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Life Designed: Gratitude, Side Hustle, FOMO & AI

Hello, Today I wanted to thank you for being a reader of my work. There are billions of things you co
Life Designed: Gratitude, Side Hustle, FOMO & AI
By Tomas Laurinavicius • Issue #23 • View online
Today I wanted to thank you for being a reader of my work. There are billions of things you could be doing instead of opening my newsletters and still here you are.
I learned it from many people, including Lewis Howes, Chris Lee, Seth Godin and James Clear, who reminded me to look at things with gratitude.
Just by reframing your situation you can feel happier and more content. Instead of complaining and saying “I have to,” replace it with “I’m blessed to” or “I choose to.”
Here are some examples:
I have to go to work becomes I’m blessed to go to work.
I have to wake up early becomes I’m blessed to wake up early.
I have to work long hours becomes I choose to work long hours.
I have to talk to my family becomes I’m blessed to talk to my family.
I have to start a business becomes I choose to start a business.
While it won’t fix your problems it will definitely make you feel more grateful for being alive. It won’t make a difference if you just say it once or twice. Try to play a game and catch yourself complaining, then reframe it and see what happens.
Thank you for being here. 🙏
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The knowledge that people saw my pain and didn’t seem to care enough to reach out was worse than the actual cause of my anxiety.
Post dinner, with a belly full of food and a mind racing with thoughts about the work you left unfinished at your office, you realize now is the only free time you have to work on your side hustle. You’re struck with guilt.  
Work and travel is a lot of fun. It takes you out of your comfort zone and is very different to your normal routine. In a way, it forces you to be more productive.
Did you see that video? Have you heard that song? Have you done that challenge? These are all questions you may hear from friends, family or colleagues on any given day. Answer “no,” and you’ll likely be considered out of the loop or out of touch. And that’s no good.
Robin Sharma shares how to cultivate enthusiasm and become a high achiever, how to optimize your energy and why you should wake up before the sun rises.
Josh Spector is the creator of For The Interested newsletter (which I highly recommend). Here’s the exact process and tools he uses to write and distribute the newsletter each week.
While we are capable of logic and reason, we are also wonderfully creative (“infinite in faculties”). When machines automate the mundane and routine tasks, we will have more time, energy, and attention for the so-called “right-brain” thinking that machines are currently not good at, such as holistic thinking, empathy, creativity, and musicality.
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Food for Thought
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“If you want to know what a man’s like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.” – J.K. Rowling
“Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.” – Angie Thomas
“You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read.” – James Baldwin
“Fashion, my love, just like the universe, owes you neither explanation nor rationale.” – Roshani Chokshi
“We read to know we’re not alone.” – William Nicholson
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