It's funny how our own mind plays tricks on us - and at times incredibly frustrating!
I realise after sleeping on it, my anxiety of succeeding or failing in the Crowd Funding campaign has nothing to do with 'success or failure'...as such. It has everything to do with the belief among the thousands of supporters like you who have been on the journey until this point in time. Do you believe strongly enough in me? Do you believe strongly enough in my message? Do you believe, beyond a shadow of doubt that I will take this message to the world - and create the awareness that I speak of?
As I look at my own track record - I cannot dispute our achievements...they are real. I have already left an indelible mark in my small corner of the world. I have taken a U-turn from tradition, and flipped the way milk is sold on its head! The way we do business is the way of the future. The way we produce and market food is the way of the future. The corporate alternative has no future. It will self destruct, not a question of if - but when? It's a paradigm shift for many - one future, very bright - the other future, extremely bleak. You will determine that future...you already are today.
A promising start to the campaign, with 19 backers. It is a nice mix of some original and very loyal believers, and some brand new faces. This is a great test of the 'care factor' of the wider community. I am already feeling much more at ease with the outcome, as it will help shape my way forward. You see - it will be for the best if the campaign is not supported, as that indicates to me that target audience I thought was out there...does not exist. However if the campaign is heavily backed, that is awesome news, giving me the green light to be the one who shows the way of the future, ably assisted by YOU!
This will prove to be a great release of the pressure I've put on myself. It can be exhilarating to be a creative, to act on a faith, to believe what I've already foreseen to be true and real. It can also be draining and daunting for those closest to me, those who don't always share in my visions. I have been working on this project (educational documentary), mentally, for the past 5 years. As soon as that report was released in 2011, of Year 11 Students who thought Yogurt grew on trees, and Cotton came off animals, I knew that awareness had to be created, that education was key. That was also the motivation to start our farm tours.
Over to you now...no pressure! After 12 hours of going live we're at $814. Unfortunately that puts us on track to reach the target in 74 days time, which is 53 days beyond my deadline. As my wife always tells me - "You snooze, you lose". I will know whether to action my plans or not in the coming days. I already believe in 'me', but if you do too...then I need your help. It's in your hands.
Farmer Gregie :) https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/farmer-gregie-s-bridge-the-gap-campaign/x/6275727#/