I recently finished a fitness challenge where we did a certain workout on day 1, and then re-did the same workout on day 60 to see our improvements.
One of the issues I saw in this challenge with many of the participants was because it was a competition, sand bagged the first workout because this allowed them to get a bigger improvement score on the 2nd than what they truly improved on.
I can't say I agree 100% with this strategy, yes it may help get someone a better score, but it also gives you a false gauge on how you improved!
This also got me thinking on how in home business we try and do the minimum required work to make the most amount of money. Isn't this “Sandbagging” in a way?
I almost got caught in this when I was picking one of the daily disciplines to do each day. I was going to do 1 video 5 times per week and call it good…
Then I realized that is kinda sandbagging because I am FULL time work from home entrepreneur. Surly I can be more productive with my time.
So I decided I will be doing 1 blog, 1 email to my list and then later shoot a video on that same topic to upload to YouTube.
This I will do 6-days-a-week (Sundays off)…
This sounds like it will be a lot more productive and I don't feel like I'm Sandbagging anymore…
When working out they always say, “You're only cheating yourself by sandbagging.” Well I would venture to say the same in business! Don't cheat yourself!