On Boredom and Fear of Making Something Lame [Letter#17]

An inability to cope with boredom kills more success than any kind of competition." - tiny mba, by Alex HillmanWhat should I work on next? This is a recurring question. When you're building side-projects, how do you decided when to stop working on the current thing and start working on…

What is the Most Direct Way to Make Money? [Letter#16]

There are many ways to make money as an entrepreneur (in addition to being an employee trading hours for a paycheck). Have you ever thought about the most direct way to make money as an individual (legally that is)? There is a way to make money where you don't need…

Reading Mode and Inverse Bookclub [Letter#15]

Hi there! Last week we talked about habits — the importance of thinking through details upfront while forming new habits, and intentionally concluding old habits rather then letting them fizzle out. I will come back to this topic in future issues, as there is more to share. I also received questions…

About Endings [Letter#14]

How to End Habits IntentionallyIn last week’s Leaf Node, we talked about how to form new habits, by figuring out details upfront, as well as doing trial runs to find  the right habit to commit to. There is a lot of advice specifically  focused on starting new habits (especially…

What does Tetris have to do with Learning? [Letter#12]

We all want to learn something. And if you're an entrepreneur (or a software developer) it's your job to learn. We're born with a deep desire and an intuitive ability to learn. But when there are so many topics to learn and an ever expanding source of material to learn…

Marketing is Not as Important as Building 🙊 [Letter#11]

Listen to audio version of this post: Your browser does not support the audio element. How to Have an Effective Marketing Mindset as a CreatorMarketing is not as important as creating and building. And it's the type of work that other people do, it's not really my thing. If I…

Consistency is Not the Key to Writing Well [Letter#10]

Why Consistency is Not the Key to Writing Well?The most prevalent advice about writing is to write consistently. There are writing platforms that encourage daily writing and keep track of your streak. So let's say you've been writing consistently for 10 weeks and have 10 essays published. You know…