October 2019 stats

The end of the year has snuck up on me, so it's time to measure and focus on my goals.

Books πŸ“š

Making of a Manager
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Progress 77 - 100%

Scott Pilgrim, Volume 2: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
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Progress 48 - 77%

Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts.
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Progress 0 - 80%

The Little Black Book of Workout Motivation
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Progress 0 - 68%

Courses πŸŽ“

Vue.js for Designers course
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Progress 68 - 100%

Productivity Masterclass: Create a Custom System that Works
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Progress 68 - 100%

Movies 🎬

Music 🎡

Top Artists

  1. BVOH
  2. Rex Orange Conty
  3. Mura Masa
  4. Nero
  5. Run the Jewels

Top Track

I Don’t Think I Can Do This Again by Mura Masa (10 plays)

Meditation πŸ§˜β€β™‚οΈ

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23 days (+8%)

Exercise πŸ’ͺ

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5 workouts & 6 runs

Food for thought πŸ’¬ (Quotes)

How do you become stronger, smarter, faster, healthier? How do you become better? How do you achieve true freedom?
There is only one way. The way of discipline.
β€” Jocko Willink

The scariest moment is always just before you start.
β€” Stephen King

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
β€” Aristotle (not really)

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.
β€” Chinese Proverb

Recommended articles πŸ“„

6 weeks: why it’s the Goldilocks of product timeframes

Process for a product team can be suffocating, or process can be liberating. And no process at all? Well that’s fun for maybe a week or two before everything starts to fall apart.

What does β€˜living fully’ mean? Welcome to the age of pseudo-profound nonsense

Inspirational quotes of dubious provenance are just one of the ways in which social media sells a warped vision of β€˜living fully’.

The 5-Hour Workday Gets Put to the Test

A German startup cut its working day from eight to five hours, combined it with discouraging small talk, banning social media and leaving mobile phones in bags. Output levels didn’t change.

Breaking down barriers between designers and developers

You may call yourself an Agile team but if developers are still the last in line and thought has the implementers β€” you are working in Waterfall.

People Who Try To Be Environmentally-Friendly By Buying Less Stuff Are Happier, Study Claims

To understand how our consumer choices affect our well-being, Sabrina Helm at the University of Arizona and her team looked at the β€œculturally entrenched materialistic values” that influence millennials.

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