I have a software engineer background, however, I have learned along the way that I have other passions and skills, so I have used my freelancing income as a developer to start my entrepreneurial journey. I got involved seriously with WordPress after we got good rankings for “PSD to WordPress”, I was doing things before like creating some blogs, however not that serious.
I spend most of my time nowadays mostly thinking/brainstorming about WordPress and not doing much else, sometimes I am writing about WordPress on codeinwp.com/blog/ or fixing small bits of code on our free themes at Themeisle.
Being extremely curious means that I also have a problem with learning things from others, I mean most of the time I prefer to experiment with things and do them as I think, this often means that I do lots of mistakes which put me in front of different challenges. One of the biggest challenges for me was to start generating some “product sales income,” once you reach a certain level of recurring revenue, it gives you a lot of mental freedom to build things.
I learned a lot about empathy, privacy, and communication, coming from a marketing/SEO world where people are mostly bragging only about how much money they made, it was a bit shocking and hard to for me to adapt, however, it’s a world where I feel more comfortable.
The biggest learning for me is how communities works, I am not sure for me personally what the future will bring in relation with the WP community, however, I am sure that I will continue to be part of such open-source communities for while.
I think the most important aspects is commitment, I mean for me a hosting company is like a doctor, I don’t want it to do experiments or to fail, in other words, I would like to understand how important each website is.
I like swimming, walking and traveling, so I am trying to find enough time for all of them, I am still trying to learn how I can better disconnect from my work when I am away, which I find it quite hard sometimes.
I always like reading Syed insights and I am sure your readers will also enjoy, due to his vast amount of knowledge and understanding.
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