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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A little late, but it’s done! 6 months ago

StuNew retainer

Just took on a new client at £247per month…

Total so far is: £371… 74% of target… 7 months ago

Stu 9 months ago


Could be on for an extra £375 per month in the next few weeks, doubling to £750 later in the year. 9 months ago


This book has been suggested in two separate sets of reading I’ve been doing, so I’ve bought it and started reading. 9 months ago


This time, digesting one section at a time and performing all the actions and further reading suggested. 9 months ago


A really excellent book. Some things I’ve been doing already; some were real eye-openers. There is A LOT of further reading to do, as well as action points. This book needs a one-section-at-a-time re-read. 9 months ago

StuGoing really well...

Two months down and no slips. Something in my mindset changed… I know I will not reach my ambitious goals if I allow my health to suffer through feeding myself gluten.

When gluten is not an option you start to find creative ways to avoid it… even if someone you’re with will think you’re mad, you just have to press on and stick to the goal. 9 months ago

Stuintersting quote...

I saw something today that said the poor live in the past and regurgitate it often, the middle class live with the lies they tell themselves, and the world-class live in objective reality.

Food for thought… 9 months ago

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After a good amount of focus, we’re now at:


What’s more, only £182.38 of that is interest-bearing, the rest is on zero percent.

The light at the end of the tunnel is becoming seriously brighter.

Plus my next big non-monthly expense is my car tax @ £175 due in May… I already have £90 saved towards it so it won’t have to go onto my credit card. Woooohooo!

The number of times I’ve nearly bought stuff using my card, but for some reason my habits now reject the idea… you don’t need it, you don’t want it, it’s not going to help you get to your goals… fantastic! 9 months ago

StuGetting there...

2698.96 and counting… with the accruals in my savings account this shouldn’t be going on its usual cycle this time… I’ve cut up the other card I had so I can’t be tempted to use it. 10 months ago

StuDaily Mnemosyne

Still using Mnemosyne daily, and the list of stuff I know is growing rapidly.

My wife is using a similar system (with three ‘boxes’) and I’m amazed by how quickly she’s picking up kanji and katakana (her hiragana is good already). She’s amazed, too! – we need to add some practical application now. 11 months ago

Stu 23 months ago

StuFinal total: Unknown

I changed my focus on this goal mid-year to only counting coffees with introducers and “big fish” prospects. Total of those: 13.

A one-to-one with someone who I can’t help and can’t help me isn’t worth the time. (Unless it’s on non-paid, social hours!) 11 months ago


Less formal than ‘having a coffeee’, but I’ve met a few photographers this year and chatted at social and networking events. Suitably eye-opening, and suitably confidence-inducing (that my offering is unique!) 11 months ago

Stu 23 months ago

StuTotal figure: Unknown

I removed this from my business goals late in the year. I think I probably did at least four of them to be fair. 11 months ago

Stu 23 months ago

StuPut on hold

I put this on hold. It’s gerat for general photography, but not so great for the areas of the business I’ve been actively developing… so these topics have made way for some other learning that has been more valuable. 11 months ago

Stu 23 months ago

StuActual figure: 10

Wow… pretty close. Introducers are a great source of business, and I have repeat relationships with a few of them. 11 months ago

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