This is a sad post.
Yesterday Kelley left the tour to go back to Montana. He has been doing brilliant work, so this is a big loss. Actually, out of all of us - he is probably the one who’s the hardest to replace.
I don’t want to get into too much detail about what happened. In a nutshell, him and I didn’t see eye to eye when it came to our priorities on this tour. Every day we’re juggling about 47,000 different things and it became really hard for Kelley to do the work that he was most passionate about - which is to make a documentary.
That ultimately led to conflict between the two of us, which impacted the whole team. This is by far the most challenging any one of us has ever undertaken. If we can’t stick together, then we’ll fail. Not having him here is a huge loss both professionally and personally. Kelley is probably the most talented young filmmaker I’ve ever met. I only wish him the best, and am certain that he’ll do brilliant work for a long time.
Net net, this is my ship. My Element. This was my fault. I failed as a leader here, but I feel that this decision will ultimately ensure that we succeed in the end.
In regards to the documentary, I just spent a month of revenues on a camera and a “Filmmaking For Dummies book” which are both on their way to Sioux Falls. Collin is coming on board in a couple of weeks and he knows a thing or two about cameras as well.
We might be down one, but we’re carrying on with our mission and our goal of inspiring people to start bringing their ideas to life. We’ll do what it takes to bring our idea to life.
We are going to be just fine.
Onward and upward.