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|Career: Get Inspired!|
In every career, there are moments when you need to be energized and inspired. Learn techniques that will empower you to inspire yourself in the future and truly explore and understand what gets you inspired!
Sample dare from day 2: Ask people about your strengths. It shouldn't take longer than 30 minutes (unless you want it to take longer). Ask them two questions. First, what do you think my strength are? Next, I want you to face...
|Career: Improve Productivity|
Have you ever wanted to add another hour to your day? Technology has brought us so much connection but the time suck is undeniable. The only way to beat the time game is improving productivity. DOing more with what you have.
Sample dare from day 16: Your brain is the worst offender when it comes to interruptions. Don't forget...! Please remember...! Welcome the interruption. Keep a notebook nearby and write down whatever comes to your mind. It will be a...
|Career: The 1440 Dare|
Learn to value, leverage and maximize the 1440 minutes you have every day. One little activity each day to figure out where you waste your time and how you are fight those time-suckers and create space for the life you want!
|Career: Increasing sales contacts|
Generating sales contacts can be a stressful process if you think of your financial goals. The reality is you can increase those contacts with simple, consistent activities to define and access the perfect client for you.
Sample dare from day 3: Define the value you offer your customer. Start bragging and get FANCY! Now take a step back and...
|Career: The to-do list challenge|
Creating your to-do list at the end of each day. Sample activity: Create a "to-do list space"- comfortable pillows, a candle, music, a fabulous notebook and pen. Then, let it flow!
|Health: Adding something fun to your boring routine|
Getting healthy should not be a boring exercise. Learn and try something new and different each day.
Sample dare from day 18: Grab a vegetable you don't normally eat and find an amazing recipe to work with. E-mail friends, browse recipe books and search...
|Health: Doing something healthy and good for you each day|
Health is so much more than nutrition and fitness! It can be easier to add a good activity to your routine rather than depriving yourself of an unhealthy one.
Sample dare from day 12: Track your sodium today. According to the CDC- the average American should get 1500mg of sodium from their diet. How salty were you today?
|Health: Exploring new options in fitness|
There's more to fitness than working out at the gym or going for a run. Explore something a little different every day and get moving!
Sample dare from day 7: Fitness doesn't have to feel like fitness! Go for a walk with someone you need to connect with, a friend, family member or ...
|Health: Get more sleep|
We are all sleep deprived and finding a way to work more rest in your life will result in immediate rewards. Learn more about sleep and participate in activities each day.
Sample dare from day 6: Planning, worries and other mental gymnastics can keep you up at night unless you find a way to keep those thoughts safe. Tonight, grab a notebook and write down EVERYTHING on your mind. As you close the notebook, tell yourself, I'm keeping these worries here for safekeeping and I'll deal with it tomorrow." If you have another thought, write it in the notebook, until you...
|Health: Nutrition exploration challenge|
Activities to expand your nutrition routine. You have over 100 options for potato chips, but do you have more than one option for preparing...broccoli? Expand your nutritional horizons!
Sample dare from day 6: Substitute soy nuts and vinagrette in a salad today. Soy nuts are roasted soybeans, low in calories and filled with protein ...
|Health: Raise your heart rate every day for 20 minutes|
Fitness routines can make us feel rebellious. Rather than focus on how much you dread getting on that elliptical (or whatever activity you personally resent), we are going to change our attention to our heart and simply raise our heart rate to our target heart rate every day for 30 days.
Sample dare from Day 2: You have a target heart rate, the number of heartbeats in one minute. For your maximum heart rate, subtract your age from 220. Your target heart rate is 50-75 percent of your maximum heart rate. Go for a brisk walk for 20 minutes and take your heart rate. Do you need to go faster or slower?
|Health: Setting yourself up for health|
Setting yourself for health is a lot like setting yourself up in finances. Knowledge is power. How much do you know about your "numbers?" Spend the next 30 days getting to know the truth about your health situation.
Sample dare from day 3: Your health is really a series of decisions and circumstances. Every day it changes. Today we're going to focus on blood pressure. Go to your neighborhood grocery store and get your blood pressure. "Normal" pressure is 120/80. How did you fare? Now let's explore...
|Health: The veggie challenge|
I used to hate vegetables. My mother force fed me vegetables topped with good intentions which resulted in me avoiding them until my 30's. There are amazing benefits from eating vegetables, so let's add a vegetable to your eating routine every day!
Sample dare from day 17: You've been doing really well so far and you are over half way. Today, I want you to try making a veggie soup. Broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus- whatever you want. Make sure to get really fabulous bread and a tasty drink. Look up the...
|Money: Setting yourself up|
Good financial behaviors require routines to back them up. This month will be focused on putting together routines that support forward-moving financial activities such as saving, planning and investing.
