This project's funding goal was not reached on March 7, 2013.
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Everyone on Kickstarter is currently Smacking Fish!!!
Smacking Fish - the phrase - you're on your road you've set yourself, with something to aim for. You have a dream and you're making sure you achieve it. Each day you have goals you set yourself and you do what it takes to achieve them. You're SMACKING FISH!
Smacking Fish - the philosophy - No matter what your walk of life, or the size and scope of your vision, dream or goal, Smacking Fish is the philosophy to follow to bring it to life and make it come true. A childhood dream left by the wayside, a change in direction or a new challenge taken up, set down the gauntlet. Believe. Achieve. Inspire. We are all SMACKING FISH!
Smacking Fish will give you strength to believe in your dream and that you have what it takes, the motivation to get out there and do it. For all those who are already Smacking Fish every day, you have the opportunity to take the lead and guide others on the Smacking Fish journey by providing hints and tips on how you became Smacking Fish.
What would you do if money was no object?
Write a book? Be an outdoors person? Volunteer for charity work? Learn to fly a plane? Get fitter? Start your own business? Help others less fortunate? All things you probably deem unachievable due to circumstance or lack of time. This is where Smacking Fish comes to fruition. Set yourself a goal, no matter how big or small. Break it down into bite size pieces. Set achievable deadlines, make the time and achieve your goal.
Believe in yourself. Achieve your goals. Inspire others to do the same.
It's about achieving your goal and helping others achieve theirs.
The idea behind Smacking fish occurred when myself and brothers in law were on holiday for one of their weddings. While standing waist high in the Caribbean Sea in Cartagena, Columbia, small fish were jumping up around us and as much as we tried to catch one we were outsmarted every time. It felt great not to have a care in the world other than to try and catch these little fish!* It was at this point the philosophy of Smacking Fish was born!
That was over 2 years ago now, and its taken the imminent arrival of my brand new baby boy or girl to do with it what was intended. Louise (my wife) and I found out in June we were going to have a baby and the panic for me set in! What to do now to make a secure life for our family! I searched for inspiration online but found nothing that really lit my fire if you know what I mean. I thought back to the feeling I had in the sea in Colombia of complete contentment and remembered the ideas that we'd had about Smacking Fish. With that in mind I started work on this project.
(*No harm was intended or caused to any little fish in the creation of Smacking Fish!)
Have you ever had a Vision? a Dream? a Goal?
We all have them. They just get lost amongst the stresses of every day life and they'll always be something that you'll do next week, next month, next year and by the time you know it 5 years have passed. A lot of time fear stands in our way. The fear of failure. We all say we don't have time in our daily lives to do any more. It's about making the time. Stats show that we spend on average 2-4 hours a day in front of the screen be it the TV, phone or computer. That's 2-4 hours that could be better spent. We have to strive to achieve things we love and are passionate about in life at least some of the time to make it worth while.
My vision and goal is for Smacking Fish to become a philosophy that people become a part of, believe in and share. There's a bigger idea than the posters here, this is just the beginning. I've got some great ideas for an inspirational website. Tools that will help people achieve their goals, potentially help you achieve your goals. If this project gets a good response I'll start developing my site straight away. I want to create the worlds most inspirational site that people all over the world visit to get inspired.
I've designed a set of posters aiming to keep your goals fresh in your mind on a daily basis. Post them up somewhere where you will see them every day and hopefully they'll act as a constant reminder of your dream, your goal, rather than them being lost amongst the events of every day life. If you look at them every day and think 'Smacking Fish', then your goal will be at the forefront of your mind all the time and hopefully motivate you to fulfill them.
When I was about 8, I remember running around the park training with Dan, my older cousin, for what we said would be in preparation for the London Marathon. This year for the umpteenth time of trying I gained a ballot place and will run the 2013 London Marathon. My training has already started and will run through Christmas, my birthday and the birth of baby boy or girl! Tough times ahead but this is a goal worth training for in my eyes. If you're at the London Marathon I'll be wearing a Smacking Fish T-Shirt. Give me a cheer!!!
Since Colombia, my brothers in law are seriously Smacking Fish. Alex gave up his job and is now running his own IT company and Scott is a successful lawyer in London both with children and really enjoying life. Now it's my turn to make a change.
To do this and raise my project's awareness, I'll send you one of these incredibly special, 2 colour, screen printed posters, printed on 100% recycled elephant dung paper, I'll also send you a .PDF of a Smacking Fish Poster and on a date in April 2013 that will be confirmed once and if the project is successfully funded and all orders fulfilled, and if you believe in the philosophy behind Smacking Fish, I'd like you to print out and post the poster in a public place of your choice, take pictures and post them to my Smacking Fish Facebook page. Lets spread the word and create a happier more fulfilling and ambitious world.
If you have been inspired to start Smacking Fish yourself or know others that would be inspired by the posters or the philosophy, please share this project with everyone you know!
These are the designs
These posters can serve as a gentle reminder that there is more to life than working to the grind all day every day and that time needs to be made to enjoy life.
Believe. Achieve. Inspire.
Risks and challenges
The main challenge for this project is first to get your attention and then for you to see and join me in my vision to create the most inspirational brand out there. Louise is a great organiser so fulfilling the project shouldn't be a problem. It will be the implementation of my future plans that will really set my future challenges.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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