Juan David's Newsletter - November 1, 2020
Greater Outputs than Inputs, Change & Social Media, and Chemistry
It’s November! Hope October was a good month.
I spent the week studying and taking a few tests. We are more than halfway through the semester, and that means finals are coming in a little more than a month.
All of my classes have been manageable but one: chemistry. I’m not doing as great as I could in chem. This class has sparked lots of thoughts and conversations about how I study and how I approach the subject.
One of these conversations was with Dr. Mauro Rodriguez who graduated from UIUC with honors, obtained a Master’s from Stanford, a Ph.D. from UMich. All in mechanical engineering. He looked like he knew what he was doing, and after watching a video of him talking about his shocking chemistry experience, I reached out.
We had an incredible conversation, and I’m ready to approach chemistry with a different perspective and strategy. The semester isn’t over, and I have time to improve.
This week’s essay about a way to filter the things you do so your outputs are greater than your inputs, and why you should always do high-leverage activities.
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Curiosities🎃🕯️👻 include a couple of interviews and…
Do Things that Have Greater Outputs than Your Inputs
If you prefer, you can read this essay on my website.
What do you think about when you do something? How it makes you feel? Return on Investment? Or you don’t think at all?
In this essay, I want to share a way to filter the things you do.
I want to begin by telling you a story.
During high school, I started a digital marketing agency where I help businesses with social media and marketing. I had no expenses and every dollar I would make would be 100% profit.
That wasn’t enough, so I learned about investing so the money I had could grow and make more money. I read many books and articles not only about investing but also about statistics, history, and game theory. All with one purpose: master the investment world.
I had the chance to share a few words on this topic for an article. I talked about using social to leverage change, and what it means to create change in a tangible way.
Listen to this podcast interview where I was asked questions about my thoughts on COVID-19, confusing being pessimistic with being realistic and the need for optimism.
Marjorie, who reads the newsletter every week from Milan/Italy, shared with me this vocab app to improve your verbal skills. Although, I may think I know English. I still have more words to learn.
If you’re learning English or if English isn’t your first language, this app can be helpful.
If you’re a high school student or know any, consider taking a look at LaunchX.
I participated in this program a few summers ago and opened up my mind to the infinite possibilities. It was the gateway to many opportunities, like starting a startup during the program and designing an underwater object.
5. Looking at the Horizon
The better you get at something, the more enjoyable it becomes.
The more enjoyable it becomes, the better you get.
Until Next Week,
Juan David Campolargo