How many people do you know that can actually zoom out 30,000 ft., view the progress of their life, and identify where they have set goals and accomplished them? Not many. Most of us live like the wind – moving to and fro from one day to the next. I find myself living like this as well at times. I believe in the idea that our lives are more than just happenstance, and that we all have a role in designing and cultivating the life we live. I call this lifestyle design. Setting goals is not just about accomplishing a list of 2-do’s. It’s a starting point toward designing the life we live. Below are a list of goals, my 100 Life Goals. These are points-of-progress on my journey to a life by design. If you’re interested in creating your own life goals and need some help, feel free to contact me.
1. Have lunch with a successful philanthropreneur. [DONE] = Mark “Dill” Driscoll of Ignition Inc.
2. Speak at a business, tech, leadership, or web conference.
3. Sing at a major conference. [DONE] = Catalyst Conference 2009, Orange Conference 2009, 2010, & 2011
4. Attend a book signing. [DONE] = Gary Vaynerchuk & Chris Gullibeau
5. Write and publish an ebook.
6. Write and publish a book.
7. Perform infront of a stadium of people. [DONE] = New Birth Easter Service at the Georgia Dome on March 23, 2008 (50,000 attendees)
8. Host a creative workshop. [DONE] = Launched The Playground on September 7, 2012
9. Design a Brandbook.
10. Purchase a pair of TOMS Shoes. [DONE]
11. Meditate with a Monk.
12. Attend an electronic rave festival.
13. Throw a party for everyone else on my birthday.
14. Get casted as an extra in a film, tv show, or commercial. [DONE] = Casted as an extra in MTV’s “Yo’ Mama” & Flame’s music video “Joyful Noise”
15. Paint a canvas and place it on my wall.
16. Graduate from GSU with a BBA in Marketing. [DONE] = Graduated on December 15, 2010
17. Post a YouTube video that generates 1 million views.
18. Go on a missions trip.
19. Own a piece of art from an artist I admire.
20. Go scuba diving.
21. Attend SXSW.
22. Attend a tech conference.
23. Attend a leadership conference. [DONE] = Catalyst Conference 2008 to 2013 | Orange Conference 2009 to 2012
24. Meet Steve Stoute.
25. Meet Oprah. [ALMOST DONE] = Attended Oprah’s 2011 O You! Event in Atlanta, GA
26. Attend a rave party. [DONE] = Masquerade Atlanta on December 4, 2011
1. Save 8 months of expenses in an Emergency Fund. [DONE] = Completed on July 2012
2. Pay off all credit cards. [DONE] = Paid off Dec. 2009
3. Open up a Roth IRA Investment Account. [DONE] = Opened August 21, 2012
4. Pay off all student loans by 2020.
5. Pay off all debts, except re-occurring bills by 2020.
6. Save and buy a used car cash. [DONE] = Purchased a 1997 Nissan Altima
7. Save and buy a new red Tesla Model S with cash for $95,000.
8. Save and purchase a loft or condo.
9. Create 3 viable streams of income. [DONE] = Completed March 6, 2013 (4THPARK, Backpack Host, & Impact Church)
10. Save $5,000. [DONE]
11. Save $10,000. [DONE]
12. Save $25,000. [DONE]
13. Save $50,000.
14. Save $100,000.
15. Save $500,000.
16. Save $1,000,000.
1. Launch my first company. [DONE] = Launched 4THPARK in January 2011
2. Incorporate 4THPARK. [DONE] = Certified as an LLC on January 20, 2012
3. Build a creative team at 4THPARK. [DONE] = Expanded team in February 2013
4. Hire my first intern at 4THPARK. [DONE] = Completed May 2013
5. Generate $100,000 in revenue in a single year at 4THPARK.
6. Generate $500,000 in revenue in a single year at 4THPARK.
7. Purchase a house, loft, or office space for 4THPARK. [DONE] = Leased a loft space on September 1, 2014
8. Start a product-based company.
9. Develop products that generate $1 million+ in annual sales.
10.Start a subscription-based company. [DONE] = Launched Backpack Host in September 2012
10. Acquire a company.
1. Visit a community of believers in a tribal region of the world.
2. Visit and walk a portion of the Great Wall of China.
3. Visit Italy & eat a slice of real pizza.
4. Visit Google headquarters.
5. Visit Facebook headquarters.
6. Visit an award-winning design/creative studio.
7. Go on a pilgrimage to Israel.
8. Go on an African safari.
9. Visit Europe.
10. Visit the city of Dubai.
11. Visit New York City. [DONE] = Traveled to New York on March 24, 2012 for a week
12. Take a cruise to an island resort.
13. Take a roadtrip out west. [DONE] = Traveled out west to Las Vegas on July 23, 2013 for a week
1. Sponsor a child.
2. Sponsor a family.
3. Fund a teenager’s way through college.
4. Buy a car for single mother with kids.
5. Create a foundation to fund a cause.
1. Lead 100 people to a passion-filled life in Christ. = 2 of 100
2. Rally 1,000 people around a social cause.
3. Help 10 people accomplish a life goal. = 1 of 10
4. Mentor a group of young guys for a year.
5. Rethink and redesign a ministry. [DONE] = HYPE Student Ministry in Spring 2011
1. Take my mom out to an event for a mother/son date. [DONE]
2. Marry a beautiful God-fearing woman.
3. Take my 4 nephews on a roadtrip.
4. Live to meet my grandkids.
5. Help give birth to a handsome, healthy son.
6. Help plan and prepare an occasion for my grandparents. [DONE] = Their 60th Anniversary
7. Adopt a child.
8. Assist in sending all 4 of my nephews to college. = 2 of 4 nephews
1. Complete P90X.
2. Participate in a cycling tour.
3. Shop at Whole Foods only for a year.
4. Be a vegetarian for a month.
5. Refrain from eating Fast Food for a year.
6. Get a full-body massage.
7. Drink only water and juice with food for a year.
8. Build a muscular physic similar to Columbus Short (from “Stomp the Yard”).
9. Become a morning jogger.
1. Become a brand consultant.
2. Become a keynote speaker.
3. Become a graphic designer. [DONE] = Officially began designing for clients on February 2008
4. Become a winemaker.
5. Become a cyclist.
6. Become a writer.
7. Become an angel investor.
8. Become a photographer. [DONE] = Purchased a Nikon D5300 on March 1, 2014