The world is reopening. Don't forget to empty your cup.

We need open minds more than ever, right when we're least likely to have them


Nik here. Been a while! I hope you’re doing well. Are you healthy? Is your country opening up a bit? I’ve got my fingers crossed for you. 🤞🏻

I’m not gonna lie, transitioning from cranking out articles and running a small website (Four Minute Books) to writing books feels nothing short of having jumped into a not very well-tuned meat grinder. But I’m getting there. I’m finding my rhythm.

I’m working on 3 books in intervals while testing their ideas in articles, and while there’s no telling which one will come out when, I guarantee you they’ll all see the light of day eventually.

Until then, know that I’m still writing on Medium! Sometimes more, sometimes less, but if you follow me there, you’ll see whenever I post. Wouldn’t wanna clog your inbox each time, you know? Which also means that, today, I have not come empty-handed!

I’m very proud of this one:

As the World Reopens, Don’t Forget to Empty Your Cup

This is a long read. Like, 25 minutes long. I know, right? This guy. But it’s an important piece. It tests the premise for the Empty Your Cup book. It’s based on 5 ideas:

  1. Pandemic-induced uncertainty is giving us…

  2. Anxiety

  3. Trust issues

  4. Reluctance to change

  5. …and to combat them, we must empty our cup (aka learn every day)

I’ve dedicated about 1,000 words, think one chapter, to each of these ideas. If the pandemic has given you any sort of existential dread, they might be worth exploring. Maybe, I’m grabbing the issue by the wrong roots. Maybe not. I’d love to find out!

As always, you can read the piece for free, Medium Membership or not, with the friend link below:

Read the article

If you enjoy it, you can clap up to 50 times with a free account. That makes a big difference, as it signals Medium’s algorithm to show the piece to more people. If you enjoy it a lot, maybe you’ll even pass it on to someone you care about. But that’s a writer’s greatest honor - only hand it out to those who’ve earned it!

It’s been a long 18 months. For me. For you. For all of us. I hope the next 6 will provide at least some sense of relief for you and those you love.

Until next time…

Your email friend,