In The Trenches—The Founder’s Daily Report: Day 341—Holy Crap!

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In The Trenches—The Founder’s Daily Report: Day 341—Holy Crap!

Day 341: What a frickin’ crazy 24 hours. Once you say “no” to 100k there are ramifications.  Like, how in the hell are you going to actually make this movie for 10 grand?  The answer?  You aren’t. 24 hours ago I thought I had 30k—my 10 and two other investors.  22 hours ago they both drop out and I’m standing alone holding the bag.

“Holy crap!” Day

I’ll say it again, holy crap!  I did not sleep last night.  The reality is this is all happening because I made it happen.  I am responsible.  Everyone is counting on me to keep this training moving forward.  I did not want to let my team down.  So, I worked until the wee hours of the morning figuring out where to rob Peter to pay Paul and dig up more money—both real or leveraged.  I spent this morning being talked off the ledge by my Mother, crunching numbers, being talked off the ledge some more by Eye-Doc Sis, and making pacts with Uh-mazing Romantic Partner.  Pacts like, “yes, I will make money again some day, I promise.”  And pacts with myself, “you cannot let go of your dream, keep going.”  And I did it.  Holy crap, I did it.  It is a big investment.  But, I’m investing in my dream.  How fun is that?!?

Thank you to all of my incredible family and friends who saw me through this insanely stressful day.  You are my light and my heart.  And guess what?  We’re making a movie!

Until tomorrow, create from what you have….”Holy Crap” days.

Kelli Joan Bennett is a filmmaker, actress, writer, entrepreneur, advocate for creative thinking and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Think Outside The Box Inside The Box Media.

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