How poker can transform how you see the world.
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Artist: iggdeh

I think todays artwork perfectly encapsulates my personality. I've always been a very direct person with a "zero fucks" mentality, and I try not use any form of self-censorship because I prefer to be authentic. I guess it works because people find my style of writing entertaining, which makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. 

Apparently people seem to value my opinion a lot, and I find that very flattering, and people seem to think that I have my shit together just because I kinda have a successful online business. I regularly get asked advice on how to do x or if this idea is going to work or giving feedback on this MVP. I usually do my best and be straight up or if I know you and have a rapport with you, I'll give you a tear down because we mates, but here is a hard truth. 

"You dont need my feedback"

People want my feedback on their startup/SaaS/side-hustle but what they really need is feedback from customers. 98% of the time I'm not their customer, and their project has zero relevance to my own entrepreneurial efforts unless it can make my life easier, which few of them rarely do. 

Here is another thing that makes me cringe...

"Let's hop on a quick call"

Not a flying fuck do I want to hop on a quick call with you! All asked for was info on your SaaS so I can integrate that with my own workflow. If you can't deliver a solid value proposition for your product in under 15 words than you need to revisit the drawing board mate. If it can be sent in a Twitter DM or email, just do that.  

Now for this weeks issue 

- Nic 
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This weeks catches 🎣
Here are some dope tools that I discovered this week.


Poet makes sharing Twitter posts on other platforms more visual and attention-grabbing. Capture and share Twitter posts as beautiful images.


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Newsletters 🚀

My picks of dope newsletters for this week.
This weeks newsletter of the week is Creative Hackers , 3 minute, research based, creative hacks and mental models to make you a better creative and a smarter human. Cost? $0.

This is more of a blog than a newsletter, but they have a newsletter to keep you up to date, so it counts!! If you're someone that works in the creative space or anybody that has chosen the path of entrepreneurship, this is definitely going to be worth your time. 

Take a look at some of their previous posts if you're still not convinced. 

Interesting reads  📚

There's a lot of crap on the internet, here's a gem or two.
How a $10k poker win changed how I think
When amateur player Alex O'Brien unexpectedly won an online poker tournament, little did she know that she'd be pitted against one of the game's most controversial players. A stellar team of poker pros offered to train her, and she discovered how poker can transform how you see the world. Read More

Getting unstuck. 
You're stuck. But what exactly is this thing we call being stuck? It's when your mental model of a program does not match the actual program. You expect it to work in a certain way but it does not. As a developer this happens daily. Thankfully some hiccups are resolved easily and you move on. But some are not. Being stuck is dangerous as you can easily go off on wrong tangents and down rabbit-holes. Read more

PayPal Mafia
I legitimately though this was joke, but it's a very real thing. The "PayPal Mafia" is a group of former PayPal employees and founders who have since founded and developed additional technology companies that are kinda a big deal in todays day and age and I thought this was just really cool. Read more

Life advice.
A funny lie of adulthood is pretending we’ll act on the life advice we save. We don't revisit bookmarks. We don’t re-read Kindle highlights. We rarely re-open Google docs. Read more

Learnings & Resources 💡
A real world guide to building an audience on Twitter
Brian To takes us through how to 3x your twitter two months. A really great an opening resource for anybody wanting to take advantage of the build in public movement. Read more

A no-bullshit email marketing guide for indie creators
The fact this is a free resource blows my mind. Its basically shows you ins and outs of how to use email marketing to your advantage. Check it out

7 niche markets you can learn from.
Great little post that looks at successful examples of companies targeting niche markets and how they attract customers. Check it out 

How to start a local newsletter
As a newsletter creator myself, a local newsletter has always interested me because I used to work for a local print magazine and I had always thought "what if that were actually an email newsletter". Read more 
Google Forms, Typeform, SurveyMonkey are great. Except they are not private. Check out BlockSurvey - an end-to-end encrypted survey tool. It's like SIGNAL for forms & surveys. 
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That's all for this week, see you next week, same time, same place! If you enjoyed this issue, consider sharing The Slice💌
Written by Nic | Sandymount Green, Dublin, Dublin, D04 H319, Ireland