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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BVLGARIDone since 2009

by chance when i start my freelance job. I can be self-employed.
It’s a small step, though. 11 months ago


Hey, look, I’m my own boss!

Site is here:

Cash flow at the moment is positive, but we’ll see how long that lasts. =)

Anyway, mission accomplished! 2 years ago

user16835National Leak Detection

National leak detection is a service provider of all plumbing, leak detection and water monitoring. 2 years ago


...finally bit the bullet last summer! 2 years ago

BVLGARImy dream business

1. botanical
2. childcare
3. chalet or guest house

1 & 3 seemingly difficult to me for time being.
will work on 2. 2 years ago

BVLGARIHave my own house

enough live under others’ rules!
enough always in the position of complying.
enough paying rental on others’ behalf (even let them making $ out of it) still hv to be bossed and restricted and dont hv the right to use some basic facility.
enough browsing and surveying about living with others and the way of living and managing the house.
JUst need courage to rent bigger, and buy my own. 2 years ago

kerrythekydTime for my baby

I am 4 months pregnant and working in consulting. I’ve been very successful at this job despite being quite young and having to learn lots on the job. I’ve also never been in a place where I feel more valued or where I can express my talents better.

But I have a baby on the way and the circumstances under which I work are contrary to my core values about how I want to raise my baby. I want to be present and not trading a few stolen hours with my baby for money (albeit a lot of money)

I’m looking for a way to make money, be happy and yet be at home in the afternoons and evenings. Morning only work, or work when I need to only.

What can this mystery job be?That is the questions 3 years ago

spudnik8You can't always get what you want

The boss was dodgy with the books and paperwork for the shop, and he had wanted way too much for his business. I had decided to pass on the deal. Eventually had to quit as he became more and more unpleasant. Now in between work after a whirlwind wedding. Did a course on makeup, am interested in working as a freelance makeup artist. Only catch—need an income now, so had to look for an another job first, then work out a plan to establish myself. 3 years ago

GreyerNot there yet but still...

Ok, so I am not my own boss yet… but I am definatelly much closer then I was… now I have a team of people that I manage, and I am appreciated for the things I do… Still not my own boss, but much better then i was before 4 years ago

clenchedfistme is the boss

Im already 22. and i just started working but i really hate it so much. i need to be really motivated to do this. I’ve started low capital business. 4 years ago

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