A couple years ago, I did something for which I am thankful to this day. This one action has led to more adventure, fun and excitement in my life, been the platform for building new friendships and been the catalyst for increased personal growth.

I made a list.

Now for a control-freak perfectionist like me, making a list seems like just another day at the office. But this list is a little different.

I call it the Life List. (I wrote about this concept on one of my previous blogs, where I called it the ‘Big List’, but here’s what it’s all about.)

On the surface, the Life List looks a lot like a bucketlist, but it goes slightly deeper. While a bucketlist is simply a collection of things you’d like to see or do in your lifetime, the Life List contains things that would be awesome to achieve, even if you have no idea HOW you will ever achieve them. It’s a living, breathing document which is regularly updated and forces you to think bigger.

Sure, your standard bucketlist items will also appear here (they make life awesome, too), but the Life List goes beyond all logical imagination.

Credit for this idea must go to Joel Runyon of impossiblehq.com who originally shared the Impossible List.

Whether you’re looking for your next big adventure or want to do something meaningful with your life, the Life List is where it all lies.

Below you’ll find my own Life List. I’ll be crossing items off as I achieve them and adding new ones as I go. I’ll also be sharing some of these achievements via email or on the blog, so be sure to sign up for updates and spread the word.

If you, your business or someone you know would like to assist (or join!) in making any of these things a reality, let me know!


Career & Business

  • Start a blog     March 2014
  • Start my first online business     January 2015
  • Create a career around BryanTeare.com     2018
  • Become location independent     November 2016
  • Write an ebook     February 2016 (Get it here!)
  • Publish a book
  • Start a podcast     March 2016 (Listen here)
  • Host an online summit
  • Create a membership community
  • Create my own range of T-shirts/apparel
  • Create an app
  • Be a motivational speaker at an event     March 2017
  • Give a TEDx Talk
  • Make the Forbes 30 Under 30 list
  • Have someone tell me I changed their life     August 2014


  • 200kg deadlift     August 2013
  • 500lb deadlift (225kg)
  • 300lb bench press (135kg)     September 2014
  • 150kg bench press     September 2014
  • 300lb squat (135kg)    December 2013
  • 150kg squat     December 2013
  • 400lb squat (180kg)
  • 200kg squat
  • 50 pushups     April 2014
  • 100 pushups
  • 20 consecutive pullups
  • Handstand (nope, can’t do one…yet!)
  • Handstand pushups
  • Muscle up(s)
  • Double unders
  • Human flag
  • 2.5m broad jump     October 2014
  • 3m broad jump     July 2015
  • 1m box jump
  • Run a 5k
  • Run a 10k
  • Run a half marathon     October 2012
  • Run a full marathon     September 2013
  • Run the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon (minimalist training)     April 2014
  • Cycle the Cape Argus Cycle Tour (108km)     March 2013 & 2014
  • Sub-6s 40-yard sprint     December 2013
  • Sub-4s 40-yard sprint
  • Sub-12s 100m sprint
  • Sub-6min mile
  • Sub-25min 5km
  • Sub-20min 5km (“barefoot”)
  • Sub-50min 10km
  • Sub-45min 10km (“barefoot”)
  • Sub-1:45 21km (“barefoot”)
  • Sub-1:30 half marathon (“barefoot”)
  • “Barefoot” 10km     October 2014
  • Wheelchair 10km
  • Lead a blind runner 10km
  • Complete the IMPI Challenge     October 2012 & 2013
  • Complete the IMPI Elite     October 2014

Travel & Adventure

  • Go to every continent in the world (Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australasia, Europe, North America, South America)
  • See the Victoria Falls     December 2013
  • Visit Khao San Road in Bangkok, Thailand     December 2012
  • Backpack solo through South-East Asia     May 2014
  • Travel down the Vietnamese coastline     June 2014
  • Visit Angkor Wat in Cambodia     June 2014
  • Rickshaw Run through India
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Put Foot Rally through Africa
  • Sky Dive     September 2016
  • Paraglide     September 2016
  • Bungee jump     January 2015
  • Shark Cage Dive     December 2013
  • Hot air balloon ride
  • Backflip into a lake
  • Travel for a year straight
  • Live in another country for at least 6 months
  • Learn to surf
  • Go white water rafting     January 2014
  • Hike up Table Mountain when it snows (rare)
  • Summit Mt. Kilimanjaro
  • Hike to Everest Base Camp
  • Go to Afrikaburn     May 2015
  • New Year’s Eve in Times Square
  • Drive across the USA with my Dad
  • Motorbike across South Africa
  • See the pyramids in Egypt
  • Visit Machu Picchu
  • Visit Easter Island
  • Watch the Isle of Man TT race
  • Walk along the Great Wall of China
  • Go to the Hong Kong Rugby 7’s
  • Watch a live baseball game
  • Watch a live basketball game
  • See Christ the Redeemer in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil


  • SXSW
  • Summit of Greatness
  • Awesomeness Fest
  • Podcast Movement
  • WDS
  • Forbes Under 30 Summit
  • Evercoach Summit


  • Start my own charity/organization
  • Build a school with Pencils of Promise
  • Get f.lux installed on University computers
  • Spend a week in a wheelchair
  • Spend a week on the streets

Simple Life

  • Live without a phone for a month
  • Live without any digital stimulation for a month (internet, TV, etc.)
  • Live without a car for a month     June 2014
  • Be able to pack all my stuff in an carry on bag     August 2016
  • Watch every sunset for a month


  • Appear in a commercial     November 2014
  • Appear in a movie     April 2014
  • Appear in a paid photoshoot     October 2014
  • Attend a 10-day Vipassana silent meditation retreat     March 2016
  • Appear on the cover of a magazine
  • Take an improv acting class
  • Learn to Salsa dance
  • Donate/create something named after me
  • Set a world record
  • Learn first aid     January 2015
  • Learn sign language
  • Learn a third language
  • Learn to play the harmonica
  • Learn to play the piano
  • Take semi-professional-level photographs
  • Create a viral video (for a good cause)


What should I add to the list above? What’s on your own Life List? Shoot me a tweet @BryanTeare and let me know! And again, if you, your business or someone you know would like to assist in making any of these things a reality, let me know!


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