When Mikayla and I first started working on the website for The Habit Factory, it looked very different from where it is today. The colour scheme was way more overwhelming (saturated was the word), the text boxes were half filled in, and amongst it’s other problems we hadn’t even figured out the checkout page.
It took us 2 months to get it in shape for its first publishing, just so that we could get initial feedback on it from a few good friends.
Even after that, we realized it still needed a lot of work.
And so we were back on the iteration train once more, trying to figure out a website that would work for us, and wording that would be captivating yet concise.
Finally, we decided to strip it down to its core elements and start again from there. That was the version of the website we used to round up our first cohort in October.
Now in our second cohort, we decided to tweak the site once more to include some of the progress we’ve made when one could say it was already “done” to begin with.
Starting a new habit you actually want to keep isn’t always easy, but it’s a lot better when you’re doing it with others.
Life gets in the way. We forget. We constantly run out of time. It’s not the right time. All of it is real, but if you’re willing to take a step out of the vicious circle of reasons not to begin, then read on.
A few months ago (after the start of COVID, the end of school, and real life restaurant work happened), a good friend Mikayla Koo and I took a leap to start what will become a series of online workshops for creative people like us.
Our world boils down to this: you can do it if you put the work into it, and it can be fun and rewarding along the way too.
Getting started matters. Day one matters. Building the habit on the right foot matters.
That’s what The Habit Factory is here for.
And if you’re ready to get on your own version of Day One, then I hope you’ll join Mikayla and I for our first run of the workshop that starts this October 19th.
Sign ups are open until the start date and I hope you’ll check us out. Better yet, send this to a friend who needs an extra push (we all need one sometimes).
Whether you think it’s too naïve of a thought, too amateurish of a self-produced video, too rough around the edges for a piece of writing, or too rushed as a painting, nothing beats having gone through the process of saying you had to try it anyways. Nothing’s final, nothing’s permanent.
When we put the attention on our progress instead of seeking for validation, we can shift our entire attitude towards sharing our work.