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12 Days To Launch: What It's Like To Launch A Digital Design Shop In Just 12 Days

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Have you ever wondered what it's like to launch a digital product in just 12 days? 

And if you've already created your own digital product, have you ever wondered what it's like for others? 

Because I have.

And that's exactly what I'm writing this post: to share my own experiences with you and the lessons I learned along the way. 

Fair warning: This is a really long post. Over 2,000 words. Apparently, I had a lot to say.

 

When the idea turned into a commitment 

Trying to launch a digital product in 12 days... is no easy feat. And I knew that going into it. 

So why did I choose to give myself such a short timeline if I already knew that? 

Honestly - because I was slacking ...and scared. Slacking because I was scared. 

  • Scared no one would care or even notice. 
  • Scared my designs weren't going to be good. 
  • Scared people were going to say it's a dumb idea. 
  • Scared it would turn out to be an absolute failure. 

Y'know, the voices of self-doubt and imposter syndrome. 

So while sitting on my bed one morning (about two weeks ago), I decided to give myself a challenge: launch a digital product shop in 12 days. 

I actually decided on 12 days, because 15 days would mean launching on near the end of the week and 20 days felt long enough for me to talk myself out of it. 

The thing is... when you tell yourself you’re going to do something, you already know in that moment whether or not you’re going to follow through with it. 

Because you already know what your commitment level is. 

And if you don't follow through on the things you say you're going to do enough times... you stop believing in yourself.

So a while back, I decided to stop saying I'll do things if I already know I"m not going to do them. All that to say don't make your self-doubt worse than it already is. 

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Show yourself that you're the kind of person who follows through on things, because you are. And if you're not, you can be. 

Change your history by writing a new one.  

 

the first few days (days 1-4)

The first few days mostly consisted of me "getting my feet wet". 

Mostly working on new design templates for the shop (media kits for bloggers, pricing guides for photographers, business cards for creative entrepreneurs and personal brands), etc. Wrote a few things here and there. Uploaded a few things onto Instagram. 

And by day 3 or 4, I started feeling the imposter syndrome. 

... let's just say it was not a very fun feeling to experience. 

When you're creating completely new, your self-doubt and fear has a way of creeping up on you. But just because it shows up knocking doesn't mean you have to go answer the door. 

Instead of running away from the self-doubt and imposter syndrome feeling, I faced my fears.

At the end of the day, we get to choose what we believe and allow into our minds. 

So if you want to change your present and your future, then you have to change what you believe and say to yourself. 

Because saying things like "It's never going to work" or "No one is going to care" isn't going to help you want to start (let alone continue) or help you believe in yourself.

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Believing is yourself is a huge part of the process and journey.

If you don't believe in  yourself, you're going to have a really hard time creating things and stayed inspired and true to yourself. Trust me on this. You don't want to feel like you're fighting yourself every step along the way, especially when the journey is so long. 

 

the next few days (days 5-8)

As the days went on, the imposter syndrome feeling and self-doubt noise started to wind down. Go figure, right? 

Also, I think the fact that I only had 12 days (or in this case, about 8 days left) to make this work didn't leave very much room for them (self-doubt and feeling like an imposter). 

A lot of people think working for yourself is a glamorous lifestyle, but honestly? It's a lot of hard work and can be a very isolating and lonely feeling sometimes, which is why I'm so glad I was co-working with my friend on most days if not going to the coffee shop to be around people. 

If you're feeling isolated and lonely in your work, create time in your schedule to spend time with others. Even going to a coffee shop with a friend to work can be extremely helpful. 

Also, Rising Tide Society's Tuesdays Together's May event happened during my "12 days to launch", which was super helpful because I had pricing feedback from creative entrepreneurs (which was who I was making the design template shop for!). Click here to read the post I wrote how I decided to price my digital products. 

 

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So during this time, I was working through my to do list. 

Activities included:

  • file organization (and then re-organizing, naming the files, etc.)
  • uploading the files into the shop (which... I ended up redoing later on in the week)
  • designing the shop catalog (and then majorly redesigning it)
  • writing content (email newsletters and blog posts)
  • creating the blog and social kits
  • ... and more

As you can see (and as I've realized), creating a shop involves a lot of tasks, time, and energy.  Way, way more than I originally expected and planned for. 

