Day 10: Natalie Sisson’s 10-Day Blog Challenge

If you don’t know what this challenge is about, or why I’m writing these posts … click here to check out the first post!

Today’s Challenge: Reflect on the blog challenge and write about what you most enjoyed about taking part in the challenge, what your favorite challenge day was and why, the biggest takeaway you’ve had from challenge, and the next step you’ll be taking to make sure your freedom plan becomes a reality.

What did I most enjoy about the challenge?

Honestly, I most enjoyed completing the challenge. I know. That’s sounds pretty crappy at first.

I guess what I should really say is that I have most enjoyed the sense of pride I feel coming to this last day and knowing that I didn’t give up on this challenge like I have with so many others before.

I have a tendency to get very excited about something new and then almost immediately lose interest in it. That tends to leave me with a lot of unfinished projects.

I enjoyed every post in this challenge and didn’t lost interest so I’m really happy about that.

What was my favorite challenge day and why?

That’s easy. It was hands down Day 3. The challenge was to think of your future life. The one where you’re living the freedom you crave and write about your perfect day in present tense.

The “Perfect Day” exercise is actually a pretty common one among coaches and there is a good reason for that.

It’s incredibly inspiring and motivating.

I’m going to admit something here that might make me seem a little weird.

I love to daydream.

I literally lost myself in daydreams at times; even having full conversations with the people in the daydreams with me.

Back when I was in the corporate world, I wouldn’t have on in the car on my way into work each day.

No radio, no cd’s, no podcasts, no Pandora. Just complete silence.

That’s because I would spend my entire morning commute pretending I was walking the street of Paris, or having adventures in the mountains, or on my way to Fiji to relax on the beach.

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve had a very active imagination. It comes in handy when I just to escape for a few minutes … like when I’m on my way to a job that makes me absolutely miserable.

This exercise was something I do on a constant basis and it was very fun to really think about everything in detail and write it all down.
Knowing that future life is possible is a big deal. Being able to see it so clearly in my mind just makes me want to work even harder for it.

If you’ve never done the Perfect Day exercise, I highly suggest you try it. Check out my Day 3 post for some inspiration if you’re unsure how to go about it.

What is the biggest takeaway you’ve had from the challenge?

I already knew I should take small, consistent action so that wasn’t really something this challenge alone taught me. What I most got from his challenge was the push I needed to write my e-book.

I’ve been saying (mostly to myself) that I was going to write a book about how we were able to take our Freedom Journey and break down the steps so others could take one of their own.

The key words there are “going to write.”

Every time I thought about it, it was in the future tense.

There really wasn’t any reason for it. No need to wait.

Day 7 of the challenge was just what I needed to get my butt in gear. Now, I can say that I have the introduction of that e-book written and will be starting on the first chapter tomorrow.

So that’s my biggest takeaway … my new project.

If this was the only thing to come out of this challenge, it still would’ve been worth it.

I this ties into …

What is the next step you’re going to take to make your freedom plan a reality?

Well, for starters, I’m going to finish and launch my e-book.

I’m also going to complete two online programs I’m in right with a coach I absolutely adore.

Completing these two programs will help me gain more clarity and skills for the next phase of the Living Unconventionally brand.

Ever since I first had the idea for the Living Unconventionally podcast (aka the thing that started all of this), it was my intention and goal to help inspire others to obtain more freedom in their lives to inspire them to go after a life they truly want to live.

Because of this, I’ve decided to take my path in the direction of becoming a coach with the ultimate goal of hosting in-person coaching retreats around the world.

It’s a long road but each step will bring me closer and I can’t wait until I am living my perfect day.

If you would like to participate in the challenge as well click the link below.

This blog post is in response to Natalie’s 10 Day Freedom Plan Blog Challenge Day 10.