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Howdy friend,

We've all experienced days (or weeks) where focus eludes us. Sometimes we struggle with prioritizing. Other times it's hard to finish what we start.

One of the articles that stood out to me this week is A Practical Guide on How to Stay Focused. It goes into detail about why sometimes it's hard to focus and how to get motivated to finish anything you start. Hint — sometimes reimagining and reframing tasks can make a world of difference.

I hope you enjoy it along with this week's articles.

High fives,

Matt Downey
@buildyourbridge

From Design System to ‘NFT Design System': Creating TinyFaces

In this Interview, find out how Max spent lockdown learning 3D design, leading to a venture into NFTs. He shares the stigmas and challenges of entering the NFT space in the first place, and how his roots in open source influence the TinyFacesNFT roadmap.

The Shape of Things to Come

How an industrial designer became Apple's greatest product. An oldie, but goodie.

Does having ADHD optimise creativity?

Research shows that those with ADHD are shown to have better skills in creative cognition, conceptual expansion and innovative thinking – Eleanor Turner digs into these links and speaks to experts and creative practitioners about the correlation.

Coinbase's NFT marketplace gains less than 150 users in first day open to public

The once-anticipated platform still has less than 1,300 total users, according to Dune data. Yikes.

Sequoia, Binance and a16z back Elon Musk's $44 billion Twitter bid

A group of nearly two dozen investors, including Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, crypto exchange Binance and asset management firm Fidelity, has invested over $7.1 billion to back the Tesla and SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk's $44 billion bid to acquire Twitter.

A decentralized, web3 competitor to LinkedIn emerges

Entre is built on DeSo, the only layer 1 blockchain designed to build and scale decentralized social media apps to one billion users.

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10 lessons learned walking 10,000 kilometers in 2021's pandemic year

While the lessons herein were gleaned from walking, this essay is — and isn't — about walking. It's about whatever media you or I employ to endure life and harvest enduring meaning from it.

A practical guide on how to stay focused

Why don't we do what we know needs to get done? Why is it so hard to concentrate and finish what we start? This guide will help you harness the power of focus.

Friday Finds #20

@buildyourbridge

Build Your Bridge is from Matt Downey — a creator helping other creators productize their services, build value through reputation, and generate self-sustaining income.

This week's featured NFT project is Oddies Club.

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