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It’s Friday and this Edition it’s full of content!

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It’s Friday and this Edition it’s full of content!
By JuanSC • Issue #12 • View online
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The Medium Edition
Before we begin, I’m kindly gonna ask you to read until the end, there are some important things that we need to talk about, and I need your help. The world needs your help.
Also, I have an exciting giveaway just for you.
Ok, I hope you have ready your cup of coffee because we have a lot of things to talk about this weekend! Let’s begin, shall we?
I’m pretty grateful for what I have accomplished so far in just 15 days. I want to thank you for all the support you have given me. I have some exciting news. My metrics almost have tripled.
…And I finally applied to the Medium Partner Program again!
Yesss! I just did it a few hours ago, and I’m waiting to be accepted. To apply nowadays it’s different from a year ago:
1) you need to have at least 100 followers
2) you need to publish at least once a month
3) you need to make sure your country apply for the partner program
Once you submit the request to be part of the partner program they verify it and they will send you an email (still waiting) letting you know if you got accepted or not, and if you do, then they will tell you what are the next steps. (I think it’s how to connect your stripe account with Medium).
My goal’s to be accepted into the partner program before November 1st.
By the way, I’ve been publishing some stories about productivity and self-improvement. It’s the first time that I’m being so vulnerable and exposing myself to the world, and it’s really amazing how much love and support I receive from you.
Another thing that shocked me it’s the fact that there were some productivity tips or things that I do on a daily basis that I thought were obvious, but in fact, they’re not! It’s true that the more we learn about something the more we think it’s obvious.
But as Derek Sivers once said, “What it’s obvious to you, it’s amazing to others”. And I’m really happy to see that I can provide something valuable to all of you. That’s the main goal.
These are the stories that I published this week:
5 Simple Habits You Can Start Today | by J.Cienfuegos | New Writers Welcome | Oct, 2021 | Medium
How To Declutter Your Digital Spaces | by J.Cienfuegos | Coffee Times | Oct, 2021 | Medium
How I Boost My Productivity All The Time | by J.Cienfuegos | Coffee Times | Oct, 2021 | Medium
About Apple
I’m gonna be really quick here: Everything it’s ready. I just finished a few hours ago the MacBook Pro and the AirPods 3 reviews. And I’m gonna submit them all to MacO'clock and to 01 (on Vocal) after I finish writing down this newsletter.
As you can see the AirPods 3 review it’s really short, there are a few improvements so that’s why it’s brief. On the other hand, the MacBook Pro 16" review last 14 minutes. Here’s the opposite, there are a lot of things to talk about. I made a research about the M1 Pro and M1 Max chip and I’m starting the article by explaining them really quickly in order to understand the review. I’m covering a lot on this review, and I hope you guys really enjoy it.
TheJuanSC Edition
I can not say more about these reviews until they’re published, but what I can do it’s to share some exclusive pics with you.
By the way, before that: About me… there’s nothing much going on around me. I’ve been mostly working on the Apple product reviews. So, basically, my life has been: going to the studio, working out, walking the dog. Nothing exciting.
However, this weekend we’re going to celebrate Halloween with my flatmates and some friends. We’re going to make some food, eat a lot of chocolates, popcorn, watch some horror movies… and drink a lot of wine.
Btw, which are your favorite horror movies? Mine are all the Warren Universe. You know: The Conjuring, The Nun, The Enfield Poltergeist…
Although I need to confess that the ones that I enjoy the most watching on Halloween are The Babysitter 1 and 2! Idk why! They are really chill.
All of those movies are on Netflix in case you want to watch some of them.
By the way, since I couldn’t complete my personal challenge on writing every single day (due to obvious reasons), once accepted again in the Medium Partner Program (I hope before November 1st) I’m gonna do it again. 30 days writing challenge.
And I want you to do that challenge with me! If you publish on Medium please use the hashtag: #WritingChallengeWithJuan. It doesn’t matter if you start on November 1st or 2nd or 3rd… but once you start please write every single day (it’s not necessary to publish every day but write every day). Make that commitment with yourself. Remember that the main goal here is to improve our writing skills and to brainstorm ideas.
So… as I promised: You’re going to be the first ones to watch these pictures from the reviews. Here you have them:
The World Edition
This time I’m not going to share 3 stories with you. Although, what Zuckerberg did changing Facebook’s name to Meta it’s beyond stupid. He really thinks that just changing the name fix all the problems. I mean… come on! Ok, never mind. If you want to know what I’m talking about just Google about that “Meta” thing. I think I’m going to publish later an article about it because we need to talk about that.
But first, we need to talk about something really serious, and urgent.
You might have heard, seen, and read “COP26” four hundred million times (or at least I hope so) in the last few weeks all over the internet and on television, but what the hell is that, why is it so important and how can it affect you?
I explain. In the next two weeks, the world will focus its attention on how to act “together” against climate change, for the plant and all the living beings that inhabit it, or so it’s supposed.
Let’s dive into it.
What is COP26?
COP26 is the 26th annual conference organized by the United Nations under the name of the Conference of the Parties. It brings together governments, environmentalists, activists, and companies at the world’s largest conference to agree on how to take action against climate change.
Why COP26?
Every 5 years an extremely important COP is held. (COP 26 corresponded to 2020 but was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic)
At COP21 (2015) the Paris Agreements were established with which “The Parties” committed themselves to take action against climate change and to limit the rise in temperature of the planet to less than 1.5ºC.
During COP26, the Paris Agreement will be reviewed and countries will have to demonstrate whether they have met the agreed objectives.
What is expected?
Many think that COP26 is our last great opportunity to reduce the accelerating increase in temperatures.
During the conference, countries are expected to announce drastic changes and make important statements such as:
-Ambitious reductions in CO2 emissions
-Protection of communities and ecosystems
-Movement towards green and renewable energies
How is it going to affect you personally?
Some of the commitments that are announced during COP26 may affect you directly. These can be or be related to the future of gasoline and diesel cars, incentives to heat homes more efficiently, or fly less and change our diet.
As Greta Thunberg once said:
What I would consider a success would be honesty, that we highlight the difference between what we are saying and what we are doing. Maybe leaders being honest will create a sense of urgency that will make people wake up. […] The COPs as they are now will not lead to anything unless there is big, massive pressure from the outside.“
Don’t be led to believe otherwise.
Let’s keep putting pressure on governments and international organizations.
How can you be part of the movement? What can you do to help?
These are just a few examples of steps that are a powerful way to reduce your carbon pollution and persuade others to do the same. Find a step that’s right for you.
  1. Walk and cycle more.
  2. Get some solar panels.
  3. Fly less.
  4. Turn down the heating in your home by a degree or more.
  5. Repair your belongings rather than buying new ones.
  6. Eat seasonally: eat food that is produced at its natural time of the year
  7. Cut food waste.
If you want to learn more about it and track your steps, count us in!
One last thing.... A Super Exciting Giveaway 🎉
As a member of the Gates Notes community, I bring to you an exciting giveaway. If you’re a student and you like to research, or read about practical climate change solutions, you can get the e-book version of the book “How To Avoid A Climate Disaster” by Bill Gates for free until October 31st! Get the free e-book, here.
That’s it for now!
I wish you a spooky Halloween! 🎃
See you guys next week,
Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend!🪴🙏🏼
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