Here’s a chance for you to point out all of my mistakes and win a copy of Tim Ferriss’s The 4-Hour Work Week for doing so!
This Sunday I had a goal to launch an entire website in 7 hours and I accomplished it.
- Buying the domain
- Database setup and installation
- Choosing and installing the template
- Writing all of the content
In the past, it has taken me weeks or even months to launch a website, but I put my belief in the Parkinson’s Law which basically states that no matter how much time you allow yourself to get something completed, the task will consume that amount of time. In other words, if I set myself a goal to get this very website finished in 3 days, it would have taken 3 days. On the other hand, if I set a goal to complete it in 7 hours, it would take 7 hours. It worked.
Why A Contest?
I planned on starting on the website earlier in the day, but then life happened and I didn’t get started on it until about 5:30pm. In my opinion, the single greatest thing about working for yourself is that you can work around your life, not live around your work. For example, though I planned on starting early in the morning, I decided to take the kids to Denny’s for breakfast. Then we went to the mall and had fun for an hour where the kids picked out some really fun books and played in the play area. After that, we ended up at the grocery store to stock up for the week.
Between 5:30pm and the time I finished the site at 2:30am, we ate dinner where we got into a discussion about oceans which led to us pulling out the encyclopedia to learn more. Then the kids got into the encyclopedias and each found a topic they were interested in (owls and ants) and read to me about their discoveries. Later we all went to the hot tub and had fun for about a half hour.
Around all of this living, I managed to still finish this entire site in 7 hours. I’m sharing this with you only to make the point that if you think you don’t have enough time to accomplish what you think you should, you probably do.
How to Win Your Copy of The 4-Hour Work Week
Because I created this entire site and all of the content in record time, I’m certain that there must be some spelling and grammatical errors. If you can find them, I will put your name into a drawing (1 entry for every error you find) to win a copy of Tim Ferriss’s The 4-Hour Work Week, which as many of you may know, this is my all-time favorite book. If you already have The 4-Hour Work Week, I will send you a copy of my second favorite book, The Success Principles by Jack Canfield.
Send your review of the errors to me by email at christine[at]selfmadechick[dot]com. Again, if you point out 5 errors, I’ll add your name to the hat 5 times for the drawing. I’ll do the drawing and announce the winner on Friday, September 28th.
Tear it up! Call me out! I can’t wait to receive your proofreading criticisms and then send you a prize for it!
UPDATE! Congratulations Lodewijkvdb for calling me out on my errors and winning the 4 Hour WorkWeek!