Stefi Rosca

🌱 Stefi’s Shorts #1 - Just get started

Dear friends,

The past weekend I was listening to a Ali Abdaal’s Deep Dive podcast episode Someday Is Today: Achieve Your Goals And Live Without Regret - Matthew Dicks and in this conversation, Matthew mentioned that from his experience coaching people, the hardest part for anyone planning to do any project is to get started with the small steps. If someone wants to start a YouTube channel, rather than just getting started with the simple steps they want to first figure out their niche, what audience they target etc.

As I was listening to this I felt represented by the statement. I want to send out a weekly newsletter but I am not sure yet about the format and content structure, what audience do I want to target, etc. Additionally, I’m not sure which platform to use for the newsletter. I’m inclined to use Buttondown but before doing so I would like to research a bit. All this is the reason why this idea gets postponed for months and newsletters are only written in my head, not even in a doc online or on in my notebook.

This discussion made me realize that I don’t need to have it all figured out, I shall just start and learn on the go. No matter what content structure I decide on this might evolve as I am sending out the first newsletters and so on.

So here I Am starting the newsletter as a weekly article on my blog. Let’s figure this out 🏄‍♀️

3 Ideas That Made Me Think This Week

  • It’s easier to change direction if you are moving forward, rather than being stopped 🤯 → shared by Ali Abdaal in the podcast episode mentioned above
  • The Solomon Framework: blocking out some time to think about your current problems/challenges and asking your 85 years old future self in which way to go about them → an interesting exercise to shift perspective on what really matters long term
  • 2 illustration made by Liz Fosslien about getting started that I’ve came across in the Hidden Potential by Adam Grant book (currently reading)

start today illustration


YouTube Video or Podcast of the week

I needed this. Inspiring video for the start of the year. Big fan of Peter McKinnon storytelling video style and the way his excitement gets shared through a lens. In this short video he is giving a great nudge to everyone watching to get started. I won’t spoil it. Go watch it!


As I’m working towards being able to run a half marathon ideally pain free I’m aiming to improve my flexibility doing weekly mobility workouts. This 17min of a hip mobility stretching routine felt really good. The only thing I wish on it is that each stretch was longer but Alex mentioned that one can pause the video and do it for longer.

Quote of the Week

“It seems to me that the less I fight my fear, the less it fights back. If I can relax, fear relaxes, too.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert, Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear

Have a great day, and thanks for reading,


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