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28 Feb

monthly challenges: march

I wish I remembered where I read or heard of this, but either a book I read or a podcast I listen to recommended you try something new for 30 days to see if you like it. this something new should be something that either improves yourself, your business, or those around you. kind of like trying out a new habit! a healthy habit, of course.

if you can stick with it for those 30 days and it enhances your lifestyle, you can incorporate it into your everyday life moving forward. if it doesn’t, at least you tried something new – and probably learned from the experience! perhaps it’s trying out an instrument? learning a new word from a new language every day? practicing yoga? meditation (I’m definitely going to try this one!)? cook a new recipe?

so for each month (starting today, March 1!), I’m going to be doing a monthly challenge, where I practice something NEW or the entire month (about 30 days). I didn’t want to preselect all the challenges for the entire year, because I’m always changing and there are always areas of my life that change and some need more help than others at certain times, so I’m just starting with March.

march challenge

read for at least 30 minutes a day from a business book. (currently reading Gary Vaynerchuk’s new book, Crushing It!) I feel like a lot of my time is wasted watching TV, scrolling through social media, and snoozing when I don’t really need the extra ZZZs. also, I don’t prioritize self development as an entrepreneur – reading a business book should be regarded as “work”, because it will end up helping me in my business! every time I finish a business book, I’m more motivated and end up incorporating so many tips and principles from these books that help my brand.

I’ll be setting calendar reminders each day to get my 30 minutes in! and hopefully I’ll be able to do this and it’ll be something I continue to do for the rest of the year!

do you want to join me?

if so, leave your March challenge below in the comments and we’ll check back in April to start a new challenge and chat about it!

  • Danielle

    Love this idea! I’m going to try meditating every day for at least 5 minutes.

    Wed February 28 at 10:43 pm Reply
  • Isabel G

    Would love to hear which business book you recommend at the end of the month!

    Wed February 28 at 11:10 pm Reply
  • Erin

    Ali! I made a deal with myself that I would not do any SM while breastfeeding in the evening, I only read on my kindle or phone (1 handed is key). Historically I prefer an actual book, but I’ve been averaging 2 novels a month since I made the promise.

    Wed February 28 at 11:53 pm Reply
  • Christine

    It was a New Year’s resolution of mine to read more and I’ve been slacking! I will definitely commit to 30 min a day for March!

    Thu March 1 at 1:55 am Reply
  • Alexis

    Did you get the idea from ted radio hour episode Simply Happy? I think I heard this idea on one of their episodes and in my memory that was the one

    Thu March 1 at 2:36 am Reply
  • Jeannine

    My March Challenge is to drink my water everyday. Somedays I do not drink as much as I need.

    Thu March 1 at 3:01 am Reply
  • Jessics

    Great idea!! I am going to join you in reading at least 30 minutes a Day! I have all these books I keep buying that are not even half way read. I’m excited to see how many I’ll read this month!

    Thu March 1 at 12:24 pm Reply
  • Noelle

    Love this! I’m going to join. I can easily knock that out while breastfeeding baby instead of scrolling through Instagram. Great challenge!

    Thu March 1 at 1:39 pm Reply
  • Debbi Herman

    If you keep a calendar Ali, I would write in your 30 minutes of reading time and check iff when completed. You are an inspiration, leading by example.

    Thu March 1 at 2:14 pm Reply

    I’m in on this challenge!! Let’s do it !

    Thu March 1 at 4:35 pm Reply
  • Monica

    I’m committing to my blog! I started it then got off track when I had shoulder surgery. Recommitting and working on my logo for The Paper Tide!

    Thu March 1 at 4:47 pm Reply
  • Colleen Finley

    I’m in! My biz books to read are piling up! I love this idea!

    Thu March 1 at 6:09 pm Reply
  • Kayleigh

    I’m in! My challenge is working on my push up everyday!

    Thu March 1 at 6:57 pm Reply
  • Karen

    I’m in too! I am challenging myself to read for 30 minutes and hit the gym or walk for at least 30 minutes for the next 30 days! I am also in a Lent challenges to sell/donate/trash 40 items – one for each day of Lent!

    Thu March 1 at 8:04 pm Reply
  • Aida

    I’m in!! I will be working on pull ups. I can’t do one now but I’ve heard of exercises to get me there. Everyday, try for the pull up!

    Thu March 1 at 8:16 pm Reply
  • amber

    totally committing to reading in the car rider line every day instead of scrolling through social media….

    Thu March 8 at 2:37 pm Reply
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