The little things here and there definitely do add up over time. 

But as tedious as some of the tasks may have been, I've got to say it felt so good to put everything together and rewarding to actually see everything come together. 

 

Fun fact: I stayed up 40+ HOURS during this time. 

Yep, you read that right. FOURTY HOURS. 

So I didn't intend on this happening. It wasn't on purpose, but I got a ton of stuff done during this 40 hour chunk. Honestly not even sure how I was still so functional and came up with exciting ideas, but sometimes you just go with the flow and don't question things (this was one of those times). 

Disclaimer: I don't advocate or recommend doing this. Please take care of yourself. Mental health and self-care is extremely important, not to mention essential, in life, business, and staying sane. 

 

the days leading up to the launch (days 9-11)

If I had to be completely honest, I was a bit scared, anxious, and overwhelmed that I wouldn't have everything done in time. 

And if I'm being really honest, I was "burning the candle" a little bit. 

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During the days leading up to the launch, I just wanted to sleep. I spent most of the weekend working. And when I wasn't working, I was taking naps or eating food. 

Sure, I could've pushed the deadline off a bit more. But I made a commitment to myself to make this thing happen - and that's what I did. 

 

By the way, I always recommended listening to your body and tuning into your intuition.

Ever since reading Intuitive Eating a few years ago, I am really big on listening to yourself and doing what's best for YOU.

Not what you think others think is best for you or what other people tell you, but what your own body and mind is telling  you. And that's exactly what I did. 

I knew I still had a bit of fire left in me and the capability to push through.

Plus, I was so close to finishing everything and launching! 

The truth is a lot of us underestimate ourselves and what we’re capable of. 

The next time self-doubt and imposter syndrome come knocking on your door, ask yourself why and what you can take away from the experience. 

Where did you learn to doubt yourself so much? Because this is a learned behavior.  

And what would happen if you just went for it? Because you can gain so much from the experience, especially if you try and give yourself a real shot. 

None of that one foot in and another out mumbo jumbo. 

If I had listened to those voices of fear and self-doubt in the beginning, I would have never made it to the days leading up to the launch. Or the launch day itself. 

 

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And another thing...

Don't chase perfection, because you will end up really, really exhausted. 

Remember earlier when I mentioned the activities I did? When I reorganized files, redesigned the PDF, and re-uploaded the files? 

That was me chasing perfection. 

It's common for creatives to want their work to be perfect - just the way they imagined, but as every creative knows, it rarely turns out that way. 

But here's the amazing thing: It doesn't make our work or the journey any less beautiful. 

 

What happens when you let go of being perfect? 

You give yourself the chance for things to happen. 

Because when you're busy chasing perfection, you spend most (if not all) of your time, energy, and resources doing the same thing over and over again until it's "perfect". 

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And I don't know if you've ever had this experience, but I've had moments where I basically did just that (did things over and over again) until a. I lost the original concept, b. I ended up really frustrated and annoyed at myself, and c. gave up altogether ending up with ...nothing.

 

Building and growing Wholehearted Woman has truly taught me to be more patient and kind with myself. And that things don't have to be perfect in order for them to be good. 

That I don't have to be perfect, which means you don't have to perfect either. No one does. 

It's just this belief that we've bought into somewhere along the way. 

The good news is that we can stop believing in it at any time. 

It's all about putting yourself out there, again and again.

Challenging yourself. Breaking the cycle. Doing things differently. Making the commitment. 

 

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Because we can spend our whole lives telling ourselves that we're going to do something and then never do it. 

The difference between those who get things done and those who don't is a choice. 

A choice to show up, do the work, and keep going even when things get hard. So choose to do something about it and choose yourself. 

Well, this section ended up being wayyyy longer than I planned, but I hope you got a few nuggets out of this. 

If this blog helped you in any way, I'd love to hear about it in the comments section below! 

Before we end this, I have a few final thoughts (because no, those last few paragraphs weren't my final thoughts...).

 

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launch day + final thoughts

So I actually finished up the shop and everything the evening before the launch date (or so I thought - keep reading to find out what happens next...) and was super excited about sharing it with everyone (and did not want to wait until the next day - serious case of instant gratification here) soooo I sent out an early access email plus special gift to my email subscribers! 

