Call it a bucket list, project or wish list…
I call it my Don’t Dream Your Life list. I started this list in 2013.
After writing down my dreams for my future, I thought about my past, all my projects, creations, skills I learned and the adventures I have ever been on. I even went through all the photos my family owns.
Here I realized something wired. It seems like my journey to pursuing my dreams, projects and ideas started a long time ago.
When an idea came to my mind I immediately did everything possible and implemented this idea and started working on it.
I was not aware of this until this day.
The following list is the result. This list is regularly updated.
- Create one or more online businesses
- HandPan concert in front of 100 people
Paint a mural
- Catch a wild salmon
- Travel Vietnam by motorbike
Learn how to draw Bonsai trees
- Germany to China on a motorbike
- See an iceberg and drink a coke with a piece of it
- Exhibit my art in a gallery or museum
- