I screwed-up again ...great!
I'm just a few days away from turning 32.
And, when I think back on it, it's only in the last few years I've managed to get anywhere (in general).
The truth is...
Looking back on my life ...I would attempt things ...and then give up. Generally fairly "timid" in that regard.Oh how things change.
In fact, I'm feeling a little philosophical, so if you will indulge me...
With other things in life - you can usually quit any time you want.
You could, say, start a website (I have done this many times). You reckon your website is a great idea (and it probably is) but it's just too damn easy to quit at any single point.
With crowdfunding - it's a little different...
You have an idea ...you get it to where it needs to be to be able to crowdfund it ...you get a bunch of Backers ...and you are then handed cold, hard cash to fufill your end of the bargain.
Now you CAN'T quit!
And, believe me, there were times during my first and second projects I wish I hadn't even started the projects.
But, crowdfunding is like having someone looking over your shoulder (except it's essentially a bunch of people -- who have given you their money -- that are looking over your shoulder).
It's a great kick-up-the-ass.
I almost certainly would have tried and "failed" at a bunch of stuff over the last year or so had I not stumbled upon crowdfunding (...it's a pattern I have repeated in the past ...jumping from project to project and not sticking with any single thing).
I was forced
to stick with my first crowdfunding project ...because I had other peoples'
Yes, I know, it's maybe a bit of a weird way to look at it.
But I have "failures" now that would have had me frozen and scared to try anything again for days and weeks. But, now, I barely blink.
The mistake I made on shipping I talked about near the start of this thread
is a perfect example ($1k down the plughole ...and barely even thought about it).
Again, like I said earlier, none of this is new. It's stuff that most successful people in business already know and do ...but it's new to me.