Before-December Boost Challenge

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Before-December Boost Challenge

Note: I just added a new blog post with more details about the challenge. Find it here.

Are you working on some long-term, demanding project? A Thesis, a book, a blog, marketing for your business etc.? Could you use a little boost? Next week ends on the 1st of December and many people have this feeling of “Omg!! A year is about to finish!! Again!! Where did 2017 go?”. Well, 2017 is not over yet and we can still a lot done even before December starts. So please, join me in this “Challenge”. Here it is:

The goal is to work on your project for half an hour every day during a whole week

For more information watch this short video:

And here are the links I mention:

If you want to join write a comment, something like: I am in!

Let’s do this!


  1. Anat says:

    Great offer
    I would like to make marketing
    for my singing lessons online

  2. Lisa Mancelyn says:

    What a great idea! I would like to give it a try! But first I am going to try to get back to sleep for a bit. It is 5:25am where I am.

  3. Lisa Mancelyn says:

    My goal for the rest of November would be to ask Barbara Sher fans(on various online sites) for their top favorite quotes by Barbara Sher.

    • Dr. María Machón says:

      Do you want to make it more concrete? How many would be enough? An advice: keep it low.

      Btw, saying that I am a fan of Barbara would be quite an understatement, so I qualify for your survey I guess. Here are my all-time favorite quotes of hers:

      Imaginary obstacles are insurmountable, real ones aren’t.
      Praise makes you brave, criticism makes you insecure.

      And of course: isolation is the dream killer!

  4. Anastasia Irkhina says:

    Definitely, I’m in! I need to finish my second paper and I am almost on a way to finish my PhD with cumulative!

  5. marleen says:

    Thanks María, I am in and already worked today for 40 min concentrated on my Paper, that is planned to be finished before Christmas! I will participate via doole, because I am not on fb, but thats fine. Good luck so fare and good progress for all of us, have a nice weekend! 🙂

    • Dr. María Machón says:

      No need to be in Facebook. That’s one reason why I have the blog: to be FB-independent and also help people who decide to stay away from it, which I totally respect. Well done and let’s get this done! 🙂

  6. Dr. María Machón says:

    A warm welcome to everyone so far. So glad that you are participating. Enjoy your weekend and see you on Monday!

  7. J'aime says:

    I’m in, María! I’ll work on prewriting for my novel, like character motivations and plot ideas. 🙂

  8. Amy says:

    I’m in! Details? I need! To get clients for my pet sitting biz I started! Networking? Marketing?
    I also want to start a blog related to having a child who has adhd- support etc.

  9. I want to finish reading and writing for my last class in a more timely and organized manner. Right now, I am struggling to catch up since I went on vacation in October. This is my last “class” before starting my thesis and all I really want to do is research my thesis and get it approved.

  10. Andrea says:

    I’m in! I want to submit the first paper of my PhD thesis before the end of this week. I still need to revise the abstract, double-check citations and revise the cover letter to the editor. Excited to finally get done with it!

  11. Katrin S says:

    I am in, too. I would like to finish my PhD manuscript for publication before Christmas.

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