Stefi Rosca

🔨 Stefi’s Shorts #5 - patience and consistency

Dear friends,

Welcome to the 5th edition of my newsletter! 5 weeks in, I can’t believe it! Now it’s time to figure out how to make it an actual newsletter where people can subscribe via email.

Since my twenties, I’ve always dreamed of becoming a YouTuber. This past week, I spent a lot of time watching videos about how to start a YouTube channel. I realize that the only way to make it happen is by taking action. It might sound obvious, but let me explain further as this is just the initial step.

When I transitioned from marketing to tech, it took considerable time and effort—it wasn’t an instant change. Now, as I plan to give YouTube another shot, I’m making a conscious effort not to expect immediate results by comparing myself to others. Instead, I’ve set a goal to publish at least 50 videos before making any judgments or setting expectations. I’ve found that the essential factors to achieve mostly anything are patience and consistency. So I would like to give this a shot again.

When you dedicate yourself to something over time, you have the chance to learn, improve, establish a system, and eventually achieve your goals. Initially, there’s often a lot of enthusiasm that gradually fades away as the reality of consistent effort sets in. I’ve personally experienced this with each passing week as I sit down to write this newsletter. The first two editions flowed easily because I had numerous ideas in my mind. However, as time went on, maintaining that level of excitement became more challenging. But I am enjoying this and I will keep going.

How many podcast or YouTubers don’t make it past video/episode 3-5, a lot. This is why I am happy to celebrate #5 🥳

3 Ideas That Made Me Think This Week

  • The power of “yet”: adding “yet” to statements like “I haven’t seen the Northern Lights yet” or “I don’t have a house yet” reminds me of the potential for future accomplishment and growth.
  • consistency and patience: I’ve gone into more details about this above. The compounding effects of consistency and patience are massive.
  • architect vs archeologist: The architect plans and designs, adhering to blueprints, while the archaeologist embraces uncertainty, adapting their approach to unearth hidden histories. In the past, I approached tasks like an architect, meticulously planning but often not taking action. Adopting an archaeologist mindset, and embracing uncertainty, has allowed me to let go and achieve more. Additionally, it has given me the freedom to explore and be more flexible. More on this here

YouTube Video or Podcast of the week

Reflecting on my reading habits, I’ve discovered the power of taking notes and reviewing books post-reading. This slower, more deliberate approach has significantly enhanced my retention and understanding of the material.


Quote of the Week

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” - Chinese Proverb

Have a great day, and thanks for reading,


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