Evaluate your Idea, Clear Thinking, Life in Japan, and #StopElon.

#2 of 10+1 Things


Hello,

Welcome to the second issue of ‘10+1 Things’. Apologies for the delay as I had some issue accessing this Substack.

Here are 10+1 Things’ which I thought were worth sharing this week:

Delta-4 Theory

I recently came to know about the Delta-4 Theory coined by the founder of the CRED app, Kunal Shah. The theory can be used to evaluate an idea or a business and see whether it will create wealth. It is based on the theory that if a business moves humans from point A to B in an efficient manner, Delta-4 state is achieved and the pot of gold is unlocked. It is an interesting theory and I did some research and wrote about it. You can read more about it here.

Clearer Thinking

Clearer Thinking is on a mission to close the gap between insights from research about human behavior and its implications in the real world. I was astonished by the tools they have developed. I specifically tried their ‘How Rational Are you?’, ‘Political Bias Test’, and ‘Common Misconceptions’ tests. The insights from the tests are thought-provoking and I would recommend you to take one of these tests in your free time. (P.S: This is not a paid promotion)

Japan Day in the Life Series

I don’t watch Youtube much these days, but I happen to stumble upon a channel named Paulo from Tokyo. I was awestruck by the life in Japan, especially the student life. It was way different from what I experienced in the UK while doing my postgraduate degree. You can check all the videos on Japan Day in the Life series here.

Real Reasons behind Blogging

A few days back I self-evaluated my decision to start my blog. It also led me to an article explaining the history of blogging which was quite interesting. I decided to write about the real reasons behind blogging and you can read it here.

Take Your Shot

Yesterday I finished reading the book, ‘Take Your Shot: How to Grow Your Business, Attract More Clients, and Make More Money’ by Robin Waite. Initially, I decided to complete it over the week but since it was an interesting read, I binge-read it and finished it in 3 hours. It’s a recommended read for anyone who is trying to scale up their business and gain some traction.

A New Idea

As you might know, I’m trying to read 52 books this year. I’m down to 11 books so far. I’m constantly on the look for news books recommended by others. Then the idea struck me that maybe I can start an Amazon affiliate store with curated recommended reads by experts in the field. I did some research and realized that there are few websites that are already doing it. I found some flaws in those websites and decided to execute the idea in a better manner. I bought a cheap domain BestofBooks.store and decided to run the website as a case study. I'm planning to run it for 3 months and see how much revenue I can generate. I’m really excited about this project.

Decentralized Finance

Decentralized Finance (De-Fi) is the ecosystem comprising financial applications that are built on BlockChain technology. This is a relatively new concept and is often deemed as the future of Finance. I’m currently researching about it and I’m planning to publish an article about it next week. To get my hands on the system, I purchased few Binance Coins (BNB) from Binance and have staked them in a pool. By doing this my coins would generate some rewards rather than sitting idle in my wallet. You can check Binance Earn here.

$Stop Elon

$Stop Elon is a meme coin created by some random traders on Binance Smart Chain. In Last week’s newsletter, I had shared about the crash of cryptocurrencies because of Elon Musk’s tweet. “Elon Musk is infamous for irresponsibly manipulating the cryptocurrency market with his Twitter account. Just recently, he did it again, causing a massive crash across all frontiers when he tweeted that Tesla will cease to accept Bitcoin as payment. He’s toying with people’s portfolios like candy, like the narcissistic billionaire he is and always will be.” says StopElon’s official website.

NowNowNow.com

NowNowNow.com is a collection of websites created by Derek Sivers to feature websites having a ‘Now’ page. I found it interesting and got my Now page also listed on the site. You can learn more about it here. I actually found someone to collaborate on a new project from one of the random profiles on the website.

Glycemic Index

I track my calories every day after my meals and was researching whether juice or whole fruit is better. Then I discovered the Glycemic Index of food and how it affects fat loss. Basically, the glycemic index is a value assigned to food items based on how quickly they release glucose into the bloodstream. So a fruit juice has a higher glycemic index and would result in a sudden spike of glucose levels. Ideally, for weight loss, it is better to consume food having low glycemic index.

Crazy Story: No Sleep Reddit (Warning!)

I read this crazy story on the NoSleep subreddit and was confused about how to react. I don’t know whether it’s a fiction or a real story, but the author is active on the thread itself. It’s titled “I've worked the same job for 18 years and I still don't know what it is” and you can read it here.

That’s 10+1 Things for the week.

See you next week!

With Love,
Rishikesh

Quote of the week : “People high in self-awareness are remarkably clear in their understanding of what they do well, what motivates and satisfies them, and which people and situations push their buttons."
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