This newsletter is growing up 🌱

tl;dr: I’m adding a paid subscription plan!

This newsletter was always meant to be a little side-project while I looked for a “real job”, but after so much positive feedback, and continued prodding from readers and friends, I’ve decided to double-down and turn this into a real thing. 🎉

Starting in two weeks, only paid subscribers will get this newsletter weekly. In addition, paid subscriber questions will be prioritized, plus they’ll get a few other goodies (see below). Free subscribers will now receive this newsletter only about once a month.

Whether you’re a founder, a PM, a growth lead, a manager, or just someone who wants to do better in their career, think of this newsletter as your personal advice column. Send me your questions, and in return, I’ll share actionable real-talk advice. It’s like having a personal coach, but for real cheap.

✨ To thank you for being an early supporter, subscribe in the next 48 hours and get 33% off for the first year — just $100, or $10/month ✨

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When I launched this newsletter six months ago, I had no real plan. I knew that after leaving Airbnb I ultimately wanted to start a company. Or maybe full-time advising. Or maybe just get another PM job. In any case, this newsletter was always meant to be a fun little side-project.

But while I wasn’t looking, this has turned into a real thing. And the feedback you’ve been sharing with me has been immensely gratifying 🥰

“Your writings have had a profound impact on me”

“It’s easily one of the most valuable emails I get every week”

“Your posts have enabled me to accelerate my professional development”

“It's transformed the way I work with my team”

“It’s making me smarter”

I’ve been deliberating this for a while, and I’ve finally come to the conclusion that I should give this a real shot.

What’s changing?

Free readers you will continue to get this same newsletter, but only about once a month. If that's enough for you, by all means, stick with it.

Paid subscribers will receive the newsletter weekly.

  • The weekly editions will be more in-depth

  • Subscriber questions will be prioritized

  • Your support will mean the world to me. And, it will allow me to make this newsletter even better.

I’m also going to tinker with a few goodies for paid subscribers:

  1. Access to a new private community, where we dive deeper on topics

  2. Live AMAs with amazing guests

  3. Intimate Zoom chats

Why should I subscribe?

To become better at your job.

Whether you’re a founder, a PM, a growth lead, a manager, or just someone who wants to do better in their career, think of this newsletter as your personal advice column. Send me your problems, and I (or a smarter guest) will give you real-talk actionable advice.

It’s like having a personal coach, but for real cheap.

A sampling of recent posts:

What will it cost?

$150 per year, or $15/month.

My expectation is that you expense this. My pitch to you (or your manager) is that if this newsletter can help you make one better decision each year, it’ll pay for itself. And if it doesn’t, you can cancel anytime.

For those of you that can’t expense it, or can’t afford it, I’ve got a deal for you. Just email me and let me know what’s up. We’ll work something out. I don’t want the price to be a financial burden on anyone.

If you subscribe in the next 48 hours, get the first year for only $100, or $10/month (33% off)

When will this change happen?

The first subscriber-only post will begin in two weeks! April 21st.

That means one more free post next week, and then subscriber-only content begins. If you want to make sure that you don’t miss anything, subscribe now and you’ll automatically get the subscriber-only content. And you won’t be charged until then.

If you’ve found value in this newsletter, or just want to support the work I’m doing, consider subscribing. It would mean a lot to me. 🙏

Sincerely,

Lenny 👋