We hit Euronews!
We are absolutely thrilled with this feature and it reinforces how mainstream crowd funding has now become. We are the first specialising in smartphone apps and let’s face it, the original is always the best!
Our CEO Aernoud Dekker sums up with his 3 key tips to attain crowd funding success.
1. “Keep it simple. A simple story will reach more people.”
2. “More media is more money. So open all media channels you can possibly reach.”
3. “Take the people who pledge on your idea seriously. Because they will be your future ambassadors.”
StudyPic is Live!
The first successfully funded app StudyPic is now live in the app store!
A huge thanks to Sabrina for her great work and to everyone who got behind the idea pledging to make it happen. A further thanks to the developer that brought it to life.
StudyPic will make studying much easier. No longer will you have to fill your backpack with tons of books. StudyPic will help you organise your information by taking photographs. You can add categories and subcategories to create a simple and organized database.
Go and take a look :)
There will be many more to come!
“Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week.”
One of the most common enemies of progression is procrastination. We know what we want to do and should do. Nevertheless we still we end up spending hours upon hours doing easier work or escaping via TV, blogs or music.
1. Stop thinking. Start doing.
A bit of planning can certainly help you to achieve what you want to achieve. A lot of planning and thinking tends to have the opposite effect.
You think and think and try to come up with ‘the perfect plan’. A plan where you don’t have to make mistakes, where you will never be rejected, where there will be no pain or difficulties. Such a thing does of course not exist so get started!
2. Don’t blow a task out of proportion.
By over thinking and putting things off you are not only trying to protect yourself from pain. You also make mountains out of molehills. The more hours and days you put something off the worse it grows in your mind.
This makes a little thing a big Godzilla, a horrible beast that is threatening to ruin your life. So plan a little and then take action.
3. Just take the first step.
When you start to look too far into the future any task or project can seem close to impossible. And so you shut down because you become overwhelmed and start surfing the internet aimlessly instead. That is one of the reasons why it is good to plan for the future but then to shift your focus back to today and the present moment.
Then you just focus on taking the first step today. That is all you need to focus on, nothing else.
4. Start with the hardest task of your day.
Maybe you have an important call to make that you also fear might be uncomfortable. Maybe you know you have gotten behind on answering your emails and have big pile to dig into. Maybe you have the last five pages of your paper to finish.
Whatever it may be, get it out of your way the first thing you do. If you start your day this way you will feel relieved. You feel relaxed and good about yourself.
5. Just make a decision. Any decision.
We feel bad when we sit on our hands and don’t take action because it’s unnatural. The natural thing is to be a decisive human and take action.
When you procrastinate you want to do something but you don’t take the action that is in alignment with that thought. You become conflicted within.
What you do always sends signals back to you about who you are. Taking confident action is what really builds your self confidence and a self-image of you being a confident person.
6. Face your fear.
It’s harder to just take action. To risk looking like a fool. To make mistakes, stumble and not avoid that pain. To take responsibility for your own life.
The easier choice can come with a sense of comfort, with a certain level of success, pangs of regret for all the things you never dared to do and a vague sense of being unfulfilled. You wonder about what would have happened if you had taken more action and more chances.
The harder choice gives you, well, who knows? But it will sure make your feel more alive.
7. Finish it.
Not taking the first step to start accomplishing something can make you feel bad. But not finishing what you have started can also leave you in a sort of negative funk. You feel fatigued or stressed and sometimes you don’t even know why. It’s like someone zapped your inner power.
Is there something there you know you want to finish but haven’t yet? Try to get that finished as soon as you can you will start to feel a whole lot better.
Just be careful. Don’t think you have to finish everything you started. If a book sucks, read something else. Using this as an excuse to quit something that feels hard or unfamiliar is not a good idea. But there is no law that says that everything has to be completed.