Note: The Art of Not Giving Up

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Thank you for your patience. I’m sending this to you a day late. Instead of the usual Tuesday.

Monday was a farmer holiday here in Tanzania.

I spend Tuesday thinking it was Monday.

I’m learning a great deal sending this notes to you.

For instance, I’ve discovered missing asking for feedback. And forgetting to hint on what’s coming next.

I’ve created a checklist to help me next time.

  • Is the intro personal?
  • Do you have at least three links?
  • Do you have a quote?
  • Have you requested for feedback?
  • Have you hinted on the topic for next issue?

I leave you with an excellent read I stumbled upon a few days ago.

It’s lazy leadership it summed up well the in and out of a sustainable business.

— Joel

P.S. If you have a link that is worth sharing to include in the next issue or feedback on improving this letter send it my way by hitting reply in this email.


How to proofread
Here is a quick way to fix writing problems by allowing you that second look.


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I’m not saying I abide by all three, but I try my best because they do work.


You can quit tomorrow
Starting something might be an initial step in making progress. Showing up every day that’s where the real challenge is. In one of this days. I might start sharing my struggles with you. Most of them are embarrassing. Here is the story that encourages both of us if we want to quit let’s do it tomorrow.


Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster than the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle, or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle. When the sun comes up, you’d better be running.
— Unknown

Hi, I’m Joel. I write this Notes to you every Tuesday. My goal with this simple letter is to present you by way of email. A manageable selection (3 items) of engaging, practical, and personal stories that make your day a little more pleasant. Click here to learn more