Giving Away Free Gifts as Incentives

I have been toying with the idea of setting up actual award-giving games in my live time management class – NewHabits-NewGoals.  A juicy award might be something like an iPod Shuffle — a nice piece of “techno-candy.”

The problem I have is that the game of achieving a new belt level is one that is based on trust, as I mentioned in my last post, and I imagine that if I give out an iPod Shuffle as a gift, a person could take advantage of this fact and show up for an undeserved gift.

I want the winner to demonstrate measurable (if not visible) growth in the 11 fundamentals of time management, regardless of their starting point.  The winner should be the one who has made the most dramatic changes in a certain time period.

What do you think? Let me know your ideas, either on this blog or privately at