Thursday, February 3, 2010 — — —— — —— — —— — —— — —— — —— — — Winter Edition #154

Russell R. Shippee
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Today, the article is on the Bucket List. What's on yours?

After you read the Bucket List article you'll find that you'll need more time. Well, sign up for the TIME SAVERS tele seminar below. It works with your Bucket List.

Last week the article was on Relationships. WC asked me why it took so long to write about such an important subject. Well, I should have.

The article Hero (January 20, 2011) was inspired by PC . If you're aware of a topic I have yet to articulate, please tell me. Or, write it yourself. We encourage the submission of article(s) written by you. The last time I posted an article written by another, one reader told me it was my best article. Yes, I did tell her I didn't write it. I am glad she liked it. Let's hear more of what you have to say.

The Master Mind is still accepting applications. If you live in the RI area, Katharine White of Lighthouse Performance Strategies and I are offering a joint Master Mind Program to add value to your business. We all need this. Try it, you'll be surprised, and pleased. You can download the flier and contact information by — clicking here . This is your last chance to apply!

IF you are in RI you might want to join me tonight at 6 PM. I will be one of the speakers at a Men's Health Night at the Woodruff Plaza Conference Center in Narragansett. Four doctors will be speaking about health and I'll be addressing Living Your Life on Purpose. If you are going to live longer make sure it's an exciting adventure!

Last week I recommended Eldon Taylor's new book What Does that Mean? Exploring Mind, Meaning, and Mysteries in paperback. I bought it. You can get the book and bonus gifts today by — clicking here. I am reading the book and it sure does get your attention and make you think. It's good. Get it. You'll be glad you did. Of course, if you do not want to think or challenge yourself, don't get it!


PS: Remember, Your time is limited, but not how you use it!

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"Don't count the days, make the days count."

Muhammad Ali

"The question is not what you look at, but what you see."

Henry David Thoreau

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."


Pop's got a BIG BUCKET LIST!
He is like a kid wanting to go, do, and be. He acts younger than his years. Do you?

Last week's article on relationships was a big hit. The best feedback was from a friend who wrote to Pop asking, 'Who wrote the Relationships article for you?' Heck, that's what a friend is for.

The black schooner at the top of the page is Pop's boat that was on his bucket list. Now, he's selling it. He told me we have to live our bucket list and when the adventure is over (such as owning the schooner) it's OK to move on to the next adventure. I get it; but I still like that boat!

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Have you written your Bucket Lst? Have you scheduled your Bucket List?

A Bucket List is a list of things you want to do before you die. It’s those things in your mind that you want but, too often, just leave as a future wish while life passes you by.

At the end of life, the biggest regret people have is things not done, things not attempted, and risks not taken. At the end, it’s too late. Now is the time to do the Bucket List.

First, sit down and make a list of what you’d like to do, to own, to learn, and places to go. A list for each one such as:

To own

  • Sports car
  • Ski home
  • Home at the beach
  • Mountain bike
  • Sailboat

To learn

  • College degree
  • Basket weaving
  • A foreign language
  • Carpentry

To do

  • Start my own business
  • Become the Vice President
  • Earn X dollars
  • Join the local X non profit board
  • Sail down the east coast inland water way


  • Go to Paris
  • Go on a safari in Africa
  • Go to the North Pole
  • Travel on the Orient Express

You get the idea.

Now, get out a pen and paper and start the list. Keep going until you reach 100 items. Keep the list and add to it. The more time you put into the list the more things that will come to your mind.

In developing the list, ignore the issue of time, talent, and treasure. It’s not about lack, it’s not about not being able or capable, it’s about what stirs your soul, what feels good, what feels right to you. The list should feel good and should inspire you.

The Bucket List can be viewed as something that inspires you and would make your life interesting, fun, exciting, and worth living. It will give you a spark. It will eliminate boredom. It will eliminate the drifting without purpose. It’s what we all need. \

It has to be in writing. It has to be seen by you. You have to get it out of your head, and on paper.

OK, you have the list. What’s next? At the bottom of this article are two time lines. The first is blank and the second is filled in with examples. So, fill in the blank ones with your bucket list. The key is to put the bucket list item on the time line of your life.

For example, if you want a college degree and it will take you 5 years, decide when to start and put the completion 5 years from that time. Now, it is scheduled. Now you have a plan.

Want a vacation home at the water? How long will it take to save for it? Too long? Then, if it is important, we might need to earn more money, or change other priorities. The Bucket List will show you what is most important. Your life is about choices and the Bucket List helps you to make conscious choices. It’s your life. It’s your decision.

The time line puts it all into perspective. It helps you to make choices and it gives you a track to run on. You’ll find your life can be full, exciting, and with great meaning. It’s empowering and fun. It may also show you that you have not done all you could have in the past few years.

Make the List. Put it on the timeline. Start working on the List. Make it part of your annual goal plan. Keep the goal in site and you’re apt to reach it. Live life. Live your Bucket List!

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