Chalene Johnson’s 30 Day Challenge Graduate

On January 1, I started yet another challenge.  Chalene Johnson, fitness guru, put a challenge forth to her followers and fans.  We give her 30 days and she will provide us with the tools, skills, support and knowledge to become more organized and to reach our goals quicker.  I have to admit, I was very skeptical.  Not necessarily of the challenge, but whether or not I would stick with it.  I can’t say why I would think that, seeing I completed the Power 90 Boot Camp and loved every minute of it.

In any case, here is my story with the 30 Day Challenge.

First off, I completed the entire challenge.  A whole 30 days of diligent hard work, developing new habits, recognizing areas that need improvement and having a written out plan for my future and my success.  It was scary, exciting, invigorating, uplifting, amazing and most certainly life changing for me.  I let go of my inhibitions, was willing to learn and used the techniques in my every day life and business.  The results have been phenomenal.  In 30 days, I accomplished a few of my small goals, I defined my Push Goals, learned the importance and necessity of creating a To Do list EVERY DAY and prioritizing my life.

During the challenge, I learned to let go of my fears and share with others my goals.  That literally opened the doors to opportunities I never would have thought possible.  I added members to my team, reached new levels of accomplishment in my business, found support in old and new friends and what I believe to be a new found respect from my peers.

I learned that you should NEVER stop learning, ask questions, ask for help, seek the support of others who believe in you and always keep pushing forward.  The only person responsible for my actions, or lack thereof, is me.  Because I took action and stuck with this challenge, I found myself more confident in myself.  I now believe that I can and WILL reach my Push Goal of Senior Director in my business by this August, get out of debt, and help to provide the life my family deserves.  

Throughout this challenge, the level of support was more than I ever could have imagined.  I’ve had several people contact me asking about the challenge and whether it’s something they can do.  Wow – what a great feeling.  I also gained some new friends – fellow 30 Day Challenge members who reached out to me and wanted to get to know me better.  

I can’t thank Chalene Johnson enough for this amazing challenge.  It has opened my eyes to the many possibilities and opportunities out there for me.  I’m not done, either.  Starting tomorrow, February 1st, I am redoing the challenge again.  Hey, like I said, you should never stop learning, and I’m sure by doing the challenge again, I will learn something new.  In addition to redoing this challenge, I’m also participating in another one.  A few of us are reading “Unstuff Your Life” by Andrew Mellen, in an effort to organize my home, office, and life.  Doing both at the same time should prove interesting and at the very least, exciting.

If you’d like to learn more about this challenge, or participate yourself, go to http://www.30DayPush.com.  Register with your name and e-mail and see how this challenge can change your life.

Until next time, take care and be well.

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My Planner, My Life

For those who knew me during college, my title post has strong validity.  Everywhere I went, my Franklin Planner was on me all the time.  It was practically attached to my arm.  I had EVERYTHING in that planner, it was essentially my life, and I guarded that planner as if my life, (and the fate of the world) depended on it.  While pledging, the nickname I was given was “Rolodex” and it fit me perfectly.  (This name still has meaning for me even today.)  I guarded that book with my life – NO ONE was getting in that bad boy.  I would almost bet that my planner was the talk of the UC back then.

I found that having a planner helped keep me organized. I knew what I was doing, where I was going and what I had to do to get there.  Somewhere along my journey, my planner ended up on the back burner, and something always seemed missing.  So yesterday, I made the decision to get my life organized once again.  I ordered another Franklin Planner, and I can’t wait for it to get here.  Lord knows I need some help getting my life back in order.  

I know the planner itself doesn’t MAKE me organized, but it definitely helps.  I can almost guarantee that there will be subtle changes once I start getting my life in order once again.  The next couple of weeks are going to be like a kid waiting for Christmas morning around here.

We will be together again real soon, Franklin Planner :o)


Until next time, be well.