Welcome!

Steady Beats is a free weekly newsletter about using fitness and writing to remix your life in middle age.

Let’s anti-coast at midlife (I'm 49).

That doesn't mean working 20 hour days or cliff diving (unless that's your thing). To me it means taking care of yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually a little bit each day, and making steady progress towards work you love with time to do the things you truly enjoy--and knowing what those activities are.

That’s what I write about each week.

What people say about the newsletter

“It is rare I come across a newsletter so densely packed with interesting snippets.”

— Harry Dry, Marketing Examples Newsletter

Love the tone and structure of your writing, Matt!

—Justin Mikolay, Investor/Sr. Writer at Gumroad, former speechwriter for Generals Mattis and Petraeus

“The newsletter in my inbox every week is like grabbing a drink with an old friend. I learn something new, I feel like I get to know Matt a little better, and I finish reading feeling hugged and high-fived.”

— Cynthia Lou, cynthialou.com

“I used your references in a leadership meeting the other day ... I enjoy reading these.”

— Glen Fish, CEO, Revere Plastics Systems, LLC

What to expect

Each week I share ideas I find funny, helpful, and or surprising. I also link to my own essays. Here are a few samples:

Jerry vs. James: avoid these writing mistakes and persuade like a pro

The verdict is in: jogging is out

The four things I’d do if I were starting a fitness regimen today

Let’s connect

I hope you’ll join us. If you have any questions, please reach out on on Twitter at @matttillotson.

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