Build New Skills, Get Unstuck, and Learn How to Do Something Creative Every Day.
Start a blog for ambitious moms who love their kids but also want to succeed in other areas of their lives
Develop the focus and confidence to further your work as a photographer
Create a portal for people who are 60 and older that inspires them to live a vital life despite their physical limitations.
It's a project for people who want more joy, meaning, and purpose in their lives. It's about doing one small thing every day to move your project forward.
Michelle Poler was studying branding at the school of Visual Arts. In her Self-Branding class, the instructor assigned a 100-day project, with two main criteria.
It was something she had to do repeatedly for 100 days in a row.
It had to help her grow or improve in some way
Michelle realized that there was one thing that was holding her back from achieving her dreams and reaching her potential: an unwillingness to face her fears and always stay in her comfort zone. Perhaps you can relate.
At 26, she started facing one fear a day for the first time in her life. She went from saying "no thank you" to anything that made her uncomfortable to "let me try." She recorded videos of herself facing her fears and uploaded them to YouTube.
She traveled alone, overcame her fear of dogs, handed out flyers on the streets of New York, ate crickets, and on day 59, she quit her job.
Michelle went from a few dozen followers to thousands, built a Youtube channel that has 40,000 subscribers, and became a published author.
That's the power of facing your fears. Not only that, your courage becomes contagious. In our conversation on The Unmistakable Creative Podcast, she said, "I can say that I have inspired so many of my friends and close family members to do things they never thought could actually become a reality."
And it all started with a 100-day project.
"I can say that I have inspired so many of my friends and close family members to do things they never thought could actually become a reality."
Achieving your goals takes a lot of work and we get that. You don't have to quit your job, practice for "10,000 hours" or become an outlier, or move to an ashram in India. It doesn't matter if you
The 100 Day Project leverages the power of small daily actions that make it easier to start your project, keep going, and stay motivated to continue with the project long after the project is over. Small consistent daily actions lead to visible progress in as little as 10 minutes a day.
Research shows, a group can think more efficiently and more effectively than any one of its members-a phenomenon that psychologists call "collective intelligence" says Annie Murphy Paul in her book The Extended Mind. Being part of a community enables you to tap into the power of collective intelligence, expose yourself to new ideas, have people hold you accountable, and become more effective with moving your projects forward.
2021 is almost over. Chances are you made New Year's resolutions, set goals, and told yourself "this is going to be my year." But after the "buzz" of the New Year wore off, it was back to business as usual. That dream or goal might be collecting dust in your drawer of unfulfilled dreams. You might be tempted to wait until the time is right, or you have all your ducks in a row.
There's never going to be a perfect time to start. A false start is better than standing still. Taking one step can be the catalyst that helps you accomplish your goal by the end of the year.
The way you track your progress towards a goal has a profound impact on your motivation. Most people measure their progress in relation to an outcome. So they believe they aren’t making any progress until they achieve their goal and eventually lose their motivation.
Visible progress is one of our greatest sources of motivation. With The 100 Day Project, you'll learn how to track your progress with metrics you can control, stay motivated to stick with it and finish strong. The "progress principle" will help you stay motivated long after your 100 Day project is done.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT THE 100 DAY PROJECT
In Indian classical music, there is a concept of ‘vistar,’ which translates to ‘expansion" . My goal was to recite a new vistar each day and do an audio recording of it. I also made a visual calendar in my Bullet Journal, logging each day I completed my challenge.
I stopped logging in my Bullet Journal around day 60, but by that time, reciting every day had become almost a habit for me. Being a part of the Unmistakable Creative community has been a gift that just keeps on giving.
Peter B. Reiter
I have formed an effective habit structure for editing a novel I started when I was working seven days a week at Carnegie. I am not afraid to brainstorm, even if I do not know exactly how I am progressing.
My process came closer to flow than nitpicking and self-sabotage.
I designed my 100-day project around my music practice. My goal was to build a regular practice to build my instrumental skills and confidence so I could write more songs and perform publicly as a solo artist more often.
I gained confidence and felt stronger to tackle difficult practices. The other big benefit was habit formation. Lunch time became synonymous with lessons and keyboard practice, my early evenings always started with some guitar. The willpower required in the first 10 days slowly disappeared, giving way to a practice that felt like a natural part of my day.
With many online courses, you are given a password and login and then you are on your own. That's not how we do things. We want participation in the 100 Day Project to be something you'll be glad you did when you look back and reflect on this year. That's why we offer a kickoff call and monthly check-ins along the way, so you:
You'll learn the methods, tactics, and strategies I used to self-publish a WSJ Best-Seller, land a six-figure book deal, produce over 1000 episodes of a podcast with guests like Tim Ferriss, Seth Godin, Danielle Laporte, and raise a $50,000 round of Venture Funding.
As a part of the 100-day project, you'll have access to 14 weekly lessons that will help you
When you do something alone, it's hard to stay motivated or inspired to keep working on it. But when you become part of a community, you benefit from being surrounded by others who are struggling with similar challenges and obstacles.
Attention is the currency of achievement. According to Cal Newport there two core abilities for thriving in the new economy.
The ability to quickly master hard things.
The ability to produce at an elite level, in terms of less both quality and speed.
Both require attention. This course will teach how to increase your attention span, design the right environment to support your work, and get in the "zone" on command.
Maximum Output with Mem is a course for knowledge workers and creatives who want to become more productive, prolific, and creative. You'll learn how to use Mem to develop a daily writing habit, take better notes, manage your tasks and complete your projects and become a human idea factory.
The material in Maximize Your Output helped me finish the content for 2 courses, publish my first comic and create call the materials for the 100-day project including the page your reading. And I did it all in less than 10 days.
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Have you ever had the best meal of your life? Then, you order a chocolate lava cake for dessert. There isn't enough ice cream for the cake or vice versa. When you take the first bite, you want to spit it out.
When it comes to the experiences we have in life, whether it's dinner at your favorite restaurant,a first date, or a party, the memory of that experience is based on how it ended. If it doesn't end well, you remember the best meal of your life as the worst or the best year of your life as the worst. This is what is known as the peak-end rule.
The good news is that we can use the peak-end rule to turn lousy experiences into great ones. Maybe this hasn't been a great year for you. But with the 100-Day Project, you'll look back on 2021 as a year when something great happened or a year in which you made significant progress toward an important goal.
Join us for the 100 day Project and change the way you remember 2021.
Most people make significant progress on their 100-day projects in less than 15 minutes per day. The key to success is taking small, consistent actions every day.
You probably will not build a SpaceX or Tesla competitor in 100 days. But you could write a book, start a blog, build a website, complete a series of portraits, or expand your creative portfolio.
We recommend stretching yourself, but don't set a goal that seems so impossible that you don't make progress. Choose a project that you can easily work on for 15 minutes a day. And make sure it's a project that contributes to your personal or professional growth, as well as your happiness and well-being.
It's okay if you do not have an idea for your 100-day project yet. During the initial kick-off call, we will give you some parameters for the project and help you find one that fits your current lifestyle and available time.