Seven Point Sunday #4 – April 25, 2021

by | Apr 25, 2021

 
Here we go again!
 
I can tell when Harvard Business Review re-posts my article about having a portfolio career. I receive hundreds of comments, queries, and notes.
 
The piece seems to strike a chord: “You need a job that pays the bills. But you also need a job that fulfills you. You can have both.”
 
I started this very newsletter weeks ago to help & feature those with many careers. Remarkably, 4,500+ have signed up! Thanks for your interest and support.
Also, I still talk to strangers.
 
Do I NOT know you? DM me, and maybe we can video chat.
-Kabir
 
 
Sunday Seven
 
 
💼 Portfolio Career
Zachary Burton is a Stanford-trained geologist AND playwright. He almost committed suicide and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder: “It wasn’t until after this pivotal life moment that I fully embraced throwing my heart and soul of multiple causes and careers I care about,” he said. So, he started a theater company, and now he’s pursuing his many passions.
His advice for aspiring multi-careerists:
1. Start today.
2. Start small.
 
 
 
 
⚡ Productivity
Higher quality audio makes you sound smarter and even more likable. A study finds that people think less of those who have bad quality audio. Audience members rated a speaker’s remarks 20% better when there was good audio quality.
For your Zooms, make sure you have:
  1. Fast speed internet
  2. Good microphone
  3. Low background noise.
If you don’t have these, let people know during the call. Or else they may think you’re an idiot.

 

💰 Money
Trading cryptocurrencies is a wild but fascinating ride.
Imagine learning about the US dollar or South African rand for the first time. That’s where we are with crypto.
There are many cryptocurrencies: Bitcoin, Ethereum, Cardano, Dogecoin, SushiSwap, etc. It’s still early in the game. Learn, study, and potentially invest.
How to get started:

 

📚 Books

We all want to make passive income. But how do you actually make it? Acclaimed author Dorie Clark‘s Entrepreneurial You provides a blueprint for professional independence, with insights and advice on building your brand, monetizing your expertise, and extending your impact online. She shares wisdom from those who have created passive income streams, such as fellow authors, podcasters, coaches, and online marketers.

 

🎵 Music

April is Autism Awareness month. Multi Grammy Award winning artist John Daversa’s album All Without Words: Variations Inspired by Loren drops April 30 (pre-save). It’s a lush, orchestral jazz trumpet concerto composed by his lifelong friend Justin Morell. As a parent of an autistic child, Morell conceived the album when Daversa asked him to write a largescale orchestral jazz piece. Loren, Morell’s son, struggled with the basics of communication from a very young age and lost his ability to speak by the time he was 3 years old. This is a musical masterpiece, and I’m humbled to produce their music.

 

📽️ Film

The Academy Awards are today. A Concerto is a Conversation is nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject. It’s a stirring 13-minute film about acclaimed composer (and film co-director) Kris Bowers who converses with his grandfather about their familial history. Here’s my interview with Ben Proudfoot (co-director).

 

📷 Photo
 

 
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