Archive for February, 2008
February 29th, 2008
Here are a few tips to help you create your game plan and set your goals.
Try to make your game plan…
1) motivating, interesting or fun so that you feel like doing it on a daily basis. Feel free to experiment. One way to help achieve your goals is to link them to an action that gives you genuine pleasure.
2) clear: the actions that you choose should be concrete and tangible; try to avoid things that are too vague, abstract or metaphysical. For example: instead of saying do more exercise; you could say do 20 minutes of riding each day.
3) realistic: it’s a good idea to start with simple actions that can be easily integrated into your daily routine. Try to avoid having too many things on your plate all at once.
The first part of the Community section is online now. It’s a great place to start when you want to see what other people are doing to achieve their goals!
Good luck and Have fun!
Speaking of fun: inpowr has a Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/s.php?q=inpowr&init=q
So join the group and be part of the dialogue.
The inpowr team
February 29th, 2008
There’s an old saying: “The wise learn from the mistakes of others; everyone else has to learn from their own.” I think we should broaden that to include not only our mistakes, but our successes as well. Truth be told, we can all learn from one another. According to Tim O’Reilly, one of the key characteristics of Web 2.0 is its ability to harness collective intelligence.
inpowr was designed to help users learn from one another by harnessing the collective experiences of the community. And I’m super happy to announce that the first part of the Community section is now online to help us all do just that. Here’s how it works.
The first page lists all 36 areas of life ranked by their impact on the well-being of community members. The area at the top of the page““in this case Reasoning–is the area in which users are currently experiencing the highest overall level of well-being. The lower down you go on the list, the lower the average current level of well-being. If you click on the blue “related goals” link, you’ll see all the goals people are working on within that area of life.
In the very near future, you’ll also have access to testimonials from other inpowr members; tips on books, videos, techniques and other cool things that have helped them along the way; and links to a host of professional services related to that specific goal.
Another great function that will be available soon: when you click on a specific goal or action, you’ll be taken to the profile page of that member (provided he or she chose to share). Once you’re on that member’s profile page, you can write them a message of support or encouragement, ask a question, share your own experiences or even ask them to help you with your own goals.
As I write this post, we have 3659 betatesters who are working on a total of 5700 goals. We’ve only just begun and already there’s an incredible bank of human experiences available for each of us to draw upon. What’s great, is that more and more people are choosing to share their experiences. Imagine what we’d learn from one another if we kept everything bottled up for ourselves.
Now imagine what we can learn from one another if we open up and share!