Why there's no way on earth I can fail this time...

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Well, it's taken me around 2 weeks to post this here (yes, I admit it, I let fear dominate me), but here it comes:

My public, embarrassing but bold commitment:
Please pretend you didn't notice my terrible accent, but as you'll easily get, I'm not a native english speaker...

I'll keep you all posted

Thanks in advance for your support everyone!!!


Raúl
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Crosbie
    Hey!

    I'm kind of hoping you a fail a little so I get to see you eat dog food with a pink spoon...

    Just kidding! I loved your video man, and I admire you for making a the leap the way you have done! Be warned however, I've bookmarked your video and I will hold you accountable

    Be sure to keep updating the site, I love following people on their journey's!

    - Joe Crosbie,
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    • Profile picture of the author Raul Mellado
      Hey Joe, thanks for being my trustworthy accountant!

      At this point there's not much happening outside programming, but I want to document my whole launch process, so that newcomers won't make the same mistakes I will certainly be making...

      I really like your website, btw!

      Cheers!



      Originally Posted by Joe Crosbie View Post

      Hey!

      I'm kind of hoping you a fail a little so I get to see you eat dog food with a pink spoon...

      Just kidding! I loved your video man, and I admire you for making a the leap the way you have done! Be warned however, I've bookmarked your video and I will hold you accountable

      Be sure to keep updating the site, I love following people on their journey's!

      - Joe Crosbie,
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    Good luck Raul, best wishes!
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  • Profile picture of the author forexleadsbroker
    With enough confidence, there is nothing you can't do!

    Thanks for the inspiring post.
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  • Profile picture of the author annie800
    Raul, congratulations on posting your video. Choosing Commitment as your subject is very timely. Without being committed to whatever you choose to work on, eventually you will lack the determination to continue on.
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  • Profile picture of the author RichBeck
    Raúl,

    Very nice, my friend!

    I like the why....

    and LOVE the potential penalty for not achieving your goal!

    All The Best,

    Rich Beck BCIP, MCSD, MCIS
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  • Profile picture of the author Raul Mellado
    Thanks everyone for your kind words!

    But don't forget now I am accountable to you all, you all have taken a big responsability ;-)

    I'll keep you guys posted!
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    • Profile picture of the author Rory Singh
      Hi Raul,

      I'm so proud of your for making your commitment towards your success. I commend you on making this decision. Making the decision to be committed is your most important step and you've done so. Thank you for sharing your video. I know you can do it. I won't wish you good luck because I believe we make our own luck. You're going to do great!!!!!!!!!

      Go get em'
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      • Profile picture of the author Raul Mellado
        Rory, thanks for your trust! I'm truly honored by your comment; one more reason for me for making it!!

        Originally Posted by Rory Singh View Post

        Hi Raul,

        I'm so proud of your for making your commitment towards your success. I commend you on making this decision. Making the decision to be committed is your most important step and you've done so. Thank you for sharing your video. I know you can do it. I won't wish you good luck because I believe we make our own luck. You're going to do great!!!!!!!!!

        Go get em'
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    Great video and I hope you reach and exceed your goals. Why don't you also put in writing a "reward" for reaching your goal? Dinner at a nice restaurant, some champagne or something you really like but don't usually splurge on. I make possible rewards to shoot for all the time and it works great. Of course I have never tried a "punishment" of dog food so maybe that would work even better.

    P.S. Your English is just fine.
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    • Profile picture of the author Raul Mellado
      Janice, there's a reward already in place :-)

      In fact, there's a reward just for getting my plugin done; and then a few more according to the numbers of sales that follow.

      I wanted to try both approaches: reward + "punishment", so I have double motivation! ;-)

      Thanks for your kind words, I'll keep you all posted, as the project is coming to an end pretty soon!


      Originally Posted by Janice Sperry View Post

      Great video and I hope you reach and exceed your goals. Why don't you also put in writing a "reward" for reaching your goal? Dinner at a nice restaurant, some champagne or something you really like but don't usually splurge on. I make possible rewards to shoot for all the time and it works great. Of course I have never tried a "punishment" of dog food so maybe that would work even better.

      P.S. Your English is just fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author Raul Mellado
    Hi everyone, I had pretty busy days lately, so I guess it's time to update on the topic!

    Yes, I made it!!! My wild guess is that it was a combination of accountability, public commitment, real desire to make it and focus on this project (not sure which one was more important, though...).

    Anyway, sorry to disappoint most of you, I won't be eating the dog food this time ;-)

    I finished the plugin on time, but I decided to add a few extra features that I didn't plan initially, so I am now aiming to launch at the end of next month. I'd like to get some betatesters before that, so if anyone is interested, please let me know, and I'll send you a free review copy (let' say for now that the main goal of the plugin is to make your WP site look nicer, by improving fonts/images, and save you tons of time along the way; I'll be giving a full public description of the functionality once we close the definitive feature list).

    I'd be interested in getting your feedback, on features (what should I add/change/remove), or any bugs that might appear along the way...

    Anyway, just PM me and I'll send your copy!

    Thanks so much everyone!
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  • Profile picture of the author chrisrhea
    A great idea for putting yourself out publicly like this. Good luck with everything it is going to work out for you!
    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author CG Tsang
    One of the best tricks to motivate yourself is accountability.

    Good luck on your online journey

    Cheers,

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  • Profile picture of the author FingerPicker
    That's an amazing commitment and very funny with the dog food plan! I wish you the best of luck.. and keep speaking with that accent, I like it!

    FingerPicker
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  • Profile picture of the author Raul Mellado
    Hi everyone!!!

    I wanted to thank everyone who cheered me up along the way!

    I just wanted to let you all know that my first plugin got to be JVZoo Product of the Day on june 5th, I'm very excited about that :-)

    To be honest, I never ever ever expected to have a success like this, so my advice for everyone reading this is: don't listen to your own negative voice, and do it anyway! (you can thank me later ;-)

    Have an awesome day everyone, and again, thanks for your support, warriors!
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Well done Raul! Nice idea for a super inspiring driver. Keep up the good word dude!
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  • Profile picture of the author tobyjensen
    A genuine pleasure to hear of your progress.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sandycmy
    liked your commitment and ...

    liked this quote "Stephen King — 'Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work."

    All the very best !
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