Jan 30, 2023: Did You Decide Who You Are? (Or Did Someone Else?)

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This is Kei and Kazuki, founders of Glasp πŸ‘‹

We hand-picked 3 good articles for you to highlight this week. Hope they'll help you get new ideas and perspectives. (You can read this online!)

πŸ“š 3 Good Articles for You

Did You Decide Who You Are? (Or Did Someone Else?)
by Mark Manson (3 min)
We all have the power to choose who we are, but sometimes we outsource our lives to the world around us. We should be aware of the things we are likely to be wrong about and take steps to find out. Taking back our lives means recognizing when something or someone is taking up too much of our time or thoughts and taking back some of that control.
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Aims > goals: How to trust your own word in times of uncertainty.
by Maia Benaim (6 min)
The Greeks believed that chaos was the origin of everything, and this uncertainty can be seen as a creative principle. We often try to avoid uncertainty, but it can actually be a trigger for neuroplasticity. To handle uncertainty in a healthy way, we should understand which actions will move us in the right direction and focus on recurring actions instead of obsessing on ambitious outcomes. The source to fight uncertainty is not an external tool, but rather within ourselves.
πŸ”— Glasp Community Highlights

Talent archetypes: What is the β€œshape” of your skills?
by Dr. Hannah Rose (5 min)
Talent archetypes are the "shape" of a person's skills. Gartner analyst Diane Morello created the framework of the versatilist, or "T-shaped" person, who is capable in many areas and can become an expert in specific fields. To become a versatilist, it's important to cultivate a versatile mindset and practice lifelong learning. Metacognition is also key to reflecting on the best areas to invest time and energy in and expanding the versatility of one's skill set.
πŸ”— Glasp Community Highlights

πŸ“£ Community

  • 🟩 Hit 50K installs:
    Last week, we reached 50K installs of Glasp’s Chrome extension! Thank you for installing and using our extension 🀝 We notice it has some issues with the extension. Sorry for the inconvenience. We're improving it little by little, so let us know if you find any problems at any time!

❀️  Gratitude

We found some people who mentioned Glasp in their articles and blogs, and we appreciate all the kindness!

  • We're so grateful that Glasp is featured in Max Maher's YouTube video (931K+ subscribers)! Thank you for taking the video and sharing it!
  • Thank you, Benjamin Boman, for writing an article about Glasp! We put it on our creation lists!

Thank you all for sharing and mentioning us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and/or in your blogs πŸ™‚ We appreciate all of your support! Please feel free to ask us anything at any time! Also, feel free to join our Slack community ;)

Hope you enjoyed reading this newsletter!
See you next week ;)

Kei and Kazuki

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