Time for the next Start Experiment

I’ve talked a bit about the Start Experiment … it was a group of about 2,500 people who signed up to get a series of daily tasks from Jon Acuff about how to “punch fear in the face” and start something.

Part of the experiment was also to connect with a group of 23 hours and work through the experiment with them.

I was also doing my #julyproject at the same time.

I didn’t do a great job following all of Jon’s tasks all the time.

My other challenge is that my group was not very active.

The good news is that a bunch of side groups (#startsingles, #startwriters) sprang up as part of the experiment that have been very motivational.

You have until tomorrow to sign up for the next Start Experiment. Even if many of the tasks are similar, I’m looking forward to it.

When #MisfitConf and #StartExp Collide

At the end of May, I attended an amazing conference in Fargo that I’ve wrote about a couple of times called the Misfit Conference.

It was life-changing and for the first time in many years I felt inspired to tell the stories I needed to share. By the time I got off the train, I had a whole list of blog posts that I wanted to write in my notebook.

I knew that June was going to be a crazy month, so I marked down in a calendar that on July 1 I would start the #julyproject. If you’ve been following along on the blog, you’ve seen me post daily — and sometimes twice a day — on various topics.

A few weeks ago, I read a blog post by Jon Acuff inviting his audience to be part of something he was calling the “Start Experiment“. You only had 24 hours to decide if you wanted to be part of the experience, and I jumped in.

As part of the Start Experience, you had to list some big goal. I decided to use the Start Experience to help keep me motivated for the #julyproject and beyond and committed to writing on this blog at least once a day — and try to do two or more posts some days.

Tomorrow, I’ll be posting more about the Start Experience and specifically my task for today, which was to list some fears that have been holding me back.