This is Adam’s impossible list! I got the idea from Thomas Frank who got it from Joel Runyon. Joel created the world’s first impossible list and defined the difference between it and a bucket list. Here is what he has to say about it:
The Impossible List is not a bucket list.
There’s a difference. Not just in the name, but in the entire concept.
Lots of people have a bucket list. They’re static things made up at one point in time that most people don’t end up actually incorporating into their lives and discard when things get tough.
The impossible list is different. It’s fluid, updating status of what’s coming, what’s next and where you’ve come from. It’s always changing, always updating and always evolving. The impossible list isn’t just a piece of paper, it’s a commentary to yourself on how you’re living.
– Joel Runyon
Thomas talks about how you need to be mindful of your path.
Think about what your true life goals are, and constantly evaluate your progress towards them. In other words, be mindful of your path.
– Thomas Frank
Impossible List – Current Focus
Currently focused on writing an eBook.
This is an area of my life that I have completely neglected. I need to focus on it. I don’t see myself ever being a super health nut, but I do feel I need to take care of myself. I’m basically starting at the ground floor.
- Run a mile
- Do 20 push-ups in a single set
- Do 5 pull-ups in a single set
- Don’t drink soda for a week
- Drop to 220lbs and stay there for two weeks
- Get 100,000 site visits, all time
- Get the GIAC Newsletter going
- Self-publish an ebook
Launch a YouTube channel(December 2014) Release 100 videos(December 2015) Release 200 videos(December 2016)
- Release 300 videos
Gain 500 YouTube subscribers(February 2016) Gain 1000 YouTube subscribers(April 2016) Gain 2500 YouTube subscribers(August 2016) Gain 5000 YouTube subscribers(February 2017)
- Gain 10,000 YouTube subscribers
- Do a collab video with another dedicated YouTuber
- Create an online course
- Start a Patreon page
- Give a keynote address
- Do a morning workout 10 days in a row – Skill: Fitness
Read 25 pages a day for three months in a row– Skill: Intelligence
Insane or fun goals
Indoor Skydiving at iFly(December 2016)
- Be on TV
Events to attend
- Microsoft Build
- Microsoft Ignite
- Microsoft Data Insights Summit
PASS Summit(2008-2016) PASS Business Analytics(May 2016)
- 1 SQL Saturday every other month
- Podcast Movement
Visit England(September 2012)
- Visit with family
- Visit New Zealand
- Visit Australia
- Visit France
Visit Washinton D.C.(2005)
- Visit with family
- Visit Pyramids in Egypt
- Visit Spain
- Visit Ireland
Visit Germany(February 2017)
- Vist with family
- Visit Switzerland
- Visit Italy
- Visit China
- Visit Japan
- Visit Brazil
- Visit South Africa
- Visit Sweden
- Visit Iceland
- Visit every state in the US
Where I’ve been so far:
- Maintain a loving and happy relationship with my wife Crystal!
- Raise my kids to be successful
- Retire at 55
- Be location independent
Read lots of books!
This will be an ongoing goal of self-education. I never went to college, and almost everything I know has been self-taught. I have always pushed myself to learn new things. I’ve seen from many entrepreneurs and business leaders that you have to read to be successful. So, that’s what I will do.
Formal education will make you a living; self-education will make you a fortune.
– Jim Rohn
I completed a 3 month goal of reading 25 pages a day. You can check out my reading journey page for more details.