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Train Like A Jedi

“Stay afraid, but do it anyway. What’s important is the action. You don’t have to wait to be confident. Just do it and eventually the confidence will follow.” –Carrie Fisher

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“Do or do not. There is no try.”

That’s especially true when you’re working out. And did you know that you can workout like a Jedi?

It’s true! Nerd Fitness came up with a 35–45 minute exercise program that should have you wielding a lightsaber and using the force in no time.

Check it out here.


In the summer, gas prices tend to go up. If you want to save some money at the pumps during these hotter months, follow these simple tips:

First of all, you should plan ahead. Instead of waiting for the gas light to come on and crawling to the next station on fumes and prayers, research the best gas prices around and fill up whenever you can, not just when you’re on E.

Also, many gas stations have rewards programs or partnerships with grocery stores. Join and you could save tens of cents on the gallon — which doesn’t sound like much but really adds up!

More advice can be found here.

(Of course, who needs a car when you can just hop on your favorite Jedi’s back?)


We are super stoked for The Mission Book Club’s first live discussion next week!

(ICYMI, you can join The Mission Book Club here. The first book we will be deep diving into is Skin in the Game by Nassim Taleb.)

To help prep for the discussion, we’ve decided to spend some time familiarizing ourselves with Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s work and philosophies.

What will the future of education be? Taleb shares his thoughts in this tweet where he discusses the historical divide between ‘technical education’ and ‘liberal education.’

Another interesting thing about Taleb is that he’s never borrowed a cent in his life. 😲

“I have never, ever borrowed a penny. So I have zero credit record. No loans, no mortgage, nothing. Ever. When I had no money, I rented. I have an allergy to borrowing and a scorn for people who are in debt, and I don’t hide it. I follow the Romans’ attitude that debtors are not free people.” -Nassim Taleb

Learn what it’s like ‘to have true financial freedom’.

Tech Trends

Hope you’ve been collecting coins and cleaning out your big green pipes…

Nintendo is betting big on mobile gaming. The original home of Mario, Princess Peach, and Bowser is searching for the sweet spot in the world of mobile entertainment. They want something that will catch fire like Pokemon Go — which, while insanely popular, was panned in terms of actual gameplay — mixed with the strong game-story and interface that Nintendo users have become used to over the years.

The goal, according to this article, is to build Nintendo Mobile into a billion-dollar business.

Marketing Trends

Have you won HQ yet?

Doesn’t matter, because there’s a new live mobile game we’re about to get you hooked on.

Under Armour will launch a live round of Steph IQ right after Golden State Warriors player Steph Curry hits his first three-pointer in the Warrior’s playoff game against the New Orleans Pelicans tonight.

If you get all eight questions right in the time allotted, you’ll be entered to win prizes such as Curry-signed memorabilia and Under Armour gear.

The apparel company hopes the game engages younger fans and drives more traffic to their sites.

More here.

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The Best of What We Are Listening To

Think it, Build it, Ship it:

This is the story of a man who found early success, then faced a crippling depression, sold all of his things, and moved to a small cabin in the woods.

During his self-imposed exile, an idea came to and stuck with him. He decided it was time to step out of the woods and back into the world so that he could pursue it.

After two and half years of constant rejection, people finally started to listen to him… and now, many of us ‘listen’ to his idea on a daily basis…

Hear the rest of Danny’s Story.

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