Exactly one year ago, I hit “send” on the first issue of my personal newsletter to 52 subscribers.
Now I have over 750 subscribers, and I lost touch.
I started this newsletter as a personal project, without an actual goal in mind.
I didn’t want to get thousands of subscribers.
I wasn’t looking for any kind of internet fame.
I didn’t plan on using it to sell my services.
I only wanted to share the content that I enjoyed reading with my own network, hoping that they would enjoy reading it too.
I spend quite a lot of time consuming content that helps me grow. And it’s one of the things I’m pretty proud of.
I’m actually one of those people that takes the time to read these newsletters, click on all the links, open 15 different tabs, bookmark the most interesting articles, categorise them by topic, share them with my network, re-read them later…
Why do I spend so much time doing that?
Because I want to grow as a person, both in my personal life and in my professional career.
In this speech Matthew thanks his personal hero:
“When I was 15 years old, I had a very important person in my life come up to me and asked: Who’s your hero? I thought about it, and you know who it is? It’s me in 10 years.
So I turn 25, 10 years later, that same person comes to me and goes: So are you a hero? And I said: Not even close! No no no. Why? Because my hero is me at 35.
Every day, every week, every month, and every year of my life, my hero is always 10 years away and I’m never going to be my hero.
And that’s just fine because that keeps me with somebody to keep on chasing.”
I don’t know about you, but his words resonate with me.
That’s why I decided that my personal newsletter should be about becoming your own hero.
In the following newsletters, I will be sharing the content I found on the internet that helped me get closer to becoming my own hero.
I won’t be writing every week, month or year.
I don’t have a specific structure in these mails.
I just want to focus on helping you grow.
I hope you’ll keep following my adventures,
and try to become your own hero too.