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Appearing Superhuman Volume 27

Appearing Superhuman Volume 27
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My weekly newsletter brings together a collection of fascinating finds, challenges I'm tackling, and the automations, processes, and habits I employ to " appear superhuman."

Weekly Highlights:

Respect and Admiration

2 minute read | Morgan Housel

Morgan Housel has a way with words that hooks me every time, and the brevity of his articles? Chef's kiss. Here, he cuts to the core, peeling back the veneer of what we own to reveal the substance of who we are. This piece, in particular, carves through the illusion of material wealth, laying bare the essence of our existence: it's not the sparkle of our stuff, but the legacy we leave that truly matters.

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The Real Price of Success Everyone Needs To Hear

6 minute watch | Sahil Bloom

I've been tracking Sahil's journey from the written word to his latest adventure on YouTube, where he takes the plunge—literally. Every day, against the backdrop of New York City's snow, he dives into a cold plunge, sharing life's hard truths with the camera. His narrative slices through the glam of success, revealing the raw, unseen costs—broken relationships, health, and personal sacrifices. It's a cold, hard look at what really lies beneath our ambitions, delivered with the kind of grit only Sahil can muster, making us question if the prize is worth the frostbite.

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Use the 90/10 Rule to Decide Where to Live

3 minute read | The Art of Manliness

Navigating the maze of deciding where to plant your roots? This piece breaks down the "90/10 Rule," steering us away from the shiny distractions and towards the nuts and bolts that truly shape our day-to-day joy. It's a raw, no-nonsense guide to making a move that counts, slicing through the fluff to what genuinely matters in the grand scheme of living well.

I'd say it's applicable even if you're not looking to move anytime soon. Think of it as a decision-making razor that cuts through the bullshit.

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Music, Movies, Shows, Recipes, & More

COOK: How to make the Best Authentic 4 Ingredient Tortillas elevates taco night

LISTEN: 2-Hour Study with Me in London / Big Ben Sunset good focus vibes

WATCH: Bob Marley: One Love a display of passion and resilience

Quote I’m Revisiting:

"Real life doesn't start tomorrow, or on the weekend. It doesn't start when you graduate, or when you land a job, or when you quit your job. It doesn’t start once you get a handle on your anxiety, or fix your sleep schedule, or finish all the tasks in your to-do list."

Photo of the Week:

a little cajun seasoning goes a long way

I know I'm not eating enough veggies, so I've started making a pot of soup and a roasted veggie tray like this every week. I can't recommend it enough.

Don't call it a comeback

Today kicks off the start of something new—a return to the gritty, unfiltered process of throwing my thoughts onto the page, sans the gloss and polish that often dilutes the raw essence of personal writing. It's been too long since I've ventured into this territory, opting instead to gorge myself on the endless buffet of content the digital age throws our way. Books, podcasts, series—you name it, I'm tired of bingeing on all this information and doing nothing with it.

This isn't some grandiose declaration of my comeback tour, nor a promise of life-altering revelations in every post. But it's a start—a step towards shedding the skin of passive consumption in favor of active creation. I want to offer something that feels like a cool glass of water in a desert of digital noise: useful, refreshing, maybe even indispensable on a good day.

For those of you who've been with me since the beginning of the Appearing Superhuman newsletter series, consider this the next evolution. We might even slap a new label on it at some point, just for kicks. If you're reading this and wondering, "When the hell did I sign up for this?"—feel free to bail and hit unsubscribe. No offense taken. But if you stick around, I promise to keep it interesting.

I'm diving back into my roots, scavenging the wilderness of the internet and the depths of my own experiences to share the gold I find. From the pages of the books that keep me up at night to the dark corners of YouTube and beyond, I'll bring you the good stuff—the advice that's too rare to stumble upon and the insights that make you pause.

Along the way, I'll try my hand at stirring up some original content, hoping to spark a little inspiration or, at the very least, offer a decent distraction.

So, here's to the journey ahead—may it be as raw and rewarding as the best of them 🍻

Question(s) to you:

Theologian and social justice leader Howard Thurman once said, “Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

What makes you come alive?