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The Profile Substack delves into the lives and insights of diverse figures across business, tech, sports, entertainment, and more, highlighting personal stories, career achievements, and unique perspectives. It explores themes of perseverance, the impact of personal and professional choices, and the importance of human connection and self-improvement.

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Top posts of the year

And their main takeaways
1650 implied HN points • 11 Jan 24
  1. Nick Saban focuses on constant improvement and attention to detail in all aspects of preparation and leadership
  2. Saban believes in investing time in habits that align with your goals and identity
  3. To be successful, one should focus on persistence, a champion's attitude in all endeavors, and taking personal responsibility for outcomes
1572 implied HN points • 20 Jun 23
  1. The book 'Hidden Genius' is being launched today.
  2. The author thanks the readers for their support in making the book possible.
  3. Ways to support the book launch include leaving reviews, sharing photos of the book, and making introductions.
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1022 implied HN points • 31 Dec 23
  1. The Profile features original interviews with interesting people like self-made billionaire Anthony Geisler and age-gappers in relationships.
  2. The motto for the new year is to do one hard thing in 2024, inspired by Jesse Itzler's advice of taking on challenges for personal growth.
  3. The Profile offers insights from various personalities in interviews, sharing stories like Laura Dekker's solo sailing journey and Ron Shaich's advice on building iconic brands.
943 implied HN points • 26 Nov 23
  1. Polina Pompliano welcomed a son named Leo into The Profile family.
  2. Polina will be focusing on her new baby but will continue to send emails on Sundays.
  3. Polina plans to share a mix of new and old content for the next six weeks.
825 implied HN points • 14 Jan 24
  1. The Profile newsletter features stories of interesting individuals like the Chipotle founder and a billionaire with unique backgrounds.
  2. The act of writing letters and journaling can be a powerful way to preserve memories and communicate thoughts for the future.
  3. Handwritten letters have a unique human touch that technology cannot fully replicate, making them significant memorials in today's digital age.
786 implied HN points • 21 Jan 24
  1. The Profile newsletter features interviews with notable figures like Taylor Tomlinson, Usher, and Naomi Osaka.
  2. Taylor Tomlinson, a rising comedian, is experiencing great professional success but questions its impact on her personal life.
  3. Usher is preparing for the 2024 Super Bowl halftime show while juggling various aspects of his life such as therapy, meditation, parenting, and career.
766 implied HN points • 09 Aug 23
  1. Savannah Jordan built a multi-million-dollar marketing agency by dedicating herself fully and pushing through challenges.
  2. Seeking mentorship and learning from mistakes helped Savannah establish Alpha after a previous startup experience.
  3. To stay ahead in marketing, constant research, observing trends, and embracing authenticity are key strategies.
687 implied HN points • 07 Jan 24
  1. The Profile features Travis Kelce's business managers and other inspiring individuals.
  2. Quotes from various figures highlight the importance of setting high goals and aligning personality with purpose.
  3. Profiles showcase individuals such as Travis Kelce's team, a hotline operator for drug users, and individuals connected to a plane crash, shedding light on their impactful stories.
589 implied HN points • 12 Nov 23
  1. Making positive changes in life often involves going through a phase where things get worse before they get better.
  2. Developing competence is key to overcoming fear and challenges in various aspects of life.
  3. Understanding that temporary setbacks are a natural part of the journey to improvement can help in persevering through hard times.
569 implied HN points • 19 Nov 23
  1. Kim Kardashian is building a business empire while reflecting on her father's influence.
  2. Peter Thiel has lost faith in democracy and aims to cut off political support due to his disillusionment with the government.
  3. Marques Brownlee has become a prominent tech reviewer on YouTube, creating influential content since his teens.
550 implied HN points • 03 Dec 23
  1. The Profile newsletter features interviews with interesting individuals like Laura Dekker, discussing parenting and chasing dreams.
  2. The edition highlights notable figures like Josh Kushner and Bari Weiss, providing insights into their success and ventures.
  3. Profiles of important personalities like Laura Alber, Dr. Ruth, and Beryl Tomay shed light on their remarkable careers and roles in various industries.
412 implied HN points • 05 Nov 23
  1. Early success can be extraordinary but also crippling, especially when transitioning to a new phase of life.
  2. Finding meaning beyond your professional identity, like family or personal joys, is important for preventing a sense of emptiness or darkness.
  3. Exploring new chapters in life, such as diving into business, making investments, and fighting complacency, can help navigate transitions and maintain fulfillment.
393 implied HN points • 11 Feb 24
  1. Surround yourself with people who see the best version of you, even when you may not see it yourself. This support can empower you to strive to be that version every day.
  2. In any supportive partnership, the goal should be to help each other grow into the best versions of themselves.
  3. Transgender children 'detransitioning' has become a topic of increased scrutiny, as the affirmation model of care faces criticism for not exploring other sources of distress.
393 implied HN points • 28 Jan 24
  1. The book 'What Should I Do With My Life' by Po Bronson shares true stories of people reinventing themselves.
  2. Marcela's story shows the importance of pursuing true passion, even when faced with uncertainty.
  3. Success should be defined on your own terms, resonating with what feels right in your heart.
137 implied HN points • 28 Dec 23
  1. The author reflects on the importance of taking on one hard challenge per year for personal growth.
  2. The post highlights the best original interviews featured in The Profile.
  3. The content includes lists of best dossiers, columns, podcasts, and videos shared throughout the year.
58 implied HN points • 02 Jan 24
  1. Creating artificial beginnings can help create a 'before' and 'after' effect in your life.
  2. Setting practical and difficult-to-abandon goals is more effective than simply making resolutions.
  3. Starting something new, even if it makes you feel incompetent at first, is essential for building confidence and mental toughness.