I haven’t shared this story with anyone before.
Maybe you can relate.
For the better part of 2011, I had been searching for my ‘next move’. I was sick and tired of the IM game and wanting to get into a new business.
I wanted it to be a mix of my passion to entertain people and make them laugh with something that would pay me as well.
I got all sorts of advice and had all sorts of ideas.
Make funny videos, start a blog where I curated humorous content, create mobile apps, launch a fun experiential events business, and on and on.
My head was spinning with ideas, I didn’t know which way to go. I was juggling family life, a dwindling income stream, and now then came the news that I had an enlarged spleen.
(I’ll wait as you go google the word “spleen”.)
It’s a non-vital organ that seems to have a little to do with filtering the blood.. But so does the liver – so, meh.
Anyway, my spleen was bigger than a football when it’s supposed to be smaller than my fist.
So, long story short, that baby had to go.
(and I’m not kidding when I call it a baby, it was literally the size of a small newborn when they took it out).
Let me tell you something though — having my spleen removed was one of the best experiences of my life.
The world slowed down for a while. I got to just LAY IN BED and think for 3 days straight (and the Dilotta Drip wasn’t that bad either, but annnnnywayyyy, I digress).
I remember on the day of my release from the hospital, I had perfect clarity.
“I WILL START AN APP NETWORK”
For the 3 days that followed, I busted ass getting that into motion…
And then on the 4th day came the news from my last remaining large client that he was pulling the plug on his monthly recurring payments.
Yowie! I was already just barely staying afloat.
I’d like to tell you that this horrible news totally caused me to get laser-focused on the app business.
I’d like to tell you that, but it’d be a lie.
What happened next was what must’ve seemed like a mid-life crisis intersecting with a clueless newbie who had never run a business before.
I flailed. I went another few months of doing a number of things that I thought might intersect with my passion until I finally came to my senses.
In February of this year, I took on the honey badger approach to making money and reminded myself of who I am, what resources I have, and how good I am at making money in a couple of different ways.
This immediately led to some copywriting gigs and then to some great JV Brokering & JV Management gigs as well. (I’ve even been handed a sweetheart deal to help run a CPA Network.)
Honey badger don’t give a shit - and I’m goin’ after everything I can – and it’s working.
I think I watched the first video on Saturday amidst the beginnings of the long Memorial Day weekend.
“Hey isn’t this the guy that supposedly taught Trey Smith the app business??” “Hmm, I think it is…”
“Holy cow, look at the production value on this video, I wonder if Andy Jenkins had anything to do with it”
(these are all thoughts going through my head)
And as I watched the video … “did he say he’s got a book out” – and then I immediately kindled the book and started reading that right after the first video.
Basically, these videos and the book are totally reminding me of what I told myself 9 months ago as I lay in that hospital bed….
“I MUST BUILD AN APP NETWORK”
I almost don’t care how much money it makes. I just know this is the direction everything is going and I *WANT* to make fun apps…. I want it as badly as I once wanted to make films when I was in my 20′s.
(And the good news? It doesn’t cost hundreds of thousands or millions of dollars to make an app. I can have a decent app made for thousands.)
Anyway, look, here’s the deal.
I’m not trying to tell you that you should get into the app business. However, if you’re like me, and you really want to get into it — then Chad is the real deal. The book is awesome – and what I’ve seen so far from these first videos… *whatever* Chad has cooking for this launch is going to be apptastic.
I don’t care if you buy through “my link” or not.
I just want to know if you’re wanting to get into the app business as badly as I want to.
If so, how about ya hit me up in Facebook, Gmail, or Skype. My username in all 3 places is “harrisfellman“. Maybe we can start a little skype group of wannabe app developers or something – -keep each other in check and on target.
I’m super excited about this business again.
If you are, were, or want to be excited about it too,
I look forward to hearing from you.