“All men die, but not every man lives” ~ William Wallace, Braveheart
I’m about to tell you something that you don’t want to hear…
Your time here is limited.
This isn’t a comfortable fact. It’s not pretty. And it’s not particularly inspiring or rah rah.
But it’s the truth. It’s the one thing that all humans have in common no matter how rich, famous or powerful one becomes.
You, me, everyone you love and admire… All have finite time on this planet, so the real question is this – did you truly live?
Did you make the most of your time on this planet? Or did you allow the most precious gift that is your life to slip through your fingers like the sand in an hourglass?
If you have found yourself merely existing simply going through the motions day in and day out instead of living. Then it’s time to snap out of it and WAKE UP!
You only have one opportunity to make it count. To make this life free and beautiful. A wonderful adventure to explore and experience…
It’s time to stop playing games and answer the question “what should I do with my life?”
So are you going to sit on the sidelines and watch life pass you by? Are you going to take a stand for yourself and and say TODAY is the day that I will do the things I’ve always wanted to do and fully experience life?
If you are ready to break free from the masses of men leading lives of quiet desperation and TRULY start living at a level 10 out of 10, then this message was written especially for you.
Below, I’ve compiled a list of the 74 things that every man must experience to live life to the fullest.
This is by no means the only list of things to do, but it’s a good place to start and open your eyes up to what is really possible in your life.
I want you to experience everything that this marvelous life has to offer so that you can go down knowing that you gave it your ALL and left nothing undone.
Things to Do In Life to Own Your Manhood & Build Backbone
1. Raise a Boy to Be a Better Man than You Are
One of the greatest joys of life is distilling all of the powerful lessons and wisdom that you have learned and passing it on to a son of your own which will impact future generations in your family name.
At some point in every man’s life, there comes a time where he’s ready to settle down and pass his legacy and lessons on to his children. All of the pain, struggle and hard lessons that you endured can be shared with your son to make his life better. Raising your son to be a better man than you could ever be is one of the most important goals of any man’s life.
2. Spend an Entire Week Alone in the Wilderness with Nothing but Survival Gear, a Philosophy Book, and your Journal
If you want to live fully, you must connect with your wild side, your primal side. By spending an entire week alone in the wilderness with nothing but your thoughts, a few pieces of paper, and one of your favorite philosophy books you will have a chance to cut out all of the noise and distractions that attack you on a regular basis and truly reconnect with yourself, your values and realign with your mission in life.
I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can’t find anybody who can tell me what they want.” – Mark Twain
3. Train MMA for At Least 1 Year – specifically Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and Greco Roman Wrestling
As men, we are hard-wired to do three things: Protect, provide, and procreate.
Training in a martial art, specifically a full-contact sport like BJJ or Muay Thai you will discipline your mind and body and learn how to defend yourself in a way that is uncommon in our “Keyboard Warrior” generation.
When you walk into a room and know that you could “handle yourself” it gives you an aura of confidence, certainty and masculine energy that can be felt across the room. Equally, when you walk into a room and you know that you cannot handle yourself you put out an aura of weakness, uncertainty, and timidness.
Train hard for a year and you’ll live the rest of your life as a stronger more Grounded Man.
4. Compete in One Iron Man, Ultramarathon or Spartan Race without Quitting
You’ll never know how far you can go until you risk going too far. By testing the core of who you are in an Iron Man, Spartan Race, or Ultramarathon, you will prove to yourself that you are capable of 10X more than you currently believe.
Action expresses priorities – Gandhi
When every fiber in your body is begging you to quit and give up but you DON’T… That’s when you will understand your true power and accept that you can do anything you set your mind to.
5. Swim in an Ice Cold Lake for 7 Days… Wim Hoff Style
Most men are easily broken by the cold. But not you. Strip down and plunge into a frigid lake Wim Hoff style for at least 60 seconds 7 days in a row.
You’ll chatter your teeth off, lose several inches off of your manhood, and question your own sanity, but you will feel better for it and prove to yourself that you are stronger than you think you are. Make sure you have a friend nearby watching you for safety.
6. Attend a Men’s Retreat or Seminar and Give it Your All
There’s nothing more empowering than being surrounded by other like-minded men and giving your all to the experience. Many men are holding in so much pain, anguish and frustration that it’s killing them from the inside out.
Do yourself a favor and find a men’s retreat or seminar and show up like you’ve never shown up before.
Play hard, get vulnerable, tell the f*****g truth and you will be amazed at how liberating an experience like this can be. You’ll come home a new man and understand what it really means to live life as a strong Grounded Man.
7. Give a Best Man’s Speech (and speak from your heart)
Watching your close friend or brother walk down the aisle and say his vows is a special moment in every man’s life.
It’s even more special when you get to amplify the experience with a heartfelt best man’s speech that shares the friendship, memories and close bond that you have with the groom.
If you are hesitant to speak in front of a crowd then this will be even more of a memorable experience for you.
8. Take a Week Long Backpacking Trip with your Father, Sip on (drink of choice), and Talk About Life and Manhood in Nature.
No matter what your relationship is currently like with your father, he’s the man that brought you into this world and, whether you like it or not, he played an important role in your development and growth as a man (even if he wasn’t present physically or emotionally for you as a child).
Take a week to reconnect with your father and talk to him about all of the things you never discussed growing up. The things you want to get out that are buried deep down in your core – it may get ugly but it will be worth it. Buy a nice bottle of (drink of choice), sit by a campfire and have an authentic conversation about the things that really matter.
Not only will you be surprised by what you learn from this experience, but you will give your father an experience he’ll never forget.
9. Attend a Mock Navy Seal Bootcamp
Nearly every man I know has some sort of desire to be an elite warrior and to know if he has what it takes inside his core to “make it” into an elite military program.
Although it might not be your destiny to become a Navy SEAL or Army Green Beret, you can still get a very small taste of what it would be like by attending a mock boot camp like Extreme Seal Experience or Mark Divine’s SEALFIT both run by former Navy SEALs.
These experiences will push you to your limits and challenge you in ways that you never imagined. But when you look at the men and women training beside you, you will realize that if they can do it… So can you. And you will carry this attitude with you everywhere you go from there on out.
10. Start Your Own Men’s Mastermind and Build Your Band of Brother’s
No man is on an island. While it’s great to spend time in solitude or go on a personal “Vision Quest” out in the wild, there’s something even more powerful about building a true band of brother’s in your life who have your back and will push you to the next level.
I challenge you to start your own men’s mastermind (like this one) and develop true friendships with likeminded men on a similar path in life. You’ll be amazed by the connections and experiences your group will bring about.
Many of your best friends that truly “get you” at your core will come from a group like this. Most men don’t know what they’re missing by doing the journey alone or even worst surrounding yourself with men that you cannot share your truth with out of fear.
Wealth and Freedom to Do Whatever You Want
11. Get Out of Debt and Save Enough Money to Live for 12 Months… Then Keep it That Way.
Debt is like cancer. It eats away at who you are and prevents you from living a full life. If you are in debt right now, whether it’s a large or small sum, your #1 priority should be eradicating your debt and saving up at least 12 months of living expenses.
The peace of mind and sense of stability that comes with this level of financial security is absolutely priceless.
Knowing that you are going to be “Okay” whether the economy tanks, you lose your job, or suffer from a debilitating injury allows you to move through life with a sense of ease and carefreeness that amplifies your daily experience and reduces the unnecessary anxiety caused by financial instability.
12. Create $5,000+/Month in Passive Income
There are few feelings in the world that compare to going to sleep at night and then waking up the next morning to find that your bank account grew while you were resting.
Being able to earn income without having to trade your time or energy is the epitome of financial abundance. Aim to build a $5,000/month passive income stream so that you can live life on your terms.
A mentor of mine once said passive income is worth 10x as much as active income – because you don’t have to work hard or endure high levels of stress to maintain it. Imagine how your life would change if you had $60,000 a year going into your bank account without having to spend a single hour of your precious time to earn it?
Imagine the freedom, security, and sense of accomplishment that you would feel knowing that, no matter what you do today, you will wake up tomorrow with more money in the bank than you had when you went to sleep?
I can tell you from personal experience… It’s well worth the upfront struggle and sacrifice.
13. Build a 5-figure business Doing Something that You Love
One who makes no mistakes makes nothing at all. ~Giacomo Casanova
There are few things that are more satisfying than finding a way to make a great living doing something that you truly love. With the power of the internet, there’s no reason that you can’t earn $1,000+/month or more doing something that you love today. 20 years ago probably not, today… absolutely!
Trust me when I say it’s worth it. Earning extra income by doing something that you would happily do for free will change the way you wake up in the morning, you’re excited for the day and you’re looking forward to Mondays.
Making an income by following your passions and offering your unique gifts to the world is one of the greatest life hacks of all time. I was able to do it by becoming a virtual life coach and sharing my unique lessons with the world.
14. Create a Multiple 7-figure Net Worth in Your Lifetime
While there’s no hard and fast rule stating that a man should earn 7-figures a year, but building a multiple 7-figure net worth over the course of your life is a possibility. Notice I said lifetime not in 1 year.
This isn’t about having the money to buy “stuff”, throw wild parties, or charter a private jet. It’s about intelligently managing your finances so that you can create long-term freedom for yourself, a lasting impact on your community, and security for your family and children.
Learn to master your finances otherwise, you’ll become a slave to someone who did.
The Quality of your Life is the Quality of your Relationships
15. Fall Deeply in Love and Don’t Hold Back
You haven’t truly lived until you have been madly in love with another person. Love is the force multiplier of the human experience, it can make mundane tasks seem like the most exciting thing in the world and it can (literally) take your breath away.
As cliche as it may sound, no man can truly live until he’s fallen deeply in love without holding anything back. Too many people are holding back in their own relationships and not allowing the best human experience of all “love” to unravel. Stop hiding and allow yourself to be fully seen.
Give your heart away, become vulnerable with another human being, open yourself up to another person completely and fully. Only then will you understand what it means to truly live.
16. Experience a Serious Breakup or Divorce and Understand that It Means You Are Human and Fully Living
Breakups suck there is no way around that, but they are a part of the human experience. Two people are not always meant to stay together for eternity, but can coexist for a period of time. Be happy that it happened and you got to share your life with another person for a brief moment.
You cannot fully live until you’ve given your heart away and had it broken into a million pieces. Recovering from the breakup, moving on with your life, and rebuilding yourself into a more powerful grounded man will be among the most valuable experiences you ever have.
It’s going to hurt. But embrace it, learn from it, and you will be a better man because of it.
17. Forgive Someone Who Hurt You Deeply in the Past
Life is too short to hold onto anger and resentment. It’s like drinking poison and expecting someone else to die. So forgive that person who hurt you because it prevents you from fully living. Liberate yourself from the chains of anger and resentment that lie deep within you. Stand tall and proud knowing that you had the integrity and strength of character to let go of the pain you experienced in the past and move on with your life.
18. Apologize to Someone that You Hurt in the Past
Whether we intend to or not, most of us will seriously hurt someone else at some point in our lives. When this happens (and it will) you must swallow your pride, show empathy and apologize. There is no perfect way to do this except that you do it. In the same way that life is too short to hold a grudge, it’s too short to leave apologies unspoken.
It is only when you are free from internal conflict that you are free to participate in the human experience.
19. Show Up at Your Parent’s House Unexpectedly and Take Them Out for a Meaningful Dinner Reminiscing About Your Childhood.
Even if your parents weren’t the superstars that you wish they were, they are an important part of your life and they care about you in ways that you will never understand.
Show up to their house unexpectedly and take them out for a nice dinner that has some sort of meaning to your childhood like the place you used to go to on Friday nights after a movie.
Spend time connecting with them and reflecting on your childhood. I promise that it will be one of the most meaningful memories that you ever make for yourself and your parents.
20. Take your Girlfriend/Wife on a Drive Through Movie Date with a Big Bowl of Popcorn in a Convertible Car and Kiss Her Under the Stars on a Summer Night
Cliche? Sure. Cheesy? You bet! A fantastic and romantic memory that you will treasure for a lifetime? Absolutely!
Rent the convertible if you have to they can cost less than $50 for a day. The best dates aren’t about how much money you spend they’re about creating memories that take your breath away.
21. Have a Foreign Romance with a Woman in a Different Country
You only live once. But if you do it right, once is enough. ~Mae West
Having an experience with a woman from a different country will give you a glimpse into another culture and provide you with a story and memory that will likely stay with you for life. Her accent, the way she tries to speak to you in broken English but is still trying will always give you a laugh as you reflect back on it.
Throw yourself into the experience completely and hold nothing back.
Even if you know that it will end in a week or a month(s), treasure the time that you have with this person. It will be a treasured memory and relationship that you remember for a lifetime.
And who knows? You may fall so deeply in love that you end up staying with her for life.
22. Approach and Talk to 5 Women a Day for 30 Days
This 30-day challenge will change your life from the inside and out. It will open up an entire world to you that you never knew existed. It will show you that you are not limited to women in your social circle, friends of friends or only people that you work with.
You can approach, talk to and strike conversations with any women that you see in the world. The world becomes this big playground where you get to express yourself freely and have fun wherever you go.
Every woman around you is an opportunity to explore, share your personality and to create mini adventures with. Learn more about how I went from clueless with women to dating an abundance of beautiful women here.
Every male friend that you have will respect you significantly more because they wish they had the balls to undertake this challenge. Your confidence will skyrocket and if your single you’ll find yourself with an abundant dating life and you won’t want to stop the challenge!
Do one things that scares you everyday – Eleanor Roosevelt
If you’re in a relationship then keep it at small talk only and this challenge will be a big confidence and self-esteem booster not to mention help you overcome your fear of rejection – which is a necessary skill set on the journey towards becoming the strongest version of yourself.
23. Put Together a Reunion with Your Best Friends from Highschool or College
One of the biggest regrets of the dying is that they lost touch with important friends and let their relationships fall by the wayside while they pursued money, significance, and status. Don’t let this happen to you.
Put together a reunion at a significant location with your best friends from your childhood and spend a weekend reconnecting with the people who helped shape you into the man you are today. Exchange stories, share a few (or more) beverages, laugh, relax, and renew your friendship. Reminisce into the night on “remember that one funny moment when X happened”.
This simple reunion will be a treasured memory that will last each and every one of you for a lifetime let alone reignite once faded away relationships that likely never should have ended.
24. Call or Email Your Hero and Take Them Out for Lunch or Drinks
It might take you months or years before they say yes, but continue reaching out, show that you are on a similar journey as they are and provide value and eventually – you may get a yes. Sit down and ask him about his life and the lessons that he’s learned, the mistakes he/she’s made and how they would do things differently knowing what they now know today.
If you take action and maintain the relationship, you may find that you develop a lifelong friendship with someone you deeply admire. Who knows… take the shot!
25. Mail an Old Photo of You and Your Parents Having Fun Together and Write a Note Thanking them for the Sacrifices They Made
I promise you will receive a tear-filled and joyful call shortly thereafter. It will be a photo your parents keep in that special drawer of memories. The more you can fill up that drawer the more memories you’re creating for them.
The Only Journey is the Journey Within
26. Complete a 3 Day Silent Meditation Retreat without Losing Your Mind
There’s a reason that they say “Silence makes the loudest sound”. When you are by yourself with nothing but your thoughts and the world around you, it can feel maddening.
By participating in a 3-day silent meditation retreat you will see your mind in a whole new light and be forced to come face to face with your inner demons… And conquer them to free yourself from the weight of unnecessary worry, anxiety, and pain that so many unconsciously carry in their everyday lives. The rest of your life will be a joyride after this experience.
27. Practice Random Acts of Kindness for 30 Days
While strength, money, and power are often lauded as the epitome of what it means to be a “man”, the true mark of a man is how he acts towards those who can do very little for him.
For 30 days, commit to practicing a random act of kindness every day for someone that you know cannot return the favor.
Help the old lady in the parking lot with her groceries, sponsor a little league teams lunch after a win, volunteer your time at an inner city school, do something to give back to the world in a meaningful way. The end result will reframe your current struggles into much smaller problems – or shall I say “opportunities for growth”.
28. Give Up all Luxuries for 30 Days and Live Like You’re Completely Broke
Many of the ancient Stoics made a regular practice to give up all luxuries and reconnect with the simple life on a regular basis. Their premise was simple. If you live like you’ve lost everything, you’ll realize that you have nothing to fear.
For 30 days, give everything up. Live on less than $20 a day. Eat the most basic of foods. Sleep on the floor. Tell your friends and family you’re not going to use your smartphone for 30 days. Turn off the TV and only read books. Go for long walks in nature. Give people your time and attention. Just listen to the what the world is trying to tell you.
After about a week you will find yourself asking the same question as the Stoics, “Is this the condition that I so feared?” And the answers may set you free for a lifetime.
29. Take it Further – Be Homeless for a Week in the Closest Major City to You
Just for one week, try out being homeless.
Put all of the necessary possessions in a backpack, clear your schedule, and simply live in the biggest city near you for a week or live out of your car. You will find a mountain of life lessons from this experience at the end of the week.
You’ll be so grateful for your bed, a hot shower, clean bathrooms readily available and warm food whenever you want – all things we take for granted but 1000s of people die everyday in the world because they lack those basic necessities.
You’ll soon find it’s the simplest of moments that create joy, peace, and happiness. It will also help you to empathize with your fellow man and have a deeper appreciation for the struggle that so many men and women around the world endure on a daily basis.
30. Read a Book a Week for an Entire Year and Journal the Top 3 Biggest Takeaways From Each Book
A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. ~George R. R. Martin
Plain and simple, if you want to live your best life, then you must read a TON of books. Other people have made all of the mistakes there are to make. By learning from their lives and lessons you can avoid making those mistakes in your own life and shortcut your time to success. Plus open your eyes up to what other great people have endured creating change in their lives, showing you what’s possible.
If you’re wondering where to get started, you can check out my list of the 50 best books every man must read.
At the end of the year, you’ll have a wealth of knowledge that will last you a lifetime. Read, learn, do and you shall prevail.
31. Cut Out Porn for an Entire Year
Porn numbs you to reality and makes it difficult to experience the real world, real relationships, and real intimacy. When you spend your days in front of a computer, ogling dozens of naked women and feeding your brain a steady stream of dopamine, it becomes difficult to experience real-world pleasures right in front of you.
You may find yourself struggling to have or maintain and erection with real women because they aren’t as exciting or “Perfect” as the girls in porn. Daily activities like going for a hike, having lunch with a friend or playing an instrument can rarely compare to the drug-like effects that porn has on your brain and, before you know it, you will find yourself completely addicted and numb to life.
In every man’s life, he must come face to face with his vices and either overcome them or be defeated by them. If you regularly watch porn I challenge you to cut it out for an entire year. I know it won’t be easy, but I can tell you from personal experience that the entire world becomes brighter when your brain has a chance to reset from the overstimulating effects of regular porn use.
Your sex life will improve, your confidence and self-esteem will skyrocket, and you will find yourself re-engaging with life again, wanting to pursue new hobbies and activities you never considered before. It’s time to reclaim your life and break free from your porn addiction for good. You will become a better man and live a more fulfilling life because of it.
Travel to Not Escape Life, But to Not Let Life Escape You
32. Visit the Ancient Ruins of Machu Picchu
Sure, the Incas were infamous for sacrificing humans to their “deities”, but man did they know how to build some awe-inspiring temples hundreds of years ago.
There are few experiences that are more memorable or spiritual than trekking miles and miles through a dense Peruvian rainforest and catching a beautiful sunrise over the south of Machu Picchu. Sip on Yerba Mate when you make it to the top and take 10 deep breaths of the fresh mountainous air then sit back in awe of the ancient ruins.
33. Live in a Foreign Country Where You Don’t Know the Language for at Least 6 Months
There are few things that are more challenging than finding your way in a foreign country, especially a country where you don’t speak the language.
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all – Helen Keller
I challenge you to spend 6 months in a country that you know nothing about and figure things out for yourself. Experience the city from the eyes of the locals not the eyes of the local tour guide. Your level of confidence and self-reliance will soar when you succeed.
34. Drink Pitchers at Oktober Fest in Germany
Oktoberfest is one of the largest festivals in the world and has gained an international reputation for being a quintessential bucket list adventure. Drink deep from the (seemingly) endless pitchers of craft beer in jaw-dropping party tents saying “prost” to every person you meet (cheers in German!) and smashing your oversized cup together.
Flirt with the beautiful locals. Stare at the bizarre costume parades. Enjoy the giant Ferris Wheel. And have an experience that you will remember for a lifetime.
35. Climb the Highest Mountain Peak You Can Find and Plant a Flag With Your Life’s Motto at the Top
Men evolved to conquer. Unfortunately, in our modern times, there aren’t many uncharted lands left for us to take. Unless you plan on engaging Elon Musk-Mode and colonizing Mars, you’ll have to settle for local adventures and conquests.
Because in the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain – Jack Kerouac
Find the highest mountain that you can, climb to the top, and then plant a flag with your life’s motto or creed. It might seem silly, but there’s something deeply primal and satisfying about “Conquering” the highest peak you can physically climb.
36. Attend Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan Thailand
You’ve never experienced a party until you’ve been to a full moon event in Thailand. Partying your face off with thousands of other people on the pristine beaches of Koh Phangan, listening to world renown DJ’s, and dancing with exotic foreigners from around the world is an experience you must partake in.
Just remember to stay hydrated, avoid drinking too many “Buckets” (literal buckets of alcohol, cola, and Thai Redbull), and you’ll have an absolute blast.
37. Take a Sabbatical for 1 Year to Travel and Live Abroad
Traveling the world is the best way to shortcut to personal growth and success. It will teach you about yourself, other cultures, and how the world really works. You’ll come face to face with your fears and inner demons and learn to conquer them.
In the end it’s not the years in your life that count it’s the life in your years – Abraham Lincoln
You’ll be put into situations you could never expect or prepare for and, at the end of it all, you will come out a stronger man. At some point in his life, every man must take at least one year to travel the world, see the sights, and drink deep from the well of life.
38. Attend Coachella, Burning Man or Electronic Daisy Carnival
Whether you fancy yourself a party animal or not, attending a wild festival can be a rite of passage. There’s nothing quite like dancing your face off for days straight in the middle of a desert with people you’ve never met. No matter what the experience is like, I promise you won’t forget it indulging in these counter-culture festivals.
39. Experience Rio Carnival in Brazil
Few events are more electrifying, exciting, and memorable than Carnival in Rio De Janiero, Brazil. With jaw-dropping parades, exotic street foods, and thousands of beautiful locals to talk with, Carnival is one of the most quintessential experiences for any man.
40. Go Skydiving dressed as Superman
Jumping out of a perfectly good airplane at 12,000 feet and hurtling towards the earth at 122 Mph is one of the most exhilarating experiences on the planet. The rush of adrenaline followed by an overwhelming sense of calm and peace is something you won’t soon forget.
Turn it up a notch by changing into a Superman outfit in a local phone booth before your dive and you will have an experience that will last a lifetime.
41. Go Skinny Dipping with a Girl(s) You Just Met
Running out into the ocean completely naked with a group of women you just met is simultaneously one of the most liberating and nerve-wracking experiences a man can have. Relax and enjoy it. Avoid ogling your companions, have a blast and enjoy the “Water is everywhere” experience.
42. Get a Tattoo with Your Best Friend of Your Life’s Motto
Although you don’t need to rock a full sleeve or questionable neck tattoo, every man should experience going “Under the needle” at least once in his life. Grit your teeth, shout profanities, and then sit back and smile with your best friend as you admire your life’s motto beautifully etched onto your skin. Now live it!
43. Drive an All American V8 Stick Shift Car at 140 Mph Down a Barren Road Blasting AC/DC
Few things are more exhilarating (or terrifying) than speeding down a deserted highway with “Hell’s Bells” blaring throughout the car. Buckle up, windows down, make sure the roads are clear, and then put the pedal to the metal, spin the tires and blast down a barren road in your favorite American Muscle Car. VROOOOM let’s go!
44. Go to the Airport and Buy a Plane Ticket Leaving in Less than an Hour
Buy the ticket, take the ride. ~Hunter S. Thompson
There’s nothing more invigorating than waking up and knowing that in 12 hours you will be in a new city or country… Especially when you don’t know which city or country that will be and all the exciting new people that you are about to meet. At some point in every man’s life he should throw caution to the wind, show up at the airport, and hop on a last minute flight to… Wherever the heck he pleases.
45. Motorcycle cross-country from San Diego, CA to New York City.
Stunning mountain ranges, pristine coastal highways, and open highways without another soul in sight. The United States has it all and very few have witnessed the beauty within this country.
Every man should experience the freedom and excitement of across-country motorcycle trip, and there’s no better place to do it than right here in the US of A. Just be sure to wear a helmet and ride safely.
46. Learn to Salsa in Colombia with your Best Friends and 3 Girls you Just Met
Learning to dance is one of the fastest and most surefire ways to improve your sexual desirability, feel more comfortable in your own skin and have more fun at parties and clubs. But learning to dance in the heart of Colombia with your best friend and three beautiful locals? Priceless!
47. Ride Horses through the Mountains in Argentina
The mountains of Argentina are breathtaking. And there’s no better way to awaken your inner cowboy than to drink a few glasses of Malbec with some locals and then hop on your horse and ride off into the sunset, Gaucho style.
48. Do a 6-Month Road Trip Through South America
I never worry about the future. It comes soon enough. ~Albert Einstein
South America is home to some of the most pristine landscapes and breathtaking views in the world. Buying a used truck and driving through the countries for six months or longer will be one of the most memorable experiences of your entire life. Just avoid getting pulled over by banditos and you’ll be just fine.
49. Kite Surf in the Carribean Dressed as a Pirate
Get in touch with your inner Jack Sparrow and ride the waves of the Caribbean decked out in full pirate gear. Extra points if you can get a parrot to sit on your shoulder singing the Pirates of the Caribbean theme song while you do it.
50. Take Surf Lessons and Ride the Biggest Wave You Can in Hawaii
Few things are more humbling or awe-inspiring than the huge waves of Hawaii. And there aren’t many activities that can compare to the adrenaline-inducing rush of surfing a big wave.
You don’t have to be the next Laird Hamilton, but at some point in every man’s life, he should seek to conquer the ocean and enjoy an experience reserved only for the brave.
51. Shoot a .50 Caliber machine gun and RPG in Cambodia… Target Destroyed
Yes, you read that headline correctly. For a modest fee, you can literally shoot a .50 caliber machine gun and RPGs at beat up vehicles in Cambodia.
Get in touch with your inner Rambo and decimate every target in sight. Wear a tattered tank top and black headband for bonus points.
52. Scuba Dive in Shark Infested Waters
Until you’ve experienced the abject terror of swimming with creatures that can (literally) swallow you whole for an appetizer, you haven’t experienced true FEAR. Although I don’t recommend hanging out with Great White’s anytime in the near future, every man should experience the adrenaline rush of diving through a breathtaking reef in a cage while being circled by a horde of sharks.
And who knows? You might even befriend one of them like Ron Burgundy in Anchorman 2. Just make sure that you have a scrappy Border Terrier that can come to your rescue if things go south.
53. Throw a Grand Party for a Milestone Birthday and Invite 50-100 People Who Were a Part of Your Last Decade
It’s important to celebrate your achievements and milestone birthdays in your life. Two hundred years ago, living to 30 wasn’t a guarantee and getting to 40 made you an “elder”. Celebrate your life and invite at least 50 people. It will be a night you never forget plus a great reason to just throw a big party!
Bring a microphone, whip out the drinks and have friends and family share funny stories about your life all in laughter.
54. Sail on the Open Sea for at Least 15 Days
While not for the faint of heart of fans of The Titanic, spending a few days on the open sea is simultaneously one of the most relaxing and arduous experiences a fan can have.
The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have – Anna Quindlen
Watching the sun rise and set over the open ocean, catching and cooking your own seafood dinner, and silently praying to God that your boat doesn’t get swarmed by great whites is an experience you will never forget. Be sure to stock up on sunscreen and bring a few bottles to pop. Anchors away!
55. Ride a Camel at the Pyramids of Giza dressed as Indiana Jones
Admire the ancient architecture, puzzle at the origin of the Pyramids, and search for lost treasure. Just be sure to bring your Fedora and trusty whip in case you run into a horde of baddies searching for the Lost Ark. “Snakes, why did it have to be snakes” Lol
56. Watch the Sunrise While Flying an Airplane
Looking at the sunrise from 30,000 feet is one of the most memorable and awe-inspiring things any man can do. And it’s even better if you’re the one piloting or at least co-piloting the plane.
If you don’t have the means to get your pilot’s license, find a friend with a two-seater Cessna and ask if he will take you up for a ride. I promise you won’t forget it.
57. Charter a Private Jet to Vegas with Your Best Friends
Despite what you’ve been lead to believe, chartering a private jet can be surprisingly affordable when split between a group of friends. Even if you only do this once in your life it will be a weekend of fun and debauchery that you will never forget (and might not remember) but hey that’s why we have cameras on smartphones!
The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page. – Augustine of Hippo
58. Eat at a Michelin Star Rated Restaurant in a Famous City
Mouth-watering aromas. Ecstacy inducing appetizers. And an atmosphere that screams “Must make 7-figures to enter”. It might cost you a weeks paycheck but enjoying a Michelin Star meal in New York, San Fransisco or Paris will result in a night of gastronomical orgasmic pleasure that will redefine what you consider a “good meal”.
59. Rent Your Dream Car for a Week
There’s no need to drop $250,000 on your favorite sports car, but leasing out that Ferrari or Lamborghini with a friend you’ve always wanted to own is more achievable than you think. For a (relatively) small sum, you can enjoy the bone-chilling roar of a supercharged V8 engine, leather seats that cost more than your real car, and a taste of how the 1% get around town.
And the best part? You won’t even have to pay for a $250 oil change!
60. Volunteer on a Vineyard in Italy
By using a program like Workaway or Helpx, you can experience the finest vineyards that Italy has to offer, for FREE. Waking up with the sun and pruning grape vines while marveling at the Apuan Alps in Tuscany is an experience of a lifetime. Just try not to let the overabundance of wine interfere with your work – *cough* definitely do that *cough*.
Men Who Don’t Seek Challenges Run Away From Life
61. Learn How to Play an Instrument and Play on the Boardwalk During Summer and Earn at Least $100
Above all, try something. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt
There are few things that are more satisfying than mastering a musical instrument. Except for getting so good at the respective instrument that you manage to earn $100 by jamming out on a boardwalk.
By learning to play some sort of portable instrument (sorry but a Baby Grand piano is a bit difficult to bring out on the streets) you will cultivate a skill that will magnify every part of your social and personal life.
62. Become a Killer Chess Player and Win Against a NYC Hustler in Central Park
In days of old, the fate of an entire kingdom could rest on a single game of chess. Today, the game provides an excellent avenue for men and women to test their strategic ability and wit without risking their lovely castle.
Master this skill and head to Central Park or similar grand park to show those chess hustlers who the real king is! Dress up as your favorite Game of Thrones character for bonus points hehe…
63. Learn 1 New Language Fluently and Use Your Skills to Haggle at a Foreign Market
You can’t truly experience another culture until you know the language. By mastering a foreign language (I recommend using a program like Benny Lewis’s Fluent in Three Months) you will open yourself up to a whole new world and people that you never knew existed.
To truly test your skills, head to a local market in a country that speaks your new language and haggle over trinkets and produce like your life depends on it. When you can convince a vendor to give you ‘local prices’ you know that you’ve succeeded.
64. Hunt, Clean, and Cook Your Own Meal in the Wilderness
As a society, we’ve lost touch with our primal roots and most men will go their whole lives without ever experiencing what it’s like to hunt and cook their own meals. With the proliferation of factory farmed meats that fill up the freezer at your local grocery store, it’s easy to forget that the food on your table was once a living breathing creature.
