Blog, Mind and Body bootcamp

Bootcamp..... (photo by ggvic @ flickr)


BOOTCAMP… it’s a word that does not have good connotations for me…

It takes me back to 1986, to a cold, wet, muddy place where they force marched me 10 km’s just for fun, where they sent me on cross country runs through the swamp, made me do sea survival skills in water that felt like it was only just above freezing point. Where they dragged me out of bed at any time of the night to make me stand in the freezing cold for an inspection.. a place where I don’t think they knew or cared what my name was.

So For me bootcamp for me has connotations of someone screaming at me and demanding that I push myself beyond any sane and reasonable limits, or just screaming at me to make themselves feel better…

You would think that signing up for a bootcamp would therefore be the last thing I would be likely to do…

If you have been here a while and read “so how did I get here” or watched the intro video you will know that there is a bit going on in my personal life. One of the downsides of this is that I have let myself go. I stopped participating in the sports I once did and if I wasn’t running around at work, for the Foundation or for one of my children then I was in front of a computer…the consequence… 20 Kilograms heavier than I should be….and time for action!

You can call me a sucker for punishment if you like but I have decided to do two bootcamps at once, but bootcamps with a difference…..

Bootcamp for the mind (and this blog)

A little while ago through reading a few blogs like Zen Habits and Goodlife Zen I found about the A List Blogging Bootcamps website, stuck my nose in over there, poked around a bit, decided it looked interesting, signed up as member… and then did what a lot of people do… mostly NOTHING.

I still kept reading the blogs by people associated with the site, still remained impressed by what they where doing and how well they could tell a story, checked in at the site occasionally.. but primarily NOTHING.

While I continued to do primarily nothing, nothing much changed in how I went about blogging either….

Well nothing until this week that is!

This week saw the launch of the latests A List Blogger Bootcamp…. and I’ve jumped in

This bootcamp is NOT like the ones I have described above… It is filled with a lot of information, it is filled with a lot of supportive people and NOONE is doing any shouting, just supporting.

You could join this BOOTCAMP yourself.. in fact I encourage you to come on over and join the BOOTCAMP. The good news is that the first week of the BOOTCAMP is 100% FREE.. so you can see for yourself the quality of the content and the nature of the people involved in the project. I would also encourage you to stay beyond the first week, sign up (yes I do earn an affiliate fee if you do) and set out on your own mind and blog bootcamp.

Bootcamp for the body (and the mind, because they are linked!)…

NO I have not signed up for bootcamp like the ones in the intro. This body bootcamp is different because I”M THE ONE DOING THE YELLING!

Yelling at myself that is… and let’s face it there is not better person to be yelled at than yourself..

So I am leading the Mick Morris Bootcamp, I have signed up at the gym, had my fitness assessment done and my program worked out…

The rest is up to me… it is up to me to schedule the workouts into my day, it is up to me to challenge myself at the gym…

The Goals…

1) To fully participate in the A List Blogging Bootcamp to improve the experience for anyone who reads this blog

2) To lose that extra 20 Kg…. alright if the truth be told I am less interested in the number of Kilograms that I lose, than the number of centimetres I lose from around my waist.. so the real goal is to lose 20 cms from my waist measurement in the next 12 months..

3) to report back on progress through this blog so that I hold myself accountable for achieving the goals (so go ahead and subscribe by one of the links in the top right hand corner and hold me accountable!) so if you don’t see a progress update send me a message asking why?

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It is simple…. I was an early adopter I got on board this great community very close to when it was launched.  At that stage the price was significantly less than it is today, and I was reluctant about whether I would get any true value from subscribing.

That reluctance was quickly overcome. Why? Simply because from day one the featured content that I had access to started to make a difference to how I was thinking about what I do, and I have learned way more than the value of the subscription rate from the featured content alone.

However,  the Third Tribe forums are great and not only do you get responses from Chris Brogan,Brian Clark, Sonia Simone, Darren Rowse, you also get great feedback and support from a huge number of other content and subject matter experts.

It is only fair to warn you that the price of the subscription has gone up twice since I joined the Third Tribe. But as more people have joined the Third Tribe so has the value of the discussion that goes on in the forums.

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