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Get Free of Energy Draining Tasks And Earn XP In The Process

Get Free of Energy Draining Tasks And Earn XP In The Process

Wake Up Now team leader Marian Gurowicz has come up with a novel way of help you unclutter your life…and earn CTP Experience Points in the process.

Called Freedom Day, it takes place this coming Saturday (June 28) and the aim is to allow you a dedicated 24 hours to complete all those niggling little tasks that you have always been meaning to do…but just can’t find the time to complete.

Marian puts it like this:

“I suggest that you make these all those short tasks that drain your energy and yet you never get to because all your bigger project keep getting in the way.  You know the ones I mean, like cleaning out a closet or the junk drawer where you can never find what you need or organizing the files on your computer.

“For game day you may chose a few little projects, one medium project or part of a really large project – just make it something you can handle over the course of one day.

“Then, simply join our game on Spreecast at 9:30 AM ET for the first check-in and share the first item on your list that you’d like to tackle.

“We all share our projects very quickly as we get poised and ready for action. Then we hop off the call and get busy. We check back in together at the bottom of every hour, (or every other hour if you are on a roll and don’t want to break your stride), and share what we have accomplished.

“Be prepared for CHEERS from the crowd! It may sound corny, but it works, and it’s fun. “

Marion Gurowicz Freedom Day screenshot

TimTech is one of the main sponsors of the event and has come up with a series of prizes which should appeal to CTP Teams members who see the value of getting rid of the clutter from their lives.

Personally I don’t think there is a single person reading this who could not benefit from this kind of decluttering exercise. (For me I have been meaning to tackle my (growing) list of unread emails but have not found the time to do it. I have other  unfinished tasks which are similar in nature but which doggedly remain unfinished and I am sure you can think of many too.)

So here are some examples of how you can gain XP for taking part in Freedom Day on Saturday:

  • Posting To Do List Prior to start – 1,000 xp
  • Checking in 4 times out of the 10 times – 2,500 xp
  • Checking in 8 times out of the 10 times – an additonal 2,500 xp
  • Completing a To Do List – 5,000 xp

There are other prizes on offer donated by Marian, Karen Kuty, Geri Gerstner from Jaguar Hits and Paul Caraway.

Marian is also looking for more sponsors for the event so if you would like to get involved then get in touch with her for more details. There is a contact page on her Freedom Day website.

What do you think of Freedom Day? Do you plan to take part? What do you need to declutter from your life?

38 responses to “Get Free of Energy Draining Tasks And Earn XP In The Process”

  1. another very cool idea 🙂

  2. Jon says:

    How could you prove that your task is done? What’s stopping someone from posting a phony list and claiming points for it?

    • Bob Sims says:

      So very true…..This will involve integrity and honesty, but greed and lack of self esteem will trump them every time.
      Maybe at least some good ideas will evolve out of it anyway.

    • Patrick Griffin says:

      My guess would be nothing at all. But if someone wants to spend a day pretending to do things they have not done in order to gain a handful of XP then they probably have deeper issues in their lives that need addressing anyway.

      • That’s the way I’m looking at it, Patrick. And as Charlotte pointed out, that’s a lot of work to do to create a phony list and then pretend to work on it. Instead of reclaiming your energy and integrity, you’d be giving away more.

  3. Selya Rollins says:

    I love this idea, perfect timing.

  4. Georgia says:

    This is a really novel idea. I am looking forward to participating

  5. Patricia Hedge says:

    Great idea sounds like fun!

  6. Lynn M says:

    I overheard something about this yesterday but didn’t really know the details… how very cool. And such a Marian thing to do, good on ya Ms. G.! 🙂

  7. Stephen Whittle says:

    Now this is cool!

  8. charlotte ericson says:

    A great idea. I have so many things that I never take the time to do properly. And Jon if someone posts a phony list they still have all those little (or big) tasks to do, so why not just do them. If I was to post a fake list of things and not do them I would not feel so good about myself.

  9. I could do it on Friday, that’s when I am free lol

  10. wordsmatter says:

    Wonderful idea! I can Do this!

  11. Raj G says:

    WoW that’s great!

  12. Mary Goble Thomas says:

    What a great idea, and well thought out! I definitely need to do it – but on that particular day I’ve been looking forward to a performance of Denver Taiko (Japanese drummers) at an outdoor festival. I hope this will be a success and be repeated in the future!

  13. Great stuff Marion…I will have to post my to do list early. I’m traveling that weekend so that will make it an even more interesting challenge.


  14. Frank says:

    Great Idea!

  15. Glenn Witmer says:

    Great idea…gonna have to try and trade with someone to get the day off

  16. This is a great idea, I can’t wait to participate it will be a great way to get things done.

  17. Super Idea I have 4 days to make up from my argument with pneumonia. My list will be in soon.

  18. Virginia Herron says:

    This sounds great! I have some tasks that I need to get done.

  19. I’m in.. I think I will make a honey do list for Ken LOL. Really I think it is a great Idea Mirian. Totally impressed with your idea. A day free from surfing … WOW!

  20. Myra P says:

    Sounds good, can’t wait to see how this works out

  21. I’m really excited at the prospect of finally pulling this off.

    One of the things I needed to do was hit the whole plan with the simple stick. I’d been over-complicating it so much. Now that it’s been streamlined it will give more people the opportunity to really cut a huge chunk out of their To Do List and free up some energy.

  22. Ken Wolff says:

    Thank you Marian for this great idea! As soon as I get done clicking for the team I will put together and awesome package and join as a sponsor for the Freedom Day! I will have my list of things for Elaine to do as well…LOL

  23. Wendy says:

    Sounds like a good idea!

  24. Karen Kuty says:

    Thank you for putting this together, Marian, and for scheduling it for this weekend instead of last weekend (when I was out of town)!

    As a master-procrastinator, I am faced with a dizzying array of choices. If anyone else has the same problem, feel free to use or modify my solution to this dilemma.

    My plan is to create three lists: 1) the most annoying things (since distraction impedes efficiency in other actions), 2) the items that will most improve my productivity and 3) the things I need to do but just never have “time” to get to. Then, I will work on each list, changing at the check-in times. Every other hour, I will do “other” work, not on the lists, as a reward.

    You will be able to see my lists by Wednesday night (latest), because, as I learned from Brian Tracy, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.

  25. Gary Calvert II says:

    Great idea. Been wondering what all this would consist of, not sure what my lists will be yet, I’m sure I’ll think of something between now and then, however.

  26. Patricia Dean says:

    Great Idea. I will have to ask my honey, what he wants me to get done. His suggestions come first, though, we are typically on the same page.

  27. For anyone who missed tonight’s spreecast where we went over all the details for Freedom Day, here is the blog post with the embeded replay.

    Looking forward to Saturday. Fun! Experience! Lot’s of Prizes!

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