Dream List

a list of experiences and achievements I plan to have before I die. To be constantly updated as dreams are realized or dreamt up. Occasionally, as in cases of getting into a rolling car crash, added afterwards (as I didn’t really wanna do this, but am glad it happened).

It’s time to breathe, open your eyes, and just do it.

Travel

  • Leave home and live out of my backpack for a few months[Nov 15 2011 – April 15 2012]
  • Spend 6 months in France and another 6 in Italy, learning about pleasure
  • Live in every continent for at least 6 months
    • North America (How To Live Alone For The First Time) [April 15 2012 – January 05 2013]
      • Visit Cuba
      • Live in San Francisco
        • Bay to Breakers
        • Surf at Malibu
      • Surf Waikki
      • Surf San Onofre
      • Live in New York
        • Go on the Cassie Drake/Tim Ferriss food tour
      • See Grand Canyon
      • See Aurora Borealis
      • Visit British Columbia
        • Visit MacLeod’s Books in Vancouver (the bookstore in The NeverEnding Story)
      • Visit New Orleans
        • Mardi Gras
    • South America
      • Visit Columbia
      • Visit Buenos Aires
      • Live in Brazil
        • Carnivale in Rio de Janeiro
      • Visit Easter Island
      • Visit Machu Picchu
      • Peru
        • Stay at Skylodge
    • Europe
      • Live in France
        • Mona Lisa
        • Eiffel Tower
        • Shakespeare & Company
        • Hauterives Le Palais Ideal in Hauterives
      • Live in Italy
      • Live in Germany
        • Live in Berlin
        • Oktoberfest in Munich
      • Visit Greece
        • Acropolis
      • Visit Georgia w/ Stepan
      • Visit England
        • Notting Hill Carnival in London, England
        • Glastonbury in Pilton, England
      • Visit Bulgaria (great for digital nomads)
      • Alps
      • Spain
        • La Tomatina in Bunol
      • Israel (August 2011)
        • Visit the Wailing Wall (August 2011)
        • Float on the Dead Sea
      • Live in Amsterdam (2017)
    • Asia

      • Visit Japan (2017)
        • Eat at Sukiyabashi Jiro in Tokyo
        • Do a traditional Japanese tea ceremony with Stepan
        • Visit the Cherry Blossom Festival
      • Visit North Korea
      • Live in Bali, Indonesia [March 22 2013 – November 10 2013]

        Spent a night hammocking in an abandoned mountain hotel in Bali
        Spent a night hammocking in an abandoned mountain hotel in Bali
      • Visit India
        • Taj Mahal
        • Snowboard at Gulmarg
        • Live at an Ashram
        • Holi in Delhi
        • Live in Goa
      • Visit China
      • Nepal
        • Everest
      • Visit Bhutan
      • Live in Taiwan
        Cliffside teahouse in Jiufen, Taiwan
        Cliffside teahouse in Jiufen, Taiwan

         

         

         

         

         

         

      • Thailand
        • Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan
      • Vietnam
        • Live with entrepreneurs in Ho Chi Minh City
    • Australia
    • Antarctica
    • Africa
      • Visit Egypt
        • Sphinx
        • Pyramids
  • Visit outer space
  • Live alone in the wild, survivalist style, for 1 month
  • Live under the ocean for a month (submarine? bubble home?)
  • Go to the burning man
  • Undertake the full Sanpedro cactus ritual in the Peruvian Andies
  • Cross a desert with a caravan.
  • Learn Travel Hacking
  • Travel for a week on horseback
  • Nail the 6-flags approach
  • Buy a bus with friends, renovate it, and travel together

