The other day I realized there were 99 days left in 2016. Could this be? In less than 100 days we'll enter into 2017! I started to think about what I wanted to accomplish, personally and for Pineapple Supply Co., before the end of the year.
A day later, I saw that I wasn't the only one thinking about going all in to finish 2016 as I found myself reading what Jory is looking to accomplish. Like Jory, I decided it would be a good idea to share the areas in which I'm going to hustle and grind out over the next 100 days.
Essentially, we've got 12 weeks time to finish 2016 strong and build momentum as we roll into 2017. This is intended as 100 days of hustle so that in 2017 these areas of focus are ingrained so strong within us that we build new habits and skills. I've done this kind of exercise in the past and interesting things start to happen as I hustled. New connections and opportunities will rise up.
It isn't going to be easy; however, keep in mind that this kind of hustle isn't sustainable all year long. Look at it like making a big wave you can ride in 2017.
Keeping track of your hustle will keep you accountable. There are a number of ways to do track your progress. My favorite way is to simply use a spreadsheet, but there are some rather awesome tools and services out there now. One way to simply check off your progress is through Coach.me. It's free and dead simple. I already use it for tracking no alcohol consumption and decluttering, mainly.
You could write about your progress each week; however, this could easily become a distraction.
Be Distraction Free
More distractions are going to present themselves than ever before. I'm not at the point of using software to block me from accessing distracting websites, but I will need to remove iMessage. That also means I will need to communicate to others just how important my goals are to me over these 100 days. Friends and family will need to know that I'll be totally offline and unavailable for certain times in the day. I don't know about you, but I always feel like I need to respond to messages right away and we'll need to eliminate distractions like these if we want to make a big change.
My 100 Days of Hustle
There are a few specific areas that I've seriously procrastinated on. I'm looking at the next 12 weeks as my way to make up for lost time. So, what Am I focusing on or what are my goals for the next 100 days?
- Health—Exercise a minimum of 3 times per week. Deep down I know that exercise helps me battle depression and anxiety. Not only will I change my body composition, I’ll improve my mental health too. 5am gym sessions here I come.
- Get Comfortable with Adobe Illustrator—Since I can remember, I’ve wanted to learn the tools of Adobe Illustrator. It is time to get past some of the basic things I know and really get comfortable. For the next 100 days, I’ll be spending time using Illustrator every day after watching classes on Skillshare.
- Continuous Learning—There are a lot of things I am interested in learning in the near future, especially related to entrepreneurship as you should know from my article series: From broke to 1k Monthly. I’ll be watching at least 1 new class on Skillshare (on top of the Illustrator classes). I’ll be focused in on classes centered around Design, Photography, Business, Technology.
- Reach 10,000 Instagram Followers—There seems to be an endless list of goals and milestones I want to reach for Pineapple Supply Co. Instead of a laundry list (I’ll save that for my internal spreadsheet), I feel like reaching 10k followers on Instagram would be pretty golden. In order to do this, I need a follower growth of 65 per day. I’ll be posting new media 2 times per day and ramping up to 5 per day.
Over to you!
Are you the least bit curious what you might accomplish in the next 100 days if you decide to go all in?
Let me know what you're going to focus on. I'd love to hear and help if you need anything!