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Why I Don’t Have a Bucket List

If you’re waiting for the right time to start doing all the crazy, adventurous things you want to do in life, you just might run out of time. Truth is, a bucket list that only gets checked off at the end of your life won’t do you any good.

Instead of focusing on what you can do before you die, focus on what you can do right now. Make a life list that you can use every day to get you closer to where you want to be.

My personal life list focuses on appreciating every moment, no matter the circumstances. Here’s what it looks like.

Envision Your Best Future

If you’re not satisfied with the life you’re living, it’s time to start thinking about what you really want. A good place to start is within, by discovering your passions and what’s most important to you. And once you’ve decided, you’ve got to do the real work—you’ve got to make the changes that will take you where you need to go.

But you can’t start changing until you’ve envisioned the result. Until you have a clear view of where you’re going, the road map won’t make sense.

Here’s some motivation to bring you closer to your destination.

A 4-Step Guide to Finding Your Allies

There’s no getting around it: We’re highly social creatures. It’s been that way since the Stone Ages, and it has always played a huge role in our survival.

The same way we interacted back then is just as important today. At the core of it, successful people are those who find their tribe. They’re the people who support each other in a way that allows them to become allies.

Over the years, I’ve found that there are four good ways to build your inner circle. If you want to make meaningful, productive connections, use these tips to do it right.

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