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Hello there! 👋

Thanks for all the lovely messages I received in the past 2 weeks. :)

And, welcome to 74th issue of The Curious Bunch newsletter.

Today, we will:
  • Discover books and podcasts you love!
  • How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
  • And, why you should write one sentence per line
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Interesting Reads 📚
3. Why is it so hard to stay consistent?
3 minutes | David Sherry

I've been struggling with consistency for over a month now. I thought I found my cadence, the perfect morning routine, and the perfect night routine.

Oh boy, was I wrong!

Consistency is HARD!

In the past month, I learned that a bigger blocker to consistency is perfectionism.

I try to be perfect with everything I do. I wanted my morning routine to go in the exact sequence the way I initially planned MONTHS ago!

What a disaster.

This might be something for you if you're in the same boat as me.

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4. How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big
5 minutes | FS Blog

Scott Adams, the famous creator of Dilbert, has made a very good living by understanding and revealing human psychology. In How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big, Adams shares

“the strategy he has used since he was a teen to invite failure in, embrace it, then pick its pocket.”

Among the unlikely truths he offers, you’ll discover that goals are for losers, passion is bullshit, and mediocre skills can make you valuable.

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Productivity 🚀
5. Making my calendar work for me
1 minute | Ami Vora

As I'm trying to be more consistent with my content output, I'm also finding ways to use my calendar mindfully. More specifically, I'm using my calendar to notify me when I'm close to a burn out.

This article by Ami is for you if your calendar isn't working for you anymore.

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6. To meet your goals, forget willpower and fill your toolbox
7 minutes | Marina Milyavskaya

Exercising more frequently. Spending less time on social media.

Being kinder to your partner. Standing up for yourself at work.

Each of us has many personal changes that we would like to make that we know would make our lives better, and yet we often hold off, unsure of how to take the first steps.

Or we try for a little bit but then give up as our regular routines take over.

Changing behaviours and habits is notoriously difficult!

So, how do we sometimes achieve successful change – and how can we increase our chances of success next time?

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Creativity 🎨
7. Writing one sentence per line
2 minutes | Derek Sivers

I cannot stress how much I love Derek Sivers for giving me this valuable piece of writing advice as I'm trying to get back to writing again.


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8. Story Planning for Creative Writers

  • Are you a writer looking for writing advice?
  • Want to learn how to write a book?
  • Not sure where to start?
  • Need to sharper your writing skills?
  • Looking for new writing tools, tricks, or other goodies?
As I'm planning to write my very first fictional book, this website proved to be an amazing resource for all kinds of tips, tools, and suggestions.

Ready to write?

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Growth 📈
9. 10 Ways I Turn What I Know Into Uniquely Valuable Content
3 minutes | Josh Spector

Here’s how Josh turns his learnings into uniquely valuable content that serves and grows his audience.

And how you can too.

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10. How I Got My First 2000 Subscribers
5 minutes | IdeaEconomy

In this article, John Bardos, who curates one of my favourite newsletters "The Idea Economy", shares how he recently passed 2000 subscribers on his newsletter with a 50% open rate.

I love how he openly shares the "cost per subscriber" acquired from every newsletter he ever advertised in.

Must read if you're getting into newsletters or already have one and struggling to grow.

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