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Monday Motivation :: Ok… Monday-ISH


Monday MotivationHappy Mondayish Motivation and happy belated Labor Day everyone. ;)

Although I hardly looked at the computer at all this last weekend, I have to say there must be either some really enterprising entrepreneurs out there, or you all are a bunch of workaholics, because I was quite surprised at the number of visitors to the site for the last three days.

It’s all good, right?!

So for those of you who are new around here, you may be wondering what the heck is Monday Motivation, anyway?

Step 1 - let us know what you are going to get done today (your to-do list, so to speak).

Step 2 - put it in a comment below or a post on your own site.

Step 3 - let us know what will motivate you to get it done - a reward, consequences, or whatever you need to think that will ensure you do what you say you are going to do. I’ve found that the public announcement and accountability is a particularly great motivator, but throw down consequences if you really need a kick in the pants to get stuff done!

We do this together to make sure we stay productive while we work at home, or do homework with the kids, or do laundry, or mow the grass, or… well, you get the idea!

Today before I go to sleep I will:

  • Clean out my inbox of 249 emails
  • Send off 6 emails to my project buddies
  • Do 4 loads of laundry
  • Clean off the dining room table
  • Package up + address 6 shipments

If I don’t get this all done, I will send Kiva an extra $100 tomorrow.

So what are you going to get done today? :D

Update :: It turns out that Kiva has had such so much great press coverage lately that it’s actually getting harder to make loans with them right now - too many people want to help! I went to make my monthly donation this morning and had to it split up into $25 chunks.

Why $25 chunks?

“Thanks for supporting! Due to overwhelming user interest, we are temporarily limiting loan contributions to $25 per business so that everyone has a chance to make a Kiva loan. We appreciate your patience and look forward to removing this limit soon!”

How cool is THAT?!

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    On September 4th, 2007 at 4:41 pm, Family Reunion Games said:

    I am motivated to find fellow bloggers like yourself. Great site! Lots of great material. My reward? To better understand how sites such are your are successful.

    On September 4th, 2007 at 5:14 pm, Suzie Cheel said:

    Hi Wendy,

    was looking out for your MM.I started a new Monday habit based on your ideas from 10 days to a better blog that i am currently revisiting:Monday Motivational sayings.

    I can see I have to set myself some tougher goals to GTD.

    If I don’t get this done I will Join Kiva and donate $25- I will join Kiva anyway, Thanks for mentioning it Wendy

    Today I will set my goals for my blog for September-
    I will start on my new template for my blog.
    I will write 3 posts as I, will be away for 3 days and committed by John Chow’s site to post every day for the next 20 days and have them set up to go.

    If I don’t get these done in the next 24 hours I will

    On September 4th, 2007 at 7:09 pm, lornadoone said:

    Oh, my gosh, Wendy. I can’t believe that Kiva has gotten so much involvement that they have to limit contributions. I am flabbergasted and amazed and a little proud, because I know that a certain number of those contributions came as a result of me (contributing personally) and my blog (which got others contributing). Not that I’m taking credit for Kiva’s success at all, mind you, just that I’m so proud of what it’s become and thrilled to have played a small part.

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