Now

What I’m currently up to:

  • After a short trip in Bulgary with my team at The CEO Library, we clarified / redefined our mission, so now I’m rewriting all our important first-contact texts (About us, Newsletter, Welcome email, and so on).
  • Running competitions season is here! Starting with a few road half-marathons before my favorite mountain trail ones (those will be later in summer/autumn). Iași (April 22) will be the first, Bucharest is next (May 13).
  • Recorded a podcast episode for TCL with Louis Grenier – host of my favorite marketing podcast, “Everyone Hates Marketers“. Will be up in a few days.
  • Slowly going through Nassim Nicholas Taleb‘s Incerto series. I’ve considered him one of my favorite authors since 2016, after reading “Antifragile“, so it would be stupid of me not to read his other books as well.
  • Recently finished reading Ryan Holiday‘s new book, “Conspiracy“, and I’m still under its influence. Wrote a few words about it here.
  • Looking forward to a new series of coaching sessions with Andrei – starting these sessions with him was the best decision I made last year, but I had to pause them for a while over the winter.
  • Struggling between my introverted personality and the need to network. After a no-meetings, no-conferences, no-events year-long diet, I’m starting to consider them again.
  • Still no Facebook. Closed my account four months ago, just as an experiment, and felt so good that I didn’t want to reactivate it anymore. My ability to focus has improved greatly. However, I feel I’m missing out on important updates related to the local running community.
  • After changing my Romanian-language newsletter to writing in English, the open rates have stagnated – I’m guessing that it’s harder for people to read it and they’re postponing it, since English is not their native language. This will probably get better in time, as new subscribers join. I’m still unsubscribing those who don’t open the emails for a few Fridays in a row (won’t say how many tongue ).
  • Speaking of newsletter: ditched the section where I was recommending books. Can’t split my energy between writing that one for my personal newsletter, and also writing something similar for The CEO Library’s newsletter, so I had to choose.



* page last updated: April 17th, 2018 / inspired by Derek Sivers and his Now project.

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