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“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the 

things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”

– Mark Twain

In this &you we focus on something we are having to examine ourselves. The hardest part of projects: the ending!

Illustration by Lynn Fisher

Finishing things is painful

Mentally we quit often long before what we’re capable of. Sometimes it’s not about the finish line, it’s what you do throughout the race. It’s what you learn through the process.

Last month we launched a Kickstarter for our simple video chat app Talky. With two days left, we are realizing that not reaching our funding goal is a very real possibility. We’ve had to question ourselves on how to stay enthusiastic and keep momentum in the face of what is shaping up to be maybe not a successful ending.

More often than not, that’s the challenge regardless of the project. How do you keep re-energized and focused to make the finishing touches on your project/app/code just as exciting as the thrill of beginning it?


8 Things Every Person Should Do Before 8 A.M.

by Benjamin Hardy

“Ordinary people seek entertainment. Extraordinary people seek education and learning.” In this article, Benjamin Hardy challenges us to rethink the way we do life and improve the way we live.


The Ending is the Hardest Part

by Philip Roberts

The hardest part of a project really can be the ending. Phillip Roberts’ blog post focuses on how to make that process better and deal with the pressure that comes from needing to “ship” a project. 


Passing The Holy Milestone: How To Meet Deadlines

by Ben Gremillion

Ben Gremillion’s article gives thorough insight to the reason a deadline might break. He shares how to initially prevent a deadline crisis and allow for unexpected problems that may occur. 


Talky on Kickstarter


For the past two years, our team has been working, researching, and testing ways to make video chat easier to use and more robust. As we brought Talky to Kickstarter we didn’t realize the excitement we would receive. The thing is we haven’t met our goal yet. In our final two days we are asking for your support in sharing our Kickstarter with others.

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What we’re working on

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