Goals

The Before 40 List

This is my attempt at an original approach to a bucket list.  I decided to shorten the time frame by a few years to make it more of a challenge.  Since I know when I’m going to be 40 and I don’t know when I’m going to die, I have something a little more concrete to shoot for.  Let’s just hope I make it past 40!  Here they are:

Business

  1. Income to $1,000/month – August 2011
  2. Income to $2,500/month – January 2012
  3. Income to $5,000/monthMay 2013
  4. Income to $10,000/month
  5. Income to $20,000/month
  6. Run a hydroponic vegetable and herb side business – July 2012
  7. 100 subscribers to Epic Gardening January 2013
  8. 1,000 subscribers to Epic Gardening
  9. 10,000 visits to Epic Gardening in 1 monthOctober 2014
  10. 50,000 visits to Epic Gardening in 1 monthSometime in early 2015
  11. 100,000 visits to Epic Gardening in 1 month
  12. One product sold on Epic Gardening Store
  13. One product a week sold on Epic Gardening Store
  14. Ten products/week sold on Epic Gardening Store
  15. 100 products a month sold on Epic Gardening Store

Travel

  1. Visit all seven continents – 4/7 Visited: North America, Australia, Asia, South America

North America

  1. See the northern lights

South America

  1. Experience Carnaval – March 2014

Asia

  1. Innertube down river in Laos with river-bars

Europe

Africa

Antarctica

  1. Get there
  2. Photograph wildlife

Adventure

  1. Skydive – Queenstown, New Zealand July 2009
  2. Bungee jump3 Jumps in Queenstown, New Zealand July 2009
  3. See new land created – Hawaii, July 2008

Mental

  1. Attend a 10 day meditation retreat

Physical / Sports

  1. Surf for 30 days of good surf in a row
  2. Cold showers every day for a week
  3. Get a massage – July 2012
  4. Dunk a basketball
  5. Get to 195lb with 10-12% bodyfat
  6. Become reasonably flexible
  7. Learn to kiteboard
  8. Do 15 pullups in a row
  9. Run a 5k
  10. Run a 10k
  11. Run a Tough Mudder – March 29, 2014

Social

  1. Host 10 dinner parties – 6/10 complete
  2. Say “Hi” to twenty random people in a day

Music

  1. Complete 5 song EP
  2. Perform at an open-mic night

Speaking

  1. Be featured on the local news
  2. Speak at a TEDx event
  3. Speak to a group of >20 strangers – 1/22/2013

Writing

  1. Write a guest post on a popular blog (>1k views per day)
  2. Write 100 posts on this blog
  3. Complete a novel
  4. Become a published author
  5. Become a NYT-Bestselling Author

Personal Challenges

  1. No TV for a month – Don’t remember the date I did this, but haven’t had a TV since 2012
  2. No eating out for a month

Random

  1. Be an extra in a movie
  2. Be on a game show
  3. Set or be a part of a world record

Shelved Goals

These are goals I was pursuing at some point in time, but am no longer going after.

Skateboarding

  1. Kickflip
  2. Heelflip
  3. Varial
  4. FS 180
  5. BS 180
  6. FS Pop Shuvit
  7. BS Pop Shuvit
  8. Fakie FS Shuvit – 1/27/2013
  9. Fakie BS Shuvit – 1/27/2013
  10. All 180 variations
  11. Frontside/backside kickflip
  12. Frontside/backside heelflip
  13. 50-50
  14. 5-O
  15. Salad
  16. Nose/tail slide
  17. Become comfortable riding switch