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Monday MotivationI hope all of you US friends had a great Memorial Day weekend! We did so much yardwork that I can hardly type today, I am so dang sore! So I’m kicking off Monday Motivation this short week in better-late-than-never style. ;)

Plus, I have a confession to make: I totally blew it last week.

I switched my tried and true approach - instead of putting consequences in place, I created a reward for myself. Now granted, both I and my daughter were sick last week, but if I had consequences in place, I would have gotten my stuff done. Since there was only a reward, I hardly did a thing.

Lesson Learned: Know your motivation style and use it. But it could also mean that the reward wasn’t big enough. If I threw down a family vacation instead of flowers for my yard, I probably would have worked a little harder; I admit it.

So today let’s get down to business. My commitments for the week:

  1. Clean out my inbox (Can you believe I got over 200 emails on Memorial Day weekend?! WHAT is this world coming to?! ;) )
  2. 2 things off of my Urgent To Do list daily - 8 total
  3. Meditate 3 times

If I don’t get this list done by Saturday, I will give half of my advertising revenue for the month of May to Kiva (instead of my usual 5%).


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    On May 29th, 2007 at 10:00 am, lornadoone said:

    Before I go to bed tonight, I will:

    1. Write a blog post
    2. Read the articles I need for work
    3. Email coworkers about progress
    4. Clean the house
    5. Meet new person for tennis at 6:00
    6. Call my grandma
    7. Do two things from my to-do list

    If I do not accomplish these seven things, then I will have to clean the entire back yard tomorrow.

    On May 29th, 2007 at 10:42 am, Sabrina said:

    1. I will write 3 new blog posts by Friday.
    2. I will get a load of laundry done each night this week.
    3. I will get used to leaving the house for the new 6:30 daycare time. (Unfortunately I have yet to make the WAH jump :( )
    4. I will try to grin and bear it at work.

    If I don’t get these things done successfully this week, I will help my son clean his room the right way (Great motivation!)

    On May 29th, 2007 at 11:13 am, Dennis Bjørn Petersen said:

    I’ve got a confession to make. I kinda started ahead this on my site. I had a sneaky suspecion you were out doing something ;)

    Client meeting and work from home
    Write/research a post for Connected Internet
    Linking by Petersen Inc.-post for blog
    Start on my new work-out program (Shin Splints)

    Research the latest Web 2.0-news
    Get my readers updated on the latest Web 2.0-betas
    Drive to Germany for some beer and meat for Saturday
    Do my exercises

    Referee football (soccer)
    Research for post #2 for Connected Internet
    Do my exercises

    Write post #2
    Update Petersen-inc
    Do my exercises

    Denmark vs. Sweden football match - VERY IMPORTANT
    Play poker
    Drink beer
    Play croquet with the guys

    Referee girl football cup
    Do my exercises

    So what is the carrot this week? If I don’t do this Denmark will lose the match and it will all be my fault. ;)

    On May 29th, 2007 at 11:44 am, Deano said:

    That Kiva site looks a tremendous idea, I’d never done it before.
    Things I must do today! (related to moving flat)
    1 move couch
    2 Telephone to cancel electricity
    3 telephone u-haul
    4 throw away a load of junk

    Later on

    On May 29th, 2007 at 11:44 am, Deano said:

    mmh meant to have said i’d never heard of kiva before :)

    On May 29th, 2007 at 12:57 pm, Success Online said:

    Pain or pleasure right?

    I will continue to share my thoughts with my readers by posting “Today’s Quote”
    I will respond to emails only when my posts are completed as planned.

    If I do not accomplish this consistently through to Saturday I will post a picture of myself getting pepper sprayed in the face at training. (It’s ugly and embarassing)

    On May 29th, 2007 at 2:57 pm, DaveOlson said:

    Wendy… it’s cool to see you supporting Kiva too.

    I almost missed Tuesday’s Monday motivation and the day is half gone… so here’s what’s left.

    2.)Study for my PSTAR
    3.)One blog post
    4.)One podcast

    If I don’t get them done by bedtime tonight… I’ll contribute $25 to my Kiva Account

    On May 29th, 2007 at 8:35 pm, Deano said:

    Well it’s a good job that I opened up and donated/loaned $25 to a Kiva account cause I sure forgot to ring the electricity company!

    On May 30th, 2007 at 8:00 am, DaveOlson said:

    Got it done. Thanks Wendy for once again hosting Monday Motivation. I know it really helps me!

    On May 30th, 2007 at 8:43 am, JoLynn Braley said:

    Hi Wendy,

    I did the same thing….said I would reward myself last week and then didn’t even work on my project.

    Today is Wednesday…I’m committing to working on my project for 1/2 hour W-TH-F, and before Sat. I will fax out some forms, and make 3 phone calls.

    If I don’t complete this list, then I will not turn on the radio for the next week (not good!)

    Thanks for doing this each week Wendy, it’s a good idea. :)

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