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The Ultimate Challenge: My Bucket List

I wrote about the importance of making a bucket list before, I even wrote a book about it, but I never shared mine, until now. I’m putting this out here as a public commitment. Here are all the items on my current bucket list which I’ll keep updated as they get done.

Hanging out in Thailand

Chillin’ in Asia

I hope you use this as an example to start writing your own.

Alex Berman’s Bucket List:

red = To do in 2016

Free (Organized by Skill Required)

  • Do stand up comedy in a New York club
  • Work in a pizza shop
  • Run a company that profitably sustains your living expenses for at least 3 months ($4k/month) (2016)
  • Go on an adventure – exploring Vegas tech scene (2015)
  • Grow a beard (2013)
  • Explore an abandoned building (2011)
  • Sleep on the street (2013)
  • Have drinks with a hero (2013)
  • Work in a candy making shop (2013)
  • Fall in love
  • Get bitten by a snake
  • Start a movement
  • Find a god
  • Play in a band (2016)
  • Do something that’s never been done before
  • Go on a quest
  • Lead a political campaign and get somebody elected to office
  • Scale a cliff (2012)
  • Live like a freegan for one month
  • Pull a con
  • Publish a novel
  • Sing for 1,000 people
  • Make a million dollars

Little Capital Required to Complete (under $3,000)

  • Get a tattoo
  • See the pyramids (2015)
  • Compete in a food eating competition
  • Kill a deer with a spear
  • Take LSD (2014)
  • Scuba dive
  • Live for two weeks in a nudist colony
  • Explore an underground city
  • Make a pizza from scratch
  • Learn parkour
  • Stand on every continent
  • See the great wall
  • Have sex in a foreign country (2013)
  • See the Mona Lisa (2012)
  • Live in a hostel (2012)
  • Go to Amsterdam (2012)
  • Go to the jungle (2008)
  • Swim in the Dead Sea
  • Dive off a cliff
  • Produce a music album (2012)
  • Make a movie
  • Steal a painting
  • Scale a building
  • Go Zorbing
  • Go to Namibia and ride on a 4-wheeler
  • Base jump off a bridge

Moderate Capital Required to Complete (Under $10,000)

  • Go bungee jumping
  • Go skydiving (2012)
  • Go to a music festival (2014)
  • Party too hard in Las Vegas
  • Get married
  • Write and produce a musical in NYC
  • Drive a car into a body of water
  • Have a kid
  • Own a sloth

Massive Capital Required to Complete ($10,000 or more)

  • Soar in a flightsuit  – ($40,000)
  • Summit Everest – ($100,000)
  • Go to outer space – ($250,000)

The next step is systematically going through this list and crossing each one off. Some are going to be a lot harder than others.

-Alex

P.S. If you like this list, feel free to comment about which one’s your favorite, or give a response with an amazing thing you’ve always wanted to do, that isn’t listed here.