Sometimes you love getting an email. Usually, you don’t.
One of my favorite emails to get is from a writer and artist named Austin Kleon. He sends a weekly email with great links to interesting articles, most of which aren’t written by him. I like the way he sees the world. He also just came out with a new calendar. I bought one. They look cool.
This is a new newsletter project that includes links you’ll like so it’s called Links You’ll Like. Below is the first volume. Every week I’ll post it here on my blog and email it to you if you want it. To get this delivered on Saturday mornings enter your email below.
1. Email is ruining your flow
Email is like a drug. We love it for awhile then it starts to control us. We want to stop checking it, but we can’t seem to stop. It turns out you’re probably doing email wrong. They’ve studied how to use email effectively and here’s what they came up with.
Here’s the most efficient way to check your email, according to computer science
2. Put your phone to work (Android)
Google can do more than you think. I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and have been surprised and encouraged by the amount of functions Google performs on an Android phone.
OK, Google: 160 valuable voice commands for Android
3. The “live webinar” scam
Massive sums of money are being made by marketers that seek to deceive their customers. This practice needs to stop so I wrote (and talked) about how they pull it off. There’s a way to fix it, but it requires you knowing how to spot the deception.
Exposing The Dark Side of Evergreen Webinars & How We Can Fix Them
4. Why People Buy Stuff
Every day we wake up wanting to be better versions of ourselves. That’s why we buy things. This is a powerful truth for consumers and sellers.
People Don’t Buy Products, They Buy Better Versions of Themselves
5. Is “grit” the answer?
Simplicity is beautiful, but it’s not always realistic. Is having more grit the answer to business and educational success? Maybe things aren’t that simple.
The Limits of “Grit” – The New Yorker
6. Writing is about more than your blog
Your mental health can improve through exercise, reading motivational books, praying, and improving your diet. But what about writing? It turns out it’s great for you in more ways than you knew.
The Psychological Benefits of Writing Regularly