You can do anything you set your mind to ~Ben Franklin 

Yesterday I was a part of the longest meeting in the world, although it went really well.  Candace, Lindsey, Mark, Mike and Graham and I all sat down and worked on our crowdfunding campaign for Growing Warriors. Growing Warriors is planning on getting a food truck (fondly called Warrior Wagon) and a washer/packer (called the Warrior Washer) for produce. They will be able to take these two vehicles to farmer veterans, load up the produce and sell it at farmers markets and other locations. We’re all really excited about the idea.

I feel as if I am on the edge of something big here, which makes me a bit nervous since this is my first time ever working on a crowdfunding project. Crowdfunding is a way to raise money through general support from the public, from an online platform. You sign up with Kickstarter or Indiegogo (two of the more famous ones) and you get your project out there.

When I first started this crowdfunding thing I thought it would be fairly easy. Set up an idea, create a video and make a budget and there you go! Although that is basically what crowdfunding is, there are a whole lot more details involved in the process. And working with a big team has its disadvantages and advantages. I think I’m slowly getting the hang of how to manage the crowdfunding project.

You know the saying; you can do anything you set your mind to. I like to be optimistic and think that saying is true, but I realized that you have to keep “setting your mind” to your goals. I tend to get really excited about a project. Then after a couple days of excitement that feeling wears off and somehow you end up not following through. I learned that you have to find new energy deep within you to continue the momentum and finish the project. It takes enthusiam but also determination to get something done.

We’re still early in the crowdfunding process but I think our determination and enthusiasm will continue to grow as we continue this project.