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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speech08 in New Jersey is doing 34 things including…

Become Financially Independent

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speech08 has written 3 entries about this goal

Taking Care of Business

This week I told one of my clients (a school district) that if they don’t pay the money owed to me by the end of next week, I will discontinue services for them until the bill is paid. This school has not paid me for work I’ve done since September. My road to financial independence will be easier without this hassle!

From a Biblical Perspective

Luke Chapter 16, verses 10-12:
“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?”

How this applies to me: In order to increase my wealth, I must take good care of what I have now. Not waste my money, or let my “property” (whether it’s a car, apartment, clothes, bank account) be uncared for. Can I trust myself to invest in things that will grow in value? If I can’t manage a few hundred dollars in the bank efficiently, how could I manage a million dollars?

Becoming financially independent is more than about money…it’s a frame of mind that requires conscious and wise choices. I pray I become wiser in my financial decisions.

Multiple Streams of Income

Most wealthy people have more than one source of income, whether it’s through several businesses or investments. I’ve got to learn how to work smarter, but not harder!

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