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You will learn about activities and challenges I came up with and did to get out of my comfort zone and put myself to the test. In doing so I wanted to share each moment with you. I encourage you to join the fun by either participating or asking me to do new things. I hope this list will reach 1000 by the time I am finished, that is 1000 completed items I never really set out to doing.  Below are some interesting quotes and some significant moments in some recent times…

  • “I’m not in search of sanctity, sacredness, purity; these things are found after this life, not in this life; but in this life I search to be completely human: to feel, to give, to take, to laugh, to get lost, to be found, to dance, to love and to lust, to be so human.”  C. JoyBell
  • “It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live” – Victor Hugo, 1802-1885.
  • “Dont worry about being successful but work toward being significant and the success will naturally follow” – Oprah

And so below is my list:

  1. Run a Marathon
  2. Donate Blood
  3. Donate to Charity for a purpose
  4. Complete the Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Course
  5. Learn some Boxing
  6. Pie someone in the Face
  7. Job / Career Change
  8. Really ‘Reach Out’  ### TBC
  9. Rock Climb ### TBC
  10. Refrain from using credit card for one month
  11. 30 childhood memories ###
  12. Fire an AK47
  13. Restore some old furniture
  14. Walk non-stop from 9-5
  15. Fare Evasion on the train network
  16. Offer my time doing Volunteer work
  17. Marry my girlfriend
  18. Rescue a lost dog (and back to its owner!)
  19. Catch up with my favourite school teacher
  20. Contact Every Person ###
  21. Meet My Namesake (contact already made to someone in HK)  ###
  22. Visit the Shrine of Remembrance – Learning about and remembering WW1
  23. Start building personal Scotch Whiskey Collection
  24. Repair my Back ###
  25. Brand New Start (New Job / New Phone / New Laptop)
  26. Ice Bath / Ice Bucket Challenge
  27. Maintain a Food Diary for one month # Upload story + Graphics  ###
  28. Have a child (TBC) ###
  29. Commitment to Leadership Development
  30. Remember my Sponsor child
  31. Data visualisation – tracking cost per day
  32. Name in Graffiti
  33. McDonalds Family Feast  ###
  34. The Marathon:  Part II (Oct)
  35. Salvo’s
  36. Random Act of Kindness I  – McDonalds
  37. Plant a Tree in a Public Place
  38. Kick Ass @ Corporate GamesA
  39. Archiving my still food photos
  40. Entering Pier to Pub – Lorne Surf Life Saving 1.2 km swim
  41. orangutans dec
  42. grand opening of the ASRC dec
  43. Olivia Newton-John Cancer and wellness centre dec
  44. new item with each visit to the supermarket dec
  45. catch up with my fav primary school teacher #2 jan
  46. no texting while walking for one month jan
  47. we could have died jan
  48. The Pier to Pub – The Lorne Surf Life Saving 1.2 km swim
  49. Celebrating NYE Sober jan
  50. # 28 days of wisdom feb
  51. alcohol free month feb
  52. getting snapped – the 100’s
  53. i figured you were out of time so i got you a takeaway
  54. ate the unthinkable march
  55. run to remember masa march
  56. something for the women out there – he for she march
  57. discovering hot and cold foods march
  58. support for the ironman + personal quest for the 70.3 march
  59. The GOAT – Greatest of all Time march
  60. reporting a public lighting fault apr
  61. report a dangerous situation to the SES apr
  62. anzac day 2015 – 100 year apr
  63. contributing to boroondara council – not happy jan! may
  64. small gift to my team and my peers may
  65. australia’s biggest mornig tea – supporting the cancer council may
  66. valley of 1000 hills may
  67. BLUE EFFICIENCY – going diesel may
  68. Dennis jun
  69. 100 days jun
  70. allergy – patch test! jun
  71. 30 day ab challenge jun
  72. flashback 7 pounds jun
  73. starting the global corporate challenge jun
  74. powercor tour de depot – shepparton jun
  75. make peace with IBM
  76. run a competitive half marathon
  77. A Journal???
  78. Get the World Moving – half way point
  79. mental health
  80. new financial year (Q’s first) july
  81. halal lunch aug
  82. 9 uncomfortable things that will pay off forever aug
  83. OLOP aug

In Progress

  • Eat the cuisines from 100 countries
  • Message all my connections on my phone, Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Do not donate money to charity for one year, but take a selfie with 12 beggars/buskers on the street

To Do:

  • Get Solar Power for the home
  • Get a water tank for the home
  • Wear the same suit for one year!
  • Contribute to sometime for the Aboriginal community
  • Join the Century Club (i.e. 100 shots of beer in 100 minutes)
  • Participate in a Protest – East West Link?
  • Visit an Abattoir
  • Refrain from using social media (Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn) for one month
  • Learn new handwriting style
  • Start my own business
  • Purchase a road bike and do the “Around the Bay”
  • Try out CrossFit
  • Sleep a night on the street with homeless people
  • Travel from London to Melbourne without taking any flights
  • Fake own death
  • Drive Around Australia
  • Bungy Jumping in New Zealand
  • Volunteer Work Overseas (WWOOF)
  • Walk on fire (hot stones)
  • Lie down on a bed of nails
  • Running of the Bulls in Spain
  • Learn Chinese
  • Learn Spanish
  • Win a Poker Tournament
  • McDonalds Ghost Prank (from YouTube)
  • Recreate a music video
  • Law Degree
  • Work in an overseas country
  • Walk the Kokoda Trail
  • MC at an event
  • Learn to DJ
  • Motorbiking holiday in Vietnam
  • Volunteer Firefighting
  • Learn a Martial Art
  • Draw my family tree
  • Visit every Formula 1 Track in the world
  • Build a mean remote control car and race it till it breaks
  • Learn to do handstands
  • Meet a famous person
  • Do something wild to get on the TV news
  • Organise a hoax for a great laugh (maybe linked to the above)
  • Visit all my friends working overseas
  • Pay for someone’s petrol / grocery bill/ lunch
  • Mow the lawn of every property in my street
  • Teach Piano
  • Make a giant piece of artwork for the house
  • Write a long, detailed story that can be made into a movie
  • Learn to fly a helicopter
  • Put $1000 on Black in Roulette
  • Speed Dating
  • Get a Tattoo
  • Shave Head Bald
  • Get a gun licence
  • Get something named after me
  • Hitch Hike
  • Visit the Playboy Mansion
  • Do not eat for 3 days
  • Stay awake for 72 hours
  • Get shot
  • Drive a Lamborghini
  • Be a team mascot
  • Visit a prisoner or someone on death row
  • Light fireworks in a public celebration of some kind
  • Catch a massive fish I can be proud of
  • Help someone complete something on their bucket list
  • Go out of my way to promote a friend’s business
  • Learn to juggle 4 balls
  • Visit the Sahara Desert
  • 100 consecutive pushups
  • Drive my car until it reaches 500,000 kms
  • Attend a fashion show impeccably groomed and dressed and sit at the front row of the catwalk
  • Finish the Power Hour (21 shots within the hour)
  • Participate in a laughter club
  • Go on holidays with another couple who I wouldn’t normally holiday with!
  • Ride a tandem bike with Glynis
  • Swear Jar – no vulgarities for a month!
  • And last but not least – yes I know this is in progress – Document every experience here!!!
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