2018 was an interesting year for me. I started a new business, One Crafty Potato, going through everything I would need to make that happen. I created an LLC, I purchased product, I created courses, I was ready to go. But then… nothing. To be totally honest with you, OCP flopped on it’s face.
Around this time, a friend mentioned Seth Godin’s The Dip to me. She thought I might be in The Dip for OCP. If you’re not familiar with The Dip, here’s a great YouTube video that explains it pretty succinctly. Basically, the idea is that if you aren’t going to be the best, you’re better off giving up and putting your energy into something that you can be number one at.
In December, Ryan and I started talking about Running Westholme. It was an old project we’d started and let die because, honestly, I wasn’t ready for it. My depression and anxiety was too much. I wasn’t sure I could deal with getting back into “the industry” since I’d been burned while working at Riot. But now, I was feeling better. Things were more under control and while the internet still isn’t much kinder to female gamers, it was in a place I could deal with, especially with my depression and anxiety much better managed.
I had a decision to make. Do I go hard and continue to work, trying to pull OCP up? Or do I shift gears and take a chance on something new? When looking through the lens of The Dip, the answer was clear: I give up OCP. There were other places teaching classes, other places that sell paper, I was never going to be number one.
But, there was no one out there that we knew of who was focusing specifically on overall personal growth for nerds. There was no one teaching it the way we were teaching. We could put our focus there and help a lot of people. That felt really good (#hufflife!)
So, that is where I’m putting my focus in 2019. I’ll be pouring everything I can into Running Westholme as well as developing my own coaching practice. If you’d like to support us, we’d appreciate it so much. Find our links below and give us a follow or signal boost!
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