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Taking Jeff Goins Potty Train Your Passion Challenge #ptypc


Last weekend I didn’t pick any weeds. The flower beds in the front of the house were neglected because I took up Jeff Goins  Potty Train Your Passion Challenge (#PTYPC). I have to learn a new skill and get paid for it in 48 hours.

I will be painting original water color drawings and making prints to sell on my account on Shopify. HERE THEY ARE!

The challenge started at 3:00 CT on Saturday, May 2nd. And it ends on Monday May 4th at 3:00 P.M. CT.

(So, how would you like to own an original Pamela Hodges watercolor?) 

Jeff and his wife spent last weekend potty training their son Aiden. Through the process of potty training Jeff came up with curious idea of using the potty training principles to learn a new skill. He developed The three d’s to get something done. “The decision to start. The determination to see it through. And the discipline to stick with it until the end. ” 1

1. The decision to start.
Right after I decided to accept Jeff’s #PTYPC challenge I cleaned cat and  dog hair off of the staircase.  It is hard for me to create when I know the staircase is covered in cat and dog hair. Now I know why I never get anything done.

I have wanted to try painting with water-color and making prints to sell for months. But I have had trouble starting, or I have trouble ignoring the cat and dog hair on the staircase. A deadline, and a fun challenge helped me focus on being creative. And, I really didn’t want to weed the flower beds this weekend.

2. The determination to see it through.
Thankfully I am already potty trained, so I was able to focus on the drawing and painting. My art will be on Shopify early tomorrow afternoon. I am determined. (here it is)

A deadline and being accountable will help you see you though a project. (If you are like me and start ten million projects, but only finish the weekly clean underwear project.)

3. The discipline to stick with it until the end.
This afternoon I didn’t weed the flower beds. Sigh, but I did watch a short video on facebook where a little girl laughed when she sprayed her dog from a garden hose.

But, tonight I am not watching Parks and Recreation re-runs with my daughter. I am drawing and painting and updating my cart on Shopify.

Here is the link to my Shopify account. Original Art by Pamela Hodges


There will also be signed prints available for $20.00  I will have those up for sale at the end of the week.
Everything seems to take longer than I think it will. The challenge was fun. Now I have to go and feed my children and clean the seven litter boxes.


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Jeff Goins Original Article

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About Pamela Hodges

I write slice of life stories to help you know you are loved, valuable and worthy just as you are. I am a writer, an artist, and a cleaner of seven litter boxes. I live in Pennsylvania with one husband, four cats, one dog and two birds.

You are an artist. Yes, you are. Really.

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  • DA Schuhow

    OMG! They are adorable!

    • Ah, you are kind. I love adorable. What a great word.

  • DA Schuhow

    Congratulations Pamela!! You go girl!!

  • Berdeane Bodley

    Were those my glasses?? Oh how funny, how could you keep them so long?? Remember how you & Neal were at me to get new glasses?? Now you have them!!!

    • Hi Mom,
      Yes, those are your glasses! I am so happy I have them. I also have a pair from when you were in high school.
      Love Pamela Jane

  • kathunsworth

    Pamela these are beautiful and quirky and so YOU. Well done you knocked the challenge out of the ball park. I could see some wonderful watercolours like these in your Artists Manifesto if you have not already done it you should, they are amazing.

    • Hello Kath,
      Thank you x ten million. And, this little challenge has helped me want to put drawings in the Artist’s Manifesto. Thank you for your kind words of encouragement. Hello to your little bird drawings.

  • Berdeane Bodley

    Good job Pamela, will you stick with it??? That’s a tough one!!! Can’t wait to see them.

    • Hello Mother of mine,
      Did you recognize your glasses?
      Finished the challenge on time. Yippee!
      Love your daughter

  • Krithika Rangarajan

    Love you very much, Pam! Congratulations #HUGSSSSS