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Broken Resolution? Try Something New for 30 Days

When Matt Cutts, the head of the web spam team at Google, realized he was in a rut, he decided to try an experiment to mix his life up a bit. He began trying something new for 30 days at a time. Then he began doing this every 30 days. He’s written about these fun challenges on his blog. And inspires with this TED talk:


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  1. Dr. Colleen says:

    This is a great question because organizing has many elements and many realms. One idea popped in my head while thinking of a great book: One Year to an Organized Life by Regina Leeds. She breaks organization into different challenges each month, so for example one month you are focusing on your kitchen or bathrooms or hidden areas such as closets or an attic. So one idea is to do it this way.
    But the thing that makes Matt Cutts’s idea so doable is that he has usually chosen something that he has to work on each day….so that all month his challenge is present to him. Like: being thankful and going offline for the month, 30 days with no electricity, or write a book in 30 days.
    So if you wanted to be really engaged with the challenge and make sure you stick to it…if you wanted to do it Matt Cutt’s style…then the question is: what is it that you could do every day for 30 days that would have you feel more organized? Maybe it’s finding an organizational program and dedicating one hour a day toward that plan. How would you answer that question?

  2. Regina Leeds says:

    Thank you Dr. Colleen for mentioning my book! I hope your readers will give it an opportunity to help them change their lives for the better.

    Happy New Year and Happy Year of the Water Dragon ~ 2012 promises to have a lot of natural momentum. May we all consciously harness it for the greater good.


    Regina Leeds

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