WordPress Self Hosted Is Rather Less Performant Out Of The Box

By author Morgan Jassen

At ~24min.30sec. of the Matt Report podcast episode ("Jake Goldman on (Larger) Agency Life and Products") ( https://mattreport.com/jake-goldman-larger-agency-life-products/ )(2017-03-05 iTunes podcast) Someone (The Persona of Jake Goldman on this podcast) actually implies that Wordpress isn't performant out of the box! (i.e. without tuning):

"Getting WordPress to run well ... ... out of the box..."

At ~35min.17sec. in though, Jake's Persona clarified that small agencies can use WP to make a small business making lifestyle sites etc.

I agree with what Jake's Persona said, and I think it's not that it WordPress isn't/can't be made to be a good solution and made to run fast, but rather that if its desired to have a performant, live, website, with active visitor activity, it'll more often than not take some tuning, rather than just installing WordPress out of the box (out of the box meaning download from WordPress.org and manually install it.) For example it may want a caching plugin, or some hardening of admin-ajax.php, or hardening of wp-admin/ directory, or any number of other modifications, depending on the end goal.


Rich Dad Two Years Later

By author Morgan Jassen

About two years have passed since I went on a reading spree of "Rich Dad" books.

(Kiyosaki & co.'s Rich Dad, plus Rich Woman, and Rich Dad Corporations)

I am grateful to have realized that I want what the book calls financial independence.

Also I hope that all who want financial independence, get it. I envision a world where everyone is wealthy, and is BOTH working for money AND investing for money, at the same time, the two paradigms being not exclusive of each other.

But in the two years since, I and those I know have hardly come any closer to financial independence.


I had thought the wanting of the financial independence would somehow bring it about, spark conversations and make it start to come about, especially given two years' time.

What I realize more and more, is there is what can be seen as two parts. there is the wanting financial independence, and then there is the taking-action-to-get financial independence.

I'm still realizing that I don't know a good next step in taking-action-to-get financial independence.

It's good that I know I want it. but now I still need to figure out a way to take action to get it. 

Getting it is not as easy as I had thought, and is taking longer than I had thought somehow. 

Two years and feels like little has changed.

However I can feel my mindset is changing slowly towards tuning in to abundance and towards financial independence. So I'm grateful for that. I'll keep working at it for the next two, five, and more years. 

May everyone be able to attain the level of wealth they desire!

Note: This post was pre-published on Jan 18, 2018.


2018 Personal Mission Statement for Morgan Jassen

By author Morgan Jassen

1. Exercise humility to learn from others
2. Share
3. Tune into an abundance mindset
4. Think long-term
5. Maintain health
6. Grow wealth
7. Pursue integrity
8. Create value through working