After writing and sending out that email, I decided to take a break for a few hours. 

Well, after my break and eating dinner, I realized that now I had to work on my marketing plan. 12 days only gives you so much time, space, and energy for priorities. 

 

So I spent the next few hours creating marketing material, including Instagram content. 

Let's just say I stayed up until 3:30 am that morning to finish and upload everything. 

But given the circumstances (that I gave to myself... yes, yes, I know), I'm super proud of how everything came out! 

In all honesty though, launch day wasn't as exciting as one would think. Maybe I should've bought myself a little cake or something and shared a video on Instagram. Actually, I think I'll do that on the next release. 

I'm thinking a mango mousse dessert? How does that sound? Delicious, right?! 

 

oh and if you haven't checked out the new design template shop yet, click here to do so! 

I'd really love to hear what you think. 

And if you buy a template and implement it, I'd love to see and share it with others on social media! Feel free to send me an email at molly@wholeheartedwoman.org. 

Well, that's all for now.

I hope you enjoyed this post.

Please let me know if you found it helpful and would like to see more posts like this in the future. 

 

Rooting for you and your success! 

Molly



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Hi there! I'm Molly, the founder of Wholehearted Woman.

I help bloggers establish and grow their brand identity and online presence through intentional strategy, visual design, vulnerability, and personal growth.

Be the person you needed when you were younger and share your story, because you're the one who someone else needs today. 

Check out my design template shop!

 

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How To Know If You're On The Right Path

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Do you ever feel like you're going down the "wrong path" in life?

And how does one know if they're on the right path anyway? 

When I was in my early 20's, I constantly felt like I was on the wrong path. Little did I know that everyone else felt that way too (would've saved me a lot of anxiety if I did). 

Now I believe there's only one path in life, and that's your path. 

Is it right? Is it wrong? That's for you to decide. 

Because at the end of the day, you know yourself the best. 

And you're the one that has to live with the outcome of your choices - so hopefully you're making the right ones. 

 

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How To Know If You're On The Right Path

You don't. 

There is no "one size fits all". 

Just because something worked for someone else doesn't mean it's going to work for you too. 

And it definitely doesn't mean you should try to make it work, especially if you know it's not your cup of tea. 

I know how nerve-wracking it can be to feel like you're going down the "wrong path" in life. That someday you'll wake up and realize that the life you're living isn't what you want. That you spent the last 5, 10, or however many years getting to this place and then realizing that it's not what you want and having to start over. 

But if we spent all our time and energy agonizing over this, we might also never take any action and that's not good either. 

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You'll know if you keep going. 

I believe that clarity comes through action. And if you take consistent action, you'll get the answers you're looking for. 

If you always thought you wanted to climb up the corporate ladder but you're climbing and realize you're on the wrong ladder, you can always get off and get on another ladder. 

Is it going to be easy? Probably not, but life isn't easy. 

Either way, life isn't going to be easy, but it shouldn't make you miserable. 

The best way to figure out if you're on the right path is to keep moving instead of standing still and playing the "what if" game with yourself. The way to knowing is to do. 

Ask yourself if it feels in alignment, if it feels fulfilling and meaningful, and if you're learning and growing along the way. 

Because even if we're going in the wrong direction, the lessons we learn along the way will help us out a lot once we're in the right direction.

If you don't know what you want, figure out what you don't want. 

 

Remember that there's always more than one way to do things. 

The American Dream isn't the only dream out there anymore. 

And there's not just one way to live life. 

So don't worry if your path doesn't look like everyone else's, because it doesn't have to. 

Gary Vee started building Wine Library before that was even a thing. He had an email list way before it was a thing. And now look at where he is. 

He didn't follow someone else's path. He made his own. 

Just because someone has an opinion on how you should live your life or what path you should go down, doesn't mean you have to listen to them. 

Because what worked 30 years ago might not work today. 

And even in today's world, what works for someone else might not work for you. 

I'm not suggesting you reinvent the wheel, but find a wheel that works and make it yours. 

And don't worry about if it's the right wheel or not. Just learn how wheels work first, and then focus on finding the right wheel for you. 
 

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Don't ask someone else for their fish. Learn how to fish for yourself and you'll be set for life. 

