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Blog of Brian Crain. Regular short posts on crypto, entreneurship, productivity, meditation & more.

Roam Research

I rely a lot on writing to organize my thoughts and make decisions. In the past, I used Evernote and created a note for each day. I ended up with around 3,500 notes and while I got some value out of it, I would...

Identity-Based Habits

I recently read the book Atomic Habits by James Clear. It is an excellent practical guide for how to approach changing and maintaining your habits. But while there are lots of great ideas, one perspective was particularly novel to me and has changed how I...

USDT vs banks

A few friends of mine, who work in finance were talking about how USDT is not transparent, may have deceived around its collateral, is running a quasi bank without a license, etc. All of this may be true. But USDT also has a lot of...

Mind on Tennis

I started playing tennis again six weeks ago. It's been a lot of fun to play and explore how I can get better. In the first match, what stood out was how I had a lot of anxiety and performed very poorly. Since then my...

The Inner Game of Tennis

Today, I played my first tennis match in 17 years. When we were warming up, it was very obvious to me that I'm a substantially better player than my opponent. Yet, I lost 1-6, 1-6. Why? I had written in my previous post, how as...