Juli18 Newsletter

Hey readers,

This month I made the biggest financial decision in my life so far. I bought a house! It's located 30 mins outside of Copenhagen surrounded by beautiful nature and near the ocean.

It's weird how your priorities change when you get older. My 20-year old self would never have thought about living outside the city. Now that I’m in my 30's, I'm so excited not to be surrounded by cars, people  and noise.

I overheard something the other day that resonated with me; When you are young, happiness is equal to excitement . The older you get, the more happiness is about contentment and peaceful moments. I couldn't agree more.  

Happy month of July !
- Stinus

What’s interesting in Juli:

charlie munger

​Charlie Munger - Yoda without the force

Chances are that unless you’re in the investing world, you’ve probably never heard of Charlie Munger. He is the business partner of Warren Buffett and only now in his final years (he is 94) has he started to  become a public figure. If you have any interest in learning from one of the most successful humans in all of history, this commencement speech is a great place to start for powerful life advice.

"My sword I leave to him who can wear it." - Charlie Munger

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5U0TE4oqj24 (37:04 min)

Will Smith and an astronaut

Will Smith is a man of many talents. From saving the world from zombies, robots and aliens to mediocre rapping and now a great youtuber. Most of his videos are done in a vlogging style and it's a perfect medium for his charismatic personality. I especially like this video where he interviews an astronaut on the international space station about pooping and sex in space.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngpGwE_k5E8 (9:14 min)

mouth breathing

Better sleep = Better life

This is a bit of a weird one. I have always had issues with poor sleep. I would wake up several times a night and every morning my throat was sore. As it turns out, one of my main issues was that I was breathing through my mouth while sleeping. 
I learned that this greatly affects your sleep. It can cause you to have less deep sleep, higher cortical levels (stress hormone), affect your brain capability, body restoration and all that other magical stuff your body does while you’re asleep. I have now been sleeping with my mouth taped for more than a year and it's made a really big difference. It's weird but it works. 

How it works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8nHhdHm3wgo (8:02 min)

Month of Juli book recommendations:

10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found a Self-Help That Actually Works - Dan Harris.
This book demystifies the ancient art of meditation by explaining recent cutting-edge scientific research into how meditation affects your body and mind. Even more importantly, it shows you just how valuable meditation can be in coping with the craziness and stress of modern life.  

I'm a big proponent of meditation, but often it comes packaged with cult people with crazy eyes that want to tell you about how they found the key to life (the type of people that give long tight hugs instead of a handshake when first meeting you).

This book takes a more scientific view on meditation and explains that it’s indeed a tool to get a sharper and better brain.

Unfortunately, I read a few books this month that weren't good enough to recommend, so this month I only have the one.

All the best
- Stinus

PS. How do you like the newsletter so far? If anything grabs your attention, I would appreciate it if you replied and told me what part :-).

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