An hour is not nearly enough to tell even a summary of Cristina’s story. However, I tried to get the most important moments of her evolution and capture the decisions that shaped her trajectory.
Cristina is one of the most impactful people in digital in Romania and well beyond it. Her project, The CEO Library, extends her reach in countries across the world as people turn to her book recommendations for life-changing ideas.
From journalism to founding high-quality content projects to music marketing and back, Cristina’s path is an example of what it’s like to use your principles to guide your decisions.
One of the most interesting things about her decision-making process is her fearless experimentation with habits and tactics that improve both her thinking and actions.
We talked about this extensively in the episode, with Cristina sharing a lot of personal stories that reveal how she chose to start or stop doing things in the most important moments of her life.
Another thing Cristina excels at is providing context for better decision-making. She does this wonderfully with The CEO Library, in the hundreds of interviews and the book collections she put together so far, on topics like stoicism, building habits or learning how to learn.
Personally, I learned a lot from Cristina and I continue to do. In fact, her now sunset podcast for the The CEO Library was a main driver in me deciding to do this podcast, along with Louis Grenier’s Everyone Hates Marketers (Let’s Change That), who I talked to in episode 4 of How do you know?.
We covered a lot of ground in our conversation, picking up topics such as social influence, adapting to change, digital minimalism or how to incorporate running and a reading habit into your life.
As you’ll find out, Cristina is fantastic curator of life-changing ideas who is worth following and getting to know better. She is one of those high-performers who have had a big impact on my life and I suspect it could be the same for you.
Enjoy the episode!