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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JScottLawson

Taking a step toward my goals every day!!



I'm doing 33 things
 

JScottLawson's Life List

  1. 1. Raise my kids to be strong, happy, successful and responsible adults
    1 entry . 15 cheers
    2 people
  2. 2. buy 2 rental houses
    2 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. Become Financially Independent
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    6,720 people
  4. 4. Walk a mile every day.
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    27 people
  5. 5. Pass the California Bar
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    17 people
  6. 6. use my planner everyday
    2 entries
    21 people
  7. 7. Read one great book a month
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  8. 8. Visit all 7 continents
    1 entry
    1,516 people
  9. 9. Learn Cebuano
    13 people
  10. 10. visit all 50 states
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    9,055 people
  11. 11. Drive Route 66
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    407 people
  12. 12. go on a road trip with no predetermined destination
    1 entry
    21,501 people
  13. 13. travel to 100 places or more (join the Travelers' Century Club)
    1 entry
    227 people
  14. 14. fly in a hot air baloon
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    678 people
  15. 15. Skydive
    1 entry
    11,428 people
  16. 16. go bungee jumping
    1 entry
    1,604 people
  17. 17. learn photography
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2,906 people
  18. 18. write a book and have it published
    1 entry . 2 cheers
    2,675 people
  19. 19. live each day as if it were my last, but learn from each day as if I'll live forever
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    3 people
  20. 20. learn how to sail a boat
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    50 people
  21. 21. sail around the world
    1 entry
    942 people
  22. 22. write my kids each a letter telling them what they mean to me
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    2 people
  23. 23. Apply for 5 college teaching jobs
    1 entry
    1 person
  24. 24. take my kids camping
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    37 people
  25. 25. become a college professor
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    84 people
  26. 26. Send a message in a bottle
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    4,120 people
  27. 27. visit all 58 National Parks (US)
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    15 people
  28. 28. build a house with habitat for humanity
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    308 people
  29. 29. make love under the stars
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    452 people
  30. 30. learn to cook ten new dishes
    6 entries . 1 cheer
    14 people
  31. 31. Read all the books on the BBC Big Read Top 100
    570 people
  32. 32. Flip a house.
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    322 people
  33. 33. Buy a vacation home in the Philippines.
    1 person

How I did it
How to declutter 15 minutes a day
It took me
60 days
It made me
happier.


How to disclose 43 random THINGS about myself
It took me
3 months
It made me
whatever.


How to have a baby
It took me
23 weeks
It made me
closer to God.


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Recent entries
buy a rental property
Great investment

I was looking for a foreclosure to flip and not having much luck. There were a bunch of new investors in the market driving prices way up. Super frustrating! I noticed the market was changing rapidly with prices rising. My wife and I started being more aggressive about finding at least one buy and hold rental property. We quickly found a good little duplex, 4bd 2 ba on each side. We closed quickly and I got to work. It was pretty clean but one side vacant. I got it ready to rent and found a good family right away. Rented in less than a week and enjoying the income ever since. Currently we are in the middle of a flip on a short sale property I found. With the profit we intend to buy another rental property and also look for the next flip opportunity.



Flip a house.
I will run this project!

Ivealready done two flips with my uncle, but he was the project manager. He made nearly all the decisions with my input. This time I will be the one making the decisions.



lose 25 pounds
I lost 28 pounds yesssss!

I was trying to lose that weight for a couple of years before I got really serious. Finally I realized what i was doing wasn’t working. Then I cut my calorie intake to 1000-1200 a day with moderate activity output which is what I can manage consistently. The weight came off and quickly.



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