A Bucket List for Your Business


Have you seen the movie The Bucket List? Morgan Freeman talks to Jack Nicholson about generating a “bucket list” – a list of things you want to do before you die. Some of the things on the bucket lists in the movie include:

1. Witness something truly majestic
2. Kiss the most beautiful girl in the world
3. Laugh till I cry
4. Go skydiving
5. Help a complete stranger for the common good
6. Spend a week at the Louvre

So how could you apply this to your business? Create a bucket list of things you’d like to do in your business. It will get you out of any small thinking about day-to-day fires that come up so you can remember the big picture of why you started your business in the first place and what dreams you have for it.

1. Get the client of your dreams.
2. Have a weekly fun activity in your business where everyone can let off steam and have a little fun.
3. Go on a business trip.
4. Help a prospect decide what’s best for them.
5. Create a job for someone who needs it.
6. Spend a week at a conference.

So sit down with your favorite brew at your favorite time of day, and crank out your own bucket list. After you’ve done s business bucket list, you may want to do a bucket list for your personal life, a “couple’s bucket list,” or a “family bucket list” also. Here are some questions to get you started:

1. What will you regret not doing in your lifetime?

2. What activities and goals are lined up with your business passions and purpose?

3. What have you always wanted to do in business since you were a little kid?

4. What big event will you thoroughly enjoy doing?

5. What memory will you treasure, having accomplished the activity behind it?

Now, take a risk, and schedule one step toward getting one item done on your list. Keep your bucket list posted in a prominent place to help you remember and anticipate these great things you want to do.