I always here people talk about the movie stars and the shape that they are in – It goes something like this – I could look like Brad Pitt in Fight Club if I had a personal trainer and $20 million to lose. Well what if instead of getting $20 million you had to pay $500?
Enter the website stickk.com . You make contracts with real consequences (optional money) on the line. You commit to do something and then have a nonpartisan report on you progress. It is strict accountability!
How about losing weight. Say you want to lose 10 pounds over the next 10 weeks. You set up a goal date and goal weight. Then you weigh in each week and have the nonpartisan report it. If you met your goal – CONGRATULATIONS. If not, your credit card is charged the appropriate amount ($$$) - Would you rather lose a pound next week or $500? Let me show you how it works.
Just in time for New Year’s Resolutions, here’s a guide to make weight loss resolutions stickK. It’s The $500 Diet and for a limited time you can read it for free.
You can pick from several resolutions – Lose Weight, Exercise Regularly, Quit Smoking, Race!, Maintain Weight, or a Custom Goal.
Would you rather lose a pound next week or $500?
Optionally you can put money at stake to ensure that you reach your goal. You give you credit card information. You can have the money go to an individual, a charity or an ANTI charity (brutal).
You then assign a referee to monitor and report your progress. If you do not succeed then your credit card is charged appropriately.
Here is the one I made for myself – Mardi Gras Marathon – sub-3 hours.
If anyone needs a referee just let me know.