iDoneThis had the humblest of beginnings, and in a year’s time, we’ve gone from a stupid idea to having helped people get over 500,000 things done. It’s been an incredible year.
On December 17, 2010, Rodrigo wrote me the following email. The title of the email was “stupid idea”.
A daily “what did you achieve today?” email. We send the email and expect a response.
Y’know there is this:
http://lifehacker.com/281626/jerry-seinfelds-productivity-secret (he gets a big calendar and marks an X on every day that he’s written jokes, the long chains of Xs get him to write more jokes)
Based on the emails that people send, we’d have some kind of graph/calendar like Seinfeld’s.
When we don’t hear from people we send them an angry email and show them their calendar with their string of Xs broken the next day.
I can likely put some rudimentary version of this together in a couple of days.
We called it “Attain Chain”. And then we changed it because that’s a horrible name. Here’s one of the lists we kicked around.