So here we are! 3 weeks since I decided to register owntheleafs.ca and begin chasing the dream.
This is what we have accomplished to date:
1) Media: CRAZY!!! MacLean’s has it in their newsmakers section in the April 11 issue on page 10 so check it out. You know the rest… Toronto Star Front Page, CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson. Sun Media, Blogs
All toll, it has been 32 media interviews.
2) Website: version 2.0 is now up and running. Hope you like the welcome video and the cleaner design.
3) Email marketing: next blast will go out Monday night.
4) Legal: This is where it is getting interesting. A social media campaign is great to raise awareness and pledges. The real challenge comes when you start asking REAL people for their REAL $$. I have never taken anything more seriously than how we can structure this to make it a win-win-win. This being said, it is a much slower process but once we have the ability to accept real $$, I believe we will hit the goal quickly.
I believe we are very close to being taken seriously as a legitimate bidder for the 66% share.
5) Sleep: Haven’t had much of it since we started this ride. Thanks for all your emails and encouragement. Imagine enrolling in a boot camp that you didn’t know you were being enrolled in until the instructor was yelling at you to get out of bed at 5:15am and explain to people why you are there Except it wasn’t a boot camp instructor, it was Newstalk radio in Toronto wondering what the ()#$* am I thinking? Did I mention I have a family and actual work committments too???
It has been an amazing ride so far and I look forward to this dream coming true.
The next step is going to be even more scary than talking on live television in Toronto (which has been described as the Vatican of Hockey). Imagine submitting an offer to the Pope telling him why you as one catholic should be able to buy Vatican City. So, here we are, sitting in the Pope’s office waiting to find out if he would entertain our offer!!!
After that, now we only have the small step of setting a fund that will allow us to accept your $$.
You are all going to learn along with me and any input you have is more than welcome!
Do dreams come true? Get the pigs fitted for their wings! Because here we come!
Believe in the Dream!