Bucket List1

Bucket List2I am a true believer in getting your bucket refreshed every once and a while. In 2009, I started with a bucket list of 5 items. In 2011, I bought my Citroen 2CV Dolly (check!). In 2013, I got my Ph.D. in management from Case Western Reserve University at age 46 (Check!). From 2016 to 2021, I was the Chief Value Officer of the Thales Group (check!). In 2021, I got my Krav Maga Black Belt (ouch and check!). Then in 2021 and 2022, I finally got my tattoo after several delays due to COVID (ouch and ouch, check!). And in 2022, I published my 12th book!

Here is a sneak peak at the tattoo!

Tattoo 1    Tattoo 2

I have accomplished a lot in just ten years and my bucket list is getting shorter. I feel that I should eventually retire it and stop driving myself crazy. Nevertheless, I still have three items left:

  1. Attend the 2023 or 2028 Rugby World Cup.
  2. Walk the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru.
  3. Go on a long vacation in New Zealand.
A bucket list is a good way to keep you honest on what you want to accomplish and what is important to you. Maybe it is too stressful for some. Once these items are under your belt, you can start relaxing!