Sample dare from day 12: Take a look at where you store your receipts. Are they in your purse, your wallet, the side drawer by the bed? Keep track of the places you drop receipts. Now I want you to go to....
|Money: Tracking your money|
Don't worry, I don't want you to create a budget or even tweak your budget. For the next 30 days you are going track your pennies, every penny. At the end, you can ask yourself questions: Where does your money go? When do you tend to spend without thinking?
Sample Dare from day 14: Since you are almost halfway through, let's go back and look at your spending habits. What is your waste "threshold," the moment when your money becomes change for the coffee machine or the tip? How much....
|Personal: Building Inspired Vision|
Learn to build inspired vision around your purpose and experience the life of your dreams. Building vision boards, following the rules of Absolute Vision, Learning to communicate your vision to others and more.
|Personal: Get Organized|
Everyone wants to be organized and yet, you probably think that phrase a few times a day. "I need to get organized." The good news is it doesn't have to take away from your already busy day AND you don't have to be a naturally organized person. Your challenge is to build your space around YOU!
Sample dare from day 18: Twenty minutes of organization. Grab a glass of wine and open that junk drawer. Set a timer and get going. First, gather everything you can see that needs to be recycled or thrown away. Pens that don't work. Batteries that are dead,etc. Then, gather all the items that belong...
|Personal: Play Your Game|
You have a game you can play better than anyone else. If you can define, access and play your game, the success you have always wanted is YOURS!
|Personal: Create mental space with meditation|
First of all, I need you to know I'm NOT a "meditation" girl. I like to GO GO GO! But if you have the feeling you don't have a second for yourself, this is your challenge. Five minutes every day- no planning, no strategizing- just being.
Sample dare from day 5: I realize it's hard to keep your thoughts in check- we transmit SIX newspapers of data every day! During your five minutes of meditation, focus on gratitude. Thankfulness for parents, health, a warm house, humor. Float through those minutes in gratitude. Now, how do you feel about...
|Personal: Get energized|
Energy is a funny thing, constantly drained by obvious physical mis-steps like not getting enough sleep or more intuitive issues such as dealing with a difficult person every day. For 30 days you are going to make ONE investment in your energy each day.
Sample dare from day 13: Each day, there is probably an hour or so when you are really tired. It's as if all the energy seeps from your body. Step away from your work and take a walk. I don't care if it's too hot or too cold, get your blood moving for ten minutes. Pump your arms and...
|Personal: Get it out!|
Our lives are filled with toxic stuff. You might be holding in stressful feelings towards a friend or you might have junk in your garage that has lost it's usefulness. For the next 30 days, you are going to get it out and make room for the abundance you deserve.
Sample dare from day 23: Unless you are truly "zen," there is something negative you are hoarding. It's time to get it out-on paper. Write out what you are feeling- every scrap our your thoughts. Now look at what you....
|Personal: Just do it!|
Have you ever walked by a pile of papers ten times and thought, "I need to take care of THAT." And then, you move on to the next time you see it and you think...well you get the idea. You are going to JUST DO IT for the next 30 days. If you see it, just take a minute and deal with it. Some tasks will be harder than others but imagine the stress relief you will experience at the end of this challenge!
Sample dare from day 5: Walk into your bedroom. Close your eyes. What is the one thing that is nagging you. If it takes less than 20 minutes, I want you to do it right now. Otherwise give it 20 minutes of your attention without making a mess. What did you....
|Relationship: No gossiping|
Sharing information about people who AREN'T in the conversation, what I'm calling GOSSIP, is a common social behavior. We use it to bond with each other and social media makes it even easier and more delicious. What if you took a break from the conversation? No talking about anyone for 30 days? What would replace that gossip? How much closer would you get in your relationships.
Sample day from day 23: When do you feel most like talking about others? In the car, when you are stressed, when you feel like you need support? Plan for those moments. What are you excited about? Talk about....
|Relationships: Finding your peeps!|
When you were young, finding good friends were focused on your location and everything that comes with it. Your neighbors, people with kids the same age, co-workers. Your "peeps," are a different story- they are the people who love what you love, who get you, who challenge you. Thirty days of learning what you want, attracting your "peeps" into your life and learning to be vulnerable.
Sample dare from day 1: The first step in this exercise is to really define what you want. Think back to your favorite days of fun with people. What did you...
|Relationships: Deepening your relationships|
Social media can make it easy to start relationships but also convince you into thinking you are more connected than you actually are. Your challenges focuses you are going deeper with the people you connect with every day.
Sample dare from day 22: Going deeper means you go deeper. Take a friend out to lunch and focus on them, ask them questions outside of your normal "comfortable" conversations, such as where they grew up, what they would do if they could retire comfortably today- get creative! Let's talk about how uncomfortable...
|Relationships: Getting closer to your teenagers|
I have two teenagers who are truly open hearted kids. They don't act sullen or withdrawn. But there are moments when I realize- most of their days are now spent away from me and they are changing at a rapid rate. Maintaining closeness with those enigmas we call teenagers takes two important ingredients, intention and persistence!
