The Manual #25 - Obsession beats talent every time
I got this quote from the new Hustle film by Adam Sandler of all places. It’s an ok film but this quote really stood out as it resonated with myself and many others I’ve met.
I was never academically strong at school. I didn’t fit in the system and felt very out of place.
I was very insecure about it.
So many people were much more intelligent and more talented than me. How could I possibly be as good as them.
I remember a specific moment at 16 when I needed to get good enough grades to get into a certain school. I failed. At 16 I thought my life was over. Me being a overdramatic 16 year old.
I’d say I felt insecure about this until I was around 21/22 years old.
The reason for the big change at 21/22 was because that’s when things started working for me. Business was doing well, I was making good money and I was saving more than enough cash to move out. I felt successful.
I realised I was simply obsessed with what I was doing at the time, and that was making websites and designing. More obsessed than most others and willing to put in the effort.
There are many talented people out there. Knowing how to apply that talent is a different ball game.
How to sell digital products online
New video on the business/finance channel sharing what I think is the easiest form of passive income.
I need to upload more to this channel, so give me some video suggestions if you have any!
I got to try out the new LG DualUp monitor. And it’s pretty friggin awesome.
Another desk accessories video
My audience seems to love these videos so I’ve made another.
I’m considering starting a series on “aesthetic” tech and gear. Covering stuff that is designed well.
A collection of links to stuff I think are worth sharing.
Why do you waste so much time on the internet — Here I am reading stuff like this whilst also spending a lot of time on the internet lol.
I’ve locked myself out of my digital life — A modern day nightmare. This is seriously scary and making me think about how I can make sure it never happens to me.
Entrepreneurship is like a carnival game — There’s some truth to this. The playing field is more level than it used to be but it’s still very skewed. I think the current cost-of-living crises has amplified it even further.
Eagle — An inspiration collection app.
Basicons — Free basic icons.
20 hardest to kill houseplants — I’ll still kill em tho.
What happens after a TikTok song goes viral — Really good short doc on how TikTok is changing the music industry.
Pentaform Abacus — A keyboard with a computer in it. I’ve ordered one. Looking forward to trying it out.
Vitalik Buterin’s EDC — The founder of Ethereum shares what’s in their backpack.