The HIA Trust Challenge
The challenge is happening NOW (started 10.1.18, runs through 11.4.18).
Come get in on the magic!
Right now you aren’t creating the results you want in your life because at some level you don’t fully trust yourself.
If you’re like me, you’ve probably experienced times in your life when you wanted to make a shift, but lacked the confidence in your ability to do so. So instead of even trying, you justified and rationalized your way into doing nothing.
Well my awesome friend, today is the day to shift that!
I challenge you to make one specific deposit into your TRUST account everyday for 5 weeks.
That’s 35 days of doing something intentional for yourself, with the goal being nothing other than growing your confidence in your ability to count on yourself.
Why join the TRUST Challenge? Because the more you trust yourself, the more you value yourself. And the more you trust yourself, the more you can say “I can count on me!”
This challenge is 100% to participate (you just need to sign up below). This is not a competition, so there are no prizes for completing the full 5 weeks, OTHER THAN A HUGE INCREASE IN YOUR ABILITY TO COUNT ON YOURSELF TO SHOW UP POWERFULLY!
Here’s how it works
Each week we will focus on a different area of ourselves, selecting 1 deposit we want to make in that area for the entire week. At the end of that week we’ll change areas, and you’ll select a new deposit.
Week 1 — Physical. For the first week you’ll be making a deposit into your Physical trust account. Think about something that get’s your blood pumping, your muscles working, or limbs stretching, or just plainly has to do with your physical health and wellness.
Some Physical deposit examples include:
- 20 pushups
- Drinking 16oz of water as soon as you wake up
- Stretch for 10 minutes
- Jog for 1 mile
- 30 minutes of yoga
- Have a veggie juice in the morning instead of coffee
- Go for a walk outside
Week 2 — Emotional. For the second week we’re focusing on our Emotional trust accounts. These deposits are all about us creating emotional balance and learning how to create space for us to respond to stimuli rather than react.
Some Emotional deposit examples include:
- Take 10 deep breaths (especially when feeling stressed)
- Reach out to a loved one (write a letter, call or text)
- 5 affirmations in the mirror
- Writing down your intentions at the start of the day
- Have quality time with your spouse
- Play a game with your kids
- Write down 5 things you’re grateful for at the beginning or end of the day
Week 3 — Mental. In the third week we’re all making deposits into our Mental trust accounts. In this week we’re stretching our minds, filling it with empowering information, challenging it to move beyond limitations and comfort zones, and loving on our minds intentionally.
Some Mental deposit examples include:
- Reading an empowering book or listen to a stimulating audiobook
- Learning a new language
- Leaning how to play an instrument
- Unplug for an hour before bed
- Work on a course you purchased by neglect
- 10 minutes of mindfulness
- Get 8 hours of sleep
Week 4 — Social. During this week we’re making deposits into our Social trust accounts. These habits are about participating in the energy of others. We’ll be practicing our connection to ourselves and to ‘”source” (whatever that means for you).
Some Social deposit examples include:
- Reach out to a friend you haven’t connected with in a while
- Start a 5 minute conversation with a stranger
- Attend a meetup group that’s aligned with a hobby or interest of yours
- Have lunch with a co-worker you don’t know very well
- Smile at a stranger or give a stranger a compliment
- Organize a pot luck with people you want to get to know more intimately
- Volunteer with an organization close to your heart
- Attend a networking event (especially if that makes you nervous)
Week 5 — Spiritual. In the final week we’re making deposits into our Spiritual trust accounts. These habits are about connecting. We’ll be practicing our connection to ourselves and to ‘”source” (whatever that means for you).
Some Spiritual deposit examples include:
- Meditate for 15 minutes
- Pray at the beginning or end of the day
- Move your sexual energy alone or with your partner
- Spend 60 minutes in nature
- Read from a spiritual text
- Practice Orgasmic Meditation
- 30 minutes practicing yoga
- Spend 10 minutes dancing
Tips For A Successful Challenge
- Pick a deposit that you can do in 10-15 minutes max. I want you to succeed in this, so choose something that doesn’t require a ton of time for you to complete. You’ll need to feel out for yourself what an appropriate commitment is. Push yourself, but also set yourself up for success.
- Set a specific time to complete your deposit each day. This was my big mistake when I did the TRUST Challenge myself: not doing my pull-ups, pushups and squats in the morning meant that I frequently was remembering after dark, and having to will myself into getting it done. Instead, put a reminder in your phone at the same time for the next month, and knock them out like clockwork!
- Focus on one thing. Especially if you’re just starting to get back into a self care regimen, it’s important that you don’t bite off more than you can chew. It’s so much more beneficial to have a empowering experience completing 1 task a day for a month, than to berate and belittle yourself into trudging your way through 3 new habits a day. Trust me on this one!
- Have an accountability partner. We’re all doing this together, so the entire HIA community is your accountability partner. But you can take it a step further by enrolling a friend, your spouse, or a family member to join the TRUST Challenge with you. Having Sarah as my accountability partner was the key to my success when I did my first TRUST Challenge. Use the power of being held accountable by another person to inspire you to hold your commitment!
- Don’t be afraid of things getting difficult. It’s called a Challenge because at some point, it won’t be easy. It’ll be the end of the day and you’ll remember that you need to get your task done, but no part of you wants to do it. Or you’ll bit off something more than you think you can chew and you’ll doubt your ability to stick with it. I know you want to be able to count on yourself during both smooth and turbulent waters (it’s the choppy sea that truly tests us), so use any challenging times that come up as a proving ground for yourself.
- Connect with the bigger WHY for this process. This TRUST Challenge is not about forming a meditation habit or getting faster at running a mile or feeling more energetic with more sleep or feeling more connected to your kids by spending quality time with them each day. All of those things are fantastic BYPRODUCTS of keeping your monthly commitment. The true bigger purpose for all of this is for you to grow the TRUST you have in yourself, so that you can count on yourself to show up powerfully in each of your roles and with each of your many responsibilities. It’s about building your confidence and sense of self worth, so that you can truly feel empowered to create your own version of an Abundant Loving Life! All the other bonuses are beautiful icing on the cake.