Amongst my group of friends, I am known as a planner. For good or bad, I have a tendency to live by to-do lists and color coded spreadsheets. That is why when I announced I was going to mark January 1, 2020 by creating a “vision board,” no one was surprised. I sat down that day, old magazines, glue sticks, craft paper and poster board in hand and created a visual representation of how I wanted the year to go. I cut out pictures that represented my goals and hopes and glued them onto the board. I hung the board up where I would see it every day and used it as a reminder of what I was working towards. At the beginning of the year, everything was going so well- so beautifully according to plan- and then…COVID hit. All of my “best laid plans” for developing a gym routine and trips to local museums fell by the wayside. I was forced to abandon my beloved plan for a more “we will take each day as it comes” approach.
When the team initially threw out the idea of our “100 Days Challenge,” I was so excited. This was a chance to redeem the year and make up for the vision board disaster. I think we are all looking for an opportunity to end 2020 on a high note, and this is the perfect opportunity to do so! Why does goal setting have to be reserved for New Year’s Resolutions anyway?
What is the 100 Days Challenge?
September 23, 2020 marks 100 days until January 1, 2021. It is the last 100 days of the year and, we want to use this milestone as a motivator to set and accomplish goals. Everyone on the Kennedy Financial Group team will be setting one personal and one professional goal to accomplish before year end, and we want you to join us!
How does it work?
Studies have shown that having an accountability partner can increase your odds of accomplishing a goal by over 85 percent. We want to be that partner for you!
- To sign up for our challenge, you will click the link here and fill out our form.
- You will then receive exclusive emails from our team regarding our journey to accomplish our goals.
- Every 25 days, you will receive a check-in email from our team that includes a survey. You tell us about your progress towards reaching your goal and we will respond with some encouragement and resources to help you along the way!
At the end of the 100 days, if you have accomplished your goal, you will be entered to win a prize!
What types of goals should I set?
This can be anything you want it to be! You could:
- Set a physical goal of taking a 30 minute walk every day from now until the end of the year or to lose 20 lbs.
- Set an intellectual goal to read a book a week or learn a new skill
- Set a financial goal to pay off your last remaining debt or finally get your estate plan in order
- Set a spiritual goal to meditate for 15 minutes every day or read a book of the Bible
This is completely personal and totally up to you. We recommend that your goals be specific, realistic, and measurable. Throughout the month, we will share some tips on how to set and accomplish your goals.
Why do the 100 Days Challenge?
At Kennedy Financial Group, we believe that emotional/spiritual, physical and financial wellness are all intrinsically entwined- as a matter of fact, science has proven it! The better you feel about your emotional and physical health, the more likely your financial life will fall into place and vice versa. We want you to be able to live with purpose and, goal setting plays a huge role in this.
As a typical type-A personality, throwing away my vision board for the year was a struggle. However, this past year has taught me important lessons about adaptability and creative thinking that I know will only help as we go through this challenge. I can’t wait to share these lessons with all of you.
Everyone on our team is very excited to take this journey with you. We really look forward to ending the year with the satisfaction of knowing that we accomplished our goals in spite of the wacky circumstances. Join us in our 100 Days Challenge and sign up today!