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60 Day Challenge, The Second Time Around
An Oldie but a goodie
60 Day Challenge
The first 60 day challenge, I didn't know I wasn't up to it. My life was a mess, it was the first time in my life ever dealing with unemployment. I was so desperate to find my way out of the hole that I sent myself into a real panic state. They say something about "if you can keep your head when all those around you are losing theirs," well I couldn't. The funniest part is that for years I could have given you the exact quote. Not anymore, I don't remember it now.
I learned a lot from the first challenge, namely that these people in the 60 Day Challenge were there for me, even when I couldn't be counted on due to my own problems. They stood by me and encouraged me, and gave no recriminations when I was not up to the task. For those of you that are new to the challenge, you have gotten in with the most unique group of Hubbers you will ever encounter. I know there are others who are great, but this is a team, they are here for you for the long haul, with a single goal.
"When we work together, we all benefit."
New Challenge, New Goals!
My number one goal this time is to FOCUS. To be a part of the team. Last time I got lost because of so much e-mail! I missed some crucial updates. I have to stop my other on line endeavors to make money. That's what got me overwhelmed last time around, I had too many irons in the fire. MSN has a new sweep tool that allows you to mark future e-mails from a sender to designated folders. I have solved my E-mail clutter problem.
My second goal this time is to set a schedule and make this my full time job. I know that if I set aside time that is just for Hub Pages and nothing else, I will become successful.
My third goal is to learn to value my own writing. I have grown so dependent on the comments of others to make me feel like a "worthy" hubber. When I would see that I had many visits but no comments, I felt deflated, as if I hadn't done my job as a writer. I am a big kid now. If I am getting traffic then I shouldn't be worried about why I am not getting comments.
My fourth goal is to make my first payout. I thought that I had to sell items to do that and rules I read were that you couldn't review something you didn't own. Well, while that may be true, I was looking at it all wrong. There are many things I own, as well as services I use, that I haven't even tried to write a review for.
My writing is important to me, and I have the skills I need to be successful. I just don't know enough about marketing those skills. I will share what I have learned, and hopefully I will learn more. I have a special tweak to share with the team this time around, a discovery I made by accident, I hope will benefit team members.
60 Day Human Trafficking Hubs
60 Day PETA Hubs
60 Day TV and Entertainment Hubs
Motivational Music: or Music to Move You
Motivational music moves us to sing, dance, write, and make a difference in the world around us. Sometimes it makes us spread joy, or share our strengths. These are the songs that can keep us up, or pick us up when we're down, and we find them on YouTube.
60 Day Health and Diet Hubs
60 Day Emotional Growth/ Self Help Hubs
60 Day Product and Service Reviews
I was so unclear as to what my goals were last time, and I didn't even know what I was going to write about. I knew I had "lots of ideas" and "boundless inspiration" but for a challenge like this eagerness to participate and scattered dreams are not going to help me to succeed. I was afraid to set any concrete hopes as I didn't believe in myself, didn't think I could achieve them.
This time I know what I want and I know what I am going to do to achieve it.
The 60 Day Challenge YouTube Song List
Alright 60 Day Challengers! I have a song list for when those doldrums hit us. Here's the link and I'll add any requests. When you click the link you can click play all and the music will play in the background while you write or research for your hubs!
Any requests, just add them in the comments section or drop me an e-mail!
Oh and you can click auto-shuffle, and the songs will randomize. If one goes on too long, or is too loud, just click the next arrow under the video.