We haven’t reached out in a little bit, so time to catch up on a few things…
As some of you saw on social media this week……..it’s time for another challenge!
An accountability challenge to be specific.
If you haven’t seen the post on the socials, check it out…but the gist is this: We get more done when we set specific goals, and when there is a “painful” consequence in not reaching that goal. We need skin in the game, and we need someone to hold us accountable.
For those of you who choose to participate in this challenge, here’s what we’re looking at:
1) Set a 30 day goal for yourself. Write it down and be specific. It absolutely has to be realistic, but also needs to stretch you a little bit
2) Figure out the stakes that you will commit to. This could be writing a check to a foundation that you absolutely hate, or a political party you loathe (any ideas, Killham???). The choice needs to invoke a visceral response from you, and the $$ amount will need to hurt if the check is cashed.
It doesn’t have to be money, though. You can make your stakes be public embarrassment (e.g. wearing your favorite team’s rivals t-shrt to the gym for 30 days; standing at an intersection for an hour holding a sign that says something you don’t believe in; posting an embarrassing picture of yourself on social media; etc). Be creative, and make sure it will hurt.
3) Once all entries/participants are in, you will be paired with an accountability partner. This partner’s responsibility will be to push you toward meeting you goal. AND, if you miss you goal, it is your parter’s responsibility to ensure that you pay the price of missing your goal.
Guys, for those who are participating, you must take this seriously! You are expected to have a real goal, painful stakes, and 100% commitment to follow through on the consequences should you miss your target.
I have been putting off putting a new budget together for the gym. I’ve tinkered, avoided, procrastinated, justified and forgotten. For those that know me, “task-based” projects are not necessarily my long suit 🙂
But this is critically important to CrossFit Kells and I need to get this done.
So my potential entry will be to explain what my finished budget needs to look like (SPECIFICALLY), and get it done (and prove that it’s done) in 30 days. If I do not meet this goal, my accountability partner will have a $500 personal check from me to send to the absolutely worst GoFund me page that I can find. Believe me….there are hundreds of entitled, whiney, lazy, free-ride-seeking donkey’s out there looking for you to help them raise $10,000 for their trip around the world to “find themselves”.
Do a quick Google search…it’s unbelievable.
So I will find the one that makes my blood boil the most, write them a check, my accountability partner will hold my check (or better yet, cash), and if I miss my goal, they absolutely have to send it.
Just an example, but you get the gist.
This is effective, guys…and it will be a blast!
Are you in? If so, you will need to send me an email by this Monday, 7/31, with your goal and stakes. As long as both are consistent with what we’re looking for (specific goal, real/painful stakes), we will pair you with an accountability partner.
Emails are due by this Monday, and we will begin the challenge the following Monday.
2) Kids at the gym and food
Folks please. Please. Pleeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaassssseeeeee. Pretty pretty please with Cacao Nibs, Coconut Flakes and Stevia on top.
Please feed your little ones before or after their visit to the gym. We take so much pride in keeping the gym super clean for everyone, and our cleaners do an unbelievable job. Please contribute to this by not letting you littles eat animal crackers or lollipops in the lobby 🙂
Yes, I understand that Lily, Reese, Kate and Jake eat in the office from time to time…but I’ll ask you to roll with that sight hypocrisy if you would.
Thank you all!! We appreciate everyone’s attention to this, and it will be great practice for when we…
3) …get into the new building!!!
Quick update, the new space is coming along. We are in the process of ripping out, sweeping, planning, chucking, painting, tossing and prettying-up. There is a ton of potential in this space, and we’re working hard to get it to the standard to which you’ve hopefully become accustomed. Many of you have offered to help…and when the time is right, we’ll certainly take it!
For now, it’s business as usual. You’ve seen the “For Lease” signs in the window…our goal is to get someone in the current space as soon as possible. Once we find a replacement tenant, we’ll have a clearer picture of our timeline.
Alllllllright…..for those of you who have read this far, thank you 😉
Any questions on any of the above, please ask me.
See you at the gym and have a great weekend!!!!