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Welcome to another edition of Life Designed, where I share resources, insights, and notes on lifestyle design, future of work, and creative fulfillment.

Reads 📝

How I Earned $16k in 48 Hours With My SAAS Launch (Detailed Breakdown)

Danny Postma launched Headlime, a headline-generating tool and within 48 hours, made nearly $16K. In this detailed write-up, he explains exactly what he did on the launch and leading up to it.

How the Biggest Consumer Apps Got Their First 1,000 Users

First-hand accounts of how essentially every major consumer app acquired their earliest users, including lessons from Tinder, Uber, Superhuman, TikTok, Product Hunt, Netflix, and many more.

50 Ideas That Changed My Life

David Perell shares 50 ideas that changed his life. He claims these to be his guiding principles and the light of his intellectual life. There are some powerful ideas that will definitely make you think.

Tools 🛠

Really Good Texts

Peruse ridiculously good text marketing.

Books Worth Reading Twice

We spend countless hours on the internet looking for authentic book recommendations from people we look up to. Here's a database of quality book recommendations from people like Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Elon Musk, John Legend, and more.

No Code List

No-code doesn't mean there's literally no code. It just means creating, running, marketing, and monetizing without being a coder or having to partner with one. The No Code List, curated by Drew Thomas lists a huge collection of no code tools.

Newsletters 📩

No-Code Coffee

A daily shot of no-code goodness. What's in it? Discover a helpful new no-code tool every day. Get introduced to an awesome new NoCoder every day. Be inspired by a shiny new no-code product every day.


Unexpected takes on the modern world of work. Paul Millerd explores our obsession with work and the default path of success and tries to imagine new possibilities for how we can conceive of life, work & what matters.

Avoid Boring People

Leon Lin sends something surprising about finance and tech to help you avoid boring people monthly.

Reading List 📖

Food for Thought 🧠

“If you do things that are safe but feel risky, you gain a significant advantage in the marketplace.” – Seth Godin
“Character, like a photograph, develops in darkness.” – Yousuf Karsh
“Action is the foundational key to all success.” – Pablo Picasso
“Every man dies. Not every man really lives.” – William Wallace
“And people get all fouled up because they want the world to have meaning as if it were words... As if you had a meaning, as if you were a mere word, as if you were something that could be looked up in a dictionary. You are [the] meaning.” – Alan Watts
“Not everyone you learn from is gonna be nice. Some of them might be evil. However, at the end of the day, it’s what you learn from these interactions that determines your success or failure.” – Russell Simmons
“What you seek is seeking you.” – Rumi

Playlist 🎧

Watchlist 🍿

History 101

My rating: 7

It is a new type of history show for a new type of audience: Big History delivered in an unadulterated hit of premium archive and jaw-dropping infographics.

Prison Break

My rating: 8.5

Due to a political conspiracy, an innocent man is sent to death row and his only hope is his brother, who makes it his mission to deliberately get himself sent to the same prison in order to break the both of them out, from the inside.

You Don't Mess with the Zohan

My rating: 6

An Israeli Special Forces Soldier fakes his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist.

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