By hunting, cooking, and cleaning your own meal you will have an increased sense of respect and reverence for the foods that you eat and gain a valuable skill that can (quite literally) save your life in the event of a crisis.
65. Learn How to Negotiate and Buy a Car at Dealer Price
The quality of your life is directly correlated to your ability to persuade and influence others (in an ethical manner). When you have the power of influence, you will open up countless doors in the realm of business and relationships and be able to live life on your terms.
If I’d followed all the rules I’d never have gotten anywhere. – Marylin Monroe
To test your abilities, head over to a local car dealership and negotiate the sales agent down until you are buying your car at dealer cost.
66. Learn How to Become an Avid Public Speaker and Speak at a Local TEDx Conference
Name any great man from history and I will show you a man who was a masterful public speaker. Winston Churchill, Teddy Roosevelt, Martin Luther King Jr. Every single one of these men grew into their positions of power by understanding the power of public speaking.
This is by no means an easy skill to master. It’s challenging, uncomfortable, and more than a little scary when you first get started. But it’s well worth the cost.
Join your local Toastmaster’s group and refine your skills until you can secure a spot at a local TEDx conference. And who knows? If you get good enough, you might be able to earn $10,000+ for a 1-hour keynote speech!
We Make a Living By What We Do But We Make a Life By What We Can Give
67. Help Build a School in a Third World Country
Feeding the impoverished a meal certainly helps, but the power of education can give one the power to feed oneself again and again. When you give someone the gift of education you will forever change the future of a child. Whether you run a fundraiser or pay out of your own pocket, every man should invest in the next generation and build a school in third world country.
Giving back to those in need will be money well spent.
68. Sponsor an Underprivileged Child until they Graduate College
If you were born into a Western/developed country then congratulations, you were a grand winner in the sperm lottery. Pay it forward by sponsoring a child who wasn’t so lucky and stick by them until you graduate college. Who knows, maybe one day they will track you down and thank you for giving them a shot at life.
69. Anonymously Pay for a Family’s Dinner at Your Favorite Restaurant
You can see when two parents are struggling financially and are very stressed out, so give them a hand. Tell your server that you’ll cover their bill then sit back, smile, and watch them look around the restaurant trying to find their Good Samaritan. Walk out knowing you did good and made those parent’s day.
70. Lecture at a Local College or University preferably one you Didn’t Get Accepted Into
Share your hard-earned lessons and wisdom learned throughout your life and help the next generation grow to be better than we are. Giving back to a younger generation who is eager to learn will leave you feeling very fulfilled and happy.
71. Write a Book Reflecting on your Life and the Lessons You’ve Learned
If you’ve been through hell and back a few times in your life then you will have a wealth of wisdom and lessons to share with the world. Write a book (even under a pen name) sharing all of the lessons that you learned on your journey and the ones you wish you’d learned when you were younger.
The journey not the arrival matters. – T.S Elliot
72. Volunteer Your Time with People Who Are Dying and Ask Them About Life
At the end of their lives, people are more honest about the mistakes they made and the regrets that they have. They’re also pretty blunt and straightforward since there is no time to waste here. Learn from their lessons and help ease their passing by listening intently and using their wisdom to better the lives of others.
All people want to know that they did some good while they were here – you can be the person they impacted.
73. Participate in a Protest on the Street for a Cause You Care About, And Start an Uprising… Just kidding 😉
I’ll be honest it might not change anything since most protests don’t, but it feels good to exercise your right to free speech and take a stand for something you care about. Many people are keyboard warriors making a lot of noise complaining online but never doing anything about. If you care about a cause – get out of the house, take action and support it. Leave your pitchfork at home…
74. Adopt a Puppy and Raise It
It will pee on your carpet and crap in your bed but I promise that you will love that little guy in a way you never thought was possible. Dogs can teach you the greatest gift of all – how to be present and enjoy the moment more. We all need more of that if we are to truly live life to the fullest.
One Last Thing…
Now it’s your turn.
It’s your turn to step up and take a stand for your future.
To boldly say “NO” to the status quo, to break out of the system, to squeeze all the juice out of life while you’re here.
Life is short and tomorrow isn’t guaranteed. It’s time to break out of comfort, take more risks and embark on wild adventures.
Stop wasting life running around in circles fulfilling OTHER people’s dreams and make the decision TODAY that you are going to do the things that you’ve always wanted.
Your time is now.
Now is your time to pursue your wildest ambitions, to live fully, to hold NOTHING back and never settle for a life that doesn’t excite you. So that when your time comes, you can embrace it with a smile and open arms knowing that you gave this life everything you had and left nothing undone.
Make a commitment to yourself and pick one thing on this list that excites you and GET STARTED NOW!
I’ll see you on the other side.
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