June 17, 2024: Be Efficient with Processes and Effective with People

“When I had nothing to lose, I had everything. When I stopped being who I am, I found myself.”

― Paulo Coelho

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This is Kei and Kazuki, founders of Glasp 👋

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!)

📚 3 Good Articles for You

The Self-Motivation Toolkit: How to Stay Curious and Committed
by Anne-Laure Le Cunff (5 mins)

  • Self-motivation can be developed by understanding intrinsic motivation, which includes self-efficacy, curiosity, and competence.
  • Intrinsic motivation is driven by internal rewards, such as believing in your ability to change, finding interest in new challenges, and seeking growth in tasks.
  • Maintain self-motivation using the "3 Ms": manage your mood, measure your progress, and make your efforts public.

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The Strong-Link Theory: How to Build a Successful Career
by Niklas Göke (6 mins)

  • Career Optimization: Success hinges on standout achievements (strong-link game) rather than team performance. Leverage opportunities in commission-based work, startups, or by creating unique content online.
  • Historical Parallels: Carl Spitzweg’s "The Poor Poet" illustrates past limitations. Today, technology and the internet enable global networking and talent showcasing, unlike in the restrictive past.
  • Actionable Advice: Create and share work online, use the internet's connectivity, and consistently put in effort. Proactive engagement and hard work are essential for career advancement.

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Be Efficient with Processes and Effective with People
by Bobby Powers (5 mins)

  • Efficiency is important for processes but can harm relationships when applied to people. Prioritize effectiveness in human interactions.
  • Recognize moments that require slowness, allow meetings to run over, and understand that thoughtful approaches yield better long-term outcomes.
  • Treat people with care, empathy, and respect, focusing on their needs and emotions rather than just productivity.

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📣 Community

  • 🟨 Import highlights from Readwise:We added a new feature to import highlights from Readwise to Glasp. With this feature, you can see all the highlights you stored in Readwise on Glasp and organize them anytime. It's easy to set up the import, so follow this tutorial and organize your knowledge more flexibly! Visit this tutorial to see how it works 👀
  • 🟥 Glasp Talk with Kevin Dickinson:
    Glasp Talk features intimate interviews with luminaries, revealing their emotions, experiences, and stories. The guest, Kevin Dickinson, is a staff writer and columnist at Big Think and shares complex ideas on science, philosophy, education, and technology in an accessible way. His insights challenge perceptions and push conventional thinking boundaries.

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❤️ Gratitude

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Thank you all for sharing and mentioning us on Twitter, LinkedIn, and/or in your blogs 🙂 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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