Nathan Barry's 2021 Annual Review
Sending Highlights, Lowlights & Goals to Your Future
The plan for this issue was to speak about credit card rewards and share a little about my approach to redemptions, but after reading Nathan Barry’s annual review I knew I had to pivot.
Nathan is the founder and CEO of ConvertKit, a platform that helps creators grow their audiences and sell digital goods. The business details are interesting, but they’re not the inspiration behind this post. Despite not knowing of Nathan less than 24 hours ago, I was drawn in by his transparency, progress and ambitious goals laid out in his review.
Here’s a quick summary of his 2021:
His company brought in $29M and is now valued at $200M
They made their first acquisition, FanBridge
Outside of work, him and his partner added two properties to their Airbnb portfolio, netting over $400k in revenue
He launched a newsletter for Boise residents in April and grew it to over 6k subscribers
He earned over $25k from his blog
Took some amazing vacations
Spent family time with his wife and 3 sons
Got his 5k to under 22.5 mins
And so much more!
I couldn’t believe what I was reading, not only did he manage to do all of this in one year, but he’s also a father to 3 children and only 31 years old. It’s incredible. While Nathan is extraordinary, his write-up is heartfelt, approachable and I couldn’t recommend it more. Check it our here.
Your mission, should you choose to accept it is to look back at 2021.
We’ll each find our own process to accomplish this. I’m a calendar junkie, so I started by simply scrolling through each week and looking for significant events and meetings. From there, I created a few bulleted lists:
Once you have those sorted, you can head over to FutureMe.org and paste them into a note for yourself. Whether you send it as a reminder for a few months from now or as a time capsule for 2023 or beyond, ideally it will serve as a reminder of the power of spending a few minutes on yourself. Enjoy!