It’s been 365 days since I released my first product. Plan Lab was huge for me. It signified a move from every cent I made coming from spending time working with someone to being able to create something out of nothing, and making sales while I was scratching my ass.
Of course it’s never that simple but the gradual shift into selling products rather than services is something that I’d planned since my early days studying Entrepreneurship at Uni and the ways of the world in everyday life.
Those 365 days have flown by and at the same time seem like years ago. It’s caused me to reflect on my last 365 days of life, what I’ve spent my time on, what I’ve learnt and what I’ve accomplished.
My last 365 days in a nutshell…
- Lived in another country for the first time (see my blog post on my 6 months in Canada)
- Launched my first product and made it profitable within 6 months (see my Plan Lab launch post)
- Launched my second product. BodyWise was launched 7 days ago in fact (see my BodyWise launch post)
- Launched SnowPro. Failed SnowPro (blog post on that experience coming soon)
- Visited Canada, USA & Mexico
- Spent 80 days snowboarding
- Was featured by GoPro as their video of the day and seen by over 130,000 people (see our SnowPro epic amateur snowboarding video)
- Appeared in a Harlem Shake video (seriously)
- Nearly managed to push out an election-themed iPhone game only to be thwarted at the last minute (more coming on that soon)
At the end of the day
It’s been a hell of a year and looking back, I’m not sure I can keep that pace up for another year. At the end of the day I’ve had more fun during my 9-5 creating things and working with a small group of awesome clients than I ever had consulting 24/7 but it’s the people you spend time with out of work that really made my year.
Whether you’re a friend from Twitter, an old high school mate or someone I’ve met in the last 365 days, thanks for helping to make my year the best to date. You’ve been awesome.