Fitness

Skills

  • Learn how to take intriguing photography
  • Learn how to take intriguing videography
  • Go streaking
  • Learn morse code
  • Become a semi-famous freerunner
  • Learn guitar (here too), piano, bansuri, singing, violin, and pendant ocarina
  • Learn a martial art (Krav Maga, Aikido, MMA)
  • Learn to ride a motor cycle [Sep 2017]
  • Become a known-name in the world of growth hackers
  • Learn to dance kizomba, salsa-bachata, breakdancing
  • Learn how to skateboard (that’s Katya) [Nov 8 – ]
  • Be fluent in
  • Become a semi-master poker player (start here)
  • Become a lucid dreamer (start here, here, and here)
  • Learn Hypnosis (Monsters and Magical Sticks: There’s No Such Thing As Hypnosis? & this blog post & Ze’ev)
    • NLP included
  • Learn to code (codecademy)
    • HTML & CSS
      • Basics (able to tweek a webpage for A/B testing)
    • Javascript
      • Basics (able to tweek a webpage for A/B testing)
    • Solidity
  • Learn the soroban (and thereby be able to do intense mathematical calculations in your head Reuben Tishkoff style)
  • Learn how to become excellent at giving massages
    • Relaxing
    • Therapeutic
    • Sensual
  • Make my own surf board
  • Memorize the name and location of each country. Know their capitals and flags. (http://tynan.com/learn-every-country-in-two-hours)
  • Be a bartender at a live location (awesome way to up your social skills)
  • Become a speed reader (this post, this site, and Break Through Rapid Reading)
  • Learn Dvorak typing (start here)
  • Get my diving license
  • Learn Transcendental Meditation
  • Learn some magic (like this, and this)
  • Learn to pickpocket
  • Paint a nude model
  • Know clothing style.
  • Know how to change a car tire
  • Listen to your mum’s Life Story
  • Reach a typing speed of 110 wpm
  • Do standup comedy and get a real genuine crowd laugh
  • Build a home aquaponics set up and grow my own food (linky linky link)
  • Learn to FireDance
  • Learn Kundalini yoga
  • Mini-Skills (fourhourchef.com/ben-hogan)
    • Learn to fold a T-shirt in 2 seconds
    • Juggle three balls
    • Make a rose out of a napkin
    • Throw a knife
    • Fold a fitted sheet
    • Learn the first 100 signs in American Sign Language
    • The bloodsport/kung fu coin grab
    • The poco card sequence
    • Make DIY shot glasses out of ice
    • Peel a banana like a monkey
    • Create a vegan egg
    • Make cardboard Moose-Head wall hanging
    • Read 300% faster
    • Tie the perfect tie
    • Basic pen tricks
    • Kettlebell swing
    • Hack sleep
    • Public Speaking Prep
    • Elevator Pitch
    • Skiing Powder
    • Design million dollar biz in a weekend
    • Create global phenomenon
    • Memorize the Consonant System Mnemonic
    • Master the Loci Method
    • The Number Of Every Letter In The Alphabet (September 11, 2014)
    • The Name & Location Of Every Country In The World
    • The Flag Of Every Country In The World
    • The Capital Of Every Country In The World
  • Solve a Rubik’s Cube
  • Hunt, kill, butcher, cook, and eat my own food
    • With a bow and arrow

Creating

  • Write an eBook (Copywriting for Bootstrapped Startups) [Oct 16 2011]
  • Raise, befriend, and live with a snow leopard. (like so)
  • Write a self-improvement book
  • Write a fantasy novel
  • Prepare a dinner for a big group of friends
  • Master 2-move shoe tie (here)
  • Create a successful app (learn from thisthis, this, and this)
  • Write an autobiography
  • Create an online community that follows a deep passion of mine [April 24, 2014 – Bitcoins in Bali]
  • Build some form of charity for young entrepreneurs
  • Make an entreprenomad store, blog, & community.
  • Do a marijuana productivity experiment [results]
  • Do a coffee productivity experiment
  • Do an adderal productivity experiment [results]Adderall
  • Do a beer productivity experiment
  • Do a modafinil productivity experiment
  • Grow my own marijuana
  • Have a custom surf board hand crafted for me.

Stuff

Experience

  • Go on a Zero G flight
  • Fly down a mountain in a wing suit
  • Try surfing [May 4, 2013], skiing, roller suiting, mountain biking, scuba diving
  • Have a perfume custom made for me
  • Don’t cut my hair or beard for 6 months
  • Go bald
  • See a racehorse piss
  • Play a role in a movie
  • Play a lead role in a play
  • Spend one month using no words. Not written or spoken.
  • Eat dinner with Tim Ferriss
  • Have a >10 minute conversation with Elon Musk
  • Have a >10 minute conversation with Paul Graham
  • Spend a week traveling with Tynan
  • Eat dinner with Eben Pagan
  • Put out a forest fire [April 21, 2016]

