Challenge: Review what you learned in the first 5 challenges, and share the IntelliMen Project with someone who has not yet joined and encourage him to participate.
Explanation: It’s been a month since the project began, and it is the perfect time to review and re-evaluate what you’ve learned so far. Our mind tends to forget things easily, so we need to review the results of the challenges up to this point. The first part of this challenge is to go back to Challenge #1 and review what you’ve done. How satisfied are you with the results, and what you’ve learned? For example, the first challenge was to choose an Official Partner. Review how this choice has worked so far. Are you happy with your partner’s performance, enthusiasm, and participation? Has he delayed you or helped you? Does he need to be replaced by someone more interested? Also, what kind of Partner have you been? Can you improve? Others may be saying “I couldn’t find an Official Partner,” and so they gave up searching and are trying to do the challenges without a Partner (I don’t know how). What does giving up say about you? (By the way, this is a point that we must insist on. The Intellimen Project must be done with a partner, otherwise it doesn’t count.)
Are you keeping up with the 3 things you decided to improve about yourself in the second challenge? What about that list in the 3rd, how about taking another look at it (perhaps this will be the most pleasant review)? Keep on doing this until you reach the last challenge, #5.
How is your Notebook going? If you haven’t notice, your notebook will be an immeasurable treasure by the time a year rolls around. Use it and go through it regularly.
The second part of this challenge is for you to tell another man what a positive influence this project has had on you. If the IntelliMen Project has helped you, why would you keep it to yourself? So think of someone, at least one man (more if you want) that you know will benefit from this project. Tell him about the Project, explain how it works, and motivate him to begin.
Whether or not he joins is up to him. The decision is his. Your part, your challenge, is to explanation the project well, show enthusiasm, and explain why you are sure it would help him. Don’t pressure him, offer him help! If he’s interested, send him the Manifesto link, which will explain more and help him start from the beginning. (This doesn’t mean that he will be your partner too; he’ll have to find his own Official Partner in order to participate.)
Official Partner: Have a conversation with your Partner about what he thinks of the Project so far. Ask him for feedback about yourself, how satisfied is he with you as his partner, and give him your feedback as well.
Deadline: You can begin this challenge immediately and complete it before Challenge #7.
Post: After – and only after – you have completed the challenge, post a comment about which challenge helped you the most so far. Post it on the IntelliMenWorld Facebook or Twitter page, (not on your own page) and write the following:
IntelliMen Challenge #6 done: So far, the challenge that has helped me most is… (add your commentary)
☐ I reviewed the first 5 challenges
☐ I spoke about the IntelliMen Project to at least one other person
☐ I gave and received my Partner’s feedback
☐ I posted it on Facebook / Twitter
P.S. Just for fun…