It started as an exercise in personal improvement. One of those Entrepreneur things. A Basic Plan of Action. A way to get it done.
One time it was about getting out of a career rut: Every day 2 calls, 2 letters, and 2 questions. Two calls to old contacts to get in touch and see what other opportunity might be out there; two cover letters with a resume sent, and two calls to senior contacts to ask industry questions that would show I am involved and working hard in the right areas. A way to get it done. 2-2-2.
Another time it was about SEO empire building. Every day 2 back links, 2 articles, and 2 forum posts. Back link building is no fun so two a day was aggressive. Two articles took a good part of the work day, and 2 forum posts got the word out while breaking up the labor. The day wasn’t done until 2-2-2 was done.
Today it’s personal improvement. 2 miles, 2 hours, and 2 compliments. That’s 2 miles of exercise, 2 hours dedicated to innovative side projects (SEO research stuff), and 2 compliments delivered to those in my life I tend to take for granted. 2-2-2. It makes the goal-oriented day a success.
2-2-2 seems to work for me. How about you? Do you start your day with 3 marbles in the right pocket, and transfer one marble to the left pocket every time you deliver an elevator pitch on a new acquaintance? Is there some other motivational metric you use, or maybe you have a 2-2-2 idea of your own?