Happy March and welcome to the 19th issue of ‘How Curious!’ ✌️
Another month, another apartment move! Last month the work/life balance was terribly skewed, with most evenings spent working late alongside the WeWork mice. 🐁
Thankfully I still managed to pack in a lot! Highlights include champagne views from the Shard, arepas in Maltby Street Market, a trip to Shakespeare’s Globe (turns out I’m not a big Shakespeare fan) plus celebrating my birthday with family and friends in Cork! 🥂🎂
Top 3 Quotes
Don’t sweat the small stuff … and it’s all small stuff. - Richard Carlson
The things you own end up owning you. - Tyler Durden (Fight Club)
The faster you react, the less you think. - Jason Fried
Tobi Lütke (@tobi) is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Shopify. In 2004, Tobi began building software to launch an online snowboard store called Snowdevil. It quickly became obvious that the software was more valuable than the snowboards, so Tobi and his founding team launched the Shopify platform in 2006.
This book really hit the spot during a busy and stressful month! It features 100 short chapters with simple advice to deal with the stress and frustrations of life. Two lessons which resonated with me were:
Do I want to be ‘right’—or do I want to be happy? Many times, the two are mutually exclusive!
Try to determine what the difficult people you encounter in life are trying to teach you. That obnoxious person attempting to skip the queue is trying to teach you self-control and anger management, etc!