The right path doesn't look the same for everyone. 

Learning how to fish looks different for everyone. 

The techniques are similar, but the results are different. 

You know you're on the right path by deciding for yourself. 

When you've created your own path. 

 

I'd love to hear from you.

What do you think? How does someone know if they're on the right path? 



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Hi there! I'm Molly, the founder of Wholehearted Woman.

I help bloggers establish and grow their brand identity and online presence through intentional strategy, visual design, vulnerability, and personal growth.

Be the person you needed when you were younger and share your story, because you're the one who someone else needs today. 

Check out my design template shop!


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Do you ever find yourself in full-fledge panic mode whenever you make a mistake? 

Does the thought of making a mistake freak you out and make you feel like you're inadequate? 

How comfortable are you with making mistakes? 

 

Growing up, I was terrified of making mistakes. 

So much so that I decided that it would be better if I didn't do anything at all, so that way, I wouldn't even have the chance to make a mistake. Yup, true story. 

I even went as far as not studying for tests, so that if I failed, it wouldn't actually feel like a failure because I didn't try. 

I'm happy to report that I'm much more mature about things now. I wouldn't say I'm in love with making mistakes quite yet, but I am much more open to them and I've learned a few things along the way. 

 

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How To Become Comfortable With Making Mistakes


1. Know that making mistakes does not make you any less. 

We all make mistakes, and if someone has ever made you feel bad about making one, know that they've made mistakes in their lives as well. 

In fact, they're probably messing up on something as you're reading this. 

It happens. To all of us. 

But that doesn't mean it has to become our identity. 

It doesn't mean that other people are better than you. 

It means that you're actually showing up and doing the work, which is awesome. Because a lot of people say and never do. 

When I first started this blog, I wanted everything to be perfect and it did nothing but stress me out. Eventually, I allowed myself to make mistakes and be imperfect, not because I'm putting out sloppy work, but because I realized that perfection doesn't exist. 

And if someone wants me to be perfect, than I'm not the person for them. And I'm okay with that. 

 

2. Mistakes are an opportunity to get better at something. 

A few years ago, I went for an evening running right after eating half a bag of Hot Cheetos. 

Let's just say it was not a good run or the smartest idea ever. And after that, I became more mindful of what I ate and put into my mind before working out. 

Or that time I got really, really dehydrated. Now I'm the most hydrated person most people know, because I learned from my mistake that one time of not staying hydrated. 

You learn from your experiences. 

So think back to an experience you had where you made a mistake. 

  1. How did you feel in the moment, and how did you feel afterward?
  2. What did you learn and take away from that experience?
  3. How could you do better next time? 
  4. Are you glad (or at least grateful) you had that experience?

I'm a strong believer in "there's a lesson to be learned from anything and everything".  

There's always room for improvement. 

 

3. Give yourself permission to make a lot more mistakes. 

Remember earlier when I said I gave myself permission to make mistakes with Wholehearted Woman? 

Well, I stopped feeling so stressed out about it afterward and it helped me take a lot more action. 

It's like goal setting. 

You want things to be perfect, so you don't ever go very far with them. 

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Because at some point, you're going to mess up.

You're going to skip a day or fall off the wagon. 

Or go back to your old habits. 

So if you're trying to build a perfect streak for yourself, you're in for some bad news. 

It's not going to happen. 

Instead of expecting yourself to be perfect, give yourself permission to just show up.

Because it's not about being perfect at something. It's about learning and doing better. 

 

At the end of the day, mistakes are inevitable. 

They're going to happen. 

So you can either be at 16 year old me who thought it was a good idea to never go for anything out of fear, discomfort, and the thought of making a mistakes. 

Or someone who allows themselves to make mistakes, to learn and grow, and to become the best version of themselves (which is current me). 

But the more you learn to become comfortable with making mistakes, the faster and better you learn from your mistakes.

 

I'd love to hear from you.

Are you comfortable with making mistakes and showing up imperfectly? 

 


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In 2017, I "failed" quite a lot. 

At many different. And sometimes, at the same things many times. 

But every time after failing, I got up again. 

At first, it took me months to get back up again. And then the timeline got shorter each time. 

Now, it only takes me a few hours or days to get back up and running again, depending on the situation. 

