Boost Your Energy, Cameo Expands & Arizona Facts

Boost Your Energy, Cameo Expands & Arizona Facts

"If people knew how hard I worked to achieve my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful after all." Michelangelo


Countdown to May 18th is on

A quick update of what's going on and what's next for the WGA crew

May the 4th be with you. To those of you who, like me have never watched Star Wars, today is the most annoying day on social media. I’m kidding, but not really. 

We are getting closer to May 18 which is when we launch the official WGA Club. Exclusive content, giveaways, members only discord chat, and other features that we are super pumped about.

Over the past few weeks, Alex and I have had extensive conversations as to what a realistic strategy is for WGA going forward. As you may have noticed, the WGA socials have been fairly quiet the past few weeks, but that is due to us deliberating on the best course of action. We have come to terms with a solid schedule that works best for everyone involved. More on that to come soon.


5 Ways to Bump Your Afternoon Energy

(That aren't coffee or a nap)

Thanks to our circadian rhythms (the word circadian gives me the ick), most people are at their sleepiest not only from 2 to 4 in the morning, but also from 2 to 4 in the afternoon. And that's even before you add TikTok battles, late-night emails, and Netflix binges into the mix.

As this is a problem that's hardwired into us, people have long ago come up with solutions like taking a short nap in the afternoon. Science shows even just 20 to 30 minutes of shuteye will have a dramatic effect on your mood and productivity. But despite a mountain of research into the benefits of napping, the rhythm of modern work often makes this sensible solution unworkable. The next best option for a lot of folks is to pound down some coffee (or alternatively, if you're a bit of a health nut, to try to sneak in some energy-boosting exercise during your lunch break). The healthy option suffers from the same practical challenges as the nap idea however, and caffeine in the afternoon can mess with your nighttime sleep. Here's a round up of some alternatives: 

1. Take two deep breaths: Deep breathing is good for you all the time, but according to the Cleveland Clinic, consciously slowing your breathing can also resettle and revive you when you're feeling listless after lunch.

2. Read a chapter of fiction: Reading fiction has been shown to have benefits whenever you do it, but there are specific reasons you might want to enjoy a chapter of that new page-turner before getting back to your desk after lunch. "Disconnecting, focusing on something else, and then re-engaging can pry you out of that state of being stuck or demoralized in dealing with what you're dealing with," says Stanford psychiatrist Dave Spiegel

3. Up your snack game:  A lot of folks snack to get through the afternoon slump. How well that works depends not just on what you eat (that cookie will just make you crash harder when the sugar wears off) but also on how you eat it. Taking the time to prepare yourself a visually appealing, healthy plate can help refocus your mind and body for the rest of the day. 

4. Create an afternoon transition ritual: The content of your ritual is up to you. But whether you decide on a quick meditation break, moment of gratitude, or something else, the key is to be intentional about creating a script that mentally moves you into the right frame of mind to get the most out of your afternoon. 

Or play my cards and just don't sleep. Either way works.


Cameo Expands Beyond Celebrity Videos

NFT Membership "Cameo Pass" will give customers exclusive access

As some of you may or may not know, I have become infatuated with NFT’s ever since the “cookie” night in Hawaii. I stayed up for 5 hours researching the metaverse and functionality of NFT’s. On the surface, they are just pictures on a blockchain but to me they are a severe addiction. To brands, they are the next step of marketing in the era of web 3.0. 

From McDonalds to Nike, to Kim Kardashian and J Lo, the world is shifting into a paradigm of continued digital presence and the personalized video app Cameo is making its move into the space. For those of you who are not familiar with Cameo, it allows you to purchase personalized videos from your favourite stars, creators, and athletes.

So what are they doing? Upon release of their “Cameo Pass”, holders who mint (mint = purchase) for 0.2 ETH will acquire access to limited-release art, events, celebrity Q&As and early access to new features on the platform known for selling personalized celebrity shoutout videos. The collection of NFTs will feature art by Burnt Toast, Vinnie Hager and Luke McGarry. Cameo's entry into the metaverse marks its evolution as a personalized content platform to provide closer interactions between fans and celebrity or artist talent. At the same time, it's unclear whether the Cameo fan base will be willing to shell out $550 (0.2 ETH) to join a community that doesn't exist yet.


In The Know: Arizona Edition

AJM killed it in Arizona. Here are some straight up facts. 

As you all know, Alex just returned from a very successful trip in Arizona. He spent his time with creators Dawson, Charlie, Tyler, and Tanner. Content, vibes, and weather were nothing short of immaculate. He certainly came home with a new mindset and degree of confidence that I haven’t seen from him in a while, and I couldn’t be more proud of him. 

But what do you know about the desert state? 

Englishman Lord Phillip Darrell Duppa suggested the name Phoenix to describe a city born from the ruins of a former civilization. Weird flex but okay. 

Phoenix is the only state capital with a population of more than one million residents, with over 1.6 million people (as of 2020). It’s the most populous state capital in the US, the fifth most populous city in the U.S., and the most populous city of the state of Arizona. 

There are only 21 deserts in the world—four in North America—and Arizona is the only state in the U.S. to have a section of all of them within its borders. Greater Phoenix is located in the Sonoran Desert, with an elevation of 1,117 feet above sea level. It’s not your typical dry desert, though. The Sonoran Desert is actually one of the wettest and greenest deserts in North America due to the 3-15 inches of annual rainfall it sees.

Greater Phoenix has become one of the top golf destinations in the world, thanks to its almost 200 golf courses. Fortunately for the other golfers in the state, these courses can’t afford my appearance fee and the no backswing king lives rent free in Alex’s head. BTW, I have lessons coming up soon. Anywhoo, if a round of 18 holes isn’t your thing, there are plenty of other outdoor activities to enjoy when it’s not too hot, like hiking, biking, and horseback riding.

Now you know.


We Go Along Top Picks

Our favourite Food, Flix and Fact of the week

Casual | 2015 | Comedy Drama | 4 Seasons | Netflix

Bachelor Alex Cole finds himself living with his newly divorced sister in this original series. This time around, though, he and his sister are adults and they find themselves navigating the waters of the dating pool again, while trying to raise Valerie's teenage daughter. The new living arrangement turns out to be a learning experience for everyone, punctuated, of course, by blind dates, one-night stands, parental visits, etc.

Random fact of the week

If you were under the impression that the human body had finished evolving, think again. It turns out that some people have a bone in their knee called a fabella. And while this particular little bone with an unknown purpose was once fading away, over the last century and a half, it's gotten more common. Back in 1875, nearly 18 percent of people examined had a fabella. That number dropped to 11 percent by 1918. However, by 2018, 39 percent of individuals had this mysterious bone.

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