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LYL #010 – 10 Bucket List Categories: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners or Pros

There are still some of you out there who do not have your very own Bucket List with your very own goals, dreams, and desires. Well, today is your lucky day! In this episode of The Live Your List Show your hosts Jerrod and Ryan will walk you through the steps necessary to create the best Bucket List possible.

The Live Your List Show with Jerrod Murr and Ryan Eller

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Bucket Lists by Threes

1. Travel

In my opinion this is the easiest of Bucket List items, these are the places you want to go and the things you want to see across this crazy world.  It is hard to stop this list at three items, so by all means, keep going.

2. Adventure

These are the things on your Bucket List that scare you a little…Bungee Jumping, Skydiving, Climbing to the top of Mount Everest. Add a few of these to spice up your list and live a little on the dangerous side.

3. Educational 

Always wanted learn a new language? How about how to play the piano? Add three things to your list that you would like to learn, and of course, if you have some actual educational goals (going back to college to get that degree), then by all means, add it to the list.

4. Family

There are certain things you can only do with family. Three items from my list that are family related are: 1. Give my daughter away to a man who deserves her. 2. Coach my son’s little league team. 3. Watch the sun set on the beach on my honeymoon.

5. Volunteer

I think it is important for you to have items on your list where you experience the joys of giving back. Make these a priority on your list, they usually benefit you the most.

6. Financial

Want to have a million dollar net worth? Want to own your own successful company? Mostly everyone has financial goals for their life…add them to your list.

7. Life Goals

This is the serious side of the Bucket List. I think it is important for you to have a mix of SMART Goals on your list and try to achieve them.

8. Physical

These items include physical challenges like running a marathon or hiking the Appalachian Trail, but could also include specific items like getting six-pack abs or hitting that goal weight. You could also include things like going on a Vegan diet for a month or going a year without chocolate (not all Bucket List items are fun…some challenge you to be a better person).

9. Lucky Items

Some items on your Bucket List will require a substantial amount of luck…Catching a Foul Ball at a MLB Game, Shaking Hands with a President, Meet Someone Famous Randomly. Add a few of these just for fun.

10. Random

Did you know I have always wanted to take a charge from Nick Collison? There are some items that are so strange that they need their own category. Place those items here.

If you have been adding at least three items to your list from every one of these categories, you have a pretty decent list compiled. There is one last important category that I will give you as a bonus category…the Reverse List.

Bonus: Reverse List

If there is anything in your life that you have done that was awesome…go ahead and add it to the list and check it off. If you do something randomly awesome that is not on your list…add it and then check it off.  I’m sure you have lived an awesome life up to this point, and part of the point of having a Bucket List is to catalog your accomplishments.

I hope this post has helped you start to Live Your List by creating a Bucket List. If you need some other Lists to spur on your creativity, check out these awesome resources by clicking herehere, or here

This Episode’s Nick Collison Picks of the Day

1. lifelisted.com by Danny Dover – In 2010 Danny Dover assigned a deadline (May 25th 2017) to his life. He was tired of hearing about other people’s exciting lives and decided to jumpstart his own by taking steps to actually live as if the end was in sight. This blog chronicles his journey and helps you reprioritize how you are spending your time. 

2iWish App – iWish is the most beautiful and powerful app to determine and accomplish your Lifetime Goals! Discover 700+ ideas to capture all the things you want to do, experience and achieve throughout your life.

This Episode’s Fired Up Quotes

“Don’t be afraid to be amazing.” – Andy Offutt Irwin (Tweet That)

“A day that you are not moved to tears is a day that is not lived to its fullest.” – Jerrod Murr (Tweet That)

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