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Since the day I turned 30, I have been trying to become a better version of myself, 1% better every day, in every aspect of my life. If you improve 1% better every day for a year, you'll end up 37 times better by the time you’re done.

To do this, I challenge myself, I test many methods and above all, I consume a lot of content. Like a fucking lot. This newsletter is a digest of everything I have seen, read, listened to or tried during my journey.

About me

My name is Maxime Barbier, I’m 36 years old and I’ve been an entrepreneur for half of my life. After 7 years in the nightlife industry, I spent 10 years in the digital industry, or to be more specific, in the social media industry as Founder of the media group Vertical Station (75 employees, 18 million subscribers and 5000 video productions per year). A company sold in 2017 to the French National TV (TF1 / Unify group) which I officially left in October 2019.

The day after I left, I found myself with a big void in my days. I asked myself what I wanted to do with my life now, what I wanted to write in this new chapter. While having many coffees with strangers, I realized that many of us have buried our personal dreams and goals. I also found that the majority think they “have time” (contradictory to all the “I don’t have time” I heard). But in reality, life is so short (if I live 90 years, I have 648 months to live) and above all, we don’t know what tomorrow will be made of.

So I asked myself what I wanted to accomplish before I die. Two weeks later, here I am, with a bucket-list of 100 things to do. Instead of waiting for the “right time”, I decided to dedicate my time to myself and accomplish my bucket-list!

This blog is a travel diary of my adventure. You will find my thoughts, my fears, my encounters and my feedbacks.

On April 23, 2020, against all odds, I’m getting back into entrepreneurship with a new project called Timeleft. The project quickly gained momentum, with thousands of dreams created on the platform in the first few weeks.

With my partner Adrien De Oliveira, we decided to create the startup in September 2020. 12 months later, we made the choice to launch our new platform on the US market and 100% Mobile App (iOS / Android).

Timeleft is a startup backed by top tier consumer and tech VCs (Paris / New York / Lisbon). All our positions are remote, with the possibility to co-work with our teams distributed in Paris, Lisbon or Los Angeles.

Ps : We all meet every month for 3 days in the beautiful city of Lisbon, to have a real time experience of brainstorm and working together.

I’m everywhere, feel free to connect 🔥

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