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Turning down a 7 figure book deal 📚(Startup Watching #219)

Happy Friday Watchers! For the past 2 months I've started meditating every day. It's one of those hab
Turning down a 7 figure book deal 📚(Startup Watching #219)
By Andrew Askins • Issue #219 • View online
Happy Friday Watchers!
For the past 2 months I’ve started meditating every day. It’s one of those habits I’ve thought about trying to establish for a long time (tons of people I look up to swear by it). But I haven’t ever stuck with. This time it seems to be sticking.
To be honest I didn’t start because I wanted to meditate. I started because I want to develop a daily writing habit. But so far, every time I’ve tried I get burnt out. So (at the advice of my therapist) I decided to try to start with a habit that would create more space for writing.
The very first time I meditate was PAINFUL. I’m talking, so incredibly awkward I laughed out loud. I sat for 15 minutes in total silence, by myself with no music or app or anything.
These days I use Headspace, and I track it using the app Habit. I’ve been far from perfect, I’ve missed 10 days in the past 2 months. But for now I keep going back.
The results have been subtle. I can’t point to a specific feeling I have now, I just know I want to keep doing it. The moments I get right after a session are often the most calm my mind will be all day. Lord knows I need that.
Cheers from Charleston ✌️

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