Weirdo's Weekly Update — 10 Apr, 2023

What are we working on?

Last week was week 1 of the new Q2 OKR iteration. We used the whole week to transition to Q2, set the focus for the next quarter, and started working on the execution. 💪

What we always take care of when planning our OKRs and goals is:

  • Align the OKRs with our overall goals, personal and business,
  • Make them specific and measurable
  • Set high goals but still realistic
  • Ensure that OKRs are actionable

Sometimes, even with a good plan in place, you can become impatient and want some things to move faster than they actually are. When this happens, it’s good to change the perspective and, rather than focusing on how slow you progress, focus on the progress that you have already made. Celebrate the small wins and recognize that each step brings you closer to your ultimate goal.

Achieving goals is a journey, not a destination. 🤓

Crypto Update

Bitcoin Dominance: 47.6% (- 0.4%)

Ethereum Dominance: 19.5% (+ 0.5%)

Total Crypto Marketcap: 1,15T USD

Weirdos, mark your calendars because the official date for the Shanghai upgrade has been announced! On April 12th, people will be able to unstake their ETH for the first time since December 2020. This upgrade will unlock ~14% of staked ETH deposits and ~1% of staked rewards. Although some believe it will lead to a sell-off, the overall impact is uncertain.

Fun fact - did you know that Apple hid the Bitcoin whitepaper on (newer) Macs? That's right; you can find the original whitepaper by following these simple steps:

  1. Open the Terminal application on your Mac.
  2. Paste the following code: "cd /System/Library/Image\Capture/Devices/"
  3. type "open simpledoc.pdf" and Enter

And just like that, the Bitcoin whitepaper will appear on your screen. It's still a mystery why Apple hid it on all devices since 2018, but it's a fun Easter egg to discover. Keep exploring and uncovering the hidden secrets of your devices. I highly recommend reading the whitepaper if you did not yet—a true masterpiece.

Travel Update

We spend a great weekend in Ubud celebrating Maja’s birthday. We stayed in beautiful Happy Vila, about 2km from the Ubud center. It’s in a quiet, private area, surrounded by nature and some traditional Warungs - small traditional restaurants or sometimes also tiny shops or a kiosk.

Ubud is located in the uplands of Bali. It is the cultural heart of Bali and a popular destination for tourists seeking a more authentic Balinese experience. It’s surrounded by forests, terraced rice paddies, and rivers. It has a laid-back and peaceful atmosphere.

Ubud is also well-known for its yoga and meditation retreats. Many visitors come to Ubud to participate in wellness programs designed to promote physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. These retreats often take place in serene locations, such as in the midst of rice fields or on the banks of a river, adding to the overall experience.

Our Ubud experience was amazing, chilling in the pool, enjoying the local cuisine, and walking through Kajeng Rice Fields.

collage of ubud trip

I am currently listening.

The Rational Optimist • How Prosperity Evolves from Matt Ridley

I am currently watching.

A documentation about Ivica Osim, Bosnian football player and coach. He passed away in 2021, and he will be remembered for his strong personality and his dedication to the game of football. I have a big respect for him.

Tool of the week

This week’s kudos go to Revolut - a mobile banking app that makes managing your money while traveling much more manageable.

They offer a popular mobile app, especially among frequent travelers and digital nomads, due to the ease of use, cool in-app features, affordable currency exchange, instant transfers between Revolut users, and supporting cryptos.

One of the coolest things about Revolut is that it offers low or no transaction fees for international money transfers and currency exchange, real-time exchange rates, and the ability to hold multiple currencies in one account. Revolut lets you freeze and unfreeze your debit card from their app if your card gets lost or stolen while traveling. Plus, you can track your expenses and set budgets to keep yourself on track.

We use it as one of our main banking solutions.

Something to think about

“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."

— Benjamin Franklin

"The world will ask you who you are, and if you don't know, the world will tell you.”

— Carl Jung

A question to ask yourself

Do the sources of information I am exposed to each day support that type of lifestyle or distract from it?

Source: Newsletter James Clear

Productivity Tips and Tricks

🫴 Delegate tasks 🫴

Delegating tasks can help you to free up your time for more important tasks and also helps to develop the skills of others on your team. When delegating tasks, it's important to communicate clearly with the person you are delegating to and to provide any necessary guidance or training to ensure that the task is completed successfully.

When delegating tasks, it's important to choose someone who has the necessary skills and experience to complete the task successfully. It's also important to consider their workload and availability. Clearly communicate the task's objective, scope, and expectations to the person you are delegating to. This will help to ensure that they understand what needs to be done and how the task fits into the larger picture.

Make sure that the person you are delegating to has access to the resources they need to complete the task, such as information, tools, or training. Also, be available to provide support and answer any questions that may arise.

Set clear deadlines for the task and check in regularly to ensure that the task is progressing as planned. This will help to ensure that the task is completed on time and to the desired standard.

Once the task is completed, provide feedback to the person you delegated to. This will help them to understand what they did well and what they can improve upon for future tasks.

Effective delegation is not about offloading tasks onto others but rather about empowering others to take on important responsibilities and develop their skills.

April 17, 2023
Leo Brunnhofer