I did not make it to Round 2 of the Pitch to Win contest. Given the quality of some, if not most of the tweets that I say, it must have been a hard choice for the judges. Congratulations to those who made it, my hat’s off to the creativity and passion you expressed in 140 characters (minus the 11 needed for #Pitch2Win). I will be following the outcome of the contest here.
Knowing it was going to be a hard-fought competition, I went after pre-authorization for Legend at Kickstarter.com and received it. As part of what I wanted to do with Kickstarter, I created a Stars of Heros Facebook page. Currently all it does is echo what I categorize as “Stars of Heros” in this blog. Eventually, it will have more content including a Thank You link for those who pledge at Kickerstarter.com. I still need to do all that they require or suggest, including creating a promotional video for the book. I also want to update and re-launch three of four active websites, including the main Stars of Heros one. The book itself also needs a little work (that never seems to end!).
The next few months are going to be quite interesting as I try to balance what I need to do for myself with what I need to do for my clients. A friend of mine and I often joke with are like the shoemaker and his kids, we take care of every one else’s needs first before our own. Sure, we eventually get around to doing it, but when is often a low priority. And in this world, where money is needed to pay the bills and live, it’s hard not to fall into that trap. What I need to do now, though, is approach my task list as an investment in the future of myself and my two careers.