I first became aware of the author Tim Ferris while vacationing in the Florida Keys. My wife and I rode our scooters to a local bookstore and an intriguing title caught my eye, The 4-Hour Work Week. If you haven’t heard of, or read this book, I highly recommend it. It’s an inspiring case study on the power of taking risks to achieve your dreams, and this can be directly related to WordPress web development.
Why am I talking about this on website about WordPress? I am a subscriber to Tim Ferris’ blog and I received the latest post today detailing the success that The 4-Hour Work Week readers have achieved. Together, they raised enough money to build a school in Vietnam. You can read the details here. Again, you ask, how does this relate to WordPress development? Hang tight, I’m getting there.
As I was reading through the post, there is an image of the plaque that has the names of the top donors. The top donor is no surprise really, it’s Tim Ferris, but I was delighted to see the second name on that plaque, Matt Mullenweg. I can’t say I was surprised though.
It’s no secret that Matt’s open and giving nature has allowed many people to do a lot of very worthy things with WordPress, and I can’t thank him enough. The reason I was so delighted was that it was a bit of an inspiration for me to know that Matt Mullenweg was somehow associated with Tim Ferris, either personally or by reading his book. Since first reading the above mentioned title, I have been putting many of the techniques into practice in my life and I have found them to be very helpful in achieving the goals I set for myself.