plus one catalyst challenge

This semester, we teach a class – Redesign a Life You’ll Love – where students engage in weekly activities to build a better life.  Although we don’t typically get a lot of students to take the class (it’s an elective), those that do share that the course has been life-changing for them.

During the first week of class, we challenged them with our 50 Kick-Ass Questions to Awaken Meaningful Change, so that they can “evaluate” what’s working and what’s not working in their lives right now.  Once they completed the questions, we split them up into groups to share their thoughts about their answers.  It was fun to listen to the conversations about their answers to this self-evaluation, especially those that had quite a few “No” answers.  Needless to say, I’ve already had a “session” with one student to talk about her answers, to discuss potential changes she could make for the Spring.  Fun chat!

I’m writing this group because we’ll be implementing a new “self-coaching tool” next week, one that will be used to integrate a daily practice into their lives.  Instead of committing to a specific practice (think Hal Elrod’s Miracle Morning – which is good – check out an overview here:, they get to choose from a series of 12 practices that have been found to significantly improve one’s life.  The tool – Plus One (+1) Catalyst Challenge – will have them accumulate at least FIVE +1 activities during the day.  Categories include the following: Sleep, Move, Peace, Write, Love, Read, Device, Food, Save, Play, Peeps, and Drink.

Here’s a copy for you to check out: plus one (+1) catalyst challenge, 1-17-20

If you have a few minutes, I would love for you to take a look at it and share any thoughts/comments about it.  I created right before the start of the year and have gone through it for 3 weeks now.  And as a side note, I found that five +1 activities was too easy for me, so I decided to up my game to EIGHT +1 activities last week – and now, I’m trying to decide whether to do TEN starting next week.

Anyway, I would love to hear what you think about it; send me a note if you would with your thoughts/comments.  And if you have the desire, try it out for a week – or a month – and see what happens!


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