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Hey there,

You probably noticed that no newsletter was sent last week. I had a personal matter that needed my attention and decided it was a good time to take a break for a week. 

I had been feeling burnt out for a long time after a hard 6 months of being back at college, and trying to fit writing the newsletter into my schedule has taken a bit of a toll on me, so a nice recharge was definitely in order and it has honestly done me a world of good. 

Seriously people, take a break sometime. Unfortunately the creator economy likes to push this toxic hustle culture that I still can't wrap my head around, but apparently being productive 24/7 is what makes you a "real" entrepreneur or "real" creator...😒

Now on to this week issue!

- Nic 
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Here are some dope tools that I discovered this week.

Meta Description Generator

This meta description generator uses machine learning (specifically Open AI's GPT-3) to generate short description ideas for your articles. It's trained specifically for pages with long content and works best for guides,how-tos and listicles


Notion2Sheets is a tool that keeps your databases from Notion automatically in sync with Google Sheets.


CleanUpPictures is a tool that helps you remove objects and defects from your pictures - 100% free

Newsletters 🚀

My picks of dope newsletters for this week.
This weeks newsletter of the week is The Sample,  a newsletter that  helps discover great newsletters outside your bubble.

The Sample is quite interesting because you choose your interests and they send you newsletter issues that they think you might like. The amount of great newsletters that I have found through this has been crazy.

If you like to know a bit more on how they pull this off, take a read here   

Interesting reads  📚

There's a lot of crap on the internet, here's a gem or two.
Why Successful People Take 10 Years to 'Succeed Overnight'.
"There's a reason this 10-years-to-overnight-success pattern shows up over and over. And it's not just about working hard over a long period of time." Read More

Why Is Everything More Expensive Right Now? Let This Stuffed Giraffe Explain. 
"Jani, a 4-foot plush giraffe, arrived on my doorstep in mid-July, her neck bent backwards so that she could fit in the FedEx box, her brown eyes glassy, as if still finding her bearings after a long journey at sea.

What a journey it had been. Viahart, the company that sells Jani on Amazon, had ordered a container’s worth of plush toys including her in August of last year. This was around the time that U.S. consumers, cooped up at home, started spending again after an initial dip in the beginning of the pandemic. And as the demand for toys and TVs and couches rose, the ships and trains and trucks carrying them got overwhelmed and added hefty congestion surcharges. That made it much more expensive to get Jani to my doorstep." Read more

What to learn.
"If you watch an anime or a TV series "about" fighting, people often improve by increasing the number of techniques they know because that's an easy thing to depict but, in real life, getting better at techniques you already know is often more effective than having a portfolio of hundreds of "moves". Read more

How Flow Saved a Chef.
A renowned New York restaurateur on using flow to run his business, make decisions, and guide his life. Read more
Learnings & Resources 💡
Core Web Vitals: A Guide to Improving Page Speed.
At some point in time we have all made a website and nobody likes a slow webpage. Here is nice little guide from SEMRush on how to improve your page speed. Read more

How to Make an NFT in 14 Lines of Code.
With NFTs being the latest craze, why not make your own. Here is a guide off the popular FreeCodeCamp website that shows you how. Check it out

How to create a SaaS and compete with the Big Players as a Solo Founder. 
"Nowadays in the internet it is pretty well known that you should validate your product before you even start building it. However, if the product already exists, then the market is already validated for you. Therefore you can consider yourself in a low risk position." Check it out 

List of unknown useful websites.
Here is a really cool Reddit thread that I saved of some really awesome and under the radar websites that you might like. Check it out 
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Written by Nic | Sandymount Green, Dublin, Dublin, D04 H319, Ireland