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Life Designed: Google, Cities, Socrates & Modular Homes

Recently I was thinking a lot about starting over and over again. It's comforting to think that once
Life Designed: Google, Cities, Socrates & Modular Homes
By Tomas Laurinavicius • Issue #45 • View online
Recently I was thinking a lot about starting over and over again. It’s comforting to think that once you achieve one thing or another you can keep it but that’s not how things work.
If you exercise for one day, you can’t keep the benefits of one day’s effort, you must keep going.
If you read for one day, you can’t remember or build upon the knowledge of one day, you must read more, expand and challenge your thinking.
The same thing with money. If you save for one day and then spend all your money the following day, you won’t be rich. You must save every day.
Ryan Holiday sums it up pretty nicely, “A degree on a wall means you’re educated as much as shoes on your feet mean you’re walking. It’s a start, but hardly sufficient.”
Embrace the day one. It’s the day one today, tomorrow and for the rest of your days.
Welcome to another edition of Life Designed where I share the insights and resources to help you live better.

Here’s my interview with Brian Dean sharing his most influential habits, Pomodoro obsession, and life-changing experiences.
I invest in online courses.
Books have probably helped my big picture thinking more than courses. But courses have helped me blast through roadblocks and master specific skills faster than if I tried to learn them on my own.
David Perell argues that helping people move to cities is the biggest piece of low-hanging fruit in society.
America has seen the rise of winner-take-all cities. The largest economic opportunities are in cities like New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. The return to living in these cities is increasing — especially if you work in technology or finance.
We learn by copying. Learn how some of the best companies are doing sales, by looking at their email campaigns.
Taking notes is all about remembering, right? Mochi is a notes app with a useful twist. Take notes and make flashcards using markdown, then study them using spaced repetition.
Dmitry Gerasimenko, founder & CEO at Ahrefs, proposes a business model that splits advertising profits with the content creators who make search results possible.
Google is running a monopoly that affects how some of the 7.7 billion people on the planet obtain and interact with information; information that allows them to make both important and inconsequential decisions alike.
Shop for modular homes online and get them delivered to where you want. Some of these are cute, some are extraordinary homes.
Dwellito helps you find, compare, purchase and get a modular home shipped to your home within weeks.
Democracy is broken and I can’t agree more with this ancient philosopher. The solution seems quite easy as well, especially with all the tech we have nowadays.
Here’s a clipboard manager for macOS which does one job only – keeps your copy history at hand. Period.
Animal & Love
Artwork by Zhao Na.
Artwork by Zhao Na.
Food for Thought
“A large part of choosing your path is figuring out which values will determine your worth. Once that’s clear, it’s much easier to decide if the work you’re doing will increase or decrease your feelings of worth.” ― Paul Jarvis
“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” ― Mitch Albom
“Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.” – Aldous Huxley
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, coon a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.” – Robert A. Heinlein
⏰ Time: 10:35
🎧 Listening: Brain Food
📖 Reading: Sum by David Eagleman
🍿 Watching: Joker
🇪🇸 Location: Valencia, Spain
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