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Step in The Elevator: January 27, 2023
Most people take the stairs in life, why not take The Elevator instead? This letter is for ambitious and entrepreneurially minded people who are interested in both business and spiritual growth. Every week I shamelessly promote people and products that elevate you personally and professionally. So look out for products, courses, coaches, retreats and more.
1. A big ass calendar to see your whole years plans.
I always talk with my clients about the power of planning things in advance. Especially when it relates to your life goals or travel. Then I found this big-ass calendar for purchase from Jesse Itzler (founder of Coconut water) and billionaire.
I’m going to put this up in my office with sticky notes for my calendar for the year. I’m really looking forward to visualizing my full schedule including fun and key work events for the year ahead.
2. Why Tim Ferriss isn’t using “logic” in his next project
I’ve been thinking more about how we decide upon which projects are best for us to tackle next. There’s the logical view, what the mind tells you and then there’s your intuition about where you should go to next. I enjoyed this framing from Tim Ferriss in this episode about how he chose to do his NFT project which related to his desire to work with certain people and explore an interest of his, in a way that even if he “fails” he would succeed.
P.S. The other thing to check out here is his Twitter feed where he did a contest asking fans to submit AI generated imagery. What’s more interesting is he asked for their process, so if you’ve wanted to learn about prompt engineering, this is a great resource.
3. Find and use supplements that allow you to request verified lab results for quality.
There’s been some research on dark chocolate and cocoa powders and lead contamination (!). I hate seeing this because dark chocolate is my guilty pleasure… I eat way too much of it. I’m on the hunt for supplements that are sourced properly.
I’ve been eyeing Terrasoul as a way to get a lot of the smoothie and smoothie bowl ingredients you’d buy at cafes to keep at home.
4. Change the views in your office
I’ve been looking for more western, California images for my office. I’m picking up something from this Etsy shop by photographer Kevin Russ
Alternatively if anyone knows anyone who paints this type of work, I’d love to see a link.
5. Tiktok Challenges
Tim Hayden built a million followers on Tiktok by hosting contests where people who “find him” in the world get a free watch.
Here’s a more comprehensive video of the process (and on Youtube) if you’re curious to learn more:
I’ve been looking for interesting use cases of socials like this and it’s a fun one.
6. Hate or love it, it’s and interesting experiment to learn from.
Bryan Johnson, founder of Braintree, finally finished his epic Blueprint project. For over 18 months he scientifically studied his body to push it to “reverse” age as much as possible, eventually shaving over 5 years off of his biological clock. This is an extreme example of what’s possible, and there are interesting learnings.
Personally I’ve incorporated a few of his ideas including 2 recipes and some supplements. While I don’t want this to be my lifestyle, I’m interested in learning from what he’s experimented with.
As always, you can find and discuss these links with me by replying or chatting with me on Twitter. Also, what do you like seeing most?
Any feedback is always welcome!
Have an epic end to your week,