Dear 43 Things Users,

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.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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malenaxsiempre in San Juan is doing 43 things including…

publish my first bestseller

51 cheers


malenaxsiempre has written 8 entries about this goal

Undeniable pleasure

I’ve discovered if I want to do this great goal faster I need to continue writing by hand on a notebook. Sitting in front of the computer is too distracting( Always end-up searching anything online) besides holding the notebook and looking at its blank pages inspires me to fill it out. New thoughts bubble up in my head and that’s a fact that brings me undeniable intellectual pleasure.

The power of words

I wrote a precious reflection on 12-28-12.I’ll include it on the English version of one of the many books I will publish in my lifetime with God’s help.
My husband read it and one of my co-workers read it too.I liked their comments.


I already choose the themes and wrote the index.

Do research about publishers


Just thinking

I must assign time and space to this goal because this might be my passport to passive income.

Days off is the best time to write. Starting next weekend 05/28/11 I will invest 2hours per day off to writing.

How to Legally Protect Your Intellectual Property

Intellectual property is the material expression of intellect that has value in the general marketplace. Your intellectual property can include copyrighted property such as books or music, as well as business processes vital to the creation of these properties. It is important to legally protect your intellectual property so you can recover damages in the case of any infringement or plagiarism.
Difficulty: Moderately Easy

Consult the Intellectual Property Owners Association to understand the importance of protecting your projects (see Resources below). This organization lobbies in Washington, D.C., and across the United States for intellectual-property rights. The IPOA also provides resources for new inventors, writers and artists looking for information on protecting their projects.


Seek advice from an intellectual-property lawyer before putting your material expression out for public consumption. These experts can advice you on the best approach to protecting your projects while maintaining your distribution and sales rights. You can find an experienced lawyer through the American Intellectual Property Law Association Web site (see Resources below).


Utilize the copyright process for artistic or literary endeavors. Copyright laws protect published and unpublished books, music and software from use by others without the creator’s consent. These laws also provide the ability of copyright holders to distribute, display and utilize their work as they wish. Read more about your rights at the U.S. Copyright Office Web site (see Resources below).


Apply for a patent if your intellectual property is a mechanical or electronic invention. Patent applications require specifications, samples and diagrams to demonstrate that your project is distinct from others protected by the law. You can apply online through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (see Resources below).


Reserve your legal rights to an image, slogan or phrase by applying for a trademark. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has an interactive database to help inventors and artists determine if their project is distinct enough for legal protection (see Resources below). You can also apply for a trademark online.


Ensure that your intellectual property is protected legally through renewal forms and amendments. Copyrights, trademarks and patents last for decades, but they do eventually expire and require renewal to maintain your legal rights. If you’re an inventor, you should apply for patents to improve upon past inventions to consolidate your hold on your material expression.


Read more: How to Legally Protect Your Intellectual Property |

How to register copyrights

Registration Instructions


Go to the U.S. Copyright Office website ( and click on the “Registration” tab. The online filing fee is $35.00 for a basic copyright claim.


Click on the “Electronic Copyright Office (ECO)” link to access the ECO application form. If you are new to the system, you will be asked to register your name, address, email user identification and a password. After this is complete you can proceed to register a new claim.


View the online tutorial on how to register a new claim so you will understand how to complete the process correctly. After completing the tutorial, select the “Copyright Services” heading and click on the “Register a New Claim” link.


Click on the “Start Registration” button to open the online form and fill in all the necessary information. Once you have completed your application make your payment of $35.00 using your debit or credit card and click on the “Submit” button to complete the application process.


Print a copy of the application registration confirmation page and keep it in your records

Read more: How to Register Trademarks & Copyrights |


Why do I want to write a book?

Driven by a genuine desire to help people:
1.) Be the best they can be
2.) Live the best possible way they can
3.) Inspiring them to act on their dreams and goals

Keep it simple

Publish in Spanish & English

Create an e-book

Write every other day.

Print out my draft & carry on so whenever I get a chance I can add/edit in order to finish faster.

malenaxsiempre has gotten 51 cheers on this goal.


I want to:
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