What’s life without a little CHALLENGE…

CHALLENGE: Start Something! 

Something you’ve always wanted to do…

Something you’ve been meaning to do…

Something you’ve talked about, but haven’t acted on… yet.


Start because no one else is going to start it for you.

Start because creating is a wonderful and worthwhile experience.

Start just because.

Start Something! The idea is waiting for you to initialize it into existence. Get to it. [🔥]

And after you start, keep going; Keep taking Action Steps (AS) towards solidifying your goals and dreams.

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CHALLENGE: Walk Everyday

CHALLENGE: Go for a walk every day this week!

Bonus points (+1) if you don’t listen to music, podcasts, audiobooks, etc. Just you and yourself. Or if you walk with a friend!

Walking has a tremendous benefit for your health and can boost your creativity, energy, mood and all kinds of goodness.

Out of ideas? Go for a walk.

Batteries running low? Go for a walk.

Feeling like a negative-nancy? Go. for. a. walk.

Meh? Go for a walk.

Walk? Walk.

“All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking.”

– Friedrich Nietzsche –

“Walking is man’s best medicine.”  

– Hippocrates –

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CHALLENGE: Start Collecting Words

CHALLENGE: Start Collecting Words

“Love words, agonize over sentences. And pay attention to the world.” -Susan Sontag –

In my pursuit of excellence, and learning from the best (la créme de la créme), I’m always on the lookout for interesting words and phrases.

Words can ignite a passion in your heart and a feeling of courage, strength and excitement – to push forward; to take action; do something new; do something you never thought was possible; and to even awaken your mind to a whole new outlook on life.

Whether it’s a quote someone said in the past, such as —

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” – Theodore Roosevelt –


“Do one thing every day that scares you.” – Eleanor Roosevelt – 

(Man… I guess I’m really into Roosevelts…) Or maybe it’s a mantra, such as —

“Feeling great, looking good, ought to be in hollywood.” – Mark Divine: SEALFIT – 


“I have everything I need, to succeed.” – Tim Ferriss –

Even just single words, or a couple words that can really rock my foundations and describe exactly what I’m feeling or what I’m after — 

  • Resolve to Fight.
  • Your Attitude is a Decision.
  • Defiance.
  • Unflappable when Challenged.
  • Act Boldly, Live Boldly. (Ha Shameless Plug!)
  • Renaissance.
  • You may be in pain, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer.
  • Be Authentic; Be Reliable;

Words can inspire you no matter the medium – quotes, mantras, lyrics, speeches, phrases, articles – My CHALLENGE to YOU this week,  is to start collecting words and phrases (if you haven’t already) and to start thinking about the words you want to live by. And then burn them into your brain, because you never know when you might need them.


  1. Find 1-3 words that you identify with. Something that either aligns with who you are, or who you want to be. Think on them often.
  2. Look for one quote from history that you LOVE. Memorize it, (and know who said it).
  3. Be inspired by someone’s lyrics. Find a song that gives you the feels. Listen to it on repeat!
  4. Let me know how your collection of words to live by is coming along! email me or hit me up on twitter: @jwaggoner.


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