I believe that life is better lived with a challenge. Putting yourself in the driver’s seat with a purpose can transform the world from a guided tour to a self-directed adventure.
When it’s thought through, a good challenge helps to answer the always burning question, “What do I really want from my life?”
The 1% club is my answer to that question. It’s the diary of challenges I want to pursue in my life that less than 1% of the world will ever do.
How it Works:
Each item is specific and meaningful to me and comes with a self-imposed time limit because I want it to be a memory longer than it’s a dream.
I’m not a fan of multitasking, but I do love synergy so I’ll pursue one item at a time except where something greater can be created by doubling up.
I’ll journal my progress on the blog with regular updates because that’s another important part of a difficult challenge—public accountability.
Also, you can leave a comment at the end of this page to let everyone else know what epic, inspiring challenges you’re pursuing.
Current Challenge: Summit the Highest Peak and Run a Marathon on Each Continent
- Africa – Kilamanjaro – 19,340 ft. – Completed 7/5/2011
- Antarctica – Vinson Massif – 16,050 ft.
- Asia – Everest – 29,029 ft.
- Australasia/Oceana – Carstensz Pyramid (Puncak Jaya) - 16,024 ft.
- Europe – Elbrus – 18,510 ft. – Completed 7/17/2011
- N. America – McKinley (Denali) – 20,320 ft.
- S. America – Aconcagua – 22,841 ft.
- Africa – Entebeni, South Africa (Big 5 Marathon) – Completed 6/25/2011
- Asia – Beijing, China (Great Wall Marathon) – Completed 5/19/2012
- Europe – Athens, Greece (Athen’s Classic Marathon – Completed 11/13/2011
- N. America – Eugene, OR – Completed 5/2/2010
- S. America
Some comments below might be confusing because the format of the list has changed since it was first published.