100-day-quest is officially over, there's still three big dangly loose ends hanging out there.
First is securing my dream distributor. This one is so close I can taste it. But I'm afraid of jinxing myself, so until piddix collage sheets are in their online catalog--until I can visibly see them there--I'll keep holding my breath. I sure hope this one works out.
Next is getting some kick-butt sales reps (I'm looking at you, The Collins Group and MILLSREPCO). This second goal is 70% of the reason I'll have a tabletop at CHA Vegas in July. Even if I could just get a sit-down with one of them, I'd feel pretty good about the trip.
And finally I feel the need to document my 100-day-journey is some written way. My blog, website, and newsletter have always been places where I've shared tips and tricks. But every time I sit down to write a post or two summarizing what I've learned I get totally stumped. I try to summarize the experience in three to five pithy statements, but there's just too much to cover. The experience wasn't a clean-cut case of trial and error, i.e., "this is what I tried, and this is what worked and what didn't." It wasn't that simple. It was profound. It was deep and scary. And it was completely life-changing. I know others have the same fears I started with (fears of failure, fears of success, fears of reaching out in person or on the phone to the decision-makers in your field). So I keep feeling the pull to share this story in a way that can open up new worlds to others, and to do so in way that a simple blog post or two won't cover.
So, what do you think? First of all, can you relate to these fears? Is this a story you'd want to read? And second, is this a book you would pay to read? I'm considering starting a kickstarter campaign to fund the process (essentially the two months it would take to do this "right"), but was curious first if there's an audience out there that would be interested. Thoughts?