Big & Hairy is not a typo - you heard us right!! If you've met Monique and I you know what I'm talking about, if you haven't met us yet we are all about big hairy audacious goals and taking gigantic actions to make sh*t happen.
Over the last year we have had the privilege of meeting and working with hundreds of people who have killer ideas and the kahuna's to bring them to life - then WHY WHY WHY are so many of you sitting back waiting for some unicorn to swoop in and sprinkle fairy dust on your ideas??
We've realized that everyone is lying to themselves about what it really looks like and what it takes to get your ideas rolling!! We are going to share our INSIDE story to help inspire you and get you off your a** so you too can make sh*t happen. It's not always pretty, your ideas don't always work and sometimes things come together & magic happens. No matter what everyone is hustling to make it happen!
Over the last 12+ months we have launched big hairy audacious ideas, done things that have never been done before, pushed ourselves to try tons of crazy strategies, built things we hated & things we love and screwed up at times along the way.
MSH District goes live April 2016 ~ Launch First Hack-A-Thon ~ Move into new office/maker space ~ Launch 4 month accelerator program ~ Everyone wants more Hack-A-Thon's ~ Open membership program ~ Wrap up accelerator ~ Readjust team to find the right people ~ Trim down office, get rid of maker space ~ Launch 2nd Hack-A-Thon ~ Grow team and get burned along the way ~ Sign up more memberships ~ Everyone wants more Hack-A-Thon's ~ Launch 12 week virtual bootcamp ~ Running out of money!!! ~ Love the online idea ~ Everyone wants more Hack-A-Thon's
After the dust settles, it's clear EVERYONE WANTS MORE HACK-A-THON'S - the one thing we were most afraid of! They need a lot of people, a lot of work and we didn't think they deliver the results we wanted to fit in our business model. We spent hours strategizing and getting insights from our mentors, its clear we must give the customer what they want and stop trying to create other sh*t when the solution and answers are right in front of us. It's scary when the answer is there but you have NO IDEA how to make sh*t happen - that's why you need people, lots of people to be successful.
We have overhauled our business model, redesigned our website, crafted new big hairy audacious goals and putting our kick-ass team in place to bring this bad boy to life!! New Hack-A-Thon's coming in 2017, bigger & better creating partnership events with brands and companies to create total disruption and powerful collaborations to bring innovation to life. Think Google, Nike, Lululemon to name a few key players we are targeting - look out world here we come.
So remember when you are sitting back wondering if sh*t will work or if it won't - who knows and the only way to find out is to pull triggers and pick one thing at a time to put into action so you can figure out what works and what feels right - get some amazing advisors and mentors to help you figure it out when things don't go the way you expected. Stop overthinking and just get started MAKING SH*T HAPPEN
HUGE Thank You and shout out to all of our partners, sponsors, advisors, makers, mentors and incredibly wicked people helping us through all the ups and downs in making sh*t happen with our vision. Sign up and get on the #makingshithappen train below, share with us what you're up to in the comments and feel free to shoot us an email anytime. Spread the love and inspire someone else today who needs a little boost.