How To Start (And Finish!) Your Very Own 365 Day Project

Cynthia Koo, Designer, Entrepreneur, Obsessive List Maker

Play Speed
  • 0.5x
  • 1x (Normal)
  • 1.25x
  • 1.5x
  • 2x
8 Videos (34m)
    • INTRODUCTION: Have you ever wanted to do your own 365 day project?

    • Step 1: Pick your project

    • Step 2: Pick your minimally viable daily deliverable

    • Step 3: Decide when you will work on your project

    • Step 4: Set up your accountability mechanisms

    • Step 5: Establish your curriculum

    • Step 6: Articulate your 'why'

    • CLOSING: Final Tips

57 students are watching this class

About This Class

Have you ever wanted to do your own 365 day project?

Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn how to draw, or you want to get better at photography, or you want to build a business while holding down a full time job. In this 30-minute class, I will help you design a plan that will keep you motivated, accountable, and committed to completing your own 365 day project - in just 10 minutes a day - whatever your goal may be.

If you’ve ever wanted to learn a new skill, undertake a huge creative endeavor, or get better at a skill you already have, this class is for you.


What you could do

My name is Cynthia, and by day, I am the Lead Designer at a financial technology startup. By night, I run an Etsy business, Wonton In A Million - and I write about it all over at Medium. I have used the 365 day framework to complete a multitude of personal projects. It's so flexible that you could apply it to almost anything you want to accomplish:


Imagine how much of your dream you could build if you worked on it just a little bit - every day - for the next year. 

How much of your book could you write? How good might you be at calligraphy? That's what this class is going to teach you how to do.

Through 8 short video lessons, I’ll be helping you design a plan to address the 5 important questions you need to answer in order to kick off - and successfully complete - your own 365 day project:

  1. What is going to be your minimally viable daily deliverable?
  2. When will you do the work?
  3. How will you stay motivated?
  4. What will you do first (and second, and third)?
  5. What’s your light at the end of the tunnel?

So if there's something you've always, always wanted to learn, or there's a huge creative project you've always wanted to take on, or there's something you want to do more of or get better at, this class will set you up with the habits and systems you need to stay motivated, accountable, and committed to completing your very own 365 day project.

Are you excited to see what you can build? 'Cause I am.

387 of 391 students recommendSee All

Great method! And very charismatic girl
A lot of great, useful tips that I'll definitely be incorporating into my own project. The trick about making a deal with a buddy to pay each other $5 if they break their chain is a great idea for me. I hope to finish a novel by the 365th day and my partner wants to expand his Instagram photography account. Win-win. Thanks so much for the class. You also have a great speaking voice!
Nicole Carlton

There's magic when pen meets paper.





Cynthia Koo

Designer, Entrepreneur, Obsessive List Maker

Cynthia Koo is a designer and entrepreneur based in New York City. Two-time startup founder and self-taught designer, she is obsessed with helping others learn how to use design to solve social problems, build passion into their careers, and create lives they love. Currently, she leads design at a fintech startup, runs her own dimsum-inspired Etsy business at night, and writes about her endeavors over on Medium. Get in touch if you're interested in talking design, startups, dimsum, or more. ;...

See full profile