A couple of weeks ago we did our second ever joint challenge: The Study Challenge.
Personally, I started to pick up my Hiragana skills again, using the free version of Duolingo as well as a paid version of Human Japanese. Someone else did a successful comeback to non-fiction audiobooks, which is an amazing way to feed your brains something useful while e.g. exercising.
Yet another member practiced piano: “I learned what is diminished chord, I learned some chord patterns. I learned some keying patterns for Cmaj and minor, for D, just a little bit of rhythm for two hand playing. I managed to learn how to record from drum machine with “mic-in” to Digital Audio wizard, I learned how to map drum samples to a pad controller. I Learned some music theory about power chords and created some short practice songs which make use of polyrhythms. I celebrated Ice Hockey world championship, got drunk and recovered.“
Huh, that sounds like proper success to me, for just one week of extra fun.
Finally, Antti committed to learn juggling! How that went? Actually, I’m not sure yet — I’m hoping to get his update in the comments below!
Overall, this is a good way for sure to add some communal aspects and that accountability that we all long for. Going forward, we just need more members to do this together! So, join our server at http://kaizenhour.com/chat and let’s do it!
Oh yes we are!
And it’s free for all. Forever.
Here’s a quick link: http://kaizenhour.com/chat
To try something new.
To have a community. Some folks are asking how to connect with other Kaizen Hour -subscribers… With us.
And Antti and me are going to host some type of challenges there. Wake up 5am for a week. Go keto for two.
Write a blog post per day for three weeks.
Simple things. Functional things. Projects and experiments. That’s where the gold is. Outside the ordinary path of your life.
That’s where you’ll find satisfaction. And fun.
Join us: http://kaizenhour.com/chat
Happy 2018, everyone!
So…It’s been slow. And it will always be slow. That’s the way I like it.
It’s the long game that matters most.
Kaizen Hour was born (and is being developed to be) a toolkit that you can pick up and assemble to fit your own unique needs. We’re not aiming for a constantly bubbling online community. The more I think about this, the more I’m sure this is the way to go. Sure, we’ve got “profiles” on Twitter and Fb… but we’ll see what the future brings in regard to those.. no plans currently.
And I’m happy with the way it’s developing. Steady as she goes.
But, brothers and sisters, it’s time to move on, to pump up the volume.
This year, we’ll open the floodgates. I’ve finished a few new modules that will be available to all paying members. With Antti we’ve been busy designing and testing a few funnels to start bringing in more users.
More people equals more members and more revenue. More revenue equals more development. And more development equals a better self-help dashboard for you.
In a couple of weeks, we’re permanently closing free sign-ups. Revoking coupons, no more “email Simo” to get your free pass.
The biggest thing for people who have gone through the Fundamentals-course will be a Kaizen Hour Discord server. Yes, that thing that’s popular among teenage gamers. During the past 2-3 months, I’ve tried them all (Slack, Telegram, WhatsApp, etc.) and Discord is a clear winner.
There, you can share tips, content, dreams and worries (and just shoot the shit). Completely anonymously.
Buckle up, this year we’ll go to the moon.
PS Oh and I forgot, I’m about to bolt a rudimentary affiliate mechanism to Kaizen Hour. So, if you like it, why not promote it? We’ll give you 75% of the revenues when somebody signs up to the paid plans via you!