January Challenge: Final Thoughts

In 2015, I will set myself a new 30-day challenge every single month. That’s 12 30-day challenges. Some will be harder than others but all of them will be related to one of my five areas of focus this year: family, health, emotional mastery, financial empowerment and helping others through coaching.

In January I challenged myself to write 1,000 words every day. How did I do? Did I make it to 30,000 words?

In a word, no.

Right now, including this post, my total word count is 6137 words. That is about 204 words a day.

Looks like a failure, doesn’t it?


As you recall from my intro post, the goal of the challenge was not so much to write 1,000 words a day. It was to help me get into the habit of focused writing. And when it comes to that, my challenge was a total success.

Here’s some things I am taking away from a month of writing:

  • I have enough material for articles for the next couple of months.
  • I have developed the habit of consistent, focused writing.
  • I have found that if you do what is most important to you first thing every day, the rest of the day will go much more smoothly (you can read about that here).
  • I inspired my friend and mentor Errol Sykes to start the habit, as well.


I am thrilled with how January’s challenge went and can’t wait what the next 11 months have in store.

I will announce February’s challenge tomorrow. Stay tuned!