Here we are in the latest chapter of my product development project – how to change from pushing the rock up the hill to letting it just roll down the hill by itself.
Product Development Resumed
I was emailing back and forth with John (my mentor) about how trying to create this product was feeling like a long slog and suggesting something entirely different. I thought that it might be interesting to interview some of the most successful internet marketers to find out what their back story was and how they had gotten to where they are now. The product would be audios of the interviews, a PDF transcript, and perhaps a link to sign up for a product.
John said that had been done before and he really thought that I shouldn’t throw away the work I’ve already done on my original idea. Thinking more about where I am in the development and how I have a history of half-done projects and half-baked plans I realized that I needed to complete what I had started (and have purchased graphics for) and not keeping making excuses.
I realized that my perfectionism was again getting in my way (see my earlier post on this subject here). Thinking that whatever I’ve done so far isn’t good enough, that even if I finish it that it won’t be successful. So typically me, to undervalue my own work! So I told myself –Stop IT!!! And then I remembered a great video of Bob Newhart’s which you can watch here:
After watching that again I am back at work on my original product idea and getting my life, work, and joy aligned with the universe so I can produce the best product I can. Most importantly knowing that it will be great and will sell well.
Last night we went to see a new play called Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley. It’s supposed to be a kind of sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. It was quite funny and entertaining. Not great literature like its predecessor novel but still I am sure that it will become one of those staple plays that get performed by all sized theater groups at the holidays. Everyone is happy by the end of the play and the audience was too!