January and February have been a whirlpool for me. There are tons of work to do and I was again wallowing in my depressive nature. It’s a good thing I’m getting back on track. God I miss the people on GiveIt100.com.
As if the GiveIt100.com challenge is not a daunting battle, I have committed again to another “form” of public challenge hosted by Glenn Santos, Founder of 199Jobs, a Filipino outsourcing startup. Am I getting addicted to this public challenges? Well, I love making things hard for me. lol
How Do I Do this and Why
This has a very personal meaning yet it is open to public’s eye. The beauty of accepting a challenge in public is you keep your commitment intact and you really need to be accountable since you submit yourself to a mechanism of transparency. Aside from that, if you’re not going to be true to yourself and honest with your progress, it’s YOU who will lose the game not the public or the people who follow your story. As a blogger, I would like to be someone who practices what I preach. I would like to share firsthand knowledge and insights which you can relate to. I don’t want to be a know-it-all-guy who would write about how-tos with no real demonstration of success. I would like people to see me do it.
My GiveIt100.com Challenge + 300-word 24/7 Challenge
There are a lot of life gurus who say that using a To-Do List is overrated. Yes, I kinda agree with them but To-Do list is an inevitable productivity metric in our society’s system. When I was working for a radio broadcasting company, we were required to submit at least five stories per day. So, that five stories would be part of my To-Do list in a day. It was inescapable. I had to do it. To-Do List is something hardwired in our system. The only thing that can change is how you manage this To-Do list and this is what I would like to do on GiveIt100.com.
After almost two months of hiatus on GiveIt100.com, I saw another appealing challenge to help me with my chronic lack of motivation. It’s the 300-word 24/7 Writing Challenge with my Facebook friends. Hail Glenn Santos for hosting the challenge. Here are the rules:
So here’s how I will manage and merge the challenges that I joined:
1. I will create a daily To-Do List.
2. I will give a daily update on GiveIt100.com and write a 300-word mini-blog post for the 300-word challenge.
3. Weekly, I will use different apps, tools, method, and tricks to accomplish my To-Do List. I will post a review on that app, method, tricks, and etc every Sunday.
4. The 100 days challenge should be undertaken in 100 consecutive days.
5. I will not sleep until I accomplish all the items in my To-Do List in a day.
6. I would like to maintain this Lifestyle: 7 Hours Sleep, 1 Hour Workout + Meditation, 6 Hours of Work, 4 hours Blogging, 6 hours for other concerns (Meeting, Family time, Learning, and reading).
a. 85 Days of accomplished To-Do List
b. At least 10 Reviews of productivity tools or method
c. Community Feedback through Social Media and Stakeholders
There are a lot of ideas rushing into my mind and I would really like GiveIt100.com to be part of it. I would like to establish first this habit of accomplishing my To-Do List and meeting my commitments. Here are some of ideas that I’ve been thinking of that might also inspire you to start your 100 days challenge:
a. I would like to write my ebook. Write at least 500 words per day. That would be at least 50, 000 words in just 100 days.
b. I would like to learn how to play a guitar.
c. Grow my blogs in 100 Days. SEO-wise, I would like to see my blogs on the first page of search engine results.
d. Build an awesome e-commerce site in 100 days.
e. Travel the entire Philippines in 100 Days.
f. Help a stranger in 100 days.
g. Prepare sweet and romantic surprises for my fiancée (and forever and beyond!)
h. Create a sustainable community outreach program for communities in need.
These are just some of my thoughts but definitely, I will try all of these one by one. ;) We have 365 days in a year, right?! That’s at least three projects for me! :D
It’s a good thing there are people who would want other people to improve and commit to the process. Karen is really amazing for starting GiveIt100.com. It is very relevant in our time. It exposes us to the reality that all great things are not something that we can do over night. I’m really happy to be one of its first user. Sir Glenn also demonstrates a rare kind of leadership (at least in Philippine context) on Facebook. Most of us don’t really maximize the power of social media networking.
Start your Own 100 Days Challenge
I do believe that everyone has this burning desire to do and accomplish something. You can start your own 100 days challenge by following these steps:
Good Luck and God Bless !!! We can change your life in 100 days!
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