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A Glimpse of Your Guiding Principles
A fun, brief interactive experiment
This will be a very short post, but your response on something very important to you would help define the future cadence of this newsletter. In building a community, reader engagement is paramount, and the “discovery” phase introduced in the last post hinges on one’s commitment to share one’s core values and principles, i.e. the “non-negotiables” one aspires to live by.
Let’s run a fun experiment: as soon as you read this post, consider taking out a voice recorder on your phone (or laptop) and responding for just a minute (or two, at most!) to one of these prompts, whichever is more comfortable for you:
Share one or more guiding principle you uphold in life, pertaining to either: autonomy, family, community, society, education, work, or leisure
Share a time you found joy
Share a time in the past month you felt like you did good for someone
When you’re done, send in the audio to email@example.com and indicate in your email if you would like it to be shared with other readers of this substack in a future post, within Discord only (please ask for an invite!), or on any other social media in the future; and if you’d like to be named or anonymous.
To illustrate how easy it is to send in a voice note with such content, I’ve asked two people for their brief answers to the first question last week, and they agreed to share their raw, unedited brief audios with the community:
1. Jennifer Chew, product marketer at Aircall and former college classmate:
2. Ti Guo, data scientist at IBM and founder of OpenPrinciples.org:
Looking forward to hearing from you!
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