Weirdo's Weekly Update — 14 Mar, 2023

What are we working on?

Even though we are in a sunny Boracay, we are not keeping still. Besides finishing the last videos for the first video courses, we are happy to announce our new free email course! 🎉

We've created a 🆓 10-Day Email Course called "How to Start with Cryptocurrencies" that will guide you through the basics of the crypto world.

In just 10 days, you will learn about cryptocurrencies, how they work, what to consider when investing, where to buy your first cryptocurrencies, and how to store them securely.

This course is valuable for anyone who wants to start with cryptocurrencies but doesn't know where to begin. It's completely free, and all you have to do is sign up to start receiving daily emails that will help you dive into the world of cryptos.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn about one of the most exciting and rapidly growing fields. You can sign up here:

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Crypto Update

Boracay wants to become a Bitcoin Island.

Pouch, a local wallet, has sponsored bitcoin education on Boracay Island in the Philippines to demonstrate the lightning network's utility for cross-border payments. With less than 15,000 residents, the island is home to over 120 local businesses that accept Bitcoin lightning payments, including resorts, fine dining, and water sports, accept bitcoin on the island. You can even pay for your tricycle ride using Bitcoin. 😱

On the negative side, Silicon Valley Bank's bankruptcy has impacted thousands of people and caused USD Coin to depeg from the dollar. However, the impact on the crypto market will likely be limited, and USDC still has value.

Travel Update

Our month in the Philippines is slowly ending, and our thoughts are slowly going toward our new destination - Bali. We booked an Airbnb apartment for a month in Canggu.

The average price of an Airbnb apartment in Bali for one month can vary greatly depending on the apartment's location, size, and amenities. Generally, you can find budget-friendly options starting at around $400 to $600 per month for a basic apartment or a shared apartment in a less popular area. Prices can go beyond $1,000 monthly for larger apartments in popular tourist areas like Seminyak, Ubud, or Canggu.

When we book an apartment, we do good research beforehand. Usually, we decide based on price - location - comfort. For our month in Canggu, we got a good deal on an apartment in a great location for $600/month. Let's see if it's comfortable too. 😊

Until next week, when you hear from us from Bali, here is our traditional travel collage. This time focused on the beautiful beaches that Boracay is full of. 😉

Tool of the week

This week's kudos go to Wise bank, a great bank for digital nomads or whoever needs to transfer money internationally.

Wise Bank is a popular financial technology company that offers online money transfer and international currency exchange services, and it's a great option for digital nomads.

They offer low fees for international money transfers and currency exchange, which can save digital nomads a significant amount of money compared to traditional banks or other money transfer services.

They also provide a multi-currency account and a Borderless account, which allows you to manage money in different currencies, receive payments from around the world, and spend money like a local with their debit card.

We also love their transparency in exchange rates and fees, so you can know exactly how much you pay and receive in different currencies.

Here is our list of the best credit cards for travelers.

Something to think about

James Clear

"Don't rush, but don't wait.

Act with urgency, but release yourself from the need to achieve it on a particular timeline. When you think longer term than most, you can think bigger than most.

If it takes years, start now."

Productivity Tips and Tricks

The "Eat the Biggest Frog" concept is a productivity strategy that encourages people to tackle the most complex and important task of the day first rather than procrastinating or avoiding it. The term "biggest frog" comes from Mark Twain's quote, "Eat a live frog first thing in the morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day."

The idea behind the concept is that completing the day's most challenging task gives you a sense of accomplishment and momentum that can help you tackle the rest of your to-do list with greater ease and motivation. It also helps you save time and energy on less important tasks or distractions, which can drain your productivity and leave you feeling unfulfilled at the end of the day.

By prioritizing and completing the biggest and most important task early on, you can create a positive and productive cycle that helps you accomplish more and feel more fulfilled in your daily life.

March 20, 2023
Leo Brunnhofer