I was reading a self improvement site a month ago and while reading it I had a thought.
"Is this actually going to make ANY difference in my life?"
Nope. Then I started thinking about what WOULD make a difference, and for reference I thought about things that had changed my life.
What they all had in common, above all, is that they were habits that could be applied on a regular basis. Most had measurable results. So I sat down and came up with a site that ANYONE can use to make their life better in a lot of ways.
I modeled it after Crossfit. They post a workout every day, you do the workout, and then you post your results. Easy, quick, measurable, and fun.
Daily 15 is a site where I post a challenge every day that will take fifteen minutes or less. The challenges cover a lot of different areas ranging from social skills to physical fitness. Most are based on habits that I have formed and found valuable.
I chose 15 minutes because it's enough time to make a difference, but short enough that anyone can fit it into their schedule. I have already planned a number of the daily challenges. I think you'll find them interesting, fun, and very beneficial.
The first challenge has just been posted. Go check it out and please post your results to help me get things rolling!
You know sometimes the self help sites you read actually do help and give you some insight that you may have not thought of yourself.
Of course, if you only read something once, it probably won't stick, but if you read the same thing over and over in different locations, its bound to sink in someday.
My first thought was of logistics; wouldn't "further developed" people need different questions, etc.?
I checked out the site and I realized the brilliant simplicity of it. It won't be perfect, because certain challenges will be better for certain people, but it's better than anything else out there. This whole concept blows me away.
Be sure to actually post the challenges. ;)
You could program it so that you could come up with a month's worth or more at a time, and have them automatically updated daily. Additionally, you could have old ones be re-used on newer signups.
Just two ideas. Great job man! I think I'll get a lot out of this.
It's a great idea. I think being able to post your results from the challenge is important.
I have a 'Daily 15' Exercise:
Sit down with a blank sheet of paper and brainstorm all the possible ways in which you can give your new idea a life of its own after you lose interest. What are the tasks that you are currently doing that could be done by someone else? Who could you get to do them? How could you motivate those people?
I used to dislike to work. I saw how most people lived their lives, slogging through work that they hated, and I was determined not to fall into that trap. I made the mistake of generalizing, lumping all work together in the same bucket.
Since then, things have changed. In terms of monumental personal life changes, becoming a hard worker is the most recent one I've undergone. About a year ago, for reasons I touched on in this post, I decided that it was imperative for me to become a hard worker. I didn't do it because I had suddenly fallen in love with work, but rather because I had began to feel as though I was behind. And believe me, it wasn't love at first sight.
To fall in love with hard work, you must understand why it's necessary. When I was young I was told that sugar was bad, but I never understood exactly why it was bad, so I kept eating it. Only when I learned how it chemically affected my body did I finally give it up. The same is true of work-- if you don't know why you have to work hard and love it, you'll probably never actually do it.
Work is your gift to the world. That sounds corny, but it's true. And believe me, you owe the world a gift or two. Think of all of the various things that millions of people around the world have done for you to enjoy the life you have. They made up languages, invented stuff, procreated at the exact right times to create your ancestry, and managed to not kill each other in the process. We're lucky to be here, and the high standard of living we all enjoy now is only because of those who came before us. Some, like Einstein, had huge impact, but even people you don't notice, like the janitors, are making your life better.
I'm thrilled that Tynan is coming to you with two things -- first, he's offering a breakthrough session through GiveGetWin. It's geared around doing more of the kind of excellent work you want to do, becoming more internally focused with your emotions, having a more enjoyable life, building great habits, and producing a lot of value in the process. There's five spots, so check it out now.
Second, we have this wonderful tour-de-force interview: it starts by covering how Tynan made the shift from unfocused to focused, how to derive internal enjoyment from things, useful actionable exercises you can do right now, Tynan's method and mindset for producing creative work consistently, how to set up great habits and an excellent mental and physical work environment, and how to make blogging work and similar endeavors work for you.
Total Focus; Total Enjoyment by Tynan, as told to Sebastian Marshall
When I turned 30 and I had a minor freak out… I thought, "I'll be 40 in not long, and then 50… there's things I want to do in my life, and they're not happening at this pace."
Before that, I had a general idea of things I wanted to do and have in my life, but I went about in an unstructured way. It was good in a lot of ways. It made be a broad process, but not much depth.