The Friday Four--Sad Boy Jams and Cyber Security!

Nov 27, 2020 6:01 pm

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Here's something for you to...

1) watch.

To reach beyond your limits by training your mind (Marisa Peer TEDx Talk)


"Marisa Peer is a world renowned speaker, therapist, and best-selling author with nearly three decades of experience.

Named named Best British Therapist by Men's Health magazine and featured in Tatler's Guide to Britain's 250 Best Doctors, she uses her experiences treating patients including rock stars, CEOs, Olympic athletes, and Oscar winning actors to inform her life-changing speeches and lectures. She has been voted best speaker at numerous conferences including The Yes Group London and the Women in Business Superconference."

To most, this will probably sound like cheesy self-help woo woo. It's not. Let me explain.

About a year ago, I started writing positive affirmations in my daily journal. Things like:

"I am incredibly confident and hard-working."

"I attract wealth."

"I can solve any problem that comes my way."

Before trying this, I thought it was total bullshit. Then I started to see results.

Now, obviously you can't just lay in bed and say these things and have wealth and success flood into your life. Action is still required.

However...what does happen is that you solidify in your mind the kind of person you want to be. You change the belief, which changes the action taken.

I literally found myself pushing harder to solve problems when I would write and say aloud "I can solve any problem that comes my way." It's like..."yeah, this sucks, but I can solve any I'll just do that."

In short: You will do whatever your mind believes to be true.

"Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right."

2) read.

Writing Well (guide)


Written by startup-founder and blogger, Julian Shapiro.

For anyone who writes or would like to take easy steps to become much better at articulating your thoughts and ideas, this short and sweet guidebook is perfect.

I have been writing every single day for over a year. It has DRASTICALLY improved my communication skills (written and verbal).

Simple steps like writing short sentences and mastering basic grammar will take your writing from mediocre to pretty damn good.

3) use.

Dashlane (app)


Dashlane is a desktop and mobile app which vaults and organizes all of your passwords.

This has been the best purchase I've made in the past year. For $50/year, Dashlane keeps every one of your passwords, codes, payment info, and whatever else you

No more writing down slightly different variations of your typical password on a post-it note that you'll probably lose.

My favorite feature: you can check the safety levels of your passwords and have Dashlane generate and save super safe ones instead.

If you're like I was, you use pretty much the same password for everything. That's not good.

One breach on a less-secure site (which happened to me with the MoviePass app two years ago) can put the rest of your accounts and data at risk (e.g. address, credit card numbers, email, etc). Dashlane tells you which passwords severely need changing and makes it very easy to change them.

This may seem like a hassle in the short run, but it's a small investment which can save you a ridiculous amount of time and headache in the future.

4) listen to.

Nectar by Joji (album)


I can't stop listening to this fucking album.

It's a lovely concoction of R&B, pop, and sad boy jams.

My favorite songs: Normal People, Tick Tock, and Afterthought.

From start to finish, this album is a true piece of art. It tells a story. I don't know exactly what that story is, but I know it involves intense heartbreak.

Listen on Spotify, iTunes, or wherever.


Favorite blogs.

How to Change the World in 2 Hours

Two easy ways to not be a shitty person.

Nice Guys Finish...First?

How to be kind and respectful without having people walk all over you.


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“Your life is just today, repeated. If you want to be fit, go to the gym today. If you want to be productive, get shit done today. If you want to be a better friend, spend time with your friends today.”

-Joey Schweitzer

“‘Home’ isn’t always the house we live in. It’s also the people we choose to surround ourselves with.”

-Helen (from The House in the Cerulean Sea)

“Success is not a goal to reach or a finish line to cross. It is a system to improve, an endless process to refine.”

-James Clear

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Much love.

Dill 💙