Life Goals: The List

A short list of things to do while I’m on the planet. In no particular order. Will change over time. Items that are struck-through have been completed. Suggestions? Tweet me.

Lifestyle

  • Become conversationally fluent in Spanish
  • Live in a Spanish speaking country (6 months)
  • Get a motorcycle license
  • Own a motorcycle
  • Write 300,000 words in year

Experience

Travel

  • Visit every continent
    • Africa
    • Antarctica
    • Asia (Completed March, 2007)
    • Australia
    • Europe (Completed June, 2011)
    • North America (Completed January, 1986)
    • South America (Completed May, 2009)
  • Travel to a new place for more than 3 months straight (Completed in 2012 when I traveled to Hawaii for 6-months)
  • Visit (spend at least two nights) in Copenhagen (Completed June, 2016)
  • Visit (spend at least two nights) in Paris, France (Completed June, 2016)
  • Visit (spend at least two nights) in London (Completed June, 2016)
  • Visit (spend at least two nights) in Las Vegas (Completed April, 2015)
  • Visit (spend at least two nights) in Hong Kong (Completed February, 2017)
  • Visit (spend at least two nights) in Spain (Completed June, 2012)
  • Visit (spend at least two nights) in Costa Rica (Completed May, 2009)
  • Visit (spend at least two nights) in Japan (Completed March, 2007)
  • Travel internationally for more than 3 months straight
  • Visit (spend at least two nights) in Jerusalem
  • Visit (spend at least two nights) in Sydney, Australia
  • Visit (spend at least two nights) in Amsterdam
  • Visit (spend at least two nights) in Thailand
  • Visit (spend at least two nights) in Rome, Italy
  • Visit (spend at least two nights) in Florence, Italy
  • Visit (spend at least two nights) in Greece
  • Visit (spend at least two nights) in Egypt
  • Visit Iguazu Falls
  • Visit Machu Picchu
  • Visit the Great Wall of China
  • See the pyramids of Giza in Egypt
  • Visit the Louvre (Completed June, 2016)
  • Visit the Eiffel Tower (Completed June, 2016)
  • Visit Notre Dame (Completed June, 2016)
  • See a Shakespeare play in The Globe Theater in London (Completed June, 2016)
  • Visit New Christiania in Copenhagen (Completed June, 2016)

Business / Professional

  • Write a book (Completed December, 2015)
  • Speak at MicroConf (Completed April, 2015)
  • Speak at BaconBiz (Completed May, 2016)
  • Present to 100 attendees (Completed April, 2010)
  • Present to 500 attendees (Completed February, 2012)
  • Present to 1,000 attendees
  • Have $1,000/mo of my monthly income come from book/product sales
  • Have $2,500/mo of my monthly income come from book/product sales
  • Have $5,000/mo of my monthly income come from book/product sales
  • Have $7,500/mo of my monthly income come from book/product sales
  • Have $10,000/mo of my monthly income come from book/product sales
  • Own a product business that sustains my desired lifestyle
  • Reach 1,000 subscribers on my email list
  • Reach 2,500 subscribers on my email list
  • Reach 5,000 subscribers on my email list
  • Reach 10,000 subscribers on my email list(sign up here)
  • Reach 20,000 subscribers on my email list
  • Reach 30,000 subscribers on my email list

Health

  • Live in a desert climate for 6-months – Tested in 2018 in Nevada.
  • Live in a tropical climate for 6-months – Tested in Hawaii in 2013/13
  • Weigh 220lbs
  • Reach the 1,000lb club – Completed April, 2016
  • Reach ‘Intermediate’ strength on the Bench Press (1 @ 223lbs)
  • Reach ‘Intermediate’ strength on the Squat (1 @ 306lbs)
  • Reach ‘Intermediate’ strength on the Dead Lift (1 @ 363lbs)
  • Reach ‘Intermediate’ strength on the Clean (1 @ 219lbs)
  • Reach ‘Intermediate’ strength on the Over Head Press (1 @ 151lbs)
  • Reach ‘Advanced’ strength on the Bench Press (1 @ 315lbs)
  • Reach ‘Advanced’ strength on the Squat (1 @ 420lbs)
  • Reach ‘Advanced’ strength on the Dead Lift (1 @ 491lbs)
  • Reach ‘Advanced’ strength on the Clean (1 @ 295lbs)
  • Reach ‘Advanced’ strength on the Over Head Press (1 @ 185lbs)

Habits (30-Day Challenges)

(Periodically, I’ll practice a new habit or lifestyle change for 30-90 days. This could be writing, meditation, a new diet like veganism, a new mode of thought like Stoicism, or something else.)

  • Practice a daily meditation habit for 30-days – Up to a 450+ day streak as of September, 2020
  • Practice a daily writing habit for 90-days – Up to a 3-year+ streak as of September, 2020
  • Practice a daily weight lifting habit for 90 days – Completed this in 2016-2018. Restarting the habit in 2020/21.
  • Practice a daily walking habit for 90 days – Completed in 2015/2016. This is a solid, ongoing habit now.
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