Here is an excellent, hard hitting post from Seth Godin about self-motivation. External coaching is all well and good, but at some point, the motivation gained from external coaching will need to be generated by self coaching.
Taylor Pearson has a great post on overcoming failure, which he terms the Bucky Method after Buckminster Fuller. I won't spoil the article for you, it's worth reading to see how Taylor does a fine job of combining theories and thoughts from multiple sources into a structured methodology of advice and a practical framework to repeatedly work on projects while building constructive failure into the mix.
Simone Giertz, the robotics enthusiast who initially became known for her useless robots, has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a device called the Everyday Calendar. The device allows you to touch a day on the screen to illuminate the hexagon for that day. The idea is the device aids you in keeping to habits and routines. The project has already 10x'd its goal and has 28 days to go.
We have 12 years to stop catastrophic climate change. The IPCC released their Global Warming of 1.5°C report which may well turn out to be one of the most important documents of modern times. The report describes the predicted effects of a 1.5°C increase in global temperature above the pre-industrial average versus a 2°C increase, written by 91 co-authors across 40 countries and backed by 6000 scientific references.
Cloudflare have realeased thie IPFS Gateway product as part of Crypto-week. The Interplanetary File System (IPFS) is a peer to peer web hosting and deliver system aimed at reducing the dependncy on the current server based architecture of the web. Pages on IPFS are accessed using a hash of their content as an address, and those pages are stored on a peer-to-peer system around the IPFS network.
Farnham Street have a good article disecting the wisdom delivered by Berkshire Hathaway's Charlie Munger during his USC Law School commencement speech in 2007. The propose that the life advice given can be used an operating system to lead a full and successful life.
Stripe has launched Stripe Press, a book collection that highlights ideas that they think are highly useful. The first round of books available deal with company growth, humans and computers, the future of society and the current geo-political crisis.
This week Seth Godin dropped some extra-mega wisdom on us. For jugglers, catching is the easy part, throwing is more important. In life, putting the working in up front, intiating properly and with a plan, throwing, is way better than reacting all the time.
This is a profound 4 minute video of Mel Robbins dropping a wisdom bomb about why analytically minded people suffer from procrastination and how to overcome it.This is one of those "Of course, that's so obvious, why didn't I think of that!" videos.
In Akimbo episode 12, Seth talks about freelancing, what it takes to become a good freelancer and why to strive to become a category of one. He talks about differentiating your freelance work from the comodity levels of a category.