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As many of you know by now, I am fully intending to create products of my own, that meet my stringent standards for reliability and perfection. What kinds of products? Everything I ever wanted one of in the essential way I want it. In other words, everything!
A friend convinced me to use the crowd funding platform Kickstarter to launch such a product, in this case a 9mm pistol cleaning kit. I was going to right up until I had the inspiration not to. It seemed like a great idea on the logical surface, but there were 2 problems, and my intuition agreed with them.
Without further ado, I chose not to use Kickstarter because I have a strong aversion to utilizing and being responsible for other peoples money directly, even though it’s millionaire 101 type stuff. The truth is, I want to use positive partnership agreements and my own money to create a debt free, worry free deal that I feel deep down will work, the way I need it to work. My friend was right, I need to launch the product, and not attempt to make the kits manually. However, I’m also right. I need to do this my own way, that gives me more control, and prevents me from needing to answer to other people the way an employee feels obligated to a boss. In fact, ditching that BS, is much of the idea behind all this. It’s the motivating negative energy I am letting go of. Technically crowdfunding does not create a debt. However, in a very real sense it creates more person to person obligation than signing a car loan does, and it also creates a very real timescale within which one is self designated, but now also externally obligated to operate.
I object at the point of externally obligated. I prefer a 100% self designated path, and always have.
The other reason is right here, right now; this website. I want to absorb myself in my writing wholeheartedly without distractions. This project is my focus and I’m convinced that’s a good choice. I feel like opening a Kickstarter campaign right now would be like sinking a dagger in the heart of effectiveshit. This website is the beating heart of my brainchild; my desire to create the ultimate source of knowledge on finding quality in it’s bare essence. In other words the correct steps are, as I see it. #1, create this brainchild, #2, use the money as financial independence, freeing my time and lifestyle to myself, and allowing me to turn over physical operation (but not inspirational writing and control) of the website to someone else. #3, have fun creating awesome and cool products with lots of free time and plenty of inspiration and money, and begin infusing them back into this informational core, the existential foundation they require to be understood as reliability revolutions, and not just the next product in a world of next gen products.
Finally, there is a 3rd and extremely important reason. You are my support group. Without everyone here keeping me company, giving me feedback, and making suggestions, requests, and horrible jokes, it would be a lot less fun, and a lot harder to figure out what people really want to see created.
I know exactly what III want. In fact, I know it so thoroughly, there are products I will not make differently even if requested to do so! That’s because those are my core dream products, the ones I emotionally want to be a certain way.
But you know what? You guys have those too! Every one of my readers is thinking of a product right now, something they always saw glaring flaws and possible improvements in. Something you never planned on getting around to, but would love it if someone else did. Well guess what? I’m someone else altogether!
There are many areas where I genuinely want and need your feedback as readers and real people who seek the more reliable stuff that’s missing from today’s market like a light bulb in a dark room. You guys are the idea source for that light-bulb, and making it without your input would be a mistake, the very same mistake almost every company from the dawn of time has made.
Because of my choice to NOT Kickstart a product,
Because of my confidence in my own brainchild,
Because my readership is the lock my website is key to
I feel I’m on a good path,
I feel better, more energized, and more convinced I WILL launch my own products, in my own good time, with a better foundational layout. I will, just not with Kickstarter.
That’s my update today folks! And I hope you enjoyed it.