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Life Designed: Traffic, Ageing, Luck & Whistling Language

Welcome back! Last week, I shared an idea of partnering up with you building my next sites and receiv
Life Designed: Traffic, Ageing, Luck & Whistling Language
By Tomas Laurinavicius • Issue #39 • View online
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Welcome to another edition of Life Designed where I share the knowledge and resources to help you live better.

Grappling with death can be quite different when the thoughts are personal rather than theoretical. Filmed during some of the final months of Fingarette’s life, the elegiac short documentary profiles the late philosopher as he reflects on life, loss, the many challenges of old age, and those lingering questions that might just be unanswerable.
Being 97 has been an interesting experience.
When I grow up, I want to write like Taylor Pearson. Here’s an in-depth, well-reasoned and data-based look at getting lucky.
The phrase 80/20 can be confusing because people think it has to add up to 100, but that’s just incidental. Pareto’s central insight was that a small group owns a large portion of the land. It could be that in England 10% of people own 70% of the land, or that in America 5% of people own 81% of t-shirts, that 7% of people fly 53% of flights, or that 25% of products account for 90% of the revenue.
Information is eating the world and it’s going to eat you if you don’t do anything about it. Nick Wignall shares some great sources to rely on.
More information isn’t the solution, thinking clearly is.
Morgan Housel shares some powerful ideas that changed his life and may make you think about changing yours.
You spend years trying to learn new stuff but then look back and realize that maybe like 10 big ideas truly changed how you think and drive most of what you believe.
Self-interest can lead people to believe and justify nearly anything.
Mo’ traffic, mo’ money (I hope it was that easy). Brian Dean compiled a massive list of actionable strategies you can use to increase your website traffic.
If you want more traffic from Google, you DON’T need higher rankings. Instead, you can focus on improving your click-through-rate (CTR).
Alexandru Paduraru of Creative Tim shares how they managed to build and scale their digital business.
If you want to be great, stay close to great companies.
Jenni Gritters is a freelance journalist writing about healthy living and psychology. She’s killing the freelance game and shares how to find writing gigs via referrals, job boards, and cold pitches.
Time is precious, you know. Here, compiled from past TED reading lists, are suggestions for two dozen short but mighty books to pick up. If you’re interested, here’s my ever-growing reading list.
In the age of mobile phones, the remaining “speakers” of a dying whistling language try to preserve a vital means of communication over vast distances.
Scavenger Hunt in Mundu Onak
Artwork by Katsiaryna Dubovik.
Artwork by Katsiaryna Dubovik.
Food for Thought
“Your personal experiences make up maybe 0.00000001% of what’s happened in the world but maybe 80% of how you think the world works… We’re all biased to our own personal history.” – Morgan Housel
“There are some things you can’t learn from others. You have to pass through the fire.” – Norman Douglas
“What if instead of reading, you wrote? Instead of watching TV, you made videos? Instead of listening to music, you learned how to play guitar?” – Paul Jarvis
“When you see only problems, you’re not seeing clearly.” – Phil Knight
Now
⏰ Time: 09:26
🎧 Listening: Clapcast #58
📖 Reading: The Great Work of Your Life by Stephen Cope & Company of One by Paul Jarvis
🇪🇸 Location: Valencia, Spain
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