On My Personal Update, Life & Creativity, & Connectivity

Happy Monday from Austin, TX where it snowed a little over a week ago before hitting 70 mid week. It seems they’re succeeding so far in keeping Austin weird.

We have 155 creators with us this week. We’re up 7 since I published my last newsletter in December.

One of my biggest goals in 2021 is to publish a weekly newsletter. I began to publish more consistently in 2020 but failed to get into a rhythm where I published weekly.

I will be changing that for the remainder of 2021 by publishing a weekly newsletter.

I’m excited for the growth I’ll experience as a product of consistently showing up and putting in the work.

Here’s what I have for you this week.

✅On My Personal Update:

I took Forte Academy’s Annual Review last weekend. One of the goals of my participation in the workshop was completing my Annual Review.

I severely underestimated the amount of time it takes to complete a thorough and thoughtful Annual Review.

Instead of doing it in one big chunk, I’ve decided to break it down in smaller pieces that I will complete by the end of January.

Here is the first part:

My Personal Update

✍🏻On Life & Creativity

In an interview with the Santa Clara Valley Historical Association, Steve Jobs quickly but powerfully outlined his philosophy on life and creativity:

“When you grow up, you tend to get told that the world is the way it is. And your your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money. But life, that's a very limited life, life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact. And that is everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you.”

Here’s the video of that speech:

You can also click here to read the full transcript.

🤝On Connectivity

Half of the world isn’t online yet and big portions of the United States do not have access to high-speed Internet.

Starlink is going to change that.

Here’s a brief overview of the project from their website:

“Starlink is designed to deliver high speed broadband internet to locations where access has been unreliable, expensive, or completely unavailable.”

Hacker, researcher, and consultant Jeffrey Paul recently published an article outlining the transformative potential of Starlink.

“Connectivity will be the great equalizer in the future. With high-quality, uncensored, reliable access to the global network, intelligent and resourceful people located virtually anywhere can operate on substantially similar footing to anyone else so equipped. Billions of people, blocked from accessing the Internet due to lack of infrastructure or local greed or fraud related to same, are presently kept from participating in the global knowledge economy. Starlink will remedy this, to some extent. Save for the wide deployment of the Internet itself, Starlink and its spiritual siblings launched by others may be one of the crowning technological achievements of our generation.”

This project has the potential to fundamentally change our world and the way we inhabit it.

That’s all I have for you this week.

I’ll see you next Monday.

Until then,