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Eight Months & I

My earlier post, “Journey Comes After Start” made me want to share an example.

At the turn of the year, into 2013, I thought it would be a really fun project to create a functional, mobile app.  My problem?  I really had no idea where to start.

I previously had and still do not have any knowledge of computer programming.  I only have a rough understanding of HTML, CSS, PHP, Java, etc, etc.  So, I started where I was at.

I began by sharing my thoughts.  This is key, if you hold an idea to yourself you have no support, no team.  It takes a team of great and talented people to do great things.

I talked to my dad.  He was excited about the thought of creating an app for one of our businesses, but he also has no computer programming background.  So we started reaching out to others, we kept sharing what we wanted to do.

We discussed the project with many people.  A gentlemen from San Diego, and another in southern Wisconsin told us it would be nearly impossible to create what we wanted.

We then mentioned the idea to a current employee.  She said her nephew had a lot of experience in computer programming – he used to do work for the military.  So we set a meeting.

He told us he could do it.  Here is where it got fun.

As development began and we started to make progress we shared the beginnings of our app, SkeePet, with a business partner in Colorado.  He then shared it with a friend in Silicon Valley.  This “friend” ended up being a tech guru and he liked our ambition, and our project – he asked us to join him on one of his projects; Vet24seven.

SkeePet - screenshot

SkeePet Home screen

By starting from where I was, where we were; having nothing, we now are Founders of two different apps – one of which our partner is from the tech center of the world.

As we continue to make process with both apps, October 8th is the date we have picked out to launch a crowd funding campaign for Vet24seven.  This launch will include a 3 city launch party, a celebrity and a campaign on Indiegogo.com.

I only shared the last 8 months of my app development experience, but in that time I have also built a business that brings me $1,200 to $1,500 per month PART TIME (click here, I can help you do it too) and bought a four-unit apartment building.  All because in every area – I started where I was.  What will the next 8 months bring!?

I will continue to share progress with you, and more information on our 3 city launch party on October 8th will be brought to you over the next four weeks.


Journey Comes After Start

It’s about the journey, the road that takes you to where your going that truly makes success worth it.  If it were easy, everyone would do it, leaving success worthless.

I read a lot. Quite a few different blogs, and I am now on my 13th book of the year.  The more submerged in my projects I become, the more I relate to what I read.

I just started Chris Gardner’s book, “Start Where You Are” (he previously wrote his life story in “The Pursuit of HappYness” – which led to Will Smith portraying him in the movie) and within the first few pages I immediately thought of three people.  These three, who I want to join me in one of my businesses, have sat on the fence for a few weeks now.  I see the success they have missed out on while they continue to ponder and I know the issue.  It’s this: They want, and will do great things in this world, but it seems they don’t know where to start.

It’s easy – start where you are.

Without starting, with no decision, there will be no journey, no destination.  No decision is the worst decision.  It is unclear, undefined. It delays your pursuit. It pushes back dreams and goals.

Questioning what you are about to get into is necessary but, over analysis is, paralysis, is death.

If there’s something you want to do, something great you want to accomplish, do it. Start where are today – as time ticks, goals fade.