When I started Intervention in 2010 I knew it’d be hard.
This is the part where most people would say that it was harder than they expected. Not in my case. I’m not an idiot. I know exactly what I’m doing. It was EXACTLY as hard as I thought it’d be. Still I am a different person than just a few years ago. I had to up my game to a ridiculous degree to make things work and manage the recruiting and staffing in a way that made us known for the high quality event we do every year.
I literally did not sleep well for years. No joke. I was operating as if it were College finals every day. I did truthfully have a nervous breakdown. My solution to that was to keep working so I broke down here and there while still putting out an insane amount of results.
You see – there are so many people who aren’t as together as I am that start events. They fail horribly and the event never happens. My biggest battle was to prove to people who didn’t know me already that I am me and not them. I did not have the luxury of taking care of myself. I had to show them what kind of work we do.
I did just that. Intervention is the best run event I have ever been to and now known as The Premier Showcase of Online Creativity.
Slowly the tide started turning. We had done the event long enough that people could see the results and quality. Intervention started advertising itself simply by existing. We ended up on Wired, CNN, and many other places.
Still – I haven’t yet gotten to the point where I am not doing almost everything myself. Intervention rests mostly on me. I literally did almost everything in the first few years and so unfortunately the comic had to be temporarily sacrificed.
I am now at the point where things are running well enough that I can devote some time to the comic. I am back permanently now.
I can’t blame just workload for my absence. If I am truthful I have to also blame my own self-defeating lack of self esteem about my work. The reason I give the best advice to others is because it’s the advice I mostly need myself. I’m over it.
Please help me spread the word about this comic and tell people to check it out. Help me prove my self-defeating brain that she is a dumbass. :)
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