The Farewell (for now) #34 (02/06/2020)

Letters of a Hugh Sam #34

Dear Reader,

I have some bad news and good news for you.

The bad:

I am saddened to announce that this will be my last newsletter in a while (hence the "for now" in the title).

The good:

I'm moving on from my newsletter and onto a real life blog. You can now check out for my new website. I did my website in a day and the goal was to make it as minimal as possible hence the lack of pages and content. I probably need to take a decent picture of myself at some point and put it there... anyway.

I also have to find a way to "subscribe" to my site so that whenever I post something, y'all can receive it. I'll have to figure it out, but that's not in my priorities at the moment.

The content won't be the same as this newsletter though. It'll be mostly me analyzing businesses in terms of product, positioning, problem solving and marketing plan. So if that doesn't interest you then feel free to g̶o̶ ̶f̶*̶c̶k̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶r̶s̶e̶l̶f̶ not follow my content anymore. Albeit, I will be posting more personal stuff also once in a while. 🤷‍♀️

The why:

If you want the full story then click on this link (my nhs post).

The gist of it is that I read a phenomenal book called The One Thing by Gary Keller and I realized that my whole thoughts and energy were scattered because I always wanted to do so many things at once. I had this newsletter, I quickly started working part time at a startup (and quit after 2 weeks), I wanted to launch my YouTube channel (I did post my first video fyi, but it doesn't really matter anymore lmao), all the while working a full time 9 to 5 and wanting to become better at badminton. Needless to say, there wasn't enough Nic to go around.

After a whole week of reading The One Thing and a brief talk with my brother, I finally found (I think) the path where I want to go to: Marketing.

There are so many scary things about this. I graduated in Software Engineering. I don't know shit about Marketing. I always think I found my "direction", but usually abandon it. Am I even going to be good at it? (yes I will).

So, in an attempt to simplify my life and actually give this a chance, I decided to keep 2 main things in my life. My full time job (because I need the money) and learning marketing (with my blog). Of course, badminton for health and my girlfriend are also things that I'm keeping.

Yes, this means that I'm scraping all my 2020 goals, but you can read more about it in my first post 😊

Let me leave you with the most powerful question taken from The One Thing book (and you can apply this everywhere in your lives):

"What is the One Thing I can do, such that by doing it, everything else is easier or unnecessary"

Let that shit sink in.

Alright, that's it for me forreals forreals.