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WordCamp Dayton - Keynote

  1. 1. HELLO WordCamp Dayton! I’m Cory Miller! Founder of iThemes.com
  2. 2. Why are we here? What do we have in common? #wcdayton @corymiller303
  3. 3. What is WordPress helping us do? #wcdayton @corymiller303
  4. 4. 4 Takeaways From Living My Dreams Online #wcdayton @corymiller303
  5. 5. Key Takeaway #1! Be Chasing a WorldChanging Vision #wcdayton @corymiller303
  6. 6. You, your family, your team, your customers #wcdayton @corymiller303
  7. 7. This is Your Why, Purpose & Summit #wcdayton @corymiller303
  8. 8. The Cause Dictates the Journey #wcdayton @corymiller303
  9. 9. In 2008, it was clear, focused and simple #wcdayton @corymiller303
  10. 10. In 2013, I felt lost #wcdayton @corymiller303
  11. 11. Realized how valuable it was to me and everyone #wcdayton @corymiller303
  12. 12. Make People’s Lives Awesome #wcdayton @corymiller303
  13. 13. Protect. Prosper. Productive. #wcdayton @corymiller303
  14. 14. Tip #1 Have two lifetimes worth of dreams #wcdayton @corymiller303
  15. 15. Tip #2 Be ready to change & make new ones #wcdayton @corymiller303
  16. 16. Key Takeaway #2! Go Far Together #wcdayton @corymiller303
  17. 17. ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” —African Proverb #wcdayton @corymiller303
  18. 18. Individuals don’t climb mountains. Teams do. #wcdayton @corymiller303
  19. 19. We can do more together than apart #wcdayton @corymiller303
  20. 20. Plus, the real reward isn’t profit, but people #wcdayton @corymiller303
  21. 21. All about the places you go together & the legends you create
  22. 22. Watch people bloom & blossom #wcdayton @corymiller303
  23. 23. Tip #1 Get a sidekick #wcdayton @corymiller303
  24. 24. Tip #2 Find a peer group #wcdayton @corymiller303
  25. 25. Takeaway #3! Ruthlessly Guard What Matters Most #wcdayton @corymiller303
  26. 26. You, your family, your team, your customers #wcdayton @corymiller303
  27. 27. Everything else is noise & distraction #wcdayton @corymiller303
  28. 28. I was miserable #wcdayton @corymiller303
  29. 29. I vowed to never, ever let it happen again #wcdayton @corymiller303
  30. 30. Tip #1 You are the protector of your happiness #wcdayton @corymiller303
  31. 31. Tip #2 You must be happy & healthy first #wcdayton @corymiller303
  32. 32. Tip #3 Set healthy boundaries #wcdayton @corymiller303
  33. 33. Tip #4 Read ‘Happiness Advantage’ #wcdayton @corymiller303
  34. 34. Big Takeaway #4! Keep Clicking Publish #wcdayton @corymiller303
  35. 35. I Clicked Publish in 2006 #wcdayton @corymiller303
  36. 36. And I Keep Clicking Publish #wcdayton @corymiller303
  37. 37. “The tragedy of life is what dies inside a man while he lives.” —Albert Schweitzer #wcdayton @corymiller303
  38. 38. Ship and iterate #wcdayton @corymiller303
  39. 39. Do the work. Ship the work. Improve the work. Ship the work. #wcdayton @corymiller303
  40. 40. But ship the work! #wcdayton @corymiller303
  41. 41. We have to keep taking chances & little bets #wcdayton @corymiller303
  42. 42. If we don’t, we risk being irrelevant or wasting our opportunity #wcdayton @corymiller303
  43. 43. 4 years ago, we took a little bet that paid off big
  44. 44. Ship and See #wcdayton @corymiller303
  45. 45. Tip #1 Perfectionism is evil #wcdayton @corymiller303
  46. 46. Tip #2 You only fail if you don’t try & learn #wcdayton @corymiller303
  47. 47. Tip #3 Success is mostly showing up & trying #wcdayton @corymiller303
  48. 48. Tip #4 Read ‘Do the Work’ by Steven Pressfield #wcdayton @corymiller303
  49. 49. My guess is … You have something you haven’t shipped #wcdayton @corymiller303
  50. 50. My challenge to you … Go home & ship it #wcdayton @corymiller303
  51. 51. What’s your two-lifetime vision? Who are you going with? Are you protecting what matters? What will you ship today? #wcdayton @corymiller303
  52. 52. This is me … cory@iThemes.com @corymiller303

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