This week’s point of focus is on the Automattic CEO Matt Mullenweg (aka the WordPress coder).
He shares several important lessons and stories that I believe are worthy of spreading to my readers. Let’s get started…
Calm under Pressure:
First off, Matt is known as someone who will not allow himself to freak out or panic when confronted with a stressful situation. And this is because of one key idea; that getting mad or upset will not change your situation. Nor, will it make current matters any better.
Instead he would rather spend his time in a relaxed mindset and come up with a solution.
Start With One:
Matt also shares a trick he used to get in better shape. He promised himself to do one pushup before he went to bed every night.
Now one pushup might not seem like a reasonable amount of work to keep someone fit, however, this was only a trick that could get him started. One pushup would lead to several more as he was already in the position.
Why this trick works, is because it is usually the initial hurdle of starting that keeps us from our end goals.
Tail End of Family Time:
A final lesson I would like to share from Matt Maullenweg is something that he mentions on time spent with family.
It is crazy to think about, but after you have finished high-school and university (depending on if you still live at home or not) you have spent more than 90% of your time with your parents that will in your entire life, on average.
When you start to think about the logic behind that, you begin to realize that now is the time to make sure every visit you have with your family counts. Because you never know how short life is until you know.
Thanks for reading this week and keep learning every week!