Building a product is hard enough, but launching it and putting a big event together to generate marketing buzz for it at the same time was almost enough to put me over the edge! But I've been working my butt off to get GoalSponsors out the door and launched, and after several months of effort, I was able to have a successful launch event and gain enough buzz to get a great set of beta users to test out the product! It's live in the app store if you'd like to give it a try:
I'm proud of myself, for sure, but I definitely didn't do it alone. There were several other companies that have helped me quite a bit, including NoXcuses Fitness and especially Appcelerator, who has gone above and beyond the call of duty to help me make my app and my launch a success. A good number of people showed up to the launch event -- not an AMAZING number, but a strong 100-150ish, and after all the beta signups, I've been able to test my product out on real people, get feedback, and launch something that's now helping people achieve their biggest goals in life! In fact, the total weight loss of our users is in the hundreds of pounds, and we've only been live for the past month or so! On the business side of things, life is going well.
I continue to be worried for Sara. She's out of touch with reality and hints are going to come down crashing if she doesn't get professional help soon. Beautiful, smart, ambitious - but she sees no perspective other than her own, which is often ridiculously shellfish. You made the right decision, David
Sarah is completely nuts! I thought you did the gentlemanly thing by stopping her from making a complete and utter fool of her self!! I think she needs some serious help!!!!!! You are so lucky you found out now befor she could do some serious damage!!! THANK GOD the camera's were there to prove what a dangerous and delusional drama queen she is!!
Sarah has serious issues, most of her own making. You did the right thing - you don't want her distracting you with all her narcissistic drama. In Sarah's world there is only room for one person to be successful - Sarah.
I just watched the shows and was in shock as to how Sarah treated you. She has some big problems and appears to be unraveling. Anyway good luck with goalsponsors. I really enjoyed the show and the inside view of your life - or at least a small part of it. thanks for sharing.
You are going in the right direction to end your friendship with Sarah. To make those FALSE accusations is ridiculous! She throws a tantrum and is nothing but drama & trouble. You are surely better off. Sarah needs to look at the video when you kindly touched her and now she is saying you physically assaulted her, so that she gets right. You are going to succeed!
David, Sara is off her rocker accusing you of putting your hands on her in a violent manner, especially since it was taped! There is something very sad about that woman and she keeps making it worse with the way she treats people. She was jealous and you embarrassed her in front of Ben and Hermoine and the crowd as well. But, her way of getting back was very strange because she was so serious like she believed her own lies - scary! Good luck with your ventures!
I really did not like this show because the people seemed so fake, but you are the reason I kept watching. I think Sarah does her thing for the camera is just jealous of
David, it's crystal clear, to anyone that saw the show, that Sarah is completely delusional. I think Villain is indeed a great way to describe her presence on SUSV. Congrats, not only on the launch of Goal Sponsors, but also on getting such a truly nasty person out of your life. Onwards & upwards my friend. All the best to you!
You came off as so ungrateful last night Ms. Thing - shame on you! Sarah offers you a vodka sponsor - you say no and promptly let Hermione raffle off champagne? Sarah fills the event and you treat her like an old ex as soon as Ben and Hermione show up - what was up with that? Then, when poor Sarah tries to let a nice lesbian in the crowd participate in the dating game you react like a Baptist minister? You went from being my favorite cast member to my least favorite in one show. Why would you ignore the woman responsible (gratis I may add) for your events success as soon as her enemies showed up and then not apologize when she told you how she felt? You really looked bad Ms. Thing - shame on you!
You are such a lovely human being. You are a true, trusting and loyal friend. That is a very rare gift to have but incredibly refreshing to see in this day and age. If you were my friend, I would treasure you forever. It's her loss, not yours. You will do wonderful things in your life. -MiMi
David, that girl is crazy! Her real issue was her jealously over Ben and hermione's success. She decided to show you her true colors and take that anxiety out on you. Completely her loss! When someone shows you who they are believe them! Good luck with Goalsponsors!
I have watched this show since the beginning. As a native San Franciscan, having lived now in So Cal for most of my life I find the show interesting. I am also involved with a "large online auction" company as a seller and also as someone who gives input to new concepts they are working on. I have been to San Jose a number of times and also have a cousin who lives in Mountain view. Anyway, year and years ago when I was "this age" I remember how focused you are and its just job, home to sleep, job, some corporate meetings, job. And make a ton of money. I was lucky to be an exec at a young age (26) but when my first child was due at the age of 35 I completely walked away from the job, the prestige, the bonus's, the travel, etc. My input would be, are you happy? I realized no amount of money or size of house would make me happy, being a mom would. Not that this is for everyone. You need to find what will make your life worth living. In summary I have a lot of admiration for you Dave, Dwight and Kim. Each of you has shown a strength of character and how hard work (REAL work) moves you in the right direction. I could write volumes about the "other girls", but really I just feel really sorry for them. I think you need to know yourself, before you can be successful and before others are willing to believe in you. Specifically Sarah, I think her medical budget could be wisely spent on a therapist.
david you are the bomb just make sure you put your energy into people who are worthy of your time and have the same type of goals and intellect. I may have to try your app too - looks pretty awesome and congrats on the weight loss.
I am just glad that you had a video crew to show that Sarah was completely off. If she continues to alienate good friends like you, she will not only have a crappy personal life, but a sad business one as well...you seem like a nice person, so I would definately not regret the way you showed class in your demeanor during the meeting. Good luck with your business ventures!