    Helped put out a small garbage/forest fire in Uluwatu, Bali
    Helped put out a small garbage/forest fire in Uluwatu, Bali
  • Go through deep hypnotherapy (with Ze’ev)
  • Ride a bull
  • Create Ruben’s Tube. Bring to Rave.
  • Crowd Surf
  • Go to jail
  • Take a psychology class under a therapist
  • Eat a Bhut Jolokia [world’s hottest pepper]
  • Play a real augmented reality game
  • Run an IronMan
  • Run a Tough Mudder
  • Fast for 2 weeks
  • Throw or attend a litchyard party
  • Bribe a cop [May 2013]
  • Run away from the police [March 28, 2014]
  • Escape from someone using parkour
  • Go in an isolation chamber
  • Have a marijuana experience [2010]
  • Have a shrooms experience [Jan 02 2013]
  • Have an LSD experience [Mar 05 2013]
  • Have a DMT experience [Sep 1, 2016]
  • Have a moxy (5-MeO-MIPT) experience [Dec, 2016]
  • Have an ayahuasca experience
  • Have a psychedelic breathing experience
  • Be an Escort (higher class)
  • Get paid for sex [Feb 2013]
  • Eat a $500 dinner
  • Try to create the marijuana high without marijuana
  • Sky Dive
  • Hang Glide
  • BASE jump
  • White water rafting
  • Drive a sailboat
  • Cook delicious meat using an active volcano with James
  • Ride a fiery steed
  • Feed feral cats in Rome (do this with a girl I’m in love with)
  • Climb an ancient tree (like so)
  • Go caving in Puerto Rico (like so)
  • Automate my dating life (Tim Ferriss style)
  • Water war
  • Go Zorbing
  • Be a model [Jan 18 2014 – Mooshi Commercial]
  • Be a nude model
  • Play with a Big Cat (drugged doesn’t count)
  • Travel for a month out-of-pocket with no backpack.
  • Visit the -9 decibel sound chamber at Orfield Laboratory in Minneapolis
  • Take improv classes
  • Do a month of silence
  • Get into a rolling car crash [March 28, 2014]
  • Go Skiing and Water Skiiing in the same day
  • Be in a flash mob
  • Attend a TED conf
  • Give a TED speech
  • Visit the Googleplex
  • Visit SpaceX
  • Visit Tesla
  • Own a Tesla (assuming individually owned cars don’t become obsolete by the time I want one)
  • Meditation Retreat
  • Get tear gassed
  • Fly 1st Class
  • Work on a farm for a month
  • Visit an authentic hot spring [December 2013, Taiwan]
  • Fly in a private jet
  • Ride a horse [2008]
  • Ride a camel [August 2011]
  • Watch a space ship launch
  • Have an everything-pampered spa day
  • Stay at an ice hotel
  • Build and sleep in an igloo [2009]
  • Go through the 40 years of zen program
  • Be published in a physical newspaper [Feb 24, 2016 – “Married But Available” in The New Paper]
  • Launch a successful crowdfunding campaign (lead by me, no freelance)

Freedom

  • make $3500/month with less than 10 hours of work/day
    • Make $2000/month for three straight months [April 2, 2016]
    • make $1500/month for three straight months
  • Make $10,000 in 2 months from scratch [November, 2016 – Golem.Network]
    • Make $6000 in 2 months [March 2016]
    • Make $2500 from scratch in 2 weeks [April 2, 2016]
    • Make $5000/month from scratch [October, 2016]
  • Test $2000 on Prosper
  • Work At An Awesome Tech Startup [Mailbird – March 22 2013]
  • Spend an entire month living directly on impulse. (expect to get no other goals achieved in this month. Expect this to drastically alter my perceptions on life and it’s rules)
  • Achieve Uberman sleep schedule (2 hours of sleep/day). First AttemptSecond Attempt.
  • OR go on the Bulletproof sleep schedule. Details here.
  • Become immortal if possible
  • Become cryogenically frozen (someone else cross this one off for me xD)

