(This is an intro email, so if you are busy feel free to print it out 🖨, set it on fire 🔥and then go about your day. 👩💻)
Considerations is a thoughtfully curated monthly newsletter highlighting observations, insights from life, recommendations, resources and interesting books and articles around topics I love. It’s for creatives, entrepreneurs and multi-disciplinaries.
Let me take a moment to unpack that overly stuffed luggage of a sentence with an unnecessary acronym I’ve made up for just such an occasion: M.E.R.I.T.
Monthly: Many moons ago, I had a similar weekly newsletter (call it version 1.0) were I also recommended things. It was a tiny email list, but I had fun doing it. However life got in the way, and I would find myself trying to squeeze out something good as quickly as possible. This time around, I want each email to be well thought out and refined. Thus the name Considerations. More is easy. Less is difficult and time-consuming. That’s why I’m going to start with one high-quality email a month. (Okay, okay… possibly two — more on that in a moment.)
Experiences: Life is full of lessons and inspiration, the problem is we rarely slow down and take the time to see them, let alone absorb them. My hope is to see Considerations become a small opportunity for us to do so and live more intently.
Resources: I want it to be packed with useful and fun information, but also be as brief and tight as possible. Part self-help. Part silly. Part interesting. More bang, less time.
Interests: Music, Design, Entrepreneurship, Writing, Health, Wealth, Travel, Movies, Coding, Tech, Books, Marketing and anything that can help us live a more meaningful and creative life. My aim is to provide at least one interesting thing you’ll take away and spark your curiosity in other things you’ve haven’t explored.
Thoughtful: Everything (well, except my horrible grammar) in each month’s email will be personally vetted and considered. The last thing I want to do is add another spammy email in your inbox.
One last thought:
As I was thinking about starting a newsletter, one idea I was tossing around was to make it a premium subscription service. It takes a lot of time and energy to create and curate content, why not ask people to pay for it?
What if it was a stupidly small amount of money? What if I did two emails a month and the first was free?
Although an interesting idea, I’d rather make Considerations completely free and reach more people. However, one friend (hey you) suggested making the second email premium, but instead of just more stuff, provide practical tips, challenges, and recommendations on how to apply and use the resources from the first email.
So, each month Considerations will have a sister publication called Practices. Where considerations will be about the What and Why — Practices will provide action steps and guidance on How and Where to apply them to our lives.
Considerations is the gasoline. Practices is the match.
Where Considerations is about creative inputs, Practices is about creative output.
Considerations will always be free. But if you are interested in Practices, for only $5 a month or $30 a year, you can receive a thoughtful resource to help improve and change your life.
Also if you convince a friend to sign up too, I’ll give you 50% off. Share Considerations with a friend (and bookaholics if they are into books 😉) and if they sign up, send me an email josh [at]renaissancelife.com and I’ll put you on the list.
Thank you for signing up for Considerations. It means a lot.
If you’ve got 5 minutes, I’ve created a 5 question survey so I can learn more about you and what you’re interested in. It’s short and sweet.
Also, you have any ideas or suggestions you’d like to see, feel free to email me or reply to this.
Thanks for your time,
— Josh Waggoner
“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
— George Bernard Shaw