EP 1. CORY MILLER: The Iceberg Beneath the Surface

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Despite appearances on social media, we all feel low sometimes. Whether it’s just a result of the occasional bad hair day or a sign of something deeper, handling those lows can sap your energy and leave you feeling seriously drained. 

If you’ve ever found yourself in a dark place, you’ll know that there’s no ladder inside a Pit of Despair. In fact, at the time, clawing your way out can seem impossible.

Maybe you’ve struggled with careers, finances, maintaining positive relationships, or just plain keeping your head above water. Whatever your personal mountains look like, one universal truth resounds: talking about the hard times can be CHALLENGING – almost as challenging as the hard times themselves.

The good news is that you CAN make peace with the murky waters that threaten to swallow you up. All you need is a little inspiration, and my interview with Cory Miller is full of it. 

As the founder of iThemes, the home of premium WordPress plugins, Cory is no stranger to Instagrammable moments, but his journey has been about much more than joyrides and bankrolls. 

He credits his success to a unique idea, an effective pricing model, and starting again – without starting over. Naturally, that’s only the surface of Cory’s recipe, but it goes very nicely with a healthy dose of introspection and a new perspective on fear. 

In this episode of Profit and Impact, Cory shares the intimate details of his battle with mental health, the value of a sturdy relationship with a counselor, and the turning points that came from taking ownership of his work, his happiness, and his desire to do right by others. 

So what’s this conversation REALLY about?

  • The value of good advice 
  • The power that lies in a community of like-minded people
  • How to start again without starting over
  • Why you should take ownership of your work and protect your own happiness

Why you should listen

Cory is a great reminder that great things can happen, even when the world seems stacked against you. Need a little push to swap your warm bed for the embrace of the outside world? This interview will do the trick. 



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You can quote me on that… 

“I think we’ve all had our fair share of luck in life, but the key is what we do with that luck.” – Cory Miller 

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