Charlie’s Life List

Here is what I plan to do before I die…

To get married and have kids.

Cities to Tour

To tour a city means to spend at least a few days there… exploring.

Toronto, New York, Beijing, Paris, London, Rome, Tokyo, Washington D.C., Sydney, Cairo, Madrid, Berlin, Brussels, Jerusalem, Mexico City, Doha, Abu Dhabi, Vatican City and Kingston.

Skills and Knowledge

Learn French to fluency
Learn conversational Spanish
Learn photography
Learn proper etiquette for a full formal dinner, and use it
Train in boxing
Learn to do one-arm push-ups
Learn to dance well
Learn to swing a golf club properly
Develop a nice, consistent signature (I’m 29 and haven’t done this yet)
Achieve a general understanding of the philosophies of Plato, Aristotle, Confucius, Machiavelli, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Charles Darwin, and Albert Einstein.
Read about the lives of Napoleon Bonaparte, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Michelangelo, Adolf Hitler, Abraham Lincoln, Leonardo da Vinci, Augustus Caesar, Henry VIII, Mark Twain, Ezekiel Guti, Thomas Edison, Nelson Mandela, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, and Mother Theresa.


Become self-employed
Get a university degree
Own a house
Speak in front of a large audience (5000+ people)
Become debt-free
Become a billionaire
Have my own website
Own a suit I feel great in
Make my living doing work I love
Get into physical shape I would describe as ‘outstanding’
Go 21 days without complaining once
Adopt a sustainable lifestyle

Books/Movies To Read/Watch


The Holy Bible, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, David Copperfield by Charles Dickens, Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki, Richest Man in Babylon by George Clason, The Strategy Paradox by Michael Raynor, The Magic of Thinking Big by David Schwartz, Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath, The Art of War by Sun Tzu, The Seven-Day Weekend by Ricardo Semler, Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle, Personal Success Made Simple by Brian Tracy, 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey, Getting Things Done by David Allen, Eat That Frog by Brian Tracy, The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking by Edward B. Burger


Ex Machina, Furious 7, Inception, The Dark Knight, The Matrix, Terminator 2: Judgement Day, Braveheart, Gladiator, Sin City, Avatar, The Avengers, 12 Years a Slave, The King’s Speech, Prisoners, The Fault in Our Stars, Before Midnight, Nightcrawler, Edge of Tomorrow, Gravity, Slumdog Millionaire, The Departed, Crash, Million Dollar Baby, Chicago, A Beautiful Mind, American Beauty, Titanic, The English Patient.

Experiences to Have

Plant and harvest a vegetable garden
Fly first class
Travel by train through the mountains
Take a round-the-world trip
Dine at a ridiculously expensive restaurant
Stay at a ridiculously expensive hotel
Go to a movie by myself
Participate in the making of a documentary
Fire a pistol
Order in French at a French restaurant
Record an album of my own music
Write a book
Live in Kingston, Jamaica


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