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Here is my list of Legendary Quests!

Some people refer to these kinds of lists as their ‘bucket list’ but that’s too morbid for me and implies that I’m only going to attempt these things in my twilight years just before I ‘kick the bucket’!

Every 5 quests that I complete I get to ‘level up’. The more I level up the more legendary I am! In case you can’t tell I’m gamifying my life! Much like those computer games that allow you to ‘level up’ after some many experience points I’m turning my entire life into one giant game!

Completed Quests

Some of the quests below were completed before I announced them to the world. Regardless they were still on my private list :)

  1. Learn how to fight (Started June 3 2013 – ongoing)
  2. Renovate House: Frontyard (Sep 2013)
  3. Renovate House: Backyard (Jan 2014)
  4. Start a “being an awesome dad” blog (May 5 2014)
  5. Pass Regular Dad benchmark (May 12 2014)
  6. Renovate House: Bathroom (Jul 2014)
  7. Renovate House: Laundry (Jul 2014)

Level 1 Achieved May 2014!

Outstanding Quests

Physical Prowess

  • Swim 1km non stop
  • Run 5km in less than 25 minutes
  • Perform a muscle-up
  • Fight a 3 round boxing match
  • Pass Navy Seals fitness entrance test
  • Pass Great Dad benchmark
  • Pass Legendary Dad benchmark

Crazy in Love

  • Buy my wife a new wedding ring
  • Write a song for my wife
  • Take my wife on overseas trip, without our kids, for ten year wedding anniversary

Make Cool Stuff

  • Renovate house
    • Kitchen (70% done)
    • Rumpus room
    • Guest room
  • Rebuild a car
  • Build an electric guitar
  • Best paper airplane
  • Start a fire without matches
  • Bow and arrow

Mr Extraordinaire

  • Present at TedX
  • Publish a book on being a legendary dad
  • Get in the Guinness Book of Records
  • Solve Rubiks Cube in under 1 minute
  • Memorize deck of cards in 2 minutes
  • Walk down the red carpet for a movie premiere

Oh Wise Sage

  • Read Foundation series
  • Read Mitch Rapp series
  • Read Stop Worrying and Start Living
  • Read How to Win Friends and Influence People
  • Read The Four Hour Work Week
  • Read The Mythical Man Month
  • Read Rework
  • Read The 22 Immutable Laws of Marketing
  • Read I will Teach You to be Rich
  • Read The Personal MBA

Personal Level Up

  • Drive a Ferrari
  • Drive a Lamborghini
  • Surf a wave into shore
  • Kite surf
  • Snowboard in Queenstown, NZ
  • Hunt a deer
  • Catch and release a Marlin
  • Master Nuno Bettencourt quick licks song
  • Meet Pat Flynn
  • Meet Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Meet Tim Ferriss
  • Meet Scott Hanselman
  • Meet Bear Grylls
  • Create a WTSHTF bag
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