Casey Abbott Payne

Casey Abbott Payne

is creating methods to Balance Bipolar Disorder with Friends and Family

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I believe I’m an outlier in terms of people with bipolar disorder. I’ve been hospitalized more than 10 times over the course of 20 years. This has made me somewhat of an expert at the process of going from sane to insane. I was most recently hospitalized in October of 2018.

Since I’m in the process of creating a business around monitoring and supporting people with bipolar disorder I was able to check myself in, gain sanity, and get back to functioning normally in roughly 2 months. This may sound like a long time, but the longest it’s taken me to recover from hospitalization was over 1 year.

I am creating the ultimate toolkit and suite of services for people with bipolar disorder and the friends and family who support them.

I wish I could tell you I had a concrete plan for doing this but what I’ve learned in life and what I’ve been learning through the course of building a tech startup is that this slide is more relevant than ever.


Sean OSullivan @ MOX’s 3 Year Birthday Party

Let me tell you about some of the things I did to move the needle forward in 2018.

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I was going to make an effort to “sell” people on supporting what I’m working on but I decided not to do that. I hope you’ve been watching what I’m doing, gaining some value via new information or entertainment, and then decide to support me at a level which is comfortable for you.

Allow me to try to deliver a little value now. I have a goal setting system that is essentially two steps.

  1. Figure out what you want.
  2. Go get it.
People tend to think step 2 is the difficult part. The most difficult part is gaining clarity in what you want. What I’ve wanted, more than anything else for the past 30 years, was to be a martial arts master like Mr. Miyagi from Karate Kid. I finally achieved a serious milestone for that last year. Coming up with a universal scalable solution to bipolar disorder isn’t something that I believe I’ll figure out in a year (it’s been a year since I started walking this path). I have more learning I need to do, a team I need to build, product market fit I need to find, etc.

While I may be missing a lot of components necessary to see the company of my vision to come to fruition, what I’m not missing is clarity in what I want. I want every person diagnosed with bipolar disorder to be able to log into a single app which helps them with monitoring, creating support systems (of peers, friends, and family), connects them to the right resources at the right time (whether volunteer, professional, or governmental).

I have pretty good clarity of vision. Now I just need to “go get it”. Going and getting it always looking like that slide above (unless you’re just going to get a sandwich!) There’s a saying in taiji, “Invest in loss.” It essentially means “Invest in failures,” because that’s how you learn.

I appreciate you reading this far. If there’s anything you think I can do to help yourself, family, or a friend, don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m very easy to connect with and for the next stretch of time (until April 21st, 2019) it will be my focus.

Remember: “The road to success is paved with failure.”
Tiers
Every little bit counts!
$1 or more per month
I really appreciate your support!
Two cups of coffe
$6 or more per month
I want people to choose a tier that has practically no effect on their monthly finances. If this is the right one for you, awesome!
Lunch at the Place You Like
$12 or more per month
Take that pizza from last night in for lunch once a month. Thanks!
Jr. Baller
$36 or more per month
It's awesome that you're in a position to support me at this level. I REALLY appreciate it!
Sr. Baller
$108 or more per month
This means a lot to me! I won't let you down!
Baller
$1,080 or more per month
Wow. I'm speechless. It's an honor to have someone of your caliber believe in what I'm trying to do.
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That's how it starts!
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I believe I’m an outlier in terms of people with bipolar disorder. I’ve been hospitalized more than 10 times over the course of 20 years. This has made me somewhat of an expert at the process of going from sane to insane. I was most recently hospitalized in October of 2018.

Since I’m in the process of creating a business around monitoring and supporting people with bipolar disorder I was able to check myself in, gain sanity, and get back to functioning normally in roughly 2 months. This may sound like a long time, but the longest it’s taken me to recover from hospitalization was over 1 year.

I am creating the ultimate toolkit and suite of services for people with bipolar disorder and the friends and family who support them.

I wish I could tell you I had a concrete plan for doing this but what I’ve learned in life and what I’ve been learning through the course of building a tech startup is that this slide is more relevant than ever.


Sean OSullivan @ MOX’s 3 Year Birthday Party

Let me tell you about some of the things I did to move the needle forward in 2018.

---

I was going to make an effort to “sell” people on supporting what I’m working on but I decided not to do that. I hope you’ve been watching what I’m doing, gaining some value via new information or entertainment, and then decide to support me at a level which is comfortable for you.

Allow me to try to deliver a little value now. I have a goal setting system that is essentially two steps.

  1. Figure out what you want.
  2. Go get it.
People tend to think step 2 is the difficult part. The most difficult part is gaining clarity in what you want. What I’ve wanted, more than anything else for the past 30 years, was to be a martial arts master like Mr. Miyagi from Karate Kid. I finally achieved a serious milestone for that last year. Coming up with a universal scalable solution to bipolar disorder isn’t something that I believe I’ll figure out in a year (it’s been a year since I started walking this path). I have more learning I need to do, a team I need to build, product market fit I need to find, etc.

While I may be missing a lot of components necessary to see the company of my vision to come to fruition, what I’m not missing is clarity in what I want. I want every person diagnosed with bipolar disorder to be able to log into a single app which helps them with monitoring, creating support systems (of peers, friends, and family), connects them to the right resources at the right time (whether volunteer, professional, or governmental).

I have pretty good clarity of vision. Now I just need to “go get it”. Going and getting it always looking like that slide above (unless you’re just going to get a sandwich!) There’s a saying in taiji, “Invest in loss.” It essentially means “Invest in failures,” because that’s how you learn.

I appreciate you reading this far. If there’s anything you think I can do to help yourself, family, or a friend, don’t hesitate to reach out. I’m very easy to connect with and for the next stretch of time (until April 21st, 2019) it will be my focus.

Remember: “The road to success is paved with failure.”

Recent posts by Casey Abbott Payne

Tiers
Every little bit counts!
$1 or more per month
I really appreciate your support!
Two cups of coffe
$6 or more per month
I want people to choose a tier that has practically no effect on their monthly finances. If this is the right one for you, awesome!
Lunch at the Place You Like
$12 or more per month
Take that pizza from last night in for lunch once a month. Thanks!
Jr. Baller
$36 or more per month
It's awesome that you're in a position to support me at this level. I REALLY appreciate it!
Sr. Baller
$108 or more per month
This means a lot to me! I won't let you down!
Baller
$1,080 or more per month
Wow. I'm speechless. It's an honor to have someone of your caliber believe in what I'm trying to do.