As I was working on a program to help clients and readers to take their ideas from inspiration to action, I started making a list of things that *I* want to do to improve my personal and professional life. I wanted the list to be a "no limits" list. The kind that would inspire me to take action. The only rule was: Each item on the list should be doable with a deadline of 12 weeks or less.
So, if I put it on the list, I have to believe that I can do it in that timeline. And, on top of that: I should be able to help others to do an item from the list within 12 weeks or less too.
As I created my list, I thought: "Hey, what if I made this list available for others to use?"
The terrible part of my brain answered: "Why would anyone want to be told what to do to improve their life?"
Well, dear terrible brain, I'm not really telling others what to do. I'm just sharing ideas on what I think might make a better life. That is, if they decide to do something from the list. The same way I'm hoping to improve the quality of my life when I choose from the list. And, yes. I have every intention to use the list.
Granted, I've already practiced and completed some of the items from this list. But, I'm hoping that those items might be helpful for others to try. Besides, I might consider taking on the challenge again.
In any case, if you would like to jump right ahead and download the "100 Things To Do To Improve Your Life" checklist, you can go to our content library and download immediately if you're already a member.
1. The checklist is in an interactive PDF format. You need Adobe Reader to access it. Most people have this installed already. If not, go here. You're missing out otherwise.
2. You can either print out the file or use it right on your computer. You can use the check boxes and the small journaling section by clicking on the check box to mark it. And, you can type write into the text box to journal.
3. You are encouraged to choose #OneThing from the list and focus your energy on it for 12 weeks or less. You can choose another thing if you wish, especially once you've completed your first thing. If you want to work on more than one thing at a time, that's totally up to you. Sending salutes and high fives your way.
4. If you use social media and you would like to share your #OneThing, please do. And, tag me @shaicoggins too! Sharing your goals help to keep you accountable. So, if you're up for it - share away!
5. You can use the checklist as a guide and choose things to work on. Or, you can use it as a way to mark things that you've already done. See how many you can finish within a set schedule. And, make sure you tell us all about it.
If you have any questions or feedback, I'd love to hear from you.
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children’s book.
A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company’s “Most Influential Women in Technology” list.
Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.