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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Matthew Peck




I'm doing 42 things
 

Matthew Peck's Life List

  1. 1. Budget and Save
    1 entry
    5 people
  2. 2. Integrate a sensible and evolving daily routine that includes fitness, creative time, family time, and good nutrition
    1 person
  3. 3. Establish and maintain an 11PM to 7AM sleep routine for at least a month. (Make it permanent and evolvong)
    1 person
  4. 4. Learn to cook really well, and develop a strong nutrtional understanding
    1 person
  5. 5. Lose the beer belly, and build larger muscles in arms and chest.
    1 person
  6. 6. Budget significant quality time with my kids, be a good parent, and develop a meaningful ritual with them
    1 person
  7. 7. Create and operate within a budget that allows significant savings and investment, and ensures stability and growth
    1 person
  8. 8. Pay off the car loan
    5 people
  9. 9. Pay off the business loan
    1 person
  10. 10. Eliminate all debt, and establish a credit score of 750 or more.
    1 person
  11. 11. Farm out the handling of the business side of selling my art and running the gallery to the best people, so that I can focus on the art
    1 person
  12. 12. Establish a reliable, direct deposit, residual income of $20K/Mo or more, by creating something uniquely valuable, and farming out all additional responsibilities.
    1 person
  13. 13. Get really great health and dental insurance
    1 person
  14. 14. Get a full physical examination, including a lipid test, and a prostate exam
    1 person
  15. 15. Get all necessary dental work done to have a healthy, attractive mouth
    1 person
  16. 16. Get an eye exam, and a new pair of glasses
    2 people
  17. 17. Assemble a satisfying wardrobe
    1 person
  18. 18. Build a great music and art collection
    1 person
  19. 19. Get a Kindle, and read 1,000 of the best books ever written
    1 person
  20. 20. Get a good shrink familliar with high IQ, ADHD, and ACOA. Eventually stop taking Adderall.
    1 person
  21. 21. Become emotionally healthy and mature, so that I am able to experience love, family, and community very deeply. Learn to listen, and to be a really high quality friend
    1 person
  22. 22. Develop a strong sense of humor
    1 person
  23. 23. Become a perfect gentleman, learn to have good manners and a broad understanding of propper etiquette
    1 person
  24. 24. Understand,establsh, and maintain healthy bounderies in my interactions with women, friends, and business ventures
    1 person
  25. 25. Develop strong social skills, especially with women
    1 person
  26. 26. Assemble a dynamic group of friends
    1 person
  27. 27. Experience 12 to 50 short, fun, sexually satisfying relationships with a variety of intelligent, exotic, and beautiful women
    1 person
  28. 28. Find the love of my life, marry her, and be the best husband that I can be
    1 person
  29. 29. Create and perform in a Rock 'n' Roll Band that really brings the fun to a large quantity of fans, and has at least one hit song
    1 person
  30. 30. Learn to speak French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Mandarin fluently
    1 person
  31. 31. Learn 24 classical masterpieces on the piano
    1 person
  32. 32. Learn a martial art
    1,569 people
  33. 33. Get a college degree.
    409 people
  34. 34. Write a book or web log that really explains and clarifies my thoughts and philosophies about life, the univers and everything.
    1 person
  35. 35. Do something positive, significant, and life changing for Marshall that is really important to him, and that he could not do for himself
    1 person
  36. 36. Make a meaningful contribution to art history
    1 person
  37. 37. Invent something that changes the world
    3 people
  38. 38. Make a meaningful charitable contribution to humanity
    1 person
  39. 39. Spend months to years in Italy, the Caribbean, Brazil, Germany, Austria, Paris, Prauge, London, New York, Tokyo, and Hawaii.
    1 person
  40. 40. Skydive
    11,428 people
  41. 41. Build a really great skateboard ramp and/or skatepark
    1 person
  42. 42. Design and build the dream house
    3 people
Recent entries
Budget and save
Detail of the Budget and Save Goal

It starts by engineering a bare bones budget of about $4000/mo. to make profitability within the recession a reality. It should allow me to:

1. Care for myself and my children
2. Remain in business
3. Obtain and properly manage a surplus of cash.

The proper management of a cash surplus is prioritized this way:

1. A financial reserve that would cover 6 months of expenses -$24k
2. Pay off all debts at a rate optimized for improving my credit.

$30,000 a. Toyota Financial
$7,400 b. WAMU Card
$1,500 c. CapitalOne Card
$750 d. CreditOne Card
$1,200 e. Parrot Digigraphic
$750 f. New Orleans Packaging and Shipping
$650 g. Royal Mail Service
$3,000 h. Peter Apostolos


$45,250 Total Debt

3. Profitable and responsible investment of surplus funds into various degrees of liquidity.
a. Cash
b. Home Ownership
c. Commodities?
d. CD’s
e. Bonds?
f. Undervalued Stock?
g. Rental Property




 

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