Hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy! Because this hibernation period of life does not have a clear end in sight, I am sending another monthly(ish) email to stay connected to family, friends, and colleagues. Feel free to unsubscribe at the bottom if nothing in here piques your interest.

Gratitude for Book Recommendations

  • I'm grateful for several friends and colleagues who have shared books and knowledge with me.
  • I'm grateful to Marc for challenging me to read one book each week in July and accomplishing the mission.
  • I'm grateful to Peter for sharing this wisdom-packed Google Drive folder of 90 ebooks (Compound Effect, Rich Dad Poor Dad's Cashflow Quadrants, and Brass Knuckle Finance are all great reads - seriously click the link to bookmark the folder to read when you feel bored).
  • I'm grateful to Howard for sharing the Zappos Library of books they want their employees to read.
  • I'm grateful to John for publishing his second ebook, Mastering Social Impact For Entrepreneurs: Transform Your Lean Startup With Social Impact, which will be required reading for all my students next semester.
  • I'm grateful to Jess for introducing me to industrial and organization (I/O) psychology to study more deeply.

Need New Content?

Watch These Listen Hear Read These Articles
  • Neuroscience of optical illusions because “reality” is constructed by your brain. Here’s what that means, why it matters, and some really fun images to look at.
  • To Build Resilience in Isolation, Master the Art of Time Travel biggest lesson from an astronaut who spent a year in space: when the present is stressful, it helps to think ahead to the future and back to the past. Imagining how we want to feel the day this crisis ends is a source of hope; recalling past hardships is a source of strength. We’ve conquered adversity before, and we can overcome it again.
  • Unconditional positive regard is defined by humanistic psychologists to mean expressing empathy, support, and acceptance to someone, regardless of what they say or do. When people feel safe and accepted, honesty follows. Unconditional positive regard facilitates self-actualization by letting us know it’s okay to think, feel, and behave the way we do.

Need Help Finding Work?

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Job opportunities for you or anyone you know can be searched via the Ultimate List Of Companies Still Hiring and Talent Exchange and B2B marketing job board.

This month marks my fifth annual celebration of Additional Income August! Email me if you want to learn more about additional income streams, propose an opportunity to earn more income, or shop for a pair of Felix Gray blue light glasses with discount code MALLOY10 to save 10% and I earn 10%.

The average millionaire has seven income streams. How can you create an additional income stream this month?

Reading Notes

  • That Will Never Work details the Netflix origin story from 1997-2003 with a fascinating look back at the evolution of technology from VHS to DVD, which was a big deal 20 years ago and basically irrelevant in today's streaming era...a few key lessons learned from this book and Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World:
  • Encouragement is oxygen for the soul, so look for opportunities to encourage your team
  • You have to love people before you try to lead people
  • Netflix's next day DVD delivery surprisingly generated massive new user sign-ups because of customers' evangelism and word of mouth marketing to friends about how Netflix met their unrecognized needs
  • Time + Talent + Perseverance = See Your Dreams Become Reality
  • Small, Smart Choices + Consistency + Time = RADICAL DIFFERENCE because of the Compound Effect
  • You just need to start, and nobody knows anything
  • Compare yourself to you yesterday, not to younger people who aren't you
  • Mental meandering and personal experimentation are sources of power
  • Thriving ecosystems have permeable boundaries between teams
  • Polymath advantage states that people who are in the top 25% for multiple skills are more likely to be successful
  • If you find yourself in a hole, quit digging
  • Be nourished by the love of your family
  • You can check out my library for a series of book reports on my favorite books, and you can expect to see one of my book summaries in each of these monthly newsletters: Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It because it does, and the central theme of this book is to say "I Love Myself" when you breathe in and to find time each day to do 10 breaths focusing on self-love. It is powerful. When making a decision, ask yourself, "If I loved myself truly, madly, and deeply, what would I do?"

Laughing Out Loud

Where can you find a beaver and an astronaut together? otter space!
Why couldn’t the astronauts park the space shuttle on the moon?
...because it was full!
What do you call a hamburger in space?
...a meat-eor!
What do TVs wear to the beach?
How do monsters protect their skin at the beach?
...sun scream!
What does a ghost wear to the beach?
...a boo-kini!
What is something you always leave behind at the beach?
...your footprints!
What do you call a snowman who vacations at the beach?
...a puddle!
And follow @MattSureLee on Instagram for hilarious Venn Diagrams

Math and Numbers

Startup Spotlight

Congrats to James Li (Georgetown ‘13) who raised his $2.8M seed round to scale up Mighty Health, an app with a dedicated personal coach that helps people over 50 become healthier through exercise, nutrition, and wellness.

Over the past few years, I have watched my friend Shavini Fernando's company, OxiWear, evolve from idea to reality after winning Georgetown's Bark Tank competition, securing investment from Ted Leonsis, and completing the Halcyon Incubator program last fall. OxiWear is developing the first-ever wearable for continuous body oxygen monitoring for anyone with pulmonary hypertension to warn people when their blood oxygen levels drop below safe levels, to prevent low blood-oxygen saturation related events that can occur due to climate reasons, health conditions, high cardio, or high altitude activities. OxiWear launched a crowdfunding campaign to bring the company to the next level and allow people to pre-order a device or become a community member for $50. It would mean a lot to us if you will check out the campaign and make a contribution!

Fun Fact

L.L. Bean stands for Leon Leonwood Bean.

Thank You for Your Time and Attention

I miss you. I miss the days when it's summertime and the living's easy. I am grateful that you made it this far and hope you found a few links worth clicking or dad jokes to laugh at. Happy Additional Income August! Sharing is caring and positive vibes are always welcome. 

With love and positivity,

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