9/22 Update: This project is now live at BuyMyFuture.com
The Last Journal Entry
This is bittersweet. On one hand, it’s a relief that launch day has arrived (tomorrow). On the other hand, I’ve truly enjoyed writing these daily entries and sharing the behind the scenes of what it takes to create and launch a big project.
Doing anything consistently is challenging. But doing anything challenging requires consistency.
It’s sexy to say things like “there were multiple times when I wanted to quit.” But there wasn’t a single time when I wanted to quit working on Project Galaxy. Yes, of course I didn’t want to do certain tasks or I let a few things wait until the very last minute. But I never once wanted to quit. From experience I know that continuing to put in the work, especially when you don’t want to do it the work, leads to results.
One of the most important things I’ve learned throughout working on Project Galaxy (and writing this journal) is to not allow myself to make decisions based on laziness or fear.
Were there nights when I didn’t want to write 1,000-word journal entries, especially if those entries shared true and raw feelings? Where there days when I didn’t want to look at my ever-growing to-do lists? Of course. But I never allowed laziness to make the decisions to not do those things. And I certainly didn’t let fear guide me in any way. I embraced that my thoughts of laziness and fear existed, but I didn’t let them control me.
Tomorrow is a big day
Launch days never go perfectly. They never go as planned. But at this point I honestly feel like I’ve done as much as I needed to do to feel confident and comfortable with the launch of Project Galaxy.
I could have worked more hours. I could have invested more money. I could have done a lot of things differently. But I’m happy with the choices I made. I’m extremely excited for those of you reading this journal entry (and any previous ones) to meet my newest project.
Note to self, but thought I’d save here: Add a link to the actual project to the top of all of these journal entries after launch day.
Things like that note I just wrote are things I never thought about up until this point. It’s impossible to plan everything out. Heck, just a few days ago I decided to integrate a live chat element on the Project Galaxy site. It’s a simple enough thing to put on the site, but it adds multiple layers of complexity to how involved I have to be after launch (luckily I can turn it on and off very easily).
Tomorrow is a defining moment in my life. Both as an entrepreneur and for my foreseeable future.
That’s not a wild and outlandish statement to gain attention (if it was, it would have been the headline of this journal entry). It’s the truth. And tomorrow, you’ll understand why.
My greatest hits
Before I wrap this up, I wanted to highlight a few of my favorite journal entries from the past 60 days:
- Day 0 ~ I mean, come on, the inception of the idea? That’s fun.
- Day 9 ~ The beginning of the design process was a huge highlight for me.
- Day 13 ~ Battling the what ifs.
- Day 34 ~ When I figured out the worst case scenario wasn’t all that bad.
- Day 49 ~ An awesome day in British Columbia.
- Day 51 ~ Does the time and effort actually matter?
What were your favorites? Feel free to leave a note or response here on Medium, or send me a tweet (@iwearyourshirt).
Well, this journal is technically done. I’ll link to a Medium story tomorrow that unveils the Project Galaxy secret in full detail.
From September 22 — October 6 you’ll be able to purchase Project Galaxy for $1,000.
If you enjoyed reading my writing (or my nonsensical thoughts) I’ll continue to write weekly articles for The Action Army.
I’ll invent the perfect toothbrush, that flosses while you brush! I probably won’t actually do this one, sorry.
I’ll be writing a full recap of how the two-week launch window goes and sharing that story here on Medium (as well as on Gumroad’s blog).
And I will continue to be thankful for your support of this project and all my entrepreneurial adventures. Without people like you, I wouldn’t have the opportunities to do the things I do.
Thank you for following along (and being a part of) this journey!
This is the last entry in a 60-day journal I wrote that shared all my planning, strategies, pre-launch efforts, and marketing tactics that lead up to a big crazy project codenamed Project Galaxy. Start reading here.