60-Day 4-Step Successful Solopreneur Self-Care Challenge

2 goals x 1 hour/day/goal x 60 days

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Step 1: Pick 2 Goals

One of your goals should be health-related. One of your goals should be profit-related.

Step 2: Schedule 1 Hour/Day/Goal

A take on Warren Buffet’s 5-Hour Rule, in this challenge, you’ll see how little time it takes to make measurable progress on fundamental goals. Just one hour each day towards each goal is enough. You get to decide if you are also doing it on weekends or only on weekdays.

Step 3: Commit for 60 Days

It doesn’t matter when you start, as long as it’s before year-end, but it does matter that once you start, you get in two hours daily every day for 60 days.

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Why?

Paul Graham, a founder of YCombinator, one of the most successful startup accelerators in history, wrote about Manager’s Schedules vs. Maker’s Schedules. You can likely guess the difference.

When?

It might seem a little bit overwhelming to participate in this challenge right now, with fall fullness, YE planning and pushes, and holiday madness right around the corner. Even that’s by design. If you can commit and execute during the busiest time of the year, you can do it anytime, and 60 days isn’t the conclusion, it’s the kick-off to a better-balanced, more successful life.

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What’s in it for You?

If a better-balanced, more successful life isn’t incentive enough, there are three more reasons to participate in and complete the challenge.

  1. Tangible progress. When you see results in your body, when you drop pounds, build muscle, sleep better, rely less on caffeine and alcohol, it’s motivating and inspiring. Likewise, when you book another client, launch another program, improve your current offering, or hit a revenue goal, it’s motivating and inspiring. Motivation, like inspiration, is a thing, you guys. It keeps us on track, with our head in the game. It fuels us to do more, be more, create more, and love more. All good things.
  2. Finally, focusing on something essential and doing it well creates room for more. When we see ourselves keep promises to ourselves, it builds trust and resiliency. When we see ourselves making progress in two distinct directions, it builds confidence and creates balance. And a trusting, resilient, confident, balanced entrepreneur is a badass who has room for insights and innovation, who can capitalize on cultivated and unexpected opportunities, who is planning for success.

Step 4: Post Your Goals Publicly

Lastly, put yourself out there. Declare your intentions for the challenge by posting your goals publicly on at least two platforms with #successfulsolopreneurselfcare. It’s a long hashtag, but it captures the essence. This step is important because it heightens your accountability, and you become part of an accountability community. We’re in it together, so why not support each other’s success?

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Life coach for women. Writer for 29 publications. Happiness, success, productivity, balance, leadership, inspiration. Follow me on Instagram @coachformoms.

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