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10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

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MADDI23 is doing 38 things including…

Complete the Take Action Now! activities in The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur

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MADDI23 has written 4 entries about this goal

Chapter 3

1. What do you stand for? What standards do you uphold in your personal life? What do you expect from yourself and others in your life? In what aspects of your life do you waffle a bit? What are the areas where you will not move a muscle? Do you need to loosen up or have more conviction?

Answer: I would say my number one quality and thing that is most important to me in any type of relationship (business, family, personal, etc.) is honesty. I have a deep love for animals and will never pass up an opportunity to help one if it is in my power. I guess I should be that willing to help other people too! Haha.

2. Your set of Immutable Laws is the backbone of your company. Building on your own values and ethics, what are the Immutable Laws of your company? How do these Immutable Laws benefit you, your staff, your investors, and your customers?

Answer:
1) Animals’ Wellbeing comes first. The goal of my entire company is to reach as many animals as possible with the healing effects of massage therapy. I will not tolerate anyone with a disrespect for the wellbeing of animals. This is not to an extreme – For example, I eat meat. An animal’s life is not more important than a humans. But I will not have any association or business dealings with people not interested in promoting the wellbeing of animals.

2) Honesty in all things. Dishonesty will not be tolerated from myself, my students, my business associates etc. I will not bend this rule in any way just to get an extra buck. My morals are important.

3) Give it your all. Whether it’s myself or my students we must all be 100% invested in this opportunity to help animals. No laziness allowed!

3. What’s your Why? Why are you an entrepreneur? Why did you choose your specific industry?

I am an entrepreneur because I can be, I feel the need to be and I love it. I believe I can make a difference and this is the way. I have a passion for business. I chose this industry because I believe in it 100%. It’s an incredible way to help animals live better, longer, fuller lives. It’s a natural healing and I have seen with my own eyes the incredible healing powers it posseses. I have seen disabled dogs walk again, agility dogs perform again and more.



Chapter 2

1. Expose your Wall. Make a list of all your limiting beliefs no matter how silly they sound.

Answer: 1) I’m too young. People won’t respect me in this profession. 2) I won’t be able to get students into my school.

2. See your Channel. Write doen your enabling beliefs, those certainties that help you take chances and ponder greatness.

Answer: Other people are doing it successfully, if they can, so can I. I can use my youth as an advantage. I can give the animal massage world a fresh face. I can tout the fact that I opened my first business before I was even 18. It’s possible to be successful… I will be successful.

3. Knock down you Wall; build up your Channel. For now, debunk those beliefs with affirmative statements, and make a plan to act on your enabling beliefs, new and old.

Answer: I guess my plan will be to reasearch thoroughly. I’m in the process of writing up a business plan and I will have trusted, experienced people review it and show me my strengths and possible weaknesses so that I am successful.



Starting the book over with a new business in mind.

Chapter 1

1. What’s your heart’s desire? What gets you totally juiced up , so much so that you think you could be happy doing it every day?

Answer: The other night I rediscovered the rock bottom of my depression. I didn’t think there was anyway I could fully shake it. I spent a lot of time praying and praying for help, because I didn’t think I could go on. The next morning I got up and started getting ready for work, still depressed and suddenly an idea struck me: I could start a school for animal massage therapy. It was like an instant shock to my emotions and I was actually happy. Now I know that’s what I want to do, what I have to do.

2. Make a list of every single excuse you have used to put of starting your business. If you already have a business, write down other little lies that you keep telling yourself that keep you from your heart’s desire.

Answer: 1) I don’t have the money to start this business. 2) It’s going to take a lot of work to get approved by the Florida Department of Education. 3) I’ll be taking a huge risk to go into debt to start this company and leaving the security of my job.

3. Debunk your list of excuses. Write down every reason why your excuse doesn’t ring true. Convert your excuse into a positive statement about your abilities.

Answer: 1) I’m still working on the business plan and start-up costs but I think if I try hard, I can open my business for under $10,000. I’m incredibly frugal, in a good way, and am talented at finding the best deals and alternatives. If the business goes the way I think it will, I shouldn’t have a problem paying of that $10K quickly. 2) Suck it up and do the work. Nothing worth having comes easy. I am qualified to start this program and certification school is easier and cheaper than opening other types of schools. 3) If I rely on Jehovah and put his kingdom first, he will provide. I have to put my full trust and confidence in him.



Chapter 1

1. What’s your heart’s desire? What gets you totally juiced up , so much so that you think you could be happy doing it every day?

Answer: I have multiple desires that I am still working on sorting out. One is to work with and help animals which I AM doing with my equine and canine massage business. What I really truly want is to build up my clientele to be able to support myself off doing that! Secondly, I really would LOVE to do web design. I want to start a company doing that. Connected to that is social media marketing. I really would like to do web design and social media marketing for start-up and small companies. Those are my heart’s true secular desires.

2. Make a list of every single use you have used to put of starting your business. If you already have a business, write down other little lies that you keep telling yourself that keep you from your heart’s desire.

Answer: 1) Not enough time. 2) Not enough education. 3) I’m no good at sales.

3. Debunk your list of excuses. Write down every reason why your excuse doesn’t ring true. Convert your excuse into a positive statement about your abilities.

Answer: 1) There is PLENTY of time. I am just ridiculously lazy and lack motivation and don’t manage the time I do have wisely. I know that if I sit down and plan out my days and time that I will get things accomplished. 2) I am capable of getting the education. I need to pick up the phone the next time the college calls me (an every day occurance) and find out what I need to do to get into the school for web design. If I can’t do that, I am perfectly capable of teaching myself. I taught myself CSS and I can teach myself about PHP, MYSQL and Javascript too. I am extremely intelligent and an extremely fast learner and I am capable of grasping the information on my own accord. 3) I’m not sure how to debunk this one. I am quite shy and despise talking on phones. I suppose I just need to push myself to be better? I am outgoing and sociable around my friends I just need to learn to be outgoing and sociable when I’m by myself and talking to strangers…



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