GET SHIT DONE: Fall 2022, Week 2 (October 10-16)

Please watch this Overview video:

Here are your assignments for the week, by category:

Declare a Next Bold Move for the week (5 points)

Decide on at least one Next Bold Move (NBM) that you will work to accomplish this week, and declare it to your fire team. It is recommended you make this declaration as early in the week as possible (Monday is best). NBM’s do not necessarily need to be directly related to your Dark Goals, but it is strongly recommended that they are, since that is how you will make the most progress. Your NBM’s should also be written on your Legend Pages and carried forward each day of the week until they are either completed or abandoned (if circumstances change). You could also use your Dark Goal Tracker spreadsheet to help you with your NBM planning.

Proof pic: Post about at least one NBM you will pursue this week in your fire team channel. 

Write your Legend Page and Daily Action Plan at the start of each day for 5 days (1 point per day for a max total of 5 points)

For 5 days this week, write out your Legend Page and Daily Action Plan, BUT THIS WEEK, TRY DOING IT THE NIGHT BEFORE instead of the morning. This is an optional, not required change to your routine, but it is highly recommended that you give it a try just for this week to see how you like it. As always, your Legend Page and Daily Action Plan should include your Dark Goals, Daily Affirmation, Gratitude, Next Bold Moves (NBM’s), Core, and FTA. 

Proof pic: Upload a picture of your Legend Page / Daily Action Plan each morning to your fire team channel. 

GSD Accelerator: Living In Alignment (5 points)

For each of your six Pillars, review your Dark Goal, Why, and Electrifying Path, and ask yourself if they are in alignment with your Definite Major Purpose. If not, see if there are any changes you might be able to make in order to be more aligned. You will not change everything, but you might find a few instances were changing or tweaking can be beneficial. Be careful not to force any changes–only make changes if they make you feel more aligned and motivated.

Proof pic: Post in your fire team channel explaining any changes you made to better align with your Definite Major Purpose. If you didn’t make any changes, you can simply explain why you did not. (5 points)

Do your Ground activity for the week (5 points)

Complete your Ground activity for the week. 

Proof pic: Upload a pic showing your Ground activity to your fire team channel.

Bold Move (15 Points)

Make one Bold Move this week to move the needle in any one of the 6 pillars of your life (Health, Wealth, Relationship, Family, Work, Personal). The Bold Move(s) you make does not necessarily have to be the one you declared as your NBM earlier in the week, although that is usually ideal. It is strongly recommended (though not required) that you make a Bold Move that is directly related to one of your Dark Goals.

Proof pic: Upload a photo or video of your Bold Move to your fire team channel, AND add your Bold Move for this week to your Dark Goal Tracker worksheet under the related Pillar. (15 points)

If you need more information about the concept of Bold Moves, refer to the 50 BOLD User Manual.

Special Ops (5 points)

Your Special Ops assignment for this week is to complete ONE of the three Special Ops listed below, and to substantiate by uploading a proof pic or video to your fire team channel. (5 points)

* Special Op #1: Split some firewood.

* Special Op #2: Do some burpees with your child.

* Special Op #3: Destroy a bag of bread.

Review your week (5 points)

At the end of the week, answer the following 2 questions:

  1. How well did I execute my NBM’s? 
  2. How effective were those NBM’s at achieving my goals? 

Proof pic: Post your Weekly Review to your fire team channel. Some suggestions for acceptable formats include: a photo of your hand-written page, a screenshot of your typed assessment, or a video.

MOOT (5 points)

Join us Friday at 3 PM Central Time for our weekly Moot. Zoom link and password will be posted in Slack each Friday.

Proof pic: Upload a photo or screenshot of the Moot. (5 points for live or replay)

Recommended GSD Lesson: Your Baseline and Your Why

The below Lesson video and the Assignments that follow are strongly recommended for this week. (optional, not scored)


Recommended GSD Assignments

Assignment 1: Establish your baseline

For each of your 6 Dark Goals, describe where you are today in relation to that goal. Be sure to keep this handy somewhere because you’ll want to reference it again in Week 12.

Proof pic: Upload your description of your baseline to your fire team channel. It could be from a hand-written document, typed, video, or photo(s) showing your current situation, or a combination of any of those formats.

Assignment 2: Document your “why” for each Dark Goal

Answer the following question for each of your Dark Goals: Why do I want to achieve this? The answer could be as simple or as detailed as needed for it to be inspiring to you. For any previously-established Dark Goals, simply review the “why” you identified previously to ensure it still applies or make any adjustments if needed. Be sure to keep this somewhere you could refer to it regularly.

Proof pic: Post about your “why” for each Dark Goal in your fire team channel. It could be from a hand-written document, typed, video, or photo(s), or a combination of any of those formats.

Assignment 3: Plan your week ahead

Brainstorm a list of everything you want to accomplish this week. It can be items for the current week or next week (if you’re already deep into your current week). Just let the ideas flow out without filtering them. This will serve as a reference as you build your Daily Action Plans each day for the coming week.

Proof pic: Upload a photo or screenshot of your brainstormed list (written or typed) to your fire team channel.

GSD Lab (optional)

This below lesson is a recommended supplement to this week’s lesson. Watch the video below and complete the assignment. This assignment is optional and not scored. It is intended to help you experiment with some more advanced techniques to boost your productivity. You can find additional GSD Lab assignments in the GSD Lab Library.

GSD Lab Video

GSD Lab Assignment: Try the Pomodoro Technique for a minimum of 2 hours during a workday

Use the Pomodoro Technique for one workday, completing at least 4 consecutive pomodoros.  Keep track using a physical timer, watch, timer/app on your phone or computer, or this website

Proof pic: Upload a photo or screenshot showing your log of completed pomodoros or the method you used to keep time, along with your thoughts about the experience to your fire team channel.

Quick Links:

GSD User Manual

GSD Lifestyle Scoring Tracker Template

50 BOLD User Manual


GSD Lab Library

For GSD Support: Send a direct message in Slack to @Coach Anthony Johnson

Invite a friend to join you on your journey! GSD Referral Link

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Now go GET SHIT DONE, win some points, and put your fire team on the leaderboard.

See you on the Moot!

Anthony Johnson, 50 BOLD Coach
Third Way Man