2008 pic, RV breakdown en route to Burning Man. Shit happens, but that’s OK.
Ladies and gents!
A few updates:
1) If you missed instructions for the three quick-start videos from Tony Robbins, or his morning breathing routine and Cryotherapy, I’ve added the links here.
2) I’m so very sorry for the delay in announcing NOBNOM prize winners. Many of you have rightly asked: What the hell, Ferriss? Why the radio silence?
To that, I answer: Mea culpa. Alas, I simply get my ass kicked sometimes. This time around, a few things happened:
1) Lyme disease completely annihilated my health, which led to strong antibiotics for 8+ weeks, which…
2) Produced side-effects (on top of Lyme) that disrupted my digestion, created “food allergies,” and additional hospital visits.
3) The data set was huge! You guys asked and answered 1,000s of questions. It was amazing but exceeded all expectations. To organize and analyze everything took a while. There is a fun wrap-up post in the works that will discuss the fascinating patterns and findings.
To try and atone for my tardiness, I’m adding $100 to all the prizes, so $600 (instead of $500) to the grand-prize winners, and $200 (instead of $100) to all of the others. I know it’s nominal, but please accept my apologies.
If you won — names below! — please email Tony at tony at lift dot do (@lift.do). He will also attempt to reach out to you, and you can also ping him on Twitter at @tonystubblebine.
Now, to the good stuff…
How did we choose these folks, who are they, and who else did an amazing job? Here are all the juicy details from Tony Stubblebine, CEO of Lift. Out of the 5,000+ participants…
Here are criteria I used… Looking to award the most “worthy” participants, I looked at streaks, answers, helpfulness of answers, and a little bit of judicial-license. To even be in the running, you had to have finished the month on a 31-day streak and left at least 100 answers for others. So, the bar was very high. Here are the three who stood out as worthy of an award:
Dennis Corsi ($600) – Received 351 helpful votes on his answers.
Brad B. ($600) – Received 391 helpful votes on his answers.
Natasha Lynn ($600) – Received 327 helpful votes on her answers.
We also offered $100 awards for people who fell off the wagon and got back on. These people finished the challenge on a streak of 20 or less, and were helpful in the Q&A.
Kuldeep Singh (now $200). https://lift.do/users/911752757306b3dcc17c
Ruben Gutierrez (now $200). https://lift.do/users/34db29a0da5602fc6ed3
Nick Hammond (now $200). https://lift.do/users/d9ebdb738ab7b1242c5a
Tommy Sarac (now $200). https://lift.do/users/7cfa47b88c66219a10c4
D M (now $200). https://lift.do/users/11c424e6420d32e06da9
[TIM NOTE: Huge congratulations to everyone who participated in NOBNOM!]
Dennis and Brad (among the top-3 prize winners) both left more than 400 answers, which is insane. Natasha built up a fan club; I think because she gave a ton of props. So, while she left fewer answers, she got more helpful votes on those answers.
Here are some of the many people we considered, who all kicked ass. Each and every one deserves a round of applause.
$500 Prize Candidates. They all finished with 31-day streaks
NOBNOM answers: 406
NOBNOM answer props: 351
Profile URL: https://lift.do/users/867ed2f27c23ce1c199b
Most propped answer: https://www.lift.do/answers/35499-most-of-the-important-things-in-the-world-have-been-accomplished-by-people-who-have-kept-on-trying-when-there-seemed-to
Ro Le V
NOBNOM answers: 462
NOBNOM answer props: 286
Profile URL: https://lift.do/users/059b5ceadbda80926411
Most propped answer: https://www.lift.do/answers/34245-yes-but-now-that-you-put-it-that-way-i-feel-kinda-creepy-lol
NOBNOM answers: 320
NOBNOM answer props: 179
Profile URL: https://lift.do/users/6e2f8d181f3645966f7e
Most propped answer: https://www.lift.do/answers/30000-i-ve-learned-that-i-m-letting-go-of-a-compulsion-and-feeling-more-pride-from-my-newfound-self-control
NOBNOM answers: 398
NOBNOM answer props: 308
Profile URL: https://lift.do/users/deeff8f6a3768c660ec2
Most propped answer: https://www.lift.do/answers/34951-from-there-i-started-to-seek-help-at-work-we-had-something-like-a-life-work-coaching-they-claim-it-s-confidential-and-i
NOBNOM answers: 389
NOBNOM answer props: 233
Profile URL: https://lift.do/users/1e4a7a3fc0e91c66b25d
Most propped answer: https://www.lift.do/answers/38752-personally-i-ve-completely-lost-any-desire-to-m-or-watch-porn-right-now-and-even-though-i-wanted-to-get-rid-of-it-before
NOBNOM answers: 483
NOBNOM answer props: 339
Profile URL: https://lift.do/users/1a575ddf0f5833f9a0a4
Most propped answer: https://www.lift.do/answers/41843-haha-this-is-funny-natasha-has-been-a-really-supportive-figure-this-whole-month-i-think-she-started-the-whole-prop-cra
NOBNOM answers: 396
NOBNOM answer props: 485
Profile URL: https://lift.do/users/d62a2dbd552e0b0e0ac4
Most propped answer: https://www.lift.do/answers/17844-science-link-time-http-joe-endocrinology-journals-org-content-52-1-51-short-tl-dr-according-to-the-study-sexual-in
NOBNOM answers: 309
NOBNOM answer props: 219
Profile URL: https://lift.do/users/e78a9e96aabef755b523
Most propped answer: https://www.lift.do/answers/40282-your-initials-are-giving-me-urges
NOBNOM answers: 245
NOBNOM answer props: 331
Profile URL: https://lift.do/users/7f361fc598c187ceb7af
Most propped answer: https://www.lift.do/answers/39061-i-ve-realized-that-masturbation-porn-and-booze-have-had-detrimental-effects-on-me-and-my-life-i-have-accomplished-so-mu
NOBNOM answers: 405
NOBNOM answer props: 391
Profile URL: https://lift.do/users/364e6657ee8483603b86
Most propped answer: https://www.lift.do/answers/20466-i-also-wanted-to-say-that-the-challenge-aspect-is-pretty-much-the-only-thing-that-keeps-me-going-i-ve-tried-this-so-ma
NOBNOM answers: 288
NOBNOM answer props: 147
Profile URL: https://lift.do/users/6e788582c9f57a43e1ee
Most propped answer: https://www.lift.do/answers/35664-unfortunately-i-think-a-good-chuck-of-people-in-this-group-are-trying-to-eliminate-or-drastically-tone-down-fb-usage-too
NOBNOM answers: 162
NOBNOM answer props: 327
Profile URL: https://lift.do/users/3d63505de07ed9156bb2
Most propped answer: https://www.lift.do/answers/41828-omg-i-woke-up-to-a-comment-about-me-being-a-question-p-cannot-believe-it-s-true-well-i-love-you-all-thank-you-_
Posted on: October 17, 2014.
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