Welcome into the DailyMax
My name is Maxime Barbier, I’m 38 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 (90 employees, 18 million subscribers, 250 millions video-views per month 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 624 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 challenge and learnings.
On April 23, 2020, against all odds, I’m getting back into entrepreneurship with a new project called Timeleft. After a fundraising of 2M$USD, backed by top tier consumer and tech VCs (Paris / New York / Lisbon), we took our shot in the USA, and finally came back in May 2022 in Lisbon.
We still have the same promise from the beginning: to help as many people as possible create meaningful connections, whether you’re new to town or have been local for years.
A promise that we illustrate every week for 30 weeks in a row in Lisbon through our meetups, which have brought together hundreds of people living in Lisbon. To participate, click here!
My latest posts
Find here my advices, my reflections, my fears, my meetings and my feedbacks.
I just ran 100km in 12 hours and 35 minutes
12 hours and 35 minutes of running, 100km covered, 7:33/km average speed and 7000 calories burned. The “impossible” became “possible”.
Vision Quest : the complete list of my 52 intentions
Intention is a deeply energetic process, to bridge the gap between who we are today and who we are becoming.
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Vision Quest: 4 days alone in the jungle without eating, drinking or talking
Unable to stop my thoughts, I have the image of a hungry lion, locked in a mosquito cage. Is this the beginning of the challenge?
Vision Quest: 4 days alone in the jungle without eating, drinking or talkingRead more
100 coffees with 100 strangers (Timeleft 2021 Edition)
1 year after the first edition, I try again the experience in San Francisco and Los Angeles. But this time, with a little twist!
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Protected: #08: participate in a “Peyote” ceremony
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How I managed to do 1,000,000 jump ropes in 250 days
When I think back to the origin of this challenge, I realise how completely programmed my brain is to respond to challenges of any kind.
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Timeleft: 17 good reasons to become a 100% remote start-up
Just because you work remotely most of the time doesn’t mean you have to, or should, work remotely all the time.
Timeleft: 17 good reasons to become a 100% remote start-upRead more
Live with me this summer in Mexico in my nomad house
I guarantee that if you come to Oaxaca, you will leave with a tenfold increase in your energy level, both physically and spiritually.
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The Habit House : the first house designated to create good habits
Many of us want to change, but we all dream of becoming the person we want to be. Unfortunately, we have never had the instructions to get there.
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1% better every day at 11:11am
The concept is very simple. Everyday, I send you a newsletter every day at 11:11am with :
– 1 idea to think about
– 1 quote to share
– 1 content to learn something
– 1 question to ask yourself
– 1 person to follow
– 1 workout to be in shape