My 100 Day Challenge

The world's largest open water swimming event, the aQuellé Midmar Mile

The world’s largest open water swimming event, the aQuellé Midmar Mile

On 17 January 2013, I decided to take part in the 100 day challenge (http://www.in2greatbusiness.com/2013/01/100-day-challenge) and this is what I had to say on my fb page:

“After some thought, herewith my 5 goals that I need to reach at end April:
1. Get airplay for videos on TV channels.
2. Start with the recording of new songs.
3. Take the business to the next level.
4. Bring body fat percentage down to less than 18%.
5. Do something that I have never done before (will really need to think about this one and any suggestions from others are more than welcome!) :)

End of April was the deadline and thus I owe some feedback.  Some targets were met and some not.  So how did I do?

  1.  This has not been done as yet, but we are in the process of getting this finalised.  I’m giving myself another 45days to finalize this
  2. We recorded 2 new songs and it will be mastered within the next week and launched before end May
  3. After a lot of hard work we are at the moment taking our company SociaNav to the next level and we are feeling quite confident about the next stage. (I’m sure some of you have seen the postings!)
  4. This is ongoing as I have not yet reached the target of less than 18% (was 22,9%), BUT I’m currently on 18,4%.  I’ve lost 6,5kg’s and I’m 1kg away from my goal weight!  I am quite sure that this will be reached within the next 2 weeks
  5. A few of you suggested things to do and I decided to accept Jacques Verster’s challenge of learning to play an instrument.  I decided on guitar and although I’m one helluva long way from being good, I can now play (find!) at least 9 chords and can play Beautiful in Beaufort-Wes.  I know it’s one of the easiest songs ever to play, but heck I couldn’t do it a 100 days ago!  This is now an ongoing project for me and hopefully one day I’ll be quite a descent guitarist…

So what did I learn from all of this? In short:

  1. It’s a good thing to put it on paper and to make it known, cause now I’ve got all of you who can question me and keep me on my toes
  2. Things don’t always work out as planned.  You need to readjust and change some plans, but keep “walking”
  3. I hate being second.  I think the challenge made it competitive and I have to prove myself
  4. Setting goals help you choose where you want to go in life and you know where to concentrate your efforts
  5. Follow the SMART principle.  The goal must be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-bound
  6. I will from now on set my goals/targets on paper and tell people about it.

What’s next?

Seeing that I have not reached all the targets as yet, I need to focus on that for the next month and get it all ticked (yet most of them will be an ongoing process in any case).  Now, I need to sit down and focus on what’s next.  I would love some input from you all.  Tell me especially about some activities that I might enjoy.  I would love to take up surfing, but unfortunately Jozi is not at the coast… :(

A goal that I did set for myself is to enter the band into a Triathlon or the Warrior race before the end of this year BUT that’s going to be quite a hectic task as it will need a lot of convincing and motivation; and I will need all of your help on that one, cause they are musicians and for you guys that don’t know what that means: muzo’s are mostly not interested in being active except when playing music, partying and jolling… ;)

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  1. Yolandi says:

    It’s awesome. I love the smart approach. Now I need to get my goals sorted

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