Milena Rangelov expands on Elle Luna’s encouragement to start 100-Day projects. This is a really powerful idea. Undertaking a lengthy project like this forces you to “focus on the process, not the outcome.” That daily habit becomes the reward itself. It’s a great way to build momentum and a portfolio.
Opportunity: Just like the buzz worthiness of “12 Startups in 12 Months” I introduced before, challenges like this can be a great promotion for your work. Here are some ideas for an everyday challenge:
- design a logo,
- draw an illustration,
- publish an interesting photo,
- write a tagline for a different company,
- do a free SEO audit for a local company.
A simple idea like this with focused effort can be the start of a good business. How much would your skills improve and how many people could you reach if you did something like this for 100 consecutive days? This is also a great story to market your services after the fact. “What I learned designing a logo every day for 100 days.”
If you think 100 days is hard, remember that Seth Godin has blogged every day for more than two decades.