Preparing for My 30 Day Challenge

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I’m so excited! I’m preparing to share with you my day-to-day documentation following Chalene Johnson’s 30 Day Challenge starting November 1, 2013.

For those of you who know me personally or follow my blog on a regular basis you know Chalene Johnson is my favorite mentor. See (Chalene Johnson: 30 Day Challenge) I am a strong proponent of this challenge.(I’m not an affiliate.) I have been through this challenge numerous times and love what it does for my productivity!

With Chalene’s FREE 30 Day Challenge you identify your goals and priorities, including your key priority. Once you accomplish that the next step is to create 10 goals once a week that you plan to achieve within the next 12 months.

We aren’t talking about just any goals!

Chalene recommends you really push yourself and even says to ask yourself, “Wouldn’t it be crazy cool if….?” Her other recommendation with goal setting is to create goals that cover all areas of your life – be it personal, professional, health or financial related.

Chalene also suggests making your goals S.M.A.R.T goals. She says don’t set a goal to be more successful in 12 months, that’s a given. But define what that goal to success means.

For some of you, coming up with 10 goals once a week may not be hard. But for me it was sometimes a challenge and I really had to push myself. I didn’t want to list a goal that was uninspiring or easy to accomplish – I really wanted to push myself and exceed my own expectations.

Chalene’s only exception to creating goals is that you can’t refer back to the goals from the previous week. The goals need to be organic. Not easy, I tell you!

You will find as I did, quite a few of the goals remain the same.

After creating your 10 goals Chalene instructs you to do a “brain dump”. Basically, you look at each goal and break it down into it’s simplest form. What will it take you to accomplish a specific goal in small, easy to manage pieces? And then from that list of small pieces you are encouraged to pick three small tasks to accomplish daily.

In addition to starting the challenge in November, I challenged myself to a 90 Day Financial Challenge. Since I was already writing out goals to achieve for my financial health I decided to create ones for the other areas of my life which I can effectively accomplish in 90 days and are in the realm of possibility.

Today I am going to share with you my other 90 Day Challenge goals – I tried to keep the limit to five per area. They are broken down into categories:

Personal:

  • Lose 10 pounds. A. Drink more water B. Exercise 3 times a week
  • Create a productivity schedule to keep me accountable
  • Spend 1 hour a day working on my own novel
  • Get caught up on my Girls Guide to Graphic Design course
  • Take Mythieus to the vet. Ugh!

Business:

  • Obtain 3 new customers
  • Complete my business blog for Canyonlandz Designs
  • Make $1,000
  • Follow Brandgasm – identify my “ideal” customer
  • Create my own Ebook to sell

Homemaking:

  • Create a weekly cleaning schedule with daily assigned chores
  • Identify my possessions as “save”, “sell”, or “donate”
  • Prepare fresh cooked meals for my family 3 times a week

Financial:

  • Pay off 2 smallest debts
  • Build my emergency fund of $1,000
  • Purchase only necessities
  • Go 1 week without spending any money
  • Convert to cash only money system

Relationships:

  • Go on 1 date night a week with husband
  • Spend quality time with Alpha Male, Jr. and Middle Male
  • Read to Wolf Pup at least 20 minutes a day
  • Have family game night 2 times a month
  • Have a “Girls Night” every 3 months with my sisters

Now do you see why I am so excited to start sharing Chalene’s 30 Day Challenge with you?

First, I can’t wait to get started on creating my own 10 goals, weekly. I’m thrilled to see how my goals have changed since I last participated in this challenge back in April/May. Because you know our lives are fluid and things change.

I am also eager to see what you goals and priorities, my dear readers come up with and share with me.

I hope you will sign up and join me on this journey!

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5 comments on Preparing for My 30 Day Challenge

    • Canyon Howls
      October 21, 2013 at 15:46 (4 years ago)

      Thanks Erin! I am excited to see what goals have changed :)

      Reply
    • Canyon Howls
      October 21, 2013 at 13:01 (4 years ago)

      Thanks! I hope you find value in doing this challenge :)

      Reply

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