The alarm bells began going off loud and clear. What went wrong? What do we do now? Did we even have a viable business? The immediate signs were pointing towards no.
It’s weird. It’s weird when you take the chance to look back at how far you’ve come and see how much has changed. It’s weird when the complete free-for-all transforms into processes and structure. It’s weird growing up.
There is no quick cure. There is no miracle algorithm. There’s no one move that’s going to bring success. Clear, patient, grinding work is the variable in success.
The anxiety from a roller coaster’s first drop was how we felt about our last semester of college. We strapped in and slowly lurched our way towards graduation. But our roller coaster wasn’t already built; we were laying down track as we plummeted to the ground. It’s safe to say we were a little unprepared.
After only 10 seconds, our confidence was gone. We were stuck in the middle of an awkward silence with an audience waiting for someone to do something. We were being forced to go off script before we even said a word. Standing there completely taken aback, we shared hurried glances at each other trying to silently figure out what our opening line was. Our rehearsals was somewhere other than our brains.
We didn’t set out to be overachievers. An inconvenience led to sound business idea. That idea wouldn’t leave us alone, no matter how packed our schedule or how tired our bodies. Bungii kept persisting, so we did too.
As two juniors majoring in business marketing, they didn’t know the first thing about software. Their first idea was simply learning how to code and build it themselves. Ben remembers telling Harrison, “I’m pretty sure Apple has an online tutorial.” It took about five minutes of Apple’s tutorial to realize they were in over their heads.