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Work Worth Doing

Want to do work worth doing? Take this challenge! Complete the exercises, State your objective, Keep us updated about your progress!
stage:
Closed
prize:
$100
Overview

Challenge Overview

The Problem

Too many people are dissatisfied and underutilized in their work and in their day to day.
This challenge encourages HeroX readers to evaluate themselves and to actualize a lifestyle which better utilizes their unique ability.

Leave unsatisfying work. DO WORK WORTH DOING!

The challenge encourages readers to seize 2016 as an opportunity to disengage from unsatisfying work so they can engage with work that provides them with Purpose, Meaning, Identity, Fulfilment, Creativity, and Autonomy.

There are millions of reasons that people settle for unsatisfying unproductive work, but there are just as many reasons to stop settling.
The whole purpose of this challenge is to incentivize people to realize that they can and should do work that they LOVE.

 

The Challenge Breakthrough

The breakthrough happens more people are empowered to actualize and they refusing to accept workplace mediocrity.
This challenge is based on motivating people to actualize themselves and to actualize the world around them into a more joyful and healthy reality.

 

Make 2016 the year that begin doing what you love!

To participate in this challenge, do the following: 

  • Click "Follow the Challenge" above to be notified of any status updates to the challenge.
  • Click "Yes Sign Me Up!" above to register for the challenge. You will be notified of any status updates and be able to create an entry to the challenge when it opens.
  • Read the Work Worth Doing article.
  • Complete the checklist.
  • Submit your checklist completed.
  • Submit a photo that demonstrates your current (unsatisfactory?) work environment.
  • Click on the "Share" button or social media icons above to share this challenge with your friends, your family, or anyone you know who has a passion for discovery.
  • Leave a comment in our Comments Thread to join the conversation, ask questions or connect with other innovators.

 

Additional rules

Who can participate:
This Challenge is open to all individuals and teams in the world. To be eligible to compete, you must comply with all the terms of the Challenge as defined in the Challenge-Specific Agreement.

Selection of Winner:
Participants who demonstrate great changes in their work will be featured in the HeroX blog and website, December 2016. 

Registration and Submissions:
All Individuals and Teams must be registered by January 30th 2016, 1600 PM Eastern Time to be eligible for the prize. No registrations will be accepted after this date and no changes may be made after this date.

All Team submission materials (The checklist from the article "Work Worth Doing" with a photo) must be submitted online on or before January 30th, 2016 at 1600PM Eastern Time. No submissions will be accepted after this time. Incomplete submissions will not be accepted. All submissions must be received online, via the Challenge website.

Complete this checklist to enter into the Work Worth Doing Challenge:

 

Work Worth Doing Checklist

(1) Do you know your life purpose? Your Ikigai?

Write your purpose. Draw your Ikigai.

(2) Does your work increase health or joy?

Write an explanation.

(3) Does your work address or prevent unnecessary suffering?

Write an explanation.

(4) What is your Archetype?

Find a picture or an object that reminds you of this.

(5) Who is your role model?

Acquire a picture or object that reminds you of them.

(6) Gamify your life or your program using the 14 fixes from Reality is Broken.

The 14 Fixes.

(7) Write out your Happiness Equation. H=R/E.

Fill in the variables, Happiness=Reality/Expectations.

(8) What is your primary creative pursuit?

Pick one activity that exercises your creativity.

(9) Do you feel a sense of accomplishment +4 days out of every week?

Keep a binary record somewhere. Simple as placing an (!) on your calendar.

(10) Would your friends or family join you in your work without pay?

Try it out.

Challenge Guidelines are subject to change. Registered competitors will receive notification when changes are made, however, we highly encourage you to visit the Challenge Site often to review updates.

Guidelines

Challenge Guidelines

If you do the following, you will likely qualify to be featured as a winner in December, 2016:

1) Complete the Work Worth Doing Checklist.

2) Take a photo that illustrates your present state of work...

