Sam Munoz




This week, what's inspiring Sam Munoz, Community Manager for Developer Relations at WP Engine. Sam has been a freelance WordPress expert since 2018 and has a passion for serving the community and empowering women in tech through mentorship & outreach.

A podcast worth listening to: 
Truthfully, I have taken a break from podcasts for a while and have replaced them with long-form, written content instead. Because of this, I appreciate WP Owls so much for summarizing things that are happening in the WordPress space so I can easily find a round-up of news and various articles to read. I've also heard they're going through a rebrand of sorts, I can't wait to see what they come up with. It's already a pleasant reading experience, I imagine it will be even better!

A concept worth understanding: 
Without question, I would spend time learning and understanding Modern WordPress. That phrase can encompass a lot of things, but what I mean by that are things like the block editor and Full Site Editing. Like many, I resisted learning and spending time embracing the new direction of WordPress, but now that I've leaned into it, I see the potential for business owners. I'd check out Learn WordPress or Carolina Nymark's incredible resource, to get started.

A Twitter account worth following: 
I am such a big fan of Ellen Bauer, co-creator of @AinoBlocks, among many other projects. She is a force in the era of Modern WordPress and it's inspiring watching her business grow. Seeing women crush it in this space is so motivating to me.

An article worth reading: 
Brian Gardner is a good friend & colleague of mine and never ceases to inspire me. His latest article on Torque Magazine, Big Yellow Signs, is worth a read. It's all about seizing opportunities and moments to live out your truest life vision and purpose.

A habit worth forming: 
Life is a series of ups and downs, which is why I practice daily and moment-by-moment gratitude as a habit. Every obstacle is an opportunity, every problem has a solution waiting to be found. Living life with a positive mindset won't fix everything, but your perspective of your life will be vastly different when you take the time to truly appreciate every little thing.



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