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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PasadenaSueYikes! Ten months later...

One incentive that Tony Robbins presents is to set goals, and work towards them. He went from being broke, to a millionaire in 12 months, so why can’t I do the same??

I CAN! I MUST. I WILL!

I had a great idea over the weekend that could earn $1,000,000 if I would put it into practice. Excuse number one – I need to finish my dissertation. And my cats are sick. And work takes a lot of my energy.

What is the DEADLINE for me to COMPLETE my dissertation? December 31, 2013. What do I need to do to complete it? Go over the stats and rewrite chapter 4 and 5.

What do I need to do to help my cats get healthy? Give them vitamins. Ordered. Take them to a different vet.

I MUST stop making excuses and start ACTING on my ideas!!! 12 months ago


poppysparkle 23 months ago


CharityHammett7I make $25000

I want to make $50k/yr 23 months ago


CharityHammett7 23 months ago


PasadenaSueThis will be my 2013 Resolution.

I stopped working on this goal and now I am determined to make this a priority for 2013. I have a lot of ideas for businesses, and I have been talking with friends at work about starting a company on the side to supplement our incomes. We are in the discussion stage at present. Time for me to learn about setting up a company, and all the legal stuff that goes along with it.

I am confident that this goal will be within my reach soon. :) 23 months ago


PasadenaSueI haven't been focusing on this goal....

However I need to. I need to envision how my life would be with an income twice as large as my current income. The places I can go, the people I can help, the house I could buy. I will add this to my thoughts when I reflect on what I want from my life at night. 2 years ago


PasadenaSueWe covered prosperity in Pranic Healing!

Who would have thought? Well Master Co for one. At the end of our healing course he threw in a bonus 15 minutes talking about how to increase your prosperity and why it works. It has to do with energy flow and chakras, along with karma. I listened. I took some notes. And I will try some of what he taught us because there is no reason not to.

If I follow his advice, two weeks of practice should be enough to feel a change in myself. I can invest two weeks. Stay tuned. 2 years ago


SeedsofContentedness 2 years ago


bemorerealUntitled

This entry may sound a little superficial but honestly, I’m not greedy. I just want to find ways to ease up on the financial hassle so that I can spend less time worrying and more time doing the things that bring me joy. 2 years ago


bemorereal 2 years ago


PasadenaSueSome brainstorming.

I was talking with a friend and I mentioned that I wanted to get a small group of people together once a week to brainstorm business ideas. I mentioned that we had done this when a group of us finished our Masters degree. And we had some good ideas. As I was explaining one idea I had that I hadn’t acted on, it occurred to me that I could still act on it and it could be profitable.

Lightbulb goes on!

Time to start working on this goal and have it in place by the summer. Sometimes you do get a second chance in life. :) 2 years ago


PasadenaSueI put a copy of my salary in an envelope and dated it.

And I will put a reminder on my calendar to check my progress in 6 months and next year at this time.

I have a feeling that 2012 is going to be a year of significant change for me. :) 2 years ago


PasadenaSueI am not greedy...

that’s not why I am adding this goal. The truth is that unless I make this a priority, it won’t happen on its own. If I actually determined my salary compared to my work experience and education, my salary should be close to double what it is today.

I can accomplish this by various means if I put my mind to it. I could hope that work will offer the opportunity for a huge pay increase – however that is very unlikely. So the next option is to start working on a business and increase my income that way. More realistic, more work.

Having money to help other people is what I want. I don’t need things, I have plenty of those already. 2 years ago


PasadenaSue 2 years ago


Ty PowerSMART Goal Update

Day 2 Resolution: Double my income
*Became Day23 Goal for 2012 and changed to “increase my income”

SMART Goal Details from March 2011

Details in goals log.

Timely: I want to achieve this by the end of 2012.

Steps to do:
Weekly: check for job listings, apply for jobs.
Change Chronicle and Monster settings
Look through Writers Market for places to market my work.
Request writers guidelines.
Write for SHHH to build resume: renew Shhh subscription, get writers guidelines, write on “mondegreens”, check Clarke for updates, submit to Shhh.
Decide on one article to pursue.
Research topic (e.g. young gay mayors?)
Send query.
Pursue article.
List and pursue all work for TRT.
Pitch relevant stories to Gazette and Republican.
Find out who to pitch stories to at Republican.
Have coffee with Greg to network.
Join SPJ.

Schedule:
Weekly job listings and job apps

Steps done:

Next step:
Find out who to pitch stories to at Republican.
Schedule coffee with Greg.
Write on Mondegreens for SHHH

SMART Goal Update

Specific: (details in Goals log)

Measurable: (yes)

Achievable: If I find a full-time job, that is a piece of cake. However, barring that, it means I need to be bringing in significant amounts in freelance sales or some combination of freelance and part-time salary. That is very challenging.

Realistic: It is realistic to work towards it but it will not happen overnight.

Timely: Previous: I want to achieve this by the end of 2012.

Steps to do:
Apply for jobs.
Weekly: check for job listings, apply for jobs.
Change Chronicle and Monster settings
Look through Writers Market for places to market my work.
Request writers guidelines.
Write for SHHH to build resume: renew Shhh subscription, get writers guidelines, write on “mondegreens”, check Clarke for updates, submit to Shhh.
Decide on one article to pursue.
Research topic (e.g. young gay mayors?)
Send query.
Pursue article.
List and pursue all work for TRT.
Pitch relevant stories to Gazette, Republican, Courant, Advocate.
Find out who to pitch stories to at Republican.
Have coffee with Greg to network.
Join SPJ.

Schedule:
Weekly job listings and job apps

Steps done:

Next step:
Apply for Sojourners job.
Schedule coffee with Greg.
Write on Mondegreens for SHHH2 years ago


cincyentrepreneur 3 years ago


ChristianaOdumKind of essential

I have to move into a new place Aug 1st since my room mate is getting married. Not only did I WANT to double my income, but now I HAVE to. I have to increase my income by at least 50% by July, or I won’t be able to pay rent. WISH ME LUCK!! Not sure how I’m going to do it, but I know it will work out and I’m excited to see what happens. I’ve taken some steps to get my handmade business rolling, and I’m looking into taking on a weekend job. Cross your fingers. :) 3 years ago


busybeesonAdding More Tools to the Tool Belt

So I have been teaching Zumba now for around two months and it is helping with my finances. That said, I need to earn even more. Luckily, my gym has asked me to become a personal trainer and work one-on-one with clients. This could help me quite a bit.

I am also looking into ways of automating certain parts of my jewelry making business. This will allow me to make more jewelry in a shorter amount of time, resulting in more income (and more time to experiment with new designs).

Aside from that, I have gotten more people enrolled in my jewelry-making class and that will also add to my income. I’m hoping to make enough to start a savings fund, put up a fence, fix my roof and renovate my attic. Keep your fingers crossed for me! 3 years ago


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