This one is positive though … I’ve created “21 Days to Creating a Sustainable Habit” to get that kickstart people want going for the year … the concept here (inspired by students, as usual) is to bring people who want to start, or stop, a habit together. Set goals around doing whatever they want and provide information and support to help them DO IT!

Why would you want to join a challenge like this? Maybe you want to stop drinking Diet Coke (something I did 3 weeks ago – after decades of it being my primary drink of choice) perhaps you want to get your house, or bedroom under control, maybe it’s time to set up a regular training routine that you will actually stick with? I have no way to know what YOU want to accomplish until you tell me – but I am looking forward to hearing what you want to do this month!

  1. Skill Development:
    • I discovered I had very little written about habit formation even though I teach it often – this means new material for you to dig into and learn from. Challenges can push you to acquire new skills or refine existing ones leading to personal and professional development.
  2. Innovation and Creativity:
    • Challenges often require creative problem-solving, fostering innovation. Engaging in such activities can stimulate your creative thinking and help you develop unique solutions. You’ll get asked questions you haven’t thought of before, and given activities to get you going.
  3. Motivation and Goal Setting:
    • Challenges serve as a powerful motivator. Setting and achieving goals during a challenge can boost self-esteem and confidence. These factors lead to success – and success is fun. From the day you sign up you will be thinking about what your goal is and how to make it happen!
  4. Networking Opportunities:
    • Challenges bring together people with similar interests or goals. Participating provides an opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals, expanding your professional and social network. Animal Lovers Unite could be the byline for this challenge!
  5. Prizes:
    • You might win a pretty cool prize by participating – a couple of collar makers, a sweatshirt, a webinar series are all up for grabs already and the more people who join the challenge the more prizes there will be! (Dog Nerd Design, Renegade Rope Leashes and HEART are the providers to date – go check out their cool stuff!)
  6. Problem-Solving Skills:
    • This challenge tackles present real-world problems of yours that require thoughtful solutions. Engaging in these situations hones your problem-solving skills, which can be valuable in many ways.
  7. Personal Satisfaction:
    • Successfully meeting a challenge can provide a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction. This can contribute to a positive mindset and increased self-confidence. That sense of success is something we can transfer to many different areas of life.

And let’s be serious – hard work is much more fun with friends! With weekly calls, and a number of releases of material every few days there is lots of opportunity for fun. The cohort is global and a neat mix of animal sport, rescue and pet people so far. Another neat element of a challenge is the more the merrier – you’ll get attention and help as you need but by watching lots of people dream, think, believe, plan, do and reflect – you’ll get where you want to be too.

The first call for the challenge is Jan 9th – the official start is the 10th and sign-up will close shortly after that – so if you want to join us HERE’S the link!