Who wants to work on a secret project?
Hopefully, you do. Because that’s what this month’s experiment is all about!
I’m challenging myself (and you) to work on some kind of secret project this month.
The rules are pretty simple:
- Pick a secret project. (See some project ideas below.)
- Work on it throughout the month (I’m aiming for an hour a day.)
- At the end of the month, if you want to share your secret project with the world, I’ll host a big show-and-tell for anyone who participates in the experiment.
I think this is going to be a lot of fun.
Why should you work on a secret project?
Apart from the fact that secret projects are fun, there are some really good reasons to work on something without telling anyone about it.
Derek Sivers gave a famous TED Talk about Why You Should Keep Your Goals To Yourself.
There is compelling research dating back to the 1920s that suggests you’re more likely to reach your goals if you don’t tell people about them first.
If there’s something you’ve always wanted to do, now is the time to start. And “later” is the time to talk about it.
What should you do for your secret project?
It doesn’t really matter what you do for your secret project, but rule number one is that you don’t talk about
fight club your secret project until the end of the month.
Here are some secret project ideas to get you started:
- You could start a secret blog, or write a book, or build an online course and then launch it at the end of the month.
- You could make a piece of art.
- You could build a treehouse or a birdhouse or a bookshelf or something cool for your home. That’s right, I just told you to build a treehouse.
- You could make a surprise present for someone you care about.
- You could learn how to play a musical instrument, and then surprise your friends with a song.
- You could teach yourself how to cook a really great recipe and then make a surprise dinner for your family (Boyfriends & husbands, take note). I suggest a recipe from Thug Kitchen.
- You could start a new fitness program and not tell anyone about it (wait until your friends and family notice on their own).
- You could use Duolingo or Fluent In Three Months to start learning a new language.
- You could make a Shishi-odoshi fountain. (Bonus points for this one, because they’re super cool. – Tutorial here.)
- You could even start a blog about Pictures of Hipsters Taking Pictures of Food. (That’s a thing, apparently.)
- You could think of something way better than these ideas.
You get the idea. This can be serious, or just for fun. There are no rules other than you have to spend time working on something, and you have to keep it a secret for now.
I’ve already decided what my secret project is going to be, and I’ll be revealing it at the end of the month.
I can tell you that I’m going to be making something, and also practicing a skill I want to get better at.
I’m also going to be spending at least an hour per day on my secret project. I have no idea what will happen, but I’m excited to find out.
I Hope You Will Join Me
If you want to participate, all you have to do is start planning and working on your secret project.
If you want to be eligible for the show-and-tell at the end of the month, leave a comment below and say that you’re in. You can join at any time during the month.
It’s ok to share this experiment with your friends and invite them to do their own secret project too.
You can also click here to tweet that you’re in. (I appreciate it!)
I can’t wait to show you what I’m working on…
Who’s with me?