest articles
The Art of The Good Life by Rolf Dobelli - Book Review by Kieran Glover
The 4-Hour Work Week by Tim Ferris - Book Review by Kieran Glover
My favorite things this week
So here’s this weeks articles that I saved. I use an app called Instapaper to save, highlight and organize the articles I like. This week has largely been focused around crypto and NFT’s.
This weeks playlist
Best of Debussy / Soothing, Relaxing Classical Music / Extended
So that’s it for issue #14 of Sunday Brief. I hope you enjoyed this and it brightened up your inbox ☀️ Thanks again for taking the time to read and I hope you have a great week!
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Resources for creative
As a Senior Partner at Mäd Creative Inc. I’m always on the lookout for new tools to a) keep me more productive and b) help me do my job better. Check out some of my favorite tried and tested tools:
  • Notion - My all time favorite note taking/productivity app
  • Digital Ocean - My go-to tool for spinning up blogs, websites and more
  • Webflow - The tool I used most often at work to Build better business websites, faster. Without coding
  • - Used both personally and professionally, Landbot makes it intuitive and easy to make both simple and complex chat bot experiences. The best part is, it’s a no-code tool.
  • Coinbase - There’s no better time to start building up a crypto portfolio. Coinbase is my platform and wallet of choice. Join via this link and get some free Bitcoin!
P.S - Some of these links are affiliate links to support the creation of my blog and newsletter.
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Welcome to the Sunday Brief ☕️ My name is Kieran Glover and I'm a Senior Partner at a leading creative consultancy in Cambodia. Every Sunday I write a weekly email newsletter for creative professionals where I share my thoughts, inspiration, life lessons and interesting reads from that week.

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