WellnessArchive for the ‘’ Category
October 9th, 2007
For some time now–OK, for a real long time now–we’ve been telling you to stay tuned for new inpowr developments. Well, the waiting has finally paid off. We’re super happy to announce that two cool new sections are now online: Action and Progress! (Insert loud whooping noises here)
When you started using inpowr, you rated your well-being in 36 distinct areas of life. Then you chose a few areas to work on, you set one or more goals for yourself and you created a 21-day game plan. But that’s as far as it went. If you’re like most people, you wanted more. Well here it is…
From now on during the 21-day period, you’ll be directed to the Action section where you’ll be asked what you did that day to help you reach your goal, and how you feel about your daily progress. You can also record your thoughts and conclusions and share them with the community. In the near future, you’ll also be able to receive help from your supporters.
As you move towards your goal, or later on once you’ve accomplished your goal, you can come back and check out your daily life log. It’s a great way to help understand how your actions affect your well-being.
The Progress section comes next. At the end of the 21 days, you’ll be asked to rate your well-being again. Once you’ve done that, you’ll be given a detailed look at the changes that occurred. It’s up to you to decide whether those changes were the direct result of your actions and if so, how your actions affected your well-being. This is where the real inpowrment begins.
What’s unique about inpowr is the way it helps people take stock of their well-being, identify the aspects of their lives they’d like to change, create a game plan, and measure how their actions affect their well-being. Now that the Action and Progress sections are online, you’ll be able to do just that. It’s one thing to have someone else tell you what you should be doing with your life. It’s quite another to discover and decide for yourself!
Enough words; it’s time for action!
Remember: inpowr is all about improvement and we need your help to improve, so don’t forget to share your thoughts and comments with us.
Good luck. Have fun!
The inpowr team.
September 12th, 2007
I was just listening to Alanis Morrisette’s song Eight Easy Steps (http://www.alanis.com/). Aside from being a kick-ass song, it’s also a clever parody of the quick fix world we live in. Got a problem? No problem! Take this pill. Read this book. Listen to this CD. Come to my seminar. Unwanted flab? A quick nip and a tuck and you’ll look like a million bucks… well, OK… $5K.
An old Monty Python sketch had a good laugh at the same subject: …This week on ‘How to do it’ we’re going to show you how to play the flute, how to split an atom, how to construct a box girder bridge, how to irrigate the Sahara Desert and make vast new areas of land cultivatable, but first, here’s Jackie to tell you all how to rid the world of all known diseases…
We like to believe there’s a quick fix for everything. There isn’t. It takes more than eight steps and they’re not always easy. Unfortunately, sometimes when that truth comes crashing down on us, we give up. Well don’t despair. Here’s another truth: we don’t have to make everything in life perfect. We simply have to improve… to make things a little better every day.
inpowrÂ® was developed for just that reason: to help people make their lives a little better every day. It’s based on a couple of important ideas: 1) our well-being is directly affected by our daily actions; 2) we develop by understanding how our actions affect us; and 3) we learn and grow by engaging with ourselves and with others.
If you’re a member, you’re starting to see how your actions affect your well-being. Cool, huh! In a short time, we’ll be launching the remaining sections of the platform so you can make the most of your inpowrÂ® experience. In the meantime, we invite you to keep working on your goals. Don’t forget to go back and rate your well-being every now and then. And please tell your friends about inpowrÂ® too! The more members we have, the more we’ll all be able to learn from one another.
If you’re not a member yet, remember: well-being isn’t a destination, it’s a journey and, as the old Chinese saying goes Even a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. And the first step is easy: register.
April 12th, 2007
It’s been a long time coming but we’re proud and super charged by the honor and by the chance to present inpowr.
We’ve got a 5-minute window to shout from on day 1, then we’ll be manning our booth, pumping hands, listening, learning and linking with all the great people who make web 2.0 the exhilarating world it is. What’s our goal? Beta testers, strategic partnerships, a bit of financing and tons of stimulating conversations. We’ll keep you posted on our progress.
You can watch a (low resolution) video about our prensentation here.