In May, I’ve shared my motivational letter for applying to WorldChicago. Half year fast forward, here I am, exploring the Windy City with other 15 professional fellows and working with the Geetha Natarajan, one of the WishYourPrice startup co-founders.
Some of you are checking this blog daily because I’ve promised I’ll be blogging while on WorldChicago professional fellowship (in Chicago, duh). I’ll keep you waiting a little bit more, this also isn’t one of these “here’s how my day’s been going” reports (btw, Maja does that).
Rather, it’s the copy/paste answer to this email from Milana from our fellowship:
My answer is below (excuse me for brevity and grammar mistakes, I actually copy/pasted it):
I was a guest on Parallel Passion – a podcast hosted by Miha Rekar.
There are a ton of engineering podcasts out there. But they focus on engineering. We strive to be different. Parallel Passion wants to be the podcast that delivers insight into vastly diverse lives of engineers.
I woke up today morning. My first thought was: what should I do today so when I go to the bed in the evening, I’m getting closer to my goal – getting retired at the age of 30. I had the same first thought yesterday when I woke up. And the day before. Actually, it’s this same thought that got me out of bed every morning for the past few months.
Today is my 28th birthday which makes my goal 2 years away.
But to understand where this crazy idea of retiring at 30 comes from, I first have to tell you a story.
As part of the CEED business program, I’ve been encouraged to apply for the 5-weeks long exchange program between the city of Chicago and European countries.
I’ve spent effectively 5h22m applying to the program (yes, I track my time and apply Eisenhower to determine which tasks I should be doing more and which I should eliminate or delegate) + paid for the professional proof-reading of the motivational letter. I firmly believe I stand good chances of being selected as one of 4 entrepreneurs from Slovenia who will travel to Chicago in autumn 2018 for 5 weeks. But then again, if I’m not selected, at least what I can do is that I share my motivational letter (the major part of the application) with dear readers of my blog. This way, I won’t have that bad feeling of wasting up my time in case I’m not selected.
So here it is 🙂
A year ago I was writing how I’m finding my new role at ProteusThemes. It took me a year and some months to find it. Since we’ve reorganized the company in January – now we’re official cofounders with Jaka – the things are clicking into place.
For the last 2 months, I started going to bed and waking up at the same time (10.20 pm / 6.20 am), always having consistent 8 hours of sleep (+/- 10 minutes). If you met me at this time, most probably I have already told you this (because I tell everyone).
This has an enormous positive impact on my life and allows me to start days like this:
Today's morning: wake up early, take a dog for a walk, eat healthy breakfast, take rooftop car carrier to repair, take car to carwash, walk to the work (listening burnout episode of @poslusajtandem), and arrive to the office before anyone else (8.15 am).
— Primož Cigler (@primozcigler) March 14, 2018
What about you? What positive change in your life did you make recently that helped you?
Hey y’all, this tweet summarizes it tall:
Hey folks, we've got lots of feedback for @merlinwpdotcom RC1 and new opened issues, so postponing the v1 release for a week (Mar 15). Will work through issues this and next week https://t.co/4KHX6i2MX7
— Primož Cigler (@primozcigler) March 8, 2018
A new planned v1 release date is March 15! Stay tuned!
In the summer heat of the last year, Rich Tabor has spiced up the atmosphere with his project Merlin WP – the onboarding wizard for themes or, as he puts it:
Merlin WP is my stab at addressing the tedious and exhausting WordPress theme setup and onboarding process. It makes installing a new WordPress theme, its recommended WordPress plugins, Customizer settings, widgets, and demo content, an exciting and gratifying user experience.
– Rich Tabor (original post)
In business and especially at marketing – it’s not about you.
Surprisingly, it’s not about them either.
It’s about you for them! You for them.
You. For. Them.