༼ — ل͜ — ༽ Nº125 Wired & Tired ⏰ 🛌

Back in September, I wrote about how rest is best. Cool story, I know but what is up with getting your best rest? Feeling like the sleep you do get is insufficient isn’t uncommon. But, why is it so hard?

Hurry Slowly’s Jocelyn K. Glei interviewed Rubin Naiman, a psychologist who specializes in sleep and dreams, about his belief that we now live in a wake-centric world.

“Hyperarousal” is a state of excessive awake-ness. And it plagues almost every human living in the industrialized world today.

Key takeaways from her convo with Rubin:

  • Why dreaming is critical to the creative process
  • What living in a state of constant “hyperarousal” looks like
  • How chronic sleep loss dramatically impacts your mood
  • Why deep sleep is essential for modulating the velocity of waking life

This episode of Hurry Slowly will make you want to take a nap & even go to bed early. 💤

As always thank you for reading,

Jon

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p.s.

We’ll be in Berlin this weekend for the Berliner Fahrradschau. Let me know if you’d like to catch up!

Cycling

First 3 episodes of Laurens’ new podcast are online
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Live Slow Ride Fast Podcast by Laurens ten Dam & Stefan Boltitunes.apple.com

Informative & entertaining you’re keen on pro cycling, into the adventures of LtD and speak Dutch. (and maybe if you don’t ; ))

And if no iTunes? shows.pippa.io/live-slow-ride-fast

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Ass Savers Speed Mullet Front Fendertheradavist.com

Business in the front!

Stoked to help get the word out on this new Ass Savers product last week!

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#ridingfixeseverythingslate.com
It does the same thing to your brain as antidepressants.

Startups

Commuters
Commuters

Why your work life is so much harder than everyone else’swork.qz.com

They call it the “headwinds-tailwinds asymmetry” phenomenon.

In the introduction to their study, published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, the authors invoke the image of a long-distance runner or cyclist. They have an obstacle to overcome, a literal headwind, their minds are naturally more primed to pay attention to it. The forces working in their favor, the tailwinds they experienced earlier, are easily forgotten or minimized, because all those things did was make the ride easier.

We all emphasize the headwinds when we evaluate our lives against where we want to be, or in comparison to others,

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Careers at Birds.aicareers.birds.ai

Join the team at Birds.ai to build an AI-powered platform in which valuable assets such as wind turbines and solar panels are inspected.

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Full Stack Web Developer — Gavingavin.homerun.co

Gavin is cool company in the coworking space where Twotone is located.

Sales & PR

Distribution and Sales Channels with a16z

www.youtube.com

worth a watch for sure!

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Good Managers Help Their New Hires Make Friendswww.fastcompany.com
Forming social bonds early on can help get newcomers up to speed faster. Why isn’t that a top onboarding priority for every boss?

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Nine Entrepreneurs Share Their Best Sales Closing Techniquewww.forbes.com
These tactics will help turn potential negative responses into positive ones.

Radness

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Sk8r Coverswww.poseursport.com

Transform your cycling shoes into something suitable for hanging out at the mall, smoking cigarettes in back of the 7–11 or ditching school and playing video games. These covers are made in Europe of Italian fabric, wind stopping and quite aerodynamical. One size makes anyone cool.

Haha! These are rad!

Here’s to being less wired & tired this week!

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