30 Day Challenge To Passion, Purpose and Profit
A 30 day challenge is a great way to force yourself out of your comfort zone and revamp how you do your job, improve personal skills and work towards your life’s purpose. Why 30 days? Because in 30 days you can literally change something important but it’s also short enough to be totally manageable (I can DO this for 30 days!). Try it and you’ll find you are 30 days away from being a better leader, a better sales person (what if your goal was to make one sales call a day for 30 days?), have higher resident retention, inspire your team members (what if your goal was to email teams a fast idea/tip every day to help them do their jobs better?) or eat healthier/ be a better listener/ start a blog, learn the basics of a new language or have your waistband be looser in 30 days?
Below are Mindy’s suggestions on challenges – or choose your own. The bottom line is in 30 days you can make a big difference in your life.
And, before you go to sleep, do Wayne Dyer’s trick and say positive affirmations or things you’d like to happen. He says most people worry before bed or think about what bothered them during the day. Change that to think about good things.
- Clean out your closet.
- Create a bucket list of 30 items in 30 days.
- Do 50 sit-ups or push ups a day.
- Do karma yoga (selfless service) for at least 10 mins a day. Karma yoga is said to be the most effective way to progress in spiritual life. Karma yoga is often understood as a yoga of selfless (altruistic) service. (Wikipedia)
- Don’t buy anything new for a month.
- Drink eight glasses of water a day.
- Eat 7-10 servings of vegetables every day.
- Eat something you’ve never tried before every day.
- Find a charity you like and donate something every day (can of food, socks, toys, toothbrushes, etc.)
- Find a daily Bible app or podcast and listen to that each day.
- Give a compliment a day.
- Give up alcohol for a month.
- Give up caffeine for a month.
- Give up judging people for a month.
- Give up sugar for a month.
- Give up TV for a month. (Yes, you can DVR your favorite shows… :- )
- Keep a gratitude list for 30 days. Many people post it on Facebook.
- Keep a laughter or happy journal. Write down something every day that made you happy or laugh out loud.
- Learn a new vocabulary word every day.
- Make a sales call or follow up call/email every day.
- Spend 30 minutes a day cleaning up and organizing. That’s 15 hours total.
- Spend each day being as ‘present’ as possible.
- Spend each day really listening to people.
- Start a blog.
- Stay off social media sites for 30 days.
- Stop watching or reading the news.
- Take 5 deep breaths every day.
- Take a walk every day.
- Treat everyone you meet today as the most important person on earth.
- What’s the one thing you’d like to change about yourself? Change it for one month.
- Write 30 things you love about your parents or spouse or kid and give the notes every day next month.