Sample dare from day 14: Today I want you to physically connect with your kid. Sit together, give them a hug, play with their hair, you come up with the activity. How did they react? Did they....
|Relationships: Getting closer to your younger children|
When I was a kid, the television was the national babysitter. Today is very different. It could be tv or even video games but many parents use activities as a way to release themselves from that parental guilt when they can't find enough time with their children. There is NO guilt in this 30 day challenge, but instead we are going to focus on getting tuned in to your children.
Sample dare from day 4: Little kids can have a hard time engaging in a conversation. Ants in the pants and a short attention span can get in the way. Today, ask them to do something with you, a game perhaps and during the game ask them about their day. Who is their favorite friend. Where do they sit in school? Find out about who they are...
|Relationships: Widening your circle of friends|
When you were a kid, in school or in college, meeting friends was simply part of your social experience. You joined clubs and teams and eventually you found people you wanted to spend time with. Widening your circle of friends is a little harder when you are older. For the next 30 days, we are going to focus o actions that put you in situations to meet new people or connect with people you already feel connected. It's a friendship adventure!
Sample dare from day 6: I want you to give me a name of a seasonal friend, you know a person you see in certain situations but otherwise don't cross paths. Give them a call or send an e-mail and set up a lunch or coffee. You don't need to give a reason but...
|Romance: (in a relationship) Bring Back the Fun|
What if you and your partner had the same habits of interaction today, that you did when you first met. Would you have wanted to be together? It's easy to believe those days are gone but fun and romance go hand in hand. It's up to you to bring back the fun in this (or any) area of your life. Lighten up and spend 30 days of having fun together!
Sample dare from day 14: Your challenge today surrounds laughter. Giggling and chuckling not only lengthens your life but stimulates chemicals of attraction between you. There are many options to choose from- jump on a trampoline, watch a funny movie, listen to a comedian on CD- just find a way to....
|Romance: (in a relationship) Connect through acts of kindness|
I'm sure you have heard the phrase, "we treat the ones we love the worst." Long term relationships can easily become functions of convenience- you are just walking through life "getting stuff done." At the end of the day, you both conquered the world but it's easy to feel lonely and disconnected. For the next 30 days you will do one small act of kindness in your relationship. I promise you will feel more connected at the end of the month.
Sample dare from day 19: You deserve an easy one today. I've asked you to be pretty brave for the last 18 days. Go to the grocery store or drug store and pick out the perfect card. Write out a note stating a few of your favorite things about "your person," and....
|Romance: (in a relationship) Connect through good memories|
We choose our thoughts and when you are in a funk with the person you love, it is easy to choose bad memories. Your goal is connection and the connection can start with you. For the next 30 days, you are going to live and relive your best moment and in that process, create positive and loving energy in your relationship.
Sample dare from day 3: Grab a photo album with pictures from the earliest days in your relationship and pick your favorite. What is the story behind the photo? What was about your partner that attracted you? What was funny and ingratiating about him or her? Now for extra credit....
|Romance: (in a relationship) Improve communication|
Really fabulous romantic relationships have one thing in common. No, it's not the money to wine and dine and it's not two really attractive Hollywood types. Lovey-dovey relationships are rooted in good communication. It's also the easiest place to derail. Your 30 Day Dare focuses on finding ways creative and interesting ways to communicate with your partner.
Sample dare for day 24: In the middle of the grocery lists and company dinners, take some time to express your love for your partner in life! Find four ways to say "I appreciate you for (fill in in the blank) or I love you" by writing it and hiding it in a place on they will find it. While you are doing this...
|Romance: (in a relationship) Improve your physical connection|
Don't be disappointed; this isn't a "freaky" challenge. The physical connection between you and your partner is both good for your health and one of the best aspects of a romantic relationship. Yet sometimes the barriers to getting physical can build without you realizing it. Thirty quick and fun activities to get connected again.
Sample dare from day 12: Have you ever heard the phrase, you eat with your eyes? Well the same is true in romance. Your challenge today is to greet your partner three times with a strong look in the eyes and a kiss. How did you...
|Romance: (not in a relationship) Find someone without putting it out there|
I don't know if finding someone to love is easier or more difficult today, but I do know there are more ways to connect than ever before. And that can make it more confusing and stressful. This challenge is about preparing yourself to meet that special someone. Focusing on you instead of that nameless, faceless person will make you feel empowered!
Sample dare from day 14: What have you always wanted to do? Sign up for a class. There something for every kind of schedule and financial situation. It's so attractive when you...
|Romance: (not in a relationship) Get proactive and find someone|
It's an exciting moment when you realize you are ready to explore being a couple again. And it can be disappointing when Mr. or Ms Perfect doesn't immediately show up at your doorstep. The truth is, you don't need to be coupled to be fulfilled but the process of opening yourself to love can be downright fun! For the next 30 days, you are going to engage in some of those exciting activities.
Sample dare from day 12: You may not be into online dating but for today, I want you to EXPLORE that world. Choose from the following sites or ask a friend and observe the activity on...
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