December 8, 2016 at 3:16 pm #32945
After having such a great time participating in The Bewitching Brew Brand Challenge, I’ve been trying to come up with a challenge of my own. Tuesday night one FINALLY popped into my head. The rough first stab at a description is
The Pink Time Challenge would be a 7 / 14 / 20 day program (still deciding on length) to support creating some space in one’s life. It would be geared for those who are always on the go, or have to be doing something. The desired results would be becoming comfortable with gearing down, listening to Inner Voice, and having a better understanding of one’s personal sabotaging pokes and prods to keep busy.
My plan is to offer this as a freebie for now and can also act as an email list builder only because they will be receiving some emails associated with it. It will also be a way for people to experience working with me and start building a relationship. In the spirit of 1010100 my plan is to launch in likely mid-January.
Next step is to flesh out the Challenge description and keep the fingers crossed a theme will be glaringly obvious.
December 8, 2016 at 10:16 pm #32957
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This is so awesome Lorraine. Love the clarity you’ve received in creating this offering.
What are five different theme ideas that you could be excited to integrate into the course because they are so aligned with your personality, passions and the purpose of this course?December 9, 2016 at 11:14 am #32978
@bradleytmorris – no ideas for themes at the moment. I see images of pink and time pieces, but that’s about all.December 9, 2016 at 11:15 am #32980
Taht is indeed the start of a theme. Colours and visuals are all a part of it.
Perhaps starting a mood board will help 🙂December 9, 2016 at 11:56 am #32982
@bradleytmorris – a mood board will come. I think flushing out the program description will help get some footing and possibly help with others jumping in for brainstorming.December 10, 2016 at 7:15 am #32990
Awesome Lorraine!!! Excited to hear more! Could you remind me, what is the 10-10-100 again? Was it 10 things in 10 days for under $100? I can’t remember the exact details of it. Thank you! Sounds like you are creating a great and needed challenge! Can’t wait to see how the ‘pink time’ theme unfolds for you as well! 😀December 10, 2016 at 6:20 pm #32993
Bobbie Jo @kapakai8gmail-com – 10 10 100 was geared to getting something out there to test against. If I have the numbers correct it was spend no more than 10 hours to launch something in 10 days spending no more than $100.
A similar idea is the Minimal Viable Product (MVP) from The Lean Startup by Eric Ries. The idea is to create something you can use to test your ideas and build on. I call it “test and tweak”. In my computer programming days it was call “prototyping”. There was no expectation of what you created would be the final product. It was something tangible that you could sit down with someone and have a conversation about what worked, what needed changing and what sparked further ideas. The key is for it to be tangible – seen, heard, touched. For the GEA climb up the mountain, an MVP could be as small as a description of a course that fits on an 8×11 sheet with theme elements included. When you ask for feedback people have a far greater context than reading a paragraph in a post, and getting feedback far earlier in the process than waiting for launch day.December 11, 2016 at 9:34 am #33022
Awesome! Thank you so much, Lorraine!!December 13, 2016 at 10:29 am #33200
What I like about the pink time challenge is that it is it a neutral container, in the sense that people can bring whatever they want into that time, but you’re helping them createthe space to do it. Therefore it is open to a broader audience for many different individual purposes.
—DanJanuary 22, 2017 at 12:03 am #34242
Major breakthrough today on The Pink Time Challenge after a drive to the city (an hour plus of highway each way) and continuing to develop the idea into the evening with various inspirations including David @davidj and Deanna @teenlaunchacademy
I had-ish the inspiration board (attached), but was struggling with a theme and way to execute. Wasn’t sure if I should continue with the cabin theme or go in an entirely different direction. After tossing about ideas, we came up with an orienteering or rally race theme in the expanded “world” around the cabin from the course I just held. The participant will go through a quiz to select one of six different paths to order the challenges (questions TBD).
I was initially hesitant to offer multiple paths with many people starting at the same time for easier community management. Would people get overly concerned about experiences they didn’t know about because of the multiple path options available. Then I realized there are learnings from that experience itself in terms of paying attention to your own path instead of getting caught up in what others are doing / experiencing to the neglect of your own path.
Now to figure out some technology solutions to deliver the concept, even if crude for the first go round.
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Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.January 23, 2017 at 7:21 pm #34321
I love hte idea. Love that you’re going with “Choose your Own Adventure” theme.
Curious what you mean by “orienteering” or “rally race” theme? Do you mean a “rally car?” Super curious to learn more? What is the purpose of the course?
As for tech. If you go to our home page and scroll down to our “two offerings,” you will see how we did a video trailer, write-up and then two signs (one pointing left, the other right). That is one simple example.
You’d have to get “ThriveThemes” for wordpress to do something like that. But it’s entirely possible. If curious about going down that path, just ask @andyfreist for more details 🙂
Excited that #2 is in the creation phase!January 23, 2017 at 9:43 pm #34331
@bradleytmorris – The Pink Time Challenge is going to be a month long program geared to creating some white space in one’s life. It would appeal to those who are always on the go, have to always be doing something, not finding time to those other things they never get to. The desired results would be breaking patterns and ruts, becoming comfortable with gearing down, listening to Inner Voice, and having a better understanding of one’s personal sabotaging pokes and prods to keep busy.
Orienteering is the sport / rec activity of heading out into unfamiliar territory on foot with a map and compass, and having to make your way through a series of points. There are as many ways to go through the checkpoints as there are individuals, because we all bring our unique background, knowledge, experience, etc. A rally race would be a motorized version of orienteering. By expanding my cabin theme from the course I just did, participants will journey between the four points of the cabin, the local village, a lake or mountain top and a wooded area.
It’s more of a limited “choose your own adventure” because there will be six paths through the four points, but everyone will go through the four points. I’ve tried to arranged the combinations as best I can to limit different paths being at the same checkpoint at the same time or travel to the same next checkpoint. The quiz to start will determine which of the six paths they will travel.
I think in limiting to six paths I can create six pages having all four points. Each week I would unlock the next point on each page. Each participant would only see their map / page. If it offered as a start at any time setup, I’ll have to figure out best to set up six autoresponder sequences that are triggered by the quiz results.
Quite sure @andyfreist will have some questions thrown his way as implementation gets closer.January 24, 2017 at 12:40 pm #34361
Just have to say I LOVE all of the action you are taking and aha’s you are getting and awesomeness you are creating!January 24, 2017 at 4:28 pm #34393
The Muse went out for coffee this afternoon and left me floundering for a newsletter topic.
Rather than waste the afternoon, I reworked my inspiration board. I would love to hear what specific words, emotions, impressions you have looking at it. I’m trying to see if what I am trying to capture is being evoked in the viewer. You’re at a bit of a disadvantage because you’re aware of my theme. Please try as much as you can to see through fresh eyes.
Based solely on the name “The Pink Time Challenge” and this image, what would expect from this course?
Attachments:You must be logged in to view attached files.January 24, 2017 at 7:49 pm #34411
I love the concept and can’t wait to see how you’re going to piece this experience together.
As for the Inspiration Board, it definitely gives off the vibe of ‘spaciousness,’ adventure and taking time away from the day to day habits.
I definitely resonate with the vibe.
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