Do you need a production to consumption ratio? - Issue #26

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Indulging you with snippet of information that I found interesting and valuable to my growth👇🏽

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Good morning folks,

Back at it again with another dose of Monday madness and this time I want to ask you something.

What are you looking forward to this year? It could be anything Christmas, starting a new job or getting married.

Let me know by replying to this newsletter. It would be awesome to find out any trinket of value that has provided joy.

This week’s newsletter has been a build-up to a question that I came across much recently.

What is your production to consumption ratio?

By asking this question, I began contemplating during the scope of my week what seems more helpful to my growth - consumption or production.

Initially, I fervently believed in a balance of both is necessary to maintain growth.

Then, I started to view this question by conceptualising a tree.

My consumption is my core root supplemented with exercise and good brain food. It elevates my energy level and allows me to be welcoming to new information through reading, writing and listening to podcasts. I categorised these as branches - the production from these branches as ‘leaves’. I refer to these as production value.

I can default to blaming my Libra trait for trying to find a balance between both. But, as long as I take care of my core consumption root, my production value will be boundless.

Let me know how you guys would approach this idea between production and consumption. I would be interested to know you know your thoughts.

Have an awesome week.

Yours truly,


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Snippets of Value

  1. Article - A simple habit to let luck find you - In this article, the author shares a concept of ‘Mutually beneficial introduction’, which talks about the idea that if you think two people you know should meet, it’s your duty to connect them. Considered as an act of service because by understanding the dreams, passions and value of two people, you can position yourself to be the bridge that joins those two people together.

  2. App - Empowering the idea of frictionless - An app I purchased that has limited friction whenever I’m managing or re-sizing windows on my iMac. I introduce you to Magnet. And, with its shortcut command capability, it saves me so much time in not using my mouse.

  3. Tweet of the week - the power of compound interest works in many ways by Brandon Zhang.

What I'm reading and the quote I want to share

Reading - The Courage To Be Disliked: How to free yourself, change your life and achieve real happiness

We normally characterize an optimist as someone who sees his glass as being half full rather than half empty. For a Stoic, though, this degree of optimism would only be a starting point. After expressing his appreciation that his glass is half full rather than being completely empty, he will go on to express his delight in even having a glass: It could, after all, have been broken or stolen.

Quote from A Guide to the Good Life: The Ancient Art of Stoic Joy by William Irvine

Let me know your thoughts on this :)

Your music and people: A non-musician’s perspective – Abhishek Nair

Your music and People by Derek Sivers When the book was initially released, I wasn’t quite sure what value this book could provide to someone like myself because I’d no connection to music or playing music. The book is designed to be referenced towards individual who are pursuing or are in contention of pursuing a…