Love and Sex

  • Date a girl who is seriously amazing. Who blows my mind on a daily basis and I can confidently say I would not trade for any other girl in the world. [May 24, 2015 – Asha]Asha
  • Go out in public with two girls who I’m in relationships with & who I deeply enjoy being with. Be sexual and loving with them both, without fears or jealousy. [April 9, 2016 – Story Slam Singapore]
  • Learn Tantric sex (Mantik Chia, lornagale.com)
  • Become Multi-Orgasmic (The Multi-Orgasmic Man)
    • Also look into Taoist sexual practices
  • Experiment with Male Deer Exercises (via Steve Asprey)
  • Experiment with energy healing (via http://www.quantumtouch.com)
  • Learn the skills of dating so well that I am able to go from 0 to a sexual and mental relationship with an attractive & interesting girl, anywhere in the world, in <1 month.
  • Join the Mile High Club
  • Sex in…
    • a hostel [December 2014]
    • Skinny Dipping
    • a Boat (small boat, cruise doesn’t count)
    • a Forest
    • a Public Bathroom
    • Anal [Mar 03 2013]
    • Threesome (2 guys) [Feb 20 2013]
    • Threesome (2 girls)
    • a Club
    • the beach [September 2015]
    • public
    • Under water
    • on packed train
    • Filatio on chair lift
    • Cum from a blowjob
    • the top floor window
    • skype
    • a moving car
    • a great porno
    • orbit
    • space
  • Go through food poisoning with a lover
  • Go through a survival situation with a lover
  • Bachata dance with a lover
  • Go through a road trip with a lover
  • Go through a travel journey with a lover [November 2014]

Qualities & Habits

  • Always be 100% focused on the moment and what I’ve devoted it to [this goal can never really be completed..it’s ongoing. But I’ve got the focus mindset down.] (weed can make good training wheels)
  • Be absolutely fearless. Instead, operate on what I want and the best way to get it.
  • Know deeply (and thereby act in accordance to) my self worth. Notice when others disrespect me.
  • Always be on time to everything.
  • Always keep my word and do what I say I will, down to the smallest thing
  • Replace movies and games with books and blogs as my default time waster
  • Become comfortable with fear and failure and reality (aka testing); use them as tools to improve relevant areas of my life
  • Forge a knife
  • Forge a knife out of folded steel
  • Gain the habit of flossing daily.
  • Take time every day to just relax and learn without obligation
  • Let go of worry completely. Treat life as a game I wanna win
  • Set goals for everything I devote any significant time or effort to. Each goal will have milestones, an end marker, and a clear success marker.
  • Be completely honest with myself about everything.
  • Kill self-consciousness completely.
  • Write Down Every Judgement I Have Had About Others On a Piece of Paper for 2 Weeks….Read it Daily….Then Burn It
  • Pick Out an Outfit I Would Never Wear, and Wear it Out With Friends One Night
  • Stay in touch will all my tribe, don’t lose touch.
  • Always give value to everyone I meet
  • Speak lower, slower, and with no “uhms”
  • Keep a daily journal
  • Become prolific – massive output and creativity, less perfectionism
  • Take Benjamin Franklin’s 13-week course to ‘Moral Perfection’

Stages In Life

  • The Financial Freedom Stage = Make enough money so that I can enjoy life for the rest of my life without worrying about it. [Doing right now!!] (Begun at the age of 17)
    • Goal: $3500/month with less than 4 hours of work per week
  • The Bio-Hacker Stage = Learn the best foods, exercises, supplements, methods, etc. for my body and mind to function like a superhuman.
  • The Love Stage = Know how to attract the most amazing women in the world, and create romantic relationships with them.
  • The Introspective Stage = Dive deep into my own mind and self. Hypnotherapy, high level psychiatry, stuff of that nature. Learn who I am, what I can do about it, and how to best leverage it.
  • The Wealthy Stage = make enough money to fund my pursuit of immortality, and any other expensive adventures I desire.
  • The Travel Stage = Just live and travel and smoke pot and learn some new stuff for fun. Enjoy life.

Legal stuff: Any and all illegal acts listed in the above are fictional. I did not do them, nor do I know of them being done by anyone else. In fact, I have never broken the law in my life. Except that one time. But you caught me.

2 Comments +

  1. hey man, love your site. dunno how i came across it, mightve been an article on a tinder analysis you did which i thought was a fun read. we have alot of similar goals/dreams, hope you dont mind if i borrow some of yours. cheers mate

    1. Hey man, cool :)

      Of course, copy whatever makes sense. That’s a huge part of what made me who I am.

      Cheers :)

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