The reason why it took me months to gather myself again in the beginning was because I didn't believe in myself, so self-doubt clouded my judgment and behavior. 

But after failing at so many times so many different times, I started to build resilience and become patient with myself. 

I also learned that I had to be more patient and kind to myself. 

On some days, you need to give yourself that tough love and keep going. 

And on other days, you need to make yourself a cup of ramen and remind yourself that you're not a failure. 

 

Failing does not make you a failure, so don't let it become your identity. 

It doesn't matter how many times you failed. 

What matters is if you choose to get up again and if you believe in yourself. 

Because if you truly believe in yourself, you'll keep going no matter what. 

No matter what anyone else says. 

No matter what your own fears say. 

No matter how hopeless it might all seem on some days. 

Because you know that deep down in your heart, it's possible. That you can make it happen. 

Failure has a way of making you feel like you're stupid and that everyone else is just better than you, but it's just a feeling and not reality. 

And the only way it becomes a reality is if you let it. 

 

So don't let it become your reality. 

I know, I know. 

Easier said than done. 

Because there were a few times last year when I wanted to give up. 

I was ready to throw in the towel. And for a while, I did. 

I stopped writing blog posts. 

I stopped coming up with new ideas. 

I stopped talking to people. 

I was done. 

And I didn't want to think about it anymore. 

 

So what brought me back here?
And more importantly, what kept me going?  

While I was gone, I was working on another project with a couple of friends. 

And then I went to Europe in November, and that's when everything changed. 

I knew deep down (although I didn't want to admit it at the time) that I had stopped working on Wholehearted Woman was because I had "failed" so many times in 2017 that I didn't believe in myself anymore. 

And I was scared. 

I was terrified of failing again. 

That's where having patience and being kind to yourself comes in. 

Because I was showing up and doing the work, but I was expecting the moon and back of myself. 

I was being the boss I didn't want, and I was living a life that I didn't want either. 

And it was giving me anxiety. I was literally making myself anxious and not excited to get out of bed every morning. 

 

In Europe, I made a decision that things were going to be different. That I was going to be different. 

I knew that I couldn't give up. 

I've always wanted my own blog - and as much as I say I hate writing or that I suck at writing, I actually do enjoy it. And other people seem to know it too. (P.S. Thank you for reading my blog!)  

And I just knew that if I gave up on myself, if I really gave up, then it would leave a bad taste in myself. 

There's nothing that says "I don't believe in you" to yourself quite like you giving up on yourself. 

So I told myself that things needed to change when I came back from Europe. 

I couldn't be wishy washy about things anymore.

I couldn't have one foot in and one foot out anymore. 

I couldn't keep doing what I was doing and hoping for different results. 

 

Y'know what also really helped me? Knowing that other people took time to get to where they are now.

We all want to believe and buy into the "overnight success" dream, but it's not real. 

And the more we tell ourselves that it's real, the more disappointed we're going to be in the end. 

The people you admire? They had to work to get there. 

They had to show up on the days even when they didn't feel like it, even when no one was cheering them on, even when other people didn't believe in them. 

They had to believe in themselves enough to keep going. 

I've given up on a lot of things in my life - photography, nutrition school, hand-lettering. 

And sometimes I think to myself, "If you hadn't given up, if you had just keep going, imagine where you would be by now?" 

Because it's not that I lack the skill or knowledge or even talent (and this isn't me trying to put myself on a pedestal). 

 

What it ultimately comes down to is:
Do you believe in yourself? 

Are you willing to go in all? Put both your feet in the water? 

Are you willing to be patient and play the long game? 

Do you believe in yourself enough to make it happen knowing it won't happen immediately? 

Failure taught me that everyone fails, and anyone who says it's easy and fast is full of themselves. (And they're probably trying to sell you something.) 

You will fail along the way, but if you keep going and believing in yourself, it will pay off in the end. Because actions speak for themselves. 

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." - Winston Churchill

 

I'd love to hear from you.

What has failure taught you? 

 


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Hi there! I'm Molly, the founder of Wholehearted Woman. I help women show up online in a way that looks good and feels good too.

Be the voice you needed to hear when you were younger and share your story. Don't be afraid to be vulnerable, because it could change someone's life. 


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