March 4, 2024: You're Not Lazy. You're Afraid.

“No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.”

― Reid Hoffman

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

You're Not Lazy. You're Afraid.
by Mayo Oshin (3 mins)

  • Scientific research indicates procrastination is more linked to fear and emotional responses, not laziness, with those prone to procrastination showing brain differences such as higher amygdala volume and weaker self-control connections.
  • This leads to an "amygdala hijack" during stress, causing a fight or flight response that prioritizes immediate emotional relief through avoidance, thus turning procrastination into a coping mechanism for underlying fears.
  • Addressing procrastination involves recognizing its root in fear, such as fear of failure or judgment, and consciously confronting these fears to break the cycle and take action towards personal goals.

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Think Different. Think Users.
by Jessica Livingston (3 mins)

  • Prioritize User Satisfaction: Successful startup founders should focus on making their users happy over conforming to conventional wisdom, and exploring unconventional ideas if they serve users' needs.
  • Embrace and Navigate Skepticism: Expect and be prepared to face skepticism and ridicule for unconventional ideas, as this is a common challenge that can ultimately lead to significant breakthroughs if the idea is user-focused.
  • Potential in Unpopularity: Ideas that significantly deviate from the norm but are embraced by users have enormous potential. The gap between general skepticism and user satisfaction is a strong indicator of an idea's success.

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Accelerated Learning: Learn Faster and Remember More
by FS (8 mins)

  • Active Engagement and Adaptability: Learning is an active, lifelong process that builds on existing knowledge, requiring openness to change and the ability to adapt to new circumstances.
  • Overcoming Learning Challenges: Key to accelerated learning are techniques like the Feynman Technique for deep understanding and spaced repetition for memory retention, alongside overcoming distractions and preconceptions.
  • Continuous Learning Mindset: Success in both personal and professional life hinges on a continuous learning philosophy, embracing daily knowledge expansion, and recognizing the importance of self-driven education.

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📣 Community

  • 🟥 Community meetup:
    We'll have a monthly community meetup at 9 am on March 15th (PST). We're looking forward to seeing you all! Please feel free to jump in and out. You can register for the event from here 🤝 If you'd like to get invited via Google Calendar, please send a DM to Kei via Slack or email.

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❤️ Gratitude

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

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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