I began connecting Stripe into my landing page builder in December 2019. And it took 2 months to finish the work.
Looking back to the update I can tell the work could be finished in under 20 working hours. Yes, that little.
But why it took 2 whole months then?
The first big reason is my inaccuracy.
Stripe offers 2 types of Checkout use:
Lesson learned: when you begin working on a new 3rd party integration start with diligent docs research. Be extra careful. This may save you dozens of hours.
The second spoke in my wheel was my brain. I got burned out (again! 😭).
I kept refusing this frustrating though and continued to work. Day by day.
Instead of taking a few days of a digital detox or having a short traveling experience, stubborn me continued working.
This pushed me into an even more exhausting state.
The biggest anxiety was I could not work on other features until I finished the Stripe integration. I could not drop the thing I'm working on.
Now I feel like the released house-elf from the Harry Potter movie. "Dobby is free!". Yay!
I can finally pay attention to the endless suggestion my dear users gave me and the bugs they reported.
Anyway, the Stripe Checkout integration is ready now. It can be used to accept online payments (both recurring and one-time purchase) right from a Unicorn Platform landing page. Sweet!
I'm curious how do you keep your work-life balance? How do you avoid burning out? Please share your experience. I think I really need to learn about keeping a healthy mind 🙂