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.
It’s time for the year-in-review for ProteusThemes, so here we go:
In 2017, we’ve been doing fairly well. We’re still alive.
I know that in 2018 we’ll be doing even better.
That’s all that matters.
p.s. if you have specific questions, let me know in the comments!
On July 12, we’ve made a major tweak of our pricing strategy on ProteusThemes. This is a retrospective for the past 4 months to see what this change meant for ProteusThemes and how we’re doing today.
I haven’t posted any updates about the FastSpring plugin for the WordPress (EDD) in the last 2 weeks. The reason is that we’ve been traveling to WordCamp Bucharest and our team has been busy launching a new theme. However, while Gregor has been rewriting the core functionality of the plugin to use the Virtual Products feature (previously syncing EDD products to FS), I’ve been in touch with the beta testers and the FastSpring team to ensure we’re launching a great FastSpring integration for WordPress.