In fact the campaign is currently 114% funded. I'm so happy! SO HAPPY!
Honestly when I launched this campaign I was nothing short of terrified. I was so worried about putting myself out there. What if I failed? How would I show my face in public again.
I've always let fear of failure get the better of me and it took a lot of encouragement from friends and family for me to launch this campaign.
The first few contributions brought tears to my eyes. It was so reassuring to see that my students were willing to support me and also that they wanted the hoops. So the first week was pretty easy and then it slowed down... For almost 2 weeks that number only moved a little bit and only occasionally. I worried that I wasn't going to make it. Again that fear of failure reared its ugly head and I seriously thought about putting my head in the sand and pretending there was no crowd funding campaign.
But that's the thing about putting yourself out there, you're accountable and everyone was asking how the crowd funding was tracking. So rather than putting my head in the sand I realised it was time to knuckle down, not time to give up!
So I got some advice from the lovely people at Spacecubed and I made sure I talked to everyone of my students about the crowd funding campaign. I did some things that were well out of my comfort zone. The text marketing was one of them and giving out flyers at Vic Park Farmers Market (big thanks to Katie Mills for keeping me company).
It's been so much fun watching that effort pay off. I can't tell you how addicted I became to refreshing the crowd funding page!
I actually feel a bit emotional now that we have reached the target. I'm immediately thinking about the next big challenge. The success of the campaign has really inspired me to keep challenging myself and see where we can take Happy Healthy Hoops. I'm of course going to give myself the time to celebrate this victory (there is a glass of bubbles with my name on it at home) but I'm already feeling determined that I'm not going to let fear of failure hold me back, not again! So watch this space there are even bigger and better, Happier Healthier and Hoopier things in this pipe line!
P.S. You can still contribute until the campaign ends. Remember it is cheaper to purchase through the crowd funding that it will be to get one later.