Day 30: The Stages of My 30 Day Video Journey
I just wrapped up the last video of my 30 day challenge, and proceeded to turn up the music and do a celebratory dance with my husband and my 2 year old…..to be honest, I think all 3 of us are happy that it’s over!
But I’m also really happy that I took it on and got it done. It has NOT been easy! In fact, it has been probably at least twice the challenge I expected it to be. I know I added to the magnitude of it all by turning every video in to a blog post, but I knew it would be time consuming anyhow, and that I wouldn’t have time to do extra blog posts on top of the videos….so I just chalked it up to a great way to get my new blog filled up with content! Like good ole Crocodile Dundee says, “Bite off more than you can chew, and then chew like crazy!”
I’ve had pretty much every range of emotions run through me because of this challenge, from stress, anxiety, frustration and complete disconnect to excitement, inspiration, connection and accomplishment.
So I decided for Day 30 of my Tribe Mastery 30 Day Video Challenge, I would share a little bit about my process, which really occurred in 4 stages that I think correlate with what a lot of network marketers experience:
1. Pushing the boundaries of your comfort zone. This stage requires great commitment and is all about the learning curve and growth.
2. Inspiration & Fun! You’re on a roll in this stage, and seeing the results of your efforts and making great connections.
3. Exhaustion/ Burn-out. You see that there is still a long road ahead and you begin to question yourself. You know you have to dig deep, stay persistent and persevere if you are to reach the success of your dreams. Like Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” It’s always when you hang on just a minute longer than you ever thought possible that the most amazing things unfold!
4. Celebration! If you read my Day 19 post, you know I’m a huge fan of a Reward System, so tonight my husband and I are off for a nice dinner in the city (San Francisco)!
Did I say, Woo Hoo!!!!
As I said in the video, a huge thank you to my tribe mate and friend Don Enck for being my accountability buddy and partner in crime through this process ~ if you don’t know Don, he is an incredible man and you should visit his blog to learn about him and from him!
Also a huge thank you to my tribe leader Dr. Jon Alfredsson for putting the challenge out there ~ I knew it was a huge stretch, but accomplishing something that pushed me as much as this challenge did right off the bat for 2010 just plain feels great!
It’s all about what I learned in the 100 Day Challenge I wrote about on Day 9, that if you “start the day fast, you’ll finish the day strong.” I really think that is so true, whether you’re looking at your day, your week, your month or your year. If you tackle the biggest challenges first, you set yourself up to accomplish SO much more. For several reasons….you’ve taken the weight off that “huge” task by just getting it done and over with right from the start, AND you’ve just supercharged your energy by getting your biggest task handled right away. At least for me, it gives me confidence and inspires me to take on even bigger challenges!
By the way, if you want to supercharge your year with a great challenge, the 100 Day Challenge has extended registration to Feb. 15th! I can really attribute a lot of my success in this challenge to the powerful combination of mindset and action that this challenge instilled in me. If you read my post about it, you know that this challenge comes with my highest recommendations!
Overall, I’ve had a really great experience and have grown a lot. I am so grateful for all the support I’ve had from my Tribe ~ you guys rock and I appreciate you all SO much.
I’ve had a few people ask what happened to Day 6 ….. the one day I don’t have a blog post for ….. well, I did the video and posted it on my YouTube Channel, but it was just a mess of a day and I really couldn’t muster any more energy to write a blog post. On top of that, I never watched back the video and just assumed it was as messy as I felt. Well, the interesting thing is, I just watched it back today, and despite the fact that you can tell I’d been crying a lot and both sound funny and look puffy, the message is solid. The message is really at the core of what had me get through this challenge in ALL the moments I wanted to give up. So if you want to check that out, you can find it here.
All right guys, thanks for all the support and love I’ve received throughout this challenge. I look forward to developing even deeper relationships and continuing to stretch and grow and accomplish great things with you all!