Things I have Learned
I have definitely learned a few things in the last month. Like most of us, I try to learn something new every day, and to put that knowledge into my life. Somedays are better than others.
I spent the last month on the Bill’s Badge Hunt project. I learned that I can commit to a project and follow through every day for a month. I spent a bare minimum of 4 hours per day, every day. It is simply a matter of committing the time and resources (in this case, me) to the project and sticking with that commitment.
Learning in a Hurry
I learned what a great partner can mean to a business. Sunny Suggs taught me much this last month, and showed me more that went by so fast I couldn’t hope to catch it. Her knowledge of this industry is phenomenal, her ability to access it spectacular, and her willingness to share it humbling. I learned that gratitude is an ongoing process and needs to be addressed every day or it can overwhelm.
Learning about People
I am not the most social of humans, I would be the first to admit. I learned that there is a tremendous storehouse of people in this industry that are friendly, nice, caring and helpful. Many more than I could have possibly imagined! I can’t list all the people that I should thank here, because I might forget one, and that would be unforgivable for me. You know who you are, any success that the Built4UBadgeHunt site may have had is likely your fault.
I learned that there is a wonderful pool of highly talented entrepreneurs that have really good, very usable products that they are willing to share with everyone for FREE. I have received a treasure trove of usable information and look forward to weeks, months, and years of doing business with the providers.
Learning about Companies
The very best companies are simply people with a different name. I got to watch the Badge Hunt grow and develop and explode with the Tim Tech guys (and Brenda). I watched as it went from a 40 badge idea to a 240 badge (I think they could have sold and handled 300 easy) event! Was that ever fun!
I learned that big TEs have regular folks at the back of them. I sorta already knew that, but John Novak (List Build Surf), Marcus, Ken and Rodney (Legacy), John Bell (Traffic Swirl) William A Miller II (Surf Skeleton) and the TimTech team helped and supported our project at an unbelievable level. These are very busy people that have lots going on, and all of them took time for me and Sunny at some point. Wowser!
What I learned Today
I learned that this could go on and on and on. I learned that at some point I just have to quit and save some for next time.
I learned that I could use the words entrepreneur and wowser in the same blog post.
I’m just sayin’