Success is work ethic, 6 phrases to inspire respect, and inflation trend

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Success is work ethic, 6 phrases to inspire respect, and inflation trend

Success is about HOW you work, not what you do

Whenever I start a new initiative, I begin with setting expectations for myself before diving into it. That’s why I take two days to do these three things:

  1. Dream. I envision what my life will look like in six months—emotional
  2. Plan. I map out the major milestones—logical
  3. Routine. I develop a daily routine that will help me make progress—tactical

I’ve learned that if I’m not doing this exercise, I’m less likely to fully commit and the chances of actually getting things done decrease dramatically. Because achieving success it’s more about your work ethic than the specific tasks you complete.


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👨‍💻 Engineering in a Hybrid World report looks at how the shift to remote work has impacted engineering organizations. Companies in 2022 had a greater percentage of full-stack engineers (median of 43%) compared to 2021 (median of 38%). Conversely, the number of back-end engineers declined from 41% to 36%.

Notably, in-office companies have built teams with 64% of engineers specializing in full-stack, compared to remote-first companies which tend to see a more even distribution.

🫡 6 magic phrases to inspire respect that people with high emotional intelligence use. Much of it comes down to this: people respect people who demonstrate self-respect.


💰 ChatGPT owner OpenAI projects $1 billion in revenue by 2024. More importantly, Microsoft President Brad Smith told Reuters that AI has progressed faster than many predicted, “We’re going to see advances in 2023 that people two years ago would have expected in 2033.”

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😌 Inflation is down, a slowdown that eases some pressure on households. November prices rose 7.1% compared to the same time last year, a drop from 7.7% in October and a 9.1% peak in June. “Inflation was terrible in 2022, but the outlook for 2023 is much better,” said Bill Adams, chief economist for Comerica Bank. “Supply chains are working better, business inventories are higher, ending most of the shortages that fueled inflation in 2020.”

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