find one idea each day and apply it

Challenge: Find One Single Idea Each Day And Apply It In Your Life

This morning, I went through an online course entitled “Become A Speed Reading Machine: Read 300 Books This Year.” The course does contain some advice about speed reading, but it is more about how to pick wisely what to read and to look for actionable ideas that help you make your life better. It is a great reminder when the author, Brandon Hakim, states, “a single idea thoroughly applied can revolutionize your life – read for ACTION!

He also challenges his learners to raise their standards and read about one book daily (I think that is possible). It occurred to me that I had to raise my standards to accept the challenge to produce and publish one Brilliance Nugget a day for a year. I’m glad I did!

I love reading and applying at least something from what I have learned. That is the author’s point as well: ditch the urge to completely read a book cover-to-cover but find ideas that help you advance your life. Then apply them!

That is my challenge today: Find one idea each day (from whatever source) and apply it in your life! Let’s do that for a week and report back. I will raffle off three prizes among those of you who participate:

  1. A 30-minute Brilliance Mining™ session with me to learn more about the brilliance you have in your brain and how you can leverage it better
  2. A cool Brilliance Mining T-shirt
  3. An awesome Brilliance Mining sticker

The Challenge Rules

The challenge begins tomorrow (August 21). The last day is Saturday, August 27. Each daily idea you implement (and which you tell me about) earns you one raffle ticket. If you implement one idea per day, you will get seven tickets. If you implement one for two days, you will get two tickets.

I will recruit a trustworthy third-party person to draw the winning tickets on Monday, August 21.

I’m Curious

Will you participate in the challenge?

  • Please write down your daily ideas and what you did with them.
  • I’d love to hear from you and learn what happened as a result.
  • And don’t forget about those prizes!


Hi, Dr. Stephie here. I have a challenge for you. 

Each day, find one idea and apply it to your life. Consider what difference this idea can make and how it will revolutionize your life. 

As Warren Buffet says: ”Don’t let your learning lead to knowledge. You’ll become a fool. Let your learning lead to action. You’ll become wealthy.” 

Hmm. Something to think about. 

I read or went through a course this morning. It’s a relatively short course, but it was on speed reading. As I got into it, I realized it was less on speed reading, more on what to read and what not to read, and how to skip irrelevant passages. Most of all, it was about isolating ideas you can act on. I’ve been doing this for a long time. Still, it was amazing to read that again and to be reminded that one single idea, when applied thoroughly, can and will revolutionize your life. 

I’m throwing out this challenge to you: Find and apply one idea. Make doing that a daily habit. Even after a week, my, oh my God, what will happen? Please let me know what’s happening due to this challenge.