I will improve your winter blues in 7 days, or I'll pay you $50.
I am risking $23,000 of my own money to cure your winter blues.
If you’re like me, the short days, lack of sunlight, and cold weather can make me a little sad or throw my mood off in general.
I’ve developed a system that helps me overcome the winter blues. When I started writing this I had planned to write the typical “Here’s how I cure my winter blues” post, but I thought, I need to put my money where my mouth is and put some skin in the game!
I am risking $23,000 of my own money because I’m that confident that my system will improve your winter blues or seasonal affective disorder (SAD).
Here is my offer!
I will improve your Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) or winter blues within 7 days or I will pay you $50. It’s that simple.
Here are the rules. All you need to do is be a subscriber (free or paid) to my newsletter as of 11/28/2023. If you follow my process below and honestly report on your progress - if after 7 days, your mood hasn’t improved, I will Venmo you $50. It’s that simple. Here is my process to cure your winter blues.
How to overcome the winter blues, Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD within 7 days.
Get your blood flowing for at least 30 minutes every single day. Work out, Lift, Run, Move, be physically active, or simply go for a purposeful Walk - You choose the work out. You just have to do it every day and it has to be purposeful and deliberate. You need to get your heart rate up. Breathing deeply is the number one activity that has been proven to improve mental health.
Ignore your phone, email, & social media for the first 1 hour of the day and the last 1 hour before you go to bed - every single day. Be present. Don’t be nose down to your phone or device.
Keep a private journal at the end of the day to document how you’re feeling, what you’re grateful for, and what you accomplished in the day. Never miss a day. The journal will be private to you.
Avoid cheap dopamine. Prioritize long term pleasures over short term pleasures. This means no desserts, no TikTok, ignore the news, no alcohol, and no drugs that aren’t prescribed to you by a doctor. You don’t need to go sober forever, but for 7 days, it’s time to focus on your mental health.
That’s it. 4 simple steps that require no equipment, no gym membership, nothing for you to buy - all you need is a desire to improve your mood.
As of writing this post I have 464 subscribers. So that means I am risking $23,200 of my own money. This is very risky for me but that’s how confident I am that it will work for you.
You must be a free or paid subscriber to my newsletter before 11/28/2023.
You must be a real human living in the USA. I don’t know how the rules in other countries work with stuff like this.
You must start the challenge on or before 11/29/2023 and complete it before 12/7/2023.
You must be currently experiencing Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, or have the winter blues… basically you have to be feeling sad because of the weather change. I’m not claiming to be able to cure your grief or clinically diagnosed depression within 7 days. But I will suggest that this process will probably help..
You must email me to let me know that you are starting this challenge! Consider this your registration for the challenge. Just email me on the day you start so that we can start the clock running and so that I can send you words of encouragement along the way.
Each day that you complete all 4 steps, you must document them with a comment on this post on Substack and let me know what you did for each of the steps. This entire bet is basically on the honor system, so I need to be able to follow along with your progress each day. You can’t just wait until the end and say “I did it and it didn’t work.” That’s not fair.
You must have a friend, a significant other, or a family member that is willing to vouch for you. I want to be able to verify that you did what you said you did. This person doesn’t need to do anything, they don’t need to be present for every workout or anything like that. But they do need to be willing to vouch for you and your honesty.
At the end of the 7 days, if you have completed all the required steps and you can honestly say that your mood has not improved at all, I will Venmo you $50. It’s that simple. Remember, I’m not promising that you will be the happiest person in the world. With this process we are setting out to improve your mood from the place you started in. Incremental progress is what we are always going after. Not quick easy solutions. Those rarely exist in the real world.
I want you to be happier. If you want to be happier, this is exactly how you can do it. I guarantee.
If you’re not currently a subscriber and you want to participate in this journey, awesome, let’s do it! You won’t be eligible for the $50 prize, but you’ll get the best gift of all. The feeling of accomplishment and an improvement mood. And hell, maybe I’ll even send you a gift anyway because I’ll be so proud of you.