The 14-Day Action Challenge
Discovering The Small Actions That Produce BIG Results
Over the last 5 years, I've read through thousands of studies, articles, and books hunting for small actions that produce BIG results.
I've collected 10 of the most effective, and best researched actions into the 14-day Action Challenge.
I WISH I would have had these strategies at my fingertips years ago. Even before I discovered the research, I used many of these "Action Skills" without realizing it.
If I had only known exactly what they were, how, and when to use them, I could have eliminated so much frustration and struggle.
Let me tell you what I mean:
Six years ago, I walked across the
USA, alone, for charity.
Months into my journey, I found myself "stuck". Even then, the physical strain was still taking
In a small town in Louisiana, I found my worst enemy: Comfort.
I was being hosted by a very relaxed friend. It was one of the few times I had comfort on my journey. I spent days relishing the relaxation and recovery time. I knew if I stopped for too long, I would never reach my goal: Seattle, Washington.
Every day that passed I knew I needed to get going, but the comfort of having an actual bed and the blistering Louisiana summer kept me thinking twice.
After days of guilt-ridden procrastination, my frustration reached a boiling point. I felt like I was letting laziness take over. I HAD to move on if I was ever to feel good about myself.
The day that I left, it was my self-directed anger that drove me back onto the road... except I
Feeling disgustingly full, the time came to move on
By the force of circumstance and with a tinge of shame, I found myself alone on a dark country road in Louisiana.
Staring down at my immobile feet, I couldn't even imagine making it to the next mile marker, let alone another 20 miles to a safe place to camp. Each step was a monumental effort of willpower.
It was then that I asked myself a question that changed everything.
Somewhere in the depths of my brain I received an answer, and my right foot moved seemingly on
I asked again. A slightly louder answer came to my mind, and my left foot moved.
I kept asking that question until the answer changed. The answer didn't come from my mind, but from my body. My left leg moved forward, shook beneath me, and I collapsed onto the ground.
It was now 9:47 PM the next day, and I
When I looked at my tracker, it finally dawned on me
Almost 23 hours of strenuous physical exercise had passed. 106,000 steps with barely a thought of giving up or stopping.
In the days prior to that, I couldn't have imagined walking down a driveway. Let alone walking the equivalent of 2 marathons with half my bodyweight strapped to my back.
I later learned why...
The Power Of Action Skills
Finding and asking that question lead me on a path to discover Action Skills. Simple actions that take very little time or effort to use, but change everything about how you ACT.
This sparked an obsession that drove me to reading thousands of scientific studies, articles and books, hunting for those small actions that produce BIG results. What I call "Action Skills".
Later on my journey, I realized how powerful this one Action Skill was. I was sitting outdoors at a cafe in Silicon Valley. As an entrepreneur from a small town in Florida, it was like I was in Hollywood.
The cafe was abuzz with entrepreneurs working on the next big idea, and meetings of founders, venture capitalists, and programmers. I felt out of place with my "walked here from Florida" t-shirt and
A gentleman who was walking away from the counter came up to me and asked the first question most people asked me...
"Did you really walk here from Florida?"
We chatted about the journey, but as an entrepreneur,
"I've got 3 contracts and $60 million of funding waiting on a prototype, but I just can't bring myself to work.
A few months ago, I hit a roadblock, and I haven't been able to figure it out."
I told him the story I just told you. and I said:
"If you were
"Man, I wouldn't even know where to start."
"Sure you do. What's your first step? Before you can even think about the complicated stuff, walk through it in your mind. What will you be doing?"
"I'd have to take out my laptop."
"And then what?"
"I'd have to open my IDE, then get the project files loaded again...
I'd have to
start hunting down that bug, and that is probably going to take hours."
"Well, let's back up a bit. You've got the project loaded. Could you find one line of code to improve? One line of code to write better?"
"Well, I guess I could."
I walked him through the process I accidently discovered in Louisiana. Then, I went to a separate table to finish up on my
"This was some of the best stuff I've done in months. Thank you so much!"
That's the moment that I realized how powerful that little question was.
It didn't work for just me, but it worked for other people too (and many people since).
This moment made me curious about why that worked, and how I could apply it to everything in my life. One deceptively simple question meant the difference between returning in shame, or transforming my journey. It meant the difference between another day of struggle, and the best work you've done in months.
We all want outcomes, be it walking 20 miles or raise another $100 million. What most often keeps us from getting the outcomes we want out of life is us, standing in our own way.
These action skills, like that question, and the ones I will share in the 14
Action Skills work because they quickly strike at the heart of a challenge. The question "Can I take the next step?", when you learn exactly how to apply it, becomes a powerful tool of motivation.
Motivation Is All About Confidence
By focusing your mind on the next step, this
Applied in the right way, it will even block self-judgement and procrastination because your brain won't be able to think about anything other than progress.
These Action Skills are what I've taught in workshops over the last 3 years as I've traveled to 26 countries. I've taken the most powerful lessons from those workshops and distilled them into the Action Challenge.
If You Change Your Actions, You'll Change Your Life
Introducing: The 14-Day Action Challenge
Over 14 days, you'll develop 10 Action Skills that enable you to:
- Stop procrastinating on that project you've been putting off.
- Get more done, with less mental effort so you don't feel mentally drained by the end of the day.
- End your work day with enough energy and positivity to bring your all to the rest of your life.
- You'll be able to leave work at work so you be fully engaged with your friends and family.
- Come home from work with a sense of peace, knowing you got everything done.
How does the action challenge work?
Each week day, you'll learn a new skill that can transform your life. You'll receive a short Action Skill training so you can start using it in less than 10 minutes. You'll also receive deep dive lessons into exactly how to apply the Action Skill, when to use it, and why it works.
You'll have access to a Facebook group, where we'll do daily accountability check-ins and where you'll be able to ask
For our Elite members, you'll have interactive group coaching calls throughout the challenge, access to the Elite member's group chat,
For the Fast-Action Takers who invest in the Action Challenge Elite, they'll receive a 30 minute one-on-one coaching session with me (normally $500) as a bonus for being one of the first 5 Elite members.
What Skills Will You Learn In The Action Challenge?
- 1How to eliminate the primary biological cause of stress and anxiety.
to your willpower quickly boost
- 3Learn how to set goals that naturally enhance your stick-to-it-Evans and make you more likely to succeed
- 4Discover how to side-step the need for willpower or motivation to
achieve your goals
- 5Enhance your physical energy and positivity
to "in the zone" with 1 little trick immediately get
- 7The fun process that allows you
to quickly breakout of negative emotional states
- 8Create a laser focus for your day, allowing you to say no more, commit to less, and get more done
- 9How to get yourself unstuck and move forward even in the face of overwhelming fear or procrastination
- 10How to boost your confidence and create an instant sense of momentum
Action Skills are all taken from science-backed, evidence-based research. Which means, they work regardless of if you believe they will or not.
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is based on tons of research, and what Stephen's done is personalize it in a way that's actually like a skill."
"Stephen gives you an inside look at... how to optimize your greatest potential. It’s
like using science as a form of enlightenment.
My biggest takeaway has been that I need something to challenge me more, so I’m
actually interested and not bored by life."
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P.S. I spent years of my life struggling with procrastination, brain fog, anxiety and just wasting so many opportunities. I don't want you to live a life of regret. The Action Skills you'll learn