I found an old blog post encapsulates a lot of what it means to be a young adult leading a very unconventional path.
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Welcome to issue #049

In the last year I've come to fully understand habits. I used to think of habits as just menial things that we do on a regular basis, be it a good habit or bad habit. 

last year March I quit smoking cigarettes after being a smoker for 5 years. After I quit, only then did I only realise that habits are actually powerful things, be it good or bad. Quitting the habit was no easy feat, but the way that I approached it was not to give up a habit, bur rather change that habit of smoking to a habit of not smoking. To my surprise it actually worked. Who would have guessed. 

My next anecdotal experience of habit was when I started writing this newsletter. Now its gotten to the point where I instinctively know that no matter how my day is going, come Wednesday, it's writing time.

But how do we develop a habit like that, whereby it becomes second nature to us?

1. Start with an incredibly small habit.
small habit
2. Increase your habit in very small ways.
Tiny gains
3. As you build, break it into chunks. 
Break it into chunks
 4. When you slip, get back on track quickly.
Get anck on track quikcly
Source: How to Build a New Habit by James clear.
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This weeks catches 🎣
Here are some dope tools that I discovered this week.

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AppMySite

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Remake  

Remakes
Remake is an open source framework that makes the process of building fully functional web applications easier using only HTML and CSS. 

mmm 

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Personal websites have now become very few and far between. mmm takes a no bullshit approach in helping you create the perfect personal website, all in a clean drag and drop UI. 

Articulu 

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Newsletters 🚀

My picks of dope newsletters for this week.
This weeks featured newsletter is Shuffle Sundays, a curated list of content worth sharing, written and curated by Leo, who bring you things to watch, read, and listen to.

I've only been subscribed to this newsletter for a short while, but I found out that Leo was also a super fan of The Slice, not to mention that the man puts together a pretty damn decent newsletter every Sunday.

Wasn't disappointed at all and I had the sudden urge to share. Check it out! 

Interesting reads  📚

There's a lot of crap on the internet, here's a gem or two.
Love, Anxiety and Startups: My Year in 50 Tweets.
So this here is a pretty dated blog post (2014 to be exact) but this encapsulates a lot of what it means to be a young adult leading a very unconventional path from what society deems as normal in pursuit of that nomadic life. It really is an inspiring read and left a little knot at the back of my throat. Read More

Why is creator economy exploding now? (Twitter Thread)
Here is a great twitter thread by Anne Lee Skates from Andresen Horowitz who explains the explosion of the “creator economy” through the story of Pomp aka “the bitcoin guy.” Read more

The ladders of wealth creation: a step-by-step roadmap to building wealth.
In college I first heard Jason Fried from Basecamp talk about how making money is a skill—like playing the drums or piano—that you can get better at over time. That resonated with me immediately. I wouldn’t expect to be able to sit down at a piano for the first time and immediately play a concerto. Read more 

Why Having Friends of Different Ages Matters.
Thanks to school, college and the workplace, we often end up forming friendships with those of the same age. It’s natural to stay close with people in our cohort as we grow old in tandem, sharing life experiences along the way. However, expanding our social circle beyond this — whether that’s with someone younger or older — has a whole host of life-enriching benefits. Read more 
Learnings 💡
Learn CSS.
I have a lot of devs who sub to The Slice, but I also have a lot fo people who don't know how to write a line of code.

So I'm not a coder and I never have, but I can confidently say that I know my shit when it comes to writing HTML and CSS. It was about 4 years ago that I decided to immerse myself in these two languages, but it was really rocky, so here is a document that I came across that actually makes learning CSS bearable. Check it out

How to Leverage Twitter to Build an Audience and a Business
It's been a while since I shared a podcast, but here is an awesome conversation between Nathan Barry and Dickie Bush on how to build an audience on Twitter and then leverage that audience. Check it out
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Written by Nic | Brettenwood Coastal Estate, Ballito, KwaZulu Natal, 4409, South Africa