28-Day Challenge: Good Deeds

One Good DeedThere are not many things more powerful and personally satisfying that doing a good deed.

Starting on Monday, August 8, 2011, I’m inviting you to join me in my next 28-Day Challenge. If you are new to these challenges, take a few minutes to read the recap from the last one (eliminating harmful food additives) as well as the first (100 push-ups, 250 crunches). The idea behind these 28-Day Challenges is simple.

  1. Choose a task or action that benefits your health, helps other people, and/or betters the world we live in (socially or environmentally).
  2. Invite others to join the challenge.
  3. Actively participate in the challenge for 28 straight days.
  4. Track progress via a Google spreadsheet & encourage others via a Google document.

Simple, right?

28-Day Challenge: Good Deeds

So again, starting Monday, August 8, 2011 the “Good Deeds” 28-Day Challenge will commence. The challenge – should you choose to accept – is to do at least one good deed per day. This good deed can be for someone you know – friend, family, significant other, co-worker, colleague – or a complete stranger. It can be as “easy” as holding the door or as “difficult” as paying for a cup of coffee for the person in line behind you.

I don’t want to give too many other examples because, as part of this challenge, I’m hoping that we collectively come up with a variety of good deeds. Think about it: If 50 people participate in this challenge & we each do a different good deed for 28 straight days, we’ll compile a database of 1,400 good deeds. Cool, huh?

The next steps are as follows:

  1. Add a comment below indicating that you are “all in.”
  2. Email me – [email protected] – so I can invite you to the Google Docs. We’ll use the Google Docs to communicate during the challenge as well as track our progress. Sorry, Amy! I know you don’t love G-docs. Can’t quite afford another solution – yet.
  3. Share. Share. Share. Spread the word via email, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, IM, text, phone, face to face, fax. At the top and bottom of this post, I’ve included a few ways to share this post on social media sites. Note: Even if you choose to not participate, you can still share!
  4. Start thinking about good deeds that you can do.


Let’s do this.

Image: Flickr – quasifly

DJ Waldow