101 Reasons Why I Do What I Do

Earlier today I was cleaning up my computer’s desktop and I had a folder saved called “101 Reasons Why I  Do What I Do”. I opened it up and found out there was only one thing written down in this Microsoft word document.

“Write out a list of 101 reasons why you do what you do. Scott says it’ll help you understand more about why you are the way you are and how you can better capitalize on it.”

This was written while I was attending the Extreme Business Makeovers event while Scott Ginsberg of HELLO My Name Is Scott was giving a speech. Scott is a young guy who I really connected to when he spoke. He was just like where I’m at a few years ago when he graduated college. He knew he wanted to live a fulfilled life and knew that working for someone else wasn’t really the way he was going to do it.

Scott said something that really resonated with me during his speech, “If you don’t know where you’re going, no one can stop you”. This pretty much sums up what I’ve been doing for the past few years. I had a general idea of what I wanted to do, but I really don’t know EXACTLY where I’m going and how I’m going to get there.

Scott had talked about how difficult it was for him to create his list of 101 reasons but he said it helped him out. When he said that, I opened up a word document and vowed to do that. Well, I got busy and just got to it today. I decided that since my brand is now evolving that I should probably share my list with you. I am a little hesitant about sharing this list because it shares some things that I feel weird about sharing.

But, this is part of me stepping out of my comfort zone and evolving as a person. So here goes nothing.

101 Reasons Why I Do What I Do

  1. To make money
  2. To make Dad proud
  3. To make Mom proud
  4. To learn
  5. To teach others
  6. To help others
  7. To encourage others
  8. To share my story
  9. To inspire others
  10. To gain knowledge
  11. To impress friends
  12. To remember things
  13. To impress girls
  14. To find true love
  15. To have money to do fun stuff
  16. To relax
  17. To travel
  18. To expand my consciousness
  19. To improve as a person
  20. To have more energy
  21. To get stronger
  22. To get in better shape
  23. To never be fat
  24. To be honest with myself
  25. To challenge myself
  26. To grow as a person
  27. To improve my flexibility
  28. To be successful
  29. To have more free time
  30. To enjoy my free time
  31. To make money without working
  32. To own a nice house
  33. To live wherever I want
  34. To travel whenever/wherever I want
  35. To prove to myself that I can do it
  36. To live an interesting life
  37. To have no regrets
  38. To live on a beach
  39. To golf once a week
  40. To meet cool people
  41. To create memories
  42. To have residual income
  43. To step outside my comfort zone
  44. To get over my fears
  45. To be a leader
  46. To get more business
  47. To unwind
  48. To connect with people
  49. To be better
  50. To be faster
  51. To enjoy my time on Earth
  52. To fulfill my personal legend
  53. To satisfy women
  54. To leave people craving more
  55. To have clear skin
  56. To be tan to look good
  57. To get my Real Estate license
  58. To buy houses
  59. To sell houses
  60. To buy a golf course
  61. To look cool
  62. To own my own island
  63. To learn to surf
  64. To provide a place to get away to friends/family
  65. To brainstorm great ideas
  66. To make my first million
  67. To make my first billion
  68. To backpack across Europe
  69. To live in Australia for 3 months
  70. To learn to live off the land
  71. To go to the NBA finals
  72. To go to the Stanley Cup
  73. To hold the Stanley Cup
  74. To go to the Masters
  75. To go to the World Cup
  76. To go to the Summer Olympics
  77. To go to the Winter Olympics
  78. To have stories to tell my children (when I have them)
  79. To provide for my children (when I have them)
  80. To try something new
  81. To find my true talents
  82. To live life according to these talents
  83. To have more sex
  84. To have better sex
  85. To teach people to juggle
  86. To make people smile
  87. To meet my mentors
  88. To write a book
  89. To do something meaningful
  90. To make more money than my brothers
  91. To make more money than my dad
  92. To be written about in books
  93. To be memorable
  94. To give back
  95. To make people’s lives better for knowing me
  96. To never worry about money
  97. To be someone worth meeting
  98. To be one with the world
  99. To own multiple businesses
  100. To love someone unconditionally
  101. To pursue happiness

Well, there you have it. There is a list of 101 reasons why I do what I do. Now I challenge you to do the same thing. It’s a lot harder than it looks and believe me, you WILL learn something about yourself. Looking back on all of these reasons why I feel like I will always have a reason WHY from now on. If I’m struggling to finish a project or to do something, I will always have this list to look at to keep me motivated.

My only question to you is…Will you make your own list or will you just carry on with your day? The choice truly is yours. I’d love if you would commit to doing a list with me. You don’t have to share it publicly like I did here because honestly it is weird having a list like this out in the public. However, I feel like it will help me grow as a person and that’s why I chose to share it.

Leave a comment below telling me IF you plan on creating a list for yourself. It’s a challenge that you will be happy you finished.

ps- I got STUCK at 49 initially. Let me know where you get stuck. I look forward to hearing from you.

Chris Hughes

Chris loves learning, going on adventures, surfing and having fun. Chris on Google+

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Dreamosity - June 2, 2011 Reply

I’m totally game Chris. I’ll have mine written within 7 days =) I’ll let you know what # I get stuck on (good call to action, great share)

Debbie Webb - June 2, 2011 Reply

That was marvelous! You succeeded on #86 by mentioning the three that preceded it.
I do what I do because I LOVE IT.
I started b/c I was really sick and wanted to have something in place if…. for my family.
I continue b/c I get satisfaction helping people AND growing as a person.
Not 101 reasons but three good ones:)

Chris Hughes - June 2, 2011 Reply

Thanks Deb! I’m glad I made you smile 🙂

As for your three reasons, that’s 3 more than a lot of other people! As long as you have some reasons you will succeed 😀

Chris Hughes - June 2, 2011 Reply

Definitely looking forward to it, Marcelle. 🙂

Ryan Freed - June 2, 2011 Reply

I actually have a list that I got stuck on a while ago and then like you said life got busy.  Your timing is great my man.  Thank you and I will let you know how its going.

Chris Hughes - June 2, 2011 Reply

Woohoo!!!! Can’t wait to hear when you’re done Ryan. We’ve been on the same frequency here for a while and I love the growth we’re able to share!

John Hanlon ✓ - June 19, 2011 Reply

To hold the Stanley Cup? 🙂 
Have you accomplished that one yet, Chris?

Chris Hughes - June 19, 2011 Reply

nope not yet but I know it’s possible 🙂

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