Anil is the CEO and Co-Founder of Multidots, Multicollab, and DotStore, renowned for helping enterprise brands like PepsiCo, Ask.com, Penguin Random House, and Sirius XM with WordPress publishing. As an Inc. 5000 entrepreneur, he has established a prominent presence in the industry. He’s a respected contributor to the WordPress Enterprise Growth Council and a recognized thought leader at the Forbes Technology Council. Anil’s expertise in Enterprise WordPress, Personal Growth, and Mindfulness makes him a sought-after speaker and writer, sharing valuable insights with a broad audience.
What do you enjoy most about working in WordPress?
I love WordPress because it’s like witnessing a universal symphony in action. It’s fascinating how the same lines of code that empower a high school blogger’s first website also bring to life the digital presence of giants like NASA. This is the democratization of publishing at its finest – a true blend of simplicity and power. Also, WordPress isn’t just a tool, it’s a creation made by millions of people across the globe. It’s amazing how this collective effort has such a big impact, connecting the digital world with our everyday lives. It shows that everyone, no matter how small their start, can contribute to something that makes a big difference.
What do you love most about your Post Status membership?
What I love most about my Post Status membership is the unique and invaluable access it provides to solutions for business challenges. It’s not just about finding answers to common questions; it’s about discovering insights for those complex problems you can’t simply Google. This platform connects me with a network of WordPress experts, fostering an environment where we can learn from each other and find inspiration in our shared experiences. It’s incredible to be part of a community where everyone is so knowledgeable and willing to share their expertise. Post Status keeps me informed about the latest trends and updates in the digital business world, particularly in the WordPress sphere. It’s like having my finger on the pulse of the industry, ensuring I’m always aware of new developments and strategies.
What business/web/WordPress advice do you have for others in our industry?
I actually shared my entrepreneurship lessons on my blog, but here is the TL;DR
- Embrace chaos and confusion as a normal part of entrepreneurship.
- Specialize in a specific area of expertise for focused growth and a stronger brand reputation.
- Undertake significant changes even if they’re hard; they can lead to great outcomes.
- When you delay taking an action/decision, check if you are waiting because you need more data or feel uncomfortable.
- Simplify operations; less can often be more effective.
- Prioritize long-term goals with patience and persistence.
- Combine rational thinking with heartfelt actions in decision-making.
- Focus on people and productivity over profit.
- Emphasize excellent efforts rather than striving for perfect results.
- Give new hires a solid 90-day integration period for adaptation.
- Treat clients, employees, vendors, and partners as individuals with unique needs and contributions.
- Work on personal obstacles and blind spots for greater success.
- Continuously learn and develop personally and professionally