24 days ago I unknowingly started on an adventure.
A few weeks before that I responded to a really cryptic blog post on Jon Acuff’s site by emailing him and giving him my address. Then I got a equally cryptic message that said “you’re in!” with a link to a Facebook group.
What I had blindly signed up for was joining 2400 people in the first addition of the Start Experiment. We began connecting with each other via the Official Facebook group and various spin-off groups were formed (one for INFJs that became a public group, one for Writers, a Start Singles group, etc). We were all asked to chose one risk we would focus on for a 24 day period. We were broken into smaller groups by Jon’s “minions” and partnered with one person within that group for accountability during the official 24 day experiment. Each morning we received a new task from Jon that ranged from writing down the lies in our mind about our risk to sharing one song on our risk “soundtrack” with the Facebook group.
This experience was great for me. My risk was to post on my blog 3 times each week and I did moderately alright with that. While I didn’t “finish” my risk, I’m really proud of what I was able to do in the midst of the most crazy month of July on record at my job. I made some good connections with others in my group and gained a clearer idea of what I need to do in order to make space in my life for writing. I also realized if I could post as much as I did during the experience, then I can absolutely be more consistent with we get into the routine of the academic year in just a few weeks.
Why am I telling you this?
Because now it’s your turn!
Jon will launch part 2 of the Start Experiment on August 12 and Today ONLY you can go sign up to participate. Regardless of where you are in life there is probably one thing you need the encouragement, opportunity or accountability to risk. Maybe you want to write more, get healthier, or just start a new academic year off on the right foot. This is your time.
Jump over here to sign up tonight. Let me know in the comments below if you join us!
PS- Do you really want to get a jumpSTART on this whole thing? You can buy Jon’s book “Start: Punch Fear in the Face” at the link below.
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