Saturday Seven’s (Newsletter) 27/08/2022

A compilation of my findings, interests and actions from the past week that might be of interest to you. It allows me to forge an interesting routine and be accountable to you! – You can also subscribe to the newsletter on THIS SUBSTACK LINK. Or the link will be available via my newsletter archive page.

Hello you!

Here you will find my findings from this past week, things I’m thinking about, and discovering. If you enjoy it, please feel free to forward this along to friends (they might enjoy it too!).

What I’m currently reading:

The Pragmatic Programmer” – David Thomas & Andrew Hunt.

The Overstory” – Richard Powers

Be your own sunshine” – James Allen

Current list of books I want to read:

The great CEO within” – Matt Mochary, Alex Maccaw, Misha Talavera

Code” – Charles Petzold

The hard thing about hard things” – Ben Horowitz

Conscious capitalism” – John Mackey

What I’m listening to:

Sol” – Peter Sandberg
The Flower duet” – Léo Delibes

What I’m excited about:

In September I decided to go back to school to study computer programming. As the end of August comes to an end, my inner kid is happy about going back to school to meet new people, to study new subjects, to get out of the house after 5 years of social isolation. I’m excited to study in a place outside the home, to forge a routine intertwined with people irl.

Power tools, woodwork, manual work projects, furniture, and e-commerce:

I’d like to build some furniture, luxury furniture. I enjoy woodwork and manual work, it’s relaxing and even grounding. I also enjoy creating, sewing and visually aesthetic “things”. Although, I have to wait until October (for financial and time reasons), so I will stick to planning for the time being.

Quotes I’ve liked:

The greatest of all weaknesses is the fear of appearing weak.” – J.B. Bossuet

Don’t say it can’t be done; explain what can be done to salvage the situation.

This week’s curiosities, interests and thoughts:

  • What it means to grow up.
  • The Alex Hormozi podcast (Spotify) The Game on ecommerce, business…
  • The role of semen retention on hair growth, organ regeneration, and overall well-being.
  • Fruit of the loom basic tee-shirts.
  • Vulgarity is exposing everything, while elegance is dissimilating what vulgarity exposes in a refined and essential way. Where vulgarity comes from the 14th century Latin Vulgaris “the common people, multitude, crowd, throng”, Elegance comes from the 15th century Latin Elegantem, meaning “characterized by refined grace”, to “select with care, to choose”. So, vulgarity – in my mind- comes from those who are generally dominated by their passions, who are under the control of their inner devils. And Elegance, which is controlled, is the expression of a refined, driven, and pure (or sane mind). Someone who isn’t controlled by their passions, but has control over them.

What I have done:

  • Realised the importance of doing nothing. “Bored is better than busy.”
  • (Am still) planning my extracurricular focus for my learning this year.
  • Had ideas about starting an e-com business on website + Amazon.
  • Surgeon check-up for a surgery I had on 5th August.
  • Made Apt for Tuesday for physical rehab. Maybe those scar lumps will go away and I’ll regain full arm mobility.
  • Played some CS-GO to change my mind. I really shouldn’t be playing, but it allows for an escape, which is good for resting and ‘Not’ focussing on work for once.
  • I went for a light cycle, despite my surgeon telling me to not exercise for 2 months. I need to exert some toxins somehow. Sitting around just doing mind work can be surprisingly tedious without physical variety and diversification of environment.

I will be writing one of these newsletters every Saturday from now on and invite you into my weekly ponderings. You can also give me your feedback on Twitter @check_goldberg. What did you like most about this weeks findings? What would you like more or less of in this newsletter? Any other suggestions? Please let me know. Just send a tweet to @check_goldberg and put #saturdaysevens at the end so I can find it.

Have a wonderful weekend!
Much love to you and yours,


PS: Here’s my list of books to purchase, perhaps they might interest you too!
Cherokee’s Book List

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