It was one year ago today that we launched the app Todayâ€™s Step into the world.
What an amazing ride it has been.
I am happy to say that today on this one year anniversary we are taking the day in celebration.
Putting Todayâ€™s Step into the world was a lot more work than either of us ever dreamed it would be. Having Todayâ€™s Step in the world is more rewarding than we ever thought possible.
Iâ€™m not sure exactly how many apps we have sold over the year. (Allyson keeps track of that business.) I do know that Todayâ€™s Step has been a good thing, and it makes a difference in the lives of others.
Besides friends and family, who basically HAD to buy it, the Todayâ€™s Step app and the daily newsletter are supported by treatment centres and addiction counsellors in both Canada and the US as an aftercare support for clients. And people in recovery in Iran, Germany, France, New Zealand and other parts of the world have downloaded the app.
We arenâ€™t rich. We still havenâ€™t paid all the bills from production, and forget about any type of hourly wage coming to us. We didnâ€™t create an Angry Birds app or Words with Friends; but Todayâ€™s Step is nourishing and we are very proud of it.
Allyson and I receive feedback everyday from people saying they enjoy reading the daily wisdom or that the shared stories touched and inspired them. One man I spoke to said he loves the reward chips he earns by checking in each day and looks forward to his 6 month button lighting up any day now. One person uses it the app as his morning wake up call. He sets the notification bell to go off in the morning, and said it is easier to take than a buzzer from the alarm clock first thing in the morning! The videos are a nice touch; simple and easy to follow, but not a lot of folks use them after the first week it seems. Still Iâ€™m glad they are part of the app. All sections of the app are there to encourage a daily and mindful practice for everyone.
When Allyson and I started this adventure our mission was to support and inspire a daily practice for people who seek to live a healthy life, especially those struggling with addiction of any kind. We wanted to share personal insights, offer positive actions and provide fresh perspectives for living life with purpose and clarity.
One year down the public road – we are doing this. I am very grateful for the experience.