June 24, 2024: Character Is Fate: 10 Habits That Will Help You To Live And Be Better

“Working for a big company is, I believe, much risker than it looks.”

― Marc Andreessen

Hi friends,

How's everything going?
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 8 fundamental habits of the calmest people
by Alex Mathers (3 mins)

  • Daily Movement and Slowing Down: Engage in daily exercise and slow down physical movements and speech to reduce agitation and match the present moment's pace.
  • Understanding Needs and Connecting with Nature: Be aware of personal responses to stimuli and food, adjust accordingly, and regularly spend time in nature to ground oneself.
  • Intentional Calmness: Commit to living a calm life by arranging environments and relationships to minimize stress and practicing practical spirituality.

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Character Is Fate: 10 Habits That Will Help You To Live And Be Better
by Ryan Holiday (9 mins)

  • Pursue Personal Virtue: Emphasize honesty, respect, generosity, and kindness as daily habits to improve character and contribute positively to society, aligning with Stoic principles.
  • Follow a Guiding Principle: Identify and adhere to a personal "north star," such as justice, to navigate life's challenges and make ethical decisions, ensuring consistent personal growth and moral integrity.
  • Commit to Action and Improvement: Develop competence through continuous learning and practice, and make small, consistent efforts to improve your surroundings and relationships, embodying the values of love, respect, and service.

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Engineering as Marketing 🤖
by Pierre-Jean Hillion (7 mins)

  • Concept and Benefits: Engineering as Marketing creates simple, free tools to attract users and raise awareness for a main product, diversifying marketing channels and boosting user acquisition.
  • Key Features: Tools should address specific user pain points, be easy to use and access, and avoid complexity and barriers. Effective promotion via social media, SEO, and paid channels is crucial.
  • Examples: Successful tools include Hubspot's Website Grader, Ahrefs' keyword generator, A/B Tasty's calculator, and Shopify's business name generator, all delivering immediate, free value without requiring sign-ups.

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📣 Community

  • 🟩 Image Highlight:
    We added a new feature to highlight (save) images on Glasp. With this feature, you can save not only texts but also images on the web page. Please visit this tutorial to see how it works 👀
  • 🟨 Launched on Product Hunt:
    We launched “Highlight & Summarize: PDF Companion” on Product Hunt! It's a feature to upload, highlight, and summarize PDFs on Glasp. It'd be great if you could visit and upvote for us 🙇‍♂️
  • 🟥 Glasp Talk with Ann Smarty:
    Glasp Talk features intimate interviews with luminaries, revealing their emotions, experiences, and stories. The guest, Ann Smarty, is the co-founder of Smarty Marketing, a boutique SEO agency, and former Editor-in-Chief of Search Engine Journal.

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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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