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Be considerate of others: schedule your work emails

How do you feel when you receive a work email on a Sunday at 01:48? After having my first child I enjoyed the flexibility of choosing when and where to work from. I adapted my routines and started catching up with email at very unusual hours : late at night and on weekends. Every time I sent an email outside normal working hours I had a bad conscience. Despite my good intentions, these emails had some negative consequences : Disturbing the recipient during her free time if she has push notifications on. Create a false sense of urgency  and despair. Give the wrong impression that I am always available and that I expect the recipient to be reachable too. Very  low response rate . Affect the reputation of the business I represent as a "great place to work". Fortunately, most email service providers have now implemented the option to schedule emails to be delivered at a later date and time. [ Learn how it is done on Gmail and Outlook ] Scheduling feature on Gmail Since I sta

5 learnings from a techie turned into a NFT artist

In September 2021 I chose to sell my crypto AI art business after two enriching (and often painful) years as a part-time sole founder. Today  AImade.art  is one of the best-selling AI art collections on Opensea . I want to share with you some of the key lessons I learned during this period: Work hard and get lucky.  And I got really lucky. On February 24th 2021 I had planned to shut down AImade.art , back then a business selling AI Art printed on canvas. I was discouraged after several months with no sales and my Shopify billing cycle was ending that day. Then something incredible happened: I missed the Shopify deadline and I sold an artwork one hour later. The buyer asked me: " Can I get it in as an NFT? ". I had absolutely no idea what an NFT was, but after a bit of research I found the concept so interesting that, two days later, I had pivoted the entire business to  NFT art made by AI . Sales started to pick up: I had finally found product-market fit . Impostor syndr