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Life Designed: Newsletters, Habit Loop & Creative Types

I've been subscribed to many newsletters recently and cleaned it up completely. I love exposing mysel
Life Designed: Newsletters, Habit Loop & Creative Types
By Tomas Laurinavicius • Issue #48 • View online
I’ve been subscribed to many newsletters recently and cleaned it up completely.
I love exposing myself to new ideas but some newsletters have become too aggressive or irrelevant to my life journey.
It’s easy to forget that I subscribe to newsletters so they can serve me and not the other way round.
What about you?
If you’ve been struggling to manage your inbox, maybe unsubscribing from most of the newsletters (including this one) can help you create more space in life?
You can use the Leave Me Alone app to unsubscribe from unwanted emails.
Another tool I highly recommend is Stoop. It’s a free app, available on Android and iOS, that allows you to subscribe to newsletters and keep them away from your main inbox.
Considering information overload and your precious time, I decided to switch from sending Life Designed weekly to monthly.
The newsletter format will stay the same and I’ll try to share only the very best stuff I find.
🙏 Thank you so much for subscribing, sharing, responding and supporting my work.
🌟 A special thanks to the paying subscribers who help me cover the costs of running the newsletter.
Welcome to another edition of Life Designed where I share the insights and resources to help you live better.

In theory, habits operate in a simple loop: trigger – routine – reward. By understanding the science, you can begin hacking the habit loop to improve your lifestyle. By targeting tiny habits you can create change with little-to-no effort.
Everyone has a creative “type”—knowing yours helps you maximize your potential. Here’s a free quiz. If you’re curious, my creative type is Thinker.
As a happy Revolut user and affiliate for 2+ years, I recommend the service and now until the end of November, you get 50 EUR when you open Revolut for Business account and top up the same amount.
The fully-remote company, Buffer tried “half-day Fridays” and amazing things have happened.
I’m not surprised. Most of the days I can work half-day and achieve the same or more. A perfect example of Parkinson’s law, which states that “work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion.”
“Knowing that I had less time in the week helped me to really prioritize the important stuff and reach out to others even sooner than I normally would.”
“I loved this experiment. It was a good reminder to me that it’s not necessarily the number of hours of work per week that lead to the outcomes I’m striving for, but how I manage my time within the week.”
Doron Worffberg shares everything he knows about building and growing affiliate sites. 🎩 Hat tip for transparency.
Here’s what you should look for when choosing your niche: Look at the overall Search Volume of the keywords, and those with “buying intent”, or what we call “Money Keywords”.
You’re going to love his monthly reports.
At 39 years old, Jørgen Wolf quit his IT job to “retire early” in Portugal (to become stay-at-home dad and blogger). He went from regular salary slave to financially free in 4 years.
My top recommended Kindle books all for less than $4 each:
  • Focus by Daniel Goleman
  • Game Changers by Dave Asprey
  • You Are the Placebo by Joe Dispenza
  • Living with the Monks by Jesse Itzler
  • The Year of Less by Cait Flanders
  • Rise of the Youpreneur by Chris Ducker
  • Choose the Life You Want by Tal Ben-Shahar
FocusBuds by Potential X are smart earbuds that use EEG Neurofeedback to help you focus. With my affiliate link, you get a secret deal (37% off).
Guest posting is an extremely time-consuming activity but it also helps you grow brand by associating yourself with bigger names.
In this guest post, Ayodeji Onibalusi shares how he landed on Entrepreneur, Adweek and The Balance.
Editors are busy. They want to go to the next pitch in the list of probably 100 pitches they receive every day as soon as possible, so spending time on a lengthy pitch is not a profitable use of their precious time.
This might be a little geeky. Sriram Krishnan curates a neat collection of memos from very powerful and innovative people.
I’m fascinated by interesting memos written for an internal audience - a company, a campaign or even for the President. Raw, not smoothened over for PR departments, they help shed light on how people really think inside institutions.
This boy in Hong Kong has figured out life.
“I’m pretty sure life is going to start sucking around 15 or 16 because that’s when I have to get my first job. After that everything looks pretty scary. Adults don’t have an actual life. You can’t go outside. You don’t get to hang out with friends very much. Maybe text a little, but that’s it. You just wake up, get ready for work, then work, then maybe watch a little TV, then go to bed. All of it seems depressing. But apparently everyone has to do it.”
Desert Road
Artwork by Agathe Marcellin.
Artwork by Agathe Marcellin.
Food for Thought
“Sometimes we love with nothing more than hope. Sometimes we cry with everything except tears.” – Gregory David Roberts
“We are kept from our goal, not by obstacles but by a clear path to a lesser goal.” – Robert Brault
“Even if you’re sure you can win, be careful that you can live with what you lose.” – Gary Keller
“Clarity comes from engagement, not thought.” – Marie Forleo
“Real love will take you far beyond yourself; and therefore real love will devastate you.” – Ken Wilber
⏰ Time: 11:09
🎧 Listening: Everyday Life
📖 Reading: Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts
🍿 Watching: The Matrix
🇪🇸 Location: Valencia, Spain
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