This week, Rob is joined by Jessica Malnik, our MicroConf Community Manager, to talk about the future of MicroConf Connect, the community, and we introduce the MicroConf Accountability Challenge.
Join our January Accountability Challenge and get a head start on your 2022 goals.
“You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.” This is a quote from James Clear’s book, Atomic Habits. (Good read btw!)
The end of December and the beginning of January are a natural time to reflect and set goals.
These goals can provide the necessary vision and direction.
However, setting goals without a detailed plan for how you will hit them is a recipe for failure. The difference between smashing your goal and falling shot often lies in the tiny habits and wins along the way—the 5, 15, or 60 minutes you are spending each day directly focused on one thing that will help you reach your goal.
That’s what inspired the idea behind this community accountability challenge.
For the month of January, we’re going to post an accountability thread in the #hallway-track channel every Monday.
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All you have to do is share one tiny thing you plan to accomplish this week that will get you one step closer to reaching your goal. :muscle:
Then, on Friday, when you complete that task, post about it in the #tiny-wins channel so we can cheer you on. :tada:
Here is an examples of what this could look like:
Let’s say your big, scary goal for 2022 is to Reduce churn by 10%. Trying to achieve this in a month, a quarter, or even 6 months is hard. However, you can break this goal into 50+ tiny tasks that need to happen and will get you closer to this goal. The key is that each task shouldn’t take more than a week to finish (ideally far less time than that!)
Here are some examples of tiny tasks that can get you closer to your goal:
Week 1 task - Send a NPS survey to your customers to get a baseline metric.
Week 2 task - Review NPS survey findings.
Week 3 task - Email 5 customers, who completed your survey, to schedule calls.
By reverse-engineering your goal into 52 (or more) micro-milestones, your results are likely to compound and in turn increase the likelihood you hit your big goal.
Want in? All you have to be in MicroConf Connect, share the one tiny task you will accomplish this week that will get you closer to your goal.
If you are feeling brave, you can also share your big annual goal in this thread too.
(Totally optional but highly encouraged) - Each week, share the task that you are going to complete on Twitter too and make sure to include the #MicroConf hashtag in your tweet.
Then, once you complete your tiny task, post it in #tiny-wins, so we can celebrate with you. You can also tweet it too!
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