November 2, 2023: Design Better Habits, Routines, and Rituals with the Intentionality Curve

“People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.” ― Elon Musk

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

If You Want to Build, You Have to Believe
by Simone Stolzoff (5 mins)

  • LiveFlow, a financial analysis software, facilitates budget planning with ready-made financial models that integrate with QuickBooks, offering a streamlined financial management experience and promoting its services with a discount.
  • The author reflects on the importance of faith, beyond religious contexts, as a necessary element in entrepreneurship and innovation, exemplified by Larry Ellison's belief in creating Oracle, which defied conventional wisdom and succeeded.
  • The essay highlights that combining rational thinking with hope, as seen in the meaningful work of hospital janitors who view their roles as contributing to healing, is crucial for progress and making impactful changes in both business and life.

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Unbundling AI
by Benedict Evans (10 mins)

  • Interaction Challenges: Benedict Evans discusses the precision needed in AI interactions, likening it to old command-line systems where exact words are crucial for the desired output.
  • AI Limitations: He notes that AI’s reliability is inconsistent, and users must craft specific prompts to guide AI effectively.
  • Potential Evolution: Evans predicts that AI may become more user-friendly and specialized over time, similar to the evolution from command-line interfaces to graphical user interfaces.

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Design Better Habits, Routines, and Rituals with the Intentionality Curve
by Anne-Laure Le Cunff (6 mins)

  • Most daily actions are done automatically without conscious thought; to live more intentionally, one must understand and differentiate between habits (automatic), routines (deliberate), and rituals (mindful and purposeful).
  • Habits form through a cue-routine-reward loop and can be beneficial for automating healthy behaviors, while routines require conscious effort and can become habits over time with consistent repetition.
  • Transforming routines into rituals by adding intentionality and mindfulness can enhance the quality of the experience, integrating mindfulness into everyday life without requiring additional time, which is part of what the author calls the "Intentionality Curve."

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📣 Community

  • 🟦 Community meetup:
    We'll have a monthly community meetup at 9 am on November 10th (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 🤝
  • 🟥 PDF Annotator:
    Did you know that you can annotate a PDF file with Glasp? We published a tutorial article, so please check it out here 📚

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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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