One of the things, if not the thing I’m most proud of at The CEO Library is our newsletter. It’s a pretty long newsletter on habits, books, personal improvement, sent every week to the inboxes of subscribers. And when I say pretty long, it is long: 2-3-4 pages long, sometimes.
I’ve read them all since the start of the website, I’ve seen people gushing over them. There’s a Books of Titans podcast episode where the author recommends the website (The CEO Library) just on the strength of the content in the newsletter.
Oh, the author? The one and only Cristina, my co-founder there.
A while ago we had a discussion about her need to write another newsletter, but in Romanian, our native language. She used to do that about two years ago, on her own website, then she changed it to English, then she cancelled it completely a year ago. But now, she will start writing it again, in Romanian. One of the reasons?
I need to hold on to my roots and help first and foremost those in my proximity: I’m talking about other Romanians, those who still are living here and share common worries, thoughts and values. This is a selfish thing, come to think of it, as I’m actually helping myself and my legacy in the process. I can’t “fix” this country alone, we all need to get involved and be part of a future change. I can’t just bury my head into sand and ignore what’s going on around me, cause I won’t be able to stand myself when I look in the mirror (and how will my kids and loved ones respect me?). And I know I can help those in my proximity, and, in the process, help the country, help myself, my future kids. See? It’s selfish. But I need to do this before I can focus on helping others in the world. It’s some form of security, perhaps.
This means that, if you’re Romanian and reading this post, you should subscribe. To both: The CEO Library one and Cristina’s personal Friday Read. Of course, even if you’re not Romanian, you could still subscribe. You could use a translation app (or Google Translate) to read the Romanian one.