For the past few weeks, I’ve had some down time from client projects. It’s always nice when this happens, not only because I’m not stressing trying to get a project finished in time, but also because it gives me time to think more about my ideas, the products I want to build and the things I am passionate about.
I’ve decided to set myself an ambitious target. I want to make 6 business focused iOS apps within 6 months, aiming for 1 every month.
Why you might ask? For me the answer is a simple one. I want to push myself and see what I can do. I’m under no illusions that this will be a huge amount of work, especially because I’ll be undertaking this at the same time as running a business, doing client work and having a personal life (one that I’m quite fond of).
I’ve always believed that if you want something enough, and you work hard enough for it, you can achieve anything. I also believe that you need the right people around you, pushing you, making sure you don’t stray from that goal. For me, those people will be my family, my work colleagues and my blog. Regularly updating my blog will incentivise me to get off my arse and actually do the work. Because when I come round to writing a weekly update, if I haven’t got anything to say, I know I haven’t worked hard enough that week.
As with any mammoth task, it helps to break it down into smaller more digestible chunks – this is no exception. Each app will have 4 milestones (1 per week) that need to be hit in order to stay on track. The milestones will be different to each app of course and I’ll be updating them as I go.
I plan to begin this on the first Monday of each month, beginning March 2nd 2015. Wish me luck, and stay tuned for updates!