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The Ninja Selling Podcast

Oct 11, 2021

There’s nothing quite like being sick for 12 days that will motivate you to review your “life list,” and take stock of what you’ve accomplished so far. Garrett reflects on how this recent experience affected him, and shares his insight on what you can gain from revisiting your life list as well. Matt and Garrett explain how life lists tend to evolve over time, the four categories of a typical life list, and why you should give yourself the opportunity to dream big and let loose as you create your own. 

Our hosts discuss the importance of focusing on what matters most to you, how your life list ties into your business plan, and why small goals are just as significant as the big ones. They also share some of their most fun and heartwarming life list items, and offer their best advice for how to get started on your own list of goals. This exercise is sure to motivate you to do more, do better, and grow as a person as you check off each item, and add more along the way.

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Episode Highlights

  • Revisiting your life list
  • Length of life list relates to the level of drive you have
  • Four categories on a life list: Things that you want to do; things you want to have; things you want to be; and things you want to give
  • Certain categories are a bigger priority at different stages in life
  • Focus on what is most important to you - let loose and dream big
  • Small things are significant and spark motivation
  • Every item on your list is a story
  • Some goals can only be checked off by other people
  • is a great place to get started on your own life list
  • Let your mind open up and write whatever pops up
  • Your list will never be done - it will always change and evolve
  • Your life list will motivate you to do more, do better, and grow



“When you go through something like 12 days of being sick, I had some moments in there that made me stop and really start thinking about all the things that I have done in my life.”

“I find a direct correlation between the size of somebody’s life list and the drive that they have to be the best they can possibly be.”

“There are certain categories during certain parts of my life that have been more important.”

“The interesting thing with your life list is you’ve got to separate yourself out from what society says is appropriate, from what society says is right, and you really need to get selfish with your life list to be like, No, this is what I want.”

“Put everything on the list! You want a private jet? Put that on the list. You want to give a billion dollars to charity? Put that on the list. You want to fly to the moon with Richard Branson and to Mars with Elon Musk? Put it on the list!”

“Everything, big or small, that's been on my life list has had a story written with it, of accomplishing it.”

“I have on my life list to have a Guinness in Ireland in an old Irish pub.”

“The power of this list is endless.”

“We’ve got to find that motivation to bring us back up to show up so that we can continue to achieve all these things that we wrote down.”

“If somebody is telling me it's silly, it's definitely going on the list.”

“You’ve just got to start putting those little things down when they pop up. You’ve just got to make sure you have a place to record them and let it grow.”

“There is something magical about getting to go and check something off.”



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