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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  1. 1. sell my business
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  2. 2. Lose 100 pounds
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write a book... a good book that people will want to read
Do it! It will change your life

I have written several non-fiction books and they have allowed me to quickly become financially independent while helping others.

Here’s a quick way to get it done:

1. Choose something you are passionate about

2. Create a compelling title and one-sentence summary of the book

3. Outline, in detail, the content of the book, chapter by chapter

4. Each week complete one new “stand alone” article which will become one of the chapters or sections of a chapter in your book

5. Submit your article to publishers as a stand-alone article. Just one article often pays $250-$500 in small publications and gets your name out there. After having several smaller pubs buy your work, larger magazines will begin picking you up.

Using this method you can complete a short book in 3-4 months and a longer one in 6-12.

Journal regularly
After 25 years of daily journaling...

Keeping a journal and reviewing it weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually has allowed me to live with my eyes open and see both my strengths and weaknesses.

Journaling has made me a better husband, father, friend and human.

It will change your life.

Strive to write something every day—don’t worry about writing “everything”, just something. Once it becomes your routine everything else will eventually fall into place for you.

lose 100 pounds
22 down, 78 to go

After 7 years of ignoring my health I suddenly found myself 100 pounds overweight with a host of health problems (some related, some not.)

So far I have lost 22 pounds—down from 287 to 265.

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