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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FAQ

Leave work between 5 and 5:30 at least twice each week (without going in earlier or increasing weekend hours to make up the time).


 

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nicolasc has left the building. 2 years ago


nicolasc has left the building.My workdays are so variable.

BUT

Mondays I generally work 10 hours
Tuesdays I generally work 9 hours
Wednesdays I generally work 11-12 hours
Thursdays I generally work 10-11 hours
Fridays I generally work 8-9 hours
Saturdays and/or Sundays I generally work 3-6 hours

Some weeks I work as much as 10-15 hours more than that, if I have to take work home to do at night or on the weekends. Haven’t figured out if I count that as “leaving work,” since physically I’ve left work but in actuality it’s followed me. Nonetheless…Tuesdays and Fridays I have generally (but not always) been able to leave before 5:30. Counting this as done, as much as I can do, anyway! 23 months ago


nicolasc has left the building.I did this today.

Got to work about 7:30 and left around 5:15. So I worked almost a 10 hour day, but I was able to take an hour for lunch instead of my usual 20 minutes, so it was really more like an 8 1/2 or 9 hour day. (Not counting the work I brought home to do later.) I got off in time to go to a pilates class, but not run. However, I made a “run date” with a friend for tomorrow, so I WILL run tomorrow!! 2 years ago


nicolasc has left the building.I did this Monday.

It felt excellent. Racing against a timer and eating the frog before I had a chance to slow down and think about it helped. It also helped making sure I didn’t venture outside of my workspace, and when I did I was still on a timer. That way when clients or coworkers saw me, I was moving too fast to be engaged in anything but the most necessary conversations, even though conversations are an important part of my job.

Yesterday I had a completely bureaucratic and nonsensical monkey wrench thrown into my schedule, so I couldn’t get out until 6.

Tonight I forced myself to leave at 6:20 to get to an exercise class. I still have things to prepare for a workshop I’m leading, so I may have to go in early and I WILL have to stay very late – like, until 8pm – until that gets done.

Friday I hope to be done by 5 (pleaseohplease) so I can run before the pilates class I signed up for….I may have to see if I can leave a bit earlier than 5 and make up for it on the weekend, since I will be working one weekend day anyway. 2 years ago


nicolasc has left the building.This

is not happening. 2 years ago


nicolasc has left the building.Only did this once last week.

Still ended up with 5-6 hours of work this weekend.

Must make plan. Plan good. Too much work bad. Bad for Nic. Bad, work, bad. Nic no happy. No happy when work too much. Hunh. 2 years ago


nicolasc has left the building.Left

at 5:15 on Tuesday and 5:45 today. I’m counting today anyway since I was at work 1/2 hour later than usual (I’m always there between 7:30 and 7:45) and I would have left by 5:30 except TripleB called to chat and the janitor wanted to chat, too, as I was walking out the door. So, close enough for me. 2 years ago


nicolasc has left the building.1/5/12

I actually left at 3:45 today because I had an appointment. I do have to go in early to make up for it, but since I left sooooo early, if I have to go in less than 30-45 minutes early (splitting the difference), I’m still going to count this as one day this week. 2 years ago


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