A challenge can make a big difference in your life.
A couple of weeks ago, I accepted a challenge put on by EZineArticles.com to write 100 articles in 100 days. That's a lot of work, but I decided that I would try to write at least 100 new articles or extensions of prior articles during that period.
The first few days went relatively easy, and that caused me to potentially make a big mistake. Whether it was a mistake or a blessing I won't know for awhile. I decided to "up" the challenge to 200 articles instead.
Writing a 500 to 1,000 word article takes about one hour, depending upon my mood, desire, and the number of interruptions that occur.
Why am I doing this? Even if I only fulfill a good portion of the goal, I will have writen the essence of what will be my 18th book. An article a day can translate to a chapter a week when the articles are combined together. There are about 14 weeks in 100 days, potentially giving me 14 chapters. That's the vast majority of a new book.
Since I'm writing on a few subjects (marketing strategies, communications/sales, advice for investors, and motivation/empowerment — with some overlap of topics) I'll really end up with between two-thirds and three-quarters of three or four books. Not bad for 14 weeks of work. Even if I only do 25 to 50 articles, I'm still better off than if I hadn't taken the challenge at all.
How might this apply to you?
Look at your business and think about one or more things you can do that, if you did them, would make a big difference 100 days from now. Whether prospecting efforts, learning a new subject, getting a website created, or training a new assistant, the point is that you could be better off than you now are.
Of course, you don't have to make just one challenge. You might decide that you're going to walk for 30 minutes each day, begin meditating, or something entirely diifferent.
Consider it: If you want an accountability partner, give me a call or drop me a line.
If you want to explore the idea further, you can read an article I wrote recently on practice management entitled, "Practice management: The Ben Franklin approach to business and personal development
Let me know what you think and whether you'll be conducting a personal challenge.