3) Email your checklist and photo to WorkWorthDoingHX@gmail.com (or use the HeroX submission form).

If you do this, you have entered the competition.

To win, you must:

1) Send a photo and short description of your progress to WorkWorthDoingHX@gmail.com each month.

Describe your personal insights, your successes and your setbacks! We are here to help you win in 2016!

Here is the checklist:

Work Worth Doing Checklist

1) Do you know your life purpose? Your Ikigai?
Write your purpose. Draw your Ikigai.
 

2) Does your work increase health or joy?
Write an explanation.
 

3) Does your work address or prevent unnecessary suffering?
Write an explanation.
 

4) What is your Archetype?
Find a picture or an object that reminds you of this.
 

5) Who is your role model?
Acquire a picture or object that reminds you of them.
 

6) Gamify your life or your program using the 14 fixes from Reality is Broken.
The 14 Fixes.
 

7) Write out your Happiness Equation. H=R/E.
Fill in the variables, Happiness=Reality/Expectations.
 

8) What is your primary creative pursuit?
Pick one activity that exercises your creativity.
 

9) Do you feel a sense of accomplishment +4 days out of every week?
Keep a binary record somewhere. Simple as placing an (!) on your calendar.
 

10) Would your friends or family join you in your work without pay?
Try it out.

Timeline
Updates 6

Challenge Updates

Post Capitalism The Book

May 24, 2016, 8:10 a.m. PDT by Nick

https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/188551/postcapitalism/


Post Capitalism

May 24, 2016, 8:09 a.m. PDT by Nick

https://www.versobooks.com/books/1989-inventing-the-future


Framing your year

Jan. 12, 2016, 9 p.m. PST by Nick

Here is a great piece about giving yourself structure to accomplish your objectives this year:

Frame Your Year


Use Coursera to Prepare you for Work you Love!

Jan. 11, 2016, 5:57 a.m. PST by Nick

Discover Your Dream Job in 2016

Choose from eight career-focused course and Specialization sequences on Coursera, each designed to prepare you for one of the top jobs of 2016.

Start your best year yet by enrolling today!

Introduction to Marketing 
5-week course
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Digital Marketing 
5-course Specialization
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Social Media Marketing
5-course Specialization
Northwestern University

Data Science
9-course Specialization
Johns Hopkins University

Basic Statistics
5-week course
University of Amsterdam

Data Analysis Tools 
4-week course
Wesleyan University

Become a Data Scientist

Become a Web Developer

Python for Everybody
4-course Specialization
University of Michigan

Responsive Website Basics: Code with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
4-week course
University of London & Goldsmiths

Full Stack Web Development 
5-course Specialization
Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Leading People and Teams
4-course Specialization
University of Michigan

Inspirational Leadership: Leading with Sense
3-week course
HEC Paris

Strategic Leadership and Management
6-week course
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

iOS Development for Creative Entrepreneurs
5-course Specialization
University of California, Irvine Extension

iOS Development with Swift
3-course Specialization
University of Toronto

Smartphone Emerging Technologies
5-week course
Yonsei University

Essentials of Corporate Finance
4-course Specialization
University of Melbourne

Introduction to Finance: Valuation and Investing
4-course Specialization
University of Michigan

Financial Markets
8-week course
Yale University

Become a Financial Analyst

Discover hundreds more courses in the Coursera catalog.


Your Bucket List

Jan. 8, 2016, 9 a.m. PST by Nick

Alright, you may have this term associated with a movie that came out a decade ago...

But, "Bucket Lists" predates that movie, and writing out your Bucket List can be a really helpful way to find out more about yourself and your objectives.

What have you put off?

What do you really want to do?

What passions have you differed, planning to get to them... SOMEDAY?

Write out at least 10 items that are really important for you to do before you die.

Share your list here, in the comments

or, anywhere on the WorkWorthDoing page!

Start 2016 off right!


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