My Challenge List

As we get older we start to believe that some things are just impossible for us to achieve. When I turned 30 (2010), that seemed to be a year where I allowed myself to believe I now had limitations. I have found that though I have made it over many obstacles in my life I have also set up plenty along the way. This list contains the things that I wish to accomplish before I enter middle age, some items are lifetime goals. This list may continue to grow as I am continuously inspired by people doing great things and reaching their goals. I will be making updates down below and will be blogging about the bigger achievements as well. This is something I am extremely passionate about yet let be put on the back burner because I allow everyday life to get in the way. I plan to achieve these things while being the best husband and daddy I can be.

This is my Challenge List

Life Goals

  • Raise outstanding children that add value to society – In Progress. I have 4 wonderful children.
  • Change 1 Person’s Life For The Better
  • Give somebody something they could never repay me for
  • Help 100 Entrepreneurs Better Their Lives Through Micro-Loans – [71/100 – 31 Countries – $1775 lent –] – Learn How You Can Help
  • Reach 10,000 through DonersChoose.Org [4,275/10,000 – 70 Projects Supported –]
  • Live 100% debt free – Almost there.

Fitness Goals

  • Run a 5k – Color Run Sacramento
  • Run a 10k
  • Run a Half Marathon
  • Run a Marathon
  • Complete a Triathlon
  • Bike in a Century
  • Get a six-pack

Health Goals

  • Go without drinking energy drinks for a year
  • Eat Vegan for 30 days – Continued on for 10 months.
  • Intermittent Fasting for 90-days – Started Dec. 26th, 2018. Still at it!
  • Get off of acid reflux medication – Done! Diet Change and Intermittent Fasting

Travel Goals

  • Live in another city for a week – [Del Mar, CA] [South Lake Tahoe, CA]
  • Live in another city for 30 days – Kalispell, MT
  • Live in another state for 30 days – Montana
  • Live in another country for 30 days
  • Live in another state for 90 days
  • Vacation for 30 days – [WanderingHillFam Summer 2019 Trip]
  • Full-time travel all summer – Traveled 2-months full-time in our RV Summer 2019
  • Take my wife to Paris

Minimalism Goals

  • Go without a car for a month – Sold my truck September 2019, still haven’t bought another vehicle 2 months later

Adrenaline Rushes

  • Go Skydiving
  • Fly a Water-Propelled Jetpack (Like Rocketeer but on water) Done
  • Get Scuba Diving Certified
  • Get a pilot’s license
  • Race a Sprint Car
  • Drive a NASCAR
  • Learn to Surf
  • Learn to Kitesurf
  • Learn a Martial Art
  • Bike Across California
  • Do A Cross Country Roadtrip
  • Drive in a destruction derby


  • Start a Band.
  • Still working on random…

Professional Goals

  • Start and run 10 businesses from scratch [6/10, working on #7 now]
  • Make $10,000 per month for 12 consecutive months – 2012
  • Make $20,000 per month for 12 consecutive months
  • Make $10,000 in one day – 2012
  • Make $20,000 in one day – 2015
  • Make $50,000 in one day
  • Put $100,000 in the bank
  • Give $100,000 away
  • Sell a business
  • Teach an online course Done – Intro to Facebook for Business
  • Produce a successful online course – Done – Ditch Auto: Start Shooting in Manual
  • Speak to a crowd of 5,000
  • Start a Successful Blog
  • Write an e-book
  • Write a real book

What would you add to your own challenge list?

This list is quite long and I encourage everyone in my life to keep me accountable to this list. I was inspired to publicly display my challenges list after I stumbled across this blog.

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