Wednesday, November 02, 2011

It's not a beating, but it does involve a stickK.

What is stickK?

Aside: Imagine my surprise when I encountered total blog block for a post this evening when I found this post in my drafts! I swear it was sometime last year that I stumbled across this site, but I do think it's pretty cool. That stick picture - that was an add to the draft to take the post up a notch. Gotta love a good picture of a stick.

Need a little incentive? Accountability? Check this out...

Everyone has a goal. For some, it's losing weight, for others it's exercising regularly. Maybe you'd just like to grow a ponytail.

But if it's still just a goal, it means you haven't reached it...yet.

If you're ready to turn that goal into an accomplishment, you're ready for stickK.

stickK was founded on the principle that creating incentives and assigning accountability are the two most important keys to achieving a goal. Thus, the "Commitment Contract" was born.

Entirely unique to each person, a Commitment Contract obliges you to achieve your goal within a particular time-frame. Not only are you challenging yourself by saying "Hey, I can do this," you're also putting your reputation at stake. If you are unsuccessful, we'll let your friends know about it.

Oh but wait, there's more...

Sometimes losing face with your friends might not be enough to keep you on track. So, what is the one thing no one can stand to part with? You guessed it! Cold hard cash.

As a true test of your commitment, stickK will let you put your money on the line for any Commitment Contract. Achieve your goal and you don't pay a thing (and you're much happier than before, aren't you?).

But if you aren't successful, you forfeit your money to a charity, an anti-charity or even that neighbor who keeps stealing your newspaper.

And guess what, stickK is absolutely FREE!....well as long as you hit your goal! 

11 comments:

Justawallflower said...

I love this! Absolutely love this! I'm going to go think on it for a while, and contemplate what I'm going to do about it!

Read said...

hmmmm. This is very interesting. Stating a goal of any kind out loud generally does not do me any good!!

Dawnya said...

OMG...a contract...that's like a promise. I hate to break a promise. This is something to ponder. Thanks for sharing.

trisha said...

wow! interesting! will have to check it out!

~Lisa~ said...

Very interesting - something to think about!

Kristin50 said...

Money always motivates!!!!

Great post! Thanks

Ronnie said...

I don't hate this... I may have to try it! :) Thanks for posting, Fluff.

MandaPanda said...

Very interesting! Will have to look into it.

Laura Belle said...

Hummmm.....interesting dear fellow. Interesting.

Beth Ann said...

That is really interesting! If my points system doesn't work out for me, I might need to check into this!

Catherine55 said...

Interesting!! But the real reason I'm posting right now is because I received your package last night!! My very first ever Sisterhood package! I was so touched and so happy that I had tears running down my face!

I haven't tried everything on yet (darn those adorable jeans.. they are a little too small!) but I will definitely be doing that this week and will put up a blog post soon. I just didn't want to wait to say a very heartfelt thank you! :) :) That was just so incredibly nice of you. xoxo