Build with friends
Plan Your Next #105
👋 Good morning from Minneapolis, MN! I'm Nate Kadlac, and this is #105 of Plan Your Next. A Sunday newsletter that connects design, creativity, and how you prepare for your next thing.
💡 What’s new?
✍️ Live drawing event: This Friday, my friend Salman and I are hosting a live event on our drawing process. During the event, I’ll be drawing a visual for a student’s article. Watch me potentially fail.
🎨 My very own 2-day workshop—Approachable Design—kicks off on the weekend of May 21-22. You have mere seconds to convey your personality and trust. If you want to better embrace your own style and stand out online, you’re not alone. We cap the intimate workshop at 15, and there are only a few spots left. Check it out here!
This letter is short. The reason is that I’m spending some time with friends, building something.
Before I spent seven years helping my friend build his real estate startup, I worked with him and two other friends.
The four of us would frequently huddle in a co-working space in Minneapolis, MN, working on our own projects. But more importantly, we spent a lot of time working on a few ideas together.
Even though none of those specific ideas turned into anything sustainable, that time together formed an unbreakable bond.
Who knows what becomes of this. But there’s nothing like building with friends.
What are you building next?
⚡️ Three creative hits for you to check out next
👨💻 Surround yourself with Friendly Ambitious Nerds
📖 Staying Put by Morgan Housel
I go on and on a lot about planning your next thing, but this is sound advice. There are many shiny objects on the horizon—but compounding—whether it’s money or your network, needs time to incubate.
What’s easy to overlook is that networks and trust compound like any other asset, and every time you switch jobs or careers you reset the clock to some degree.
💸 Personal finance advice that will get you canceled
Buying a home is a bad investment. Not liquid. Seldom beats index funds, and have huge expense ratios. Just because it “beats renting” doesn’t mean it beats all the other possible investments you could make with the same money.
👋 See you next Sunday
If you’ve forgotten who I am, here’s a little bit about me. As always, my calendar is open to chat about your next adventure, crazy idea, or if you’re feeling creatively stuck.
Have a great week,
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