I am a 42-year-old mother, wife, daughter, sister, business owner, friend and I have put EVERYTHING on the line… my husband and I have owned our own business that has had its highs and lows for the past 17 years. Knowing that we would either have to shut it down or change it fast, we decided to gamble on our “big idea” and take it as far as we could. We launched a “Kickstarter” campaign to put the idea out in the world and waited anxiously… by day five, we realized it was very unlikely that we would see it to our goal – these campaigns are very “all or nothing.”
My husband is a very emotionally driven man – he is a brilliant artist and creator and I have to hold down the emotional fort so to speak… I encouraged him to keep it going, see what happens and what doors might open… all the while, my amazing husband keeps on – not only as he developed the project, but he decided to release it for anyone to try via our website. Feedback has been amazing – people understand what the product can offer and they are just as confused and disappointed that it hasn’t seen the immediate success that many other projects have.
But I am ok with this… what this decision has done has brought my family closer together, my boys are aware of the financial risks we have made and they work hard to help design the product and share it with their friends, teachers and coaches… my husband and I have traded fear for belief and are purpose driven and aware of where we are going with our lives… company aside, project aside; family, love, connectedness and knowing the possibility of what we can create makes me wonder – why have I waited so long to put it all on the line?
The platform to put out our project has opened many doors that would not have happened otherwise, and although it may not come through the channel that we started down – it will bring us to where we need to be.
What makes me happy – what makes me come alive, is knowing the power of what we are creating and how it can change and empower everyone’s lives… I have been contacted by schools, teachers, educators and I know in the depths of my soul that this is where it needs to be – and I will bring it, and my family will bring it, and my amazing husband – who has always been “bringing it” will be able to turn to his side and see that his wife is in step, BRINGING IT!!
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