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Will it be Anti-Climatic??

Last night, I put up the todo list on my whiteboard for the soft launch of Tickets with a Twist on Sunday. Today, I’ve been wondering about what the launch will feel like. Launching WhyGoSolo was such a monumental event to me (us) and this one…like I mentioned in another post, feels so much different.

This launch is different for many reasons. First, it will be a soft launch – meaning, we’re going to keep it extremely low key since we will not have the quantity and variety of tickets I was anticipating. Second, our widgets will not be online and third, the live site will require additional testing. Although it’s being currently tested on stage, when it goes live it will require additional testing…particularly since it ties in and interacts with the WhyGoSolo site.

The other factor that have me wondering about what the launch on Sunday will be like is because of how much of a big deal the launch of WhyGoSolo was to me and all of us involved. The team was much bigger and development had been ongoing for almost five months. I had been prepping for the launch for almost a year and the compilation of all our efforts were finally coming together.

I was also dedicating my full time and energy to WhyGoSolo back then, while for this launch, I’ve been and still am juggling a full time job.

I don’t know if saying that we were over hopeful or just slightly naïve is proper, but I know I had imagined that launching the site was going to make huge things happen over night. I had unrealistic expectations. Now, I feel like my feet are better planted where they need to be.

When we launch on Sunday, out of the original team that at one time soared at eleven members (not including myself), only two original members are left (not including myself).

I’ve been thinking about the synergy between the three of us who have now been together for almost a year. Obviously, all three still see the huge potential in what we’re doing however, we are all wiser of the road we’re traveling. It’s nuts to think that we’ve been chatting and holding weekly calls over Skype with each other for a year.

Darcy was still in high school then and he’s now in his second semester of Uni (as he always calls it – he is Australian)

Michael, who was enduring long commutes back then, has since left his full time job and started a business of his own. I also just found out he is expecting his first child. CONGRATULATIONS TO MICHAEL and HIS WIFE!!

We know bits and pieces of each other’s lives yet, we’re putting full faith into one another. On top of it all, we still haven’t met.

So it’ll be interesting what it will feel like on Sunday when www.gofortix.com is turned on and we enter a new phase. I’ll be talking some more about it Friday night at 8pm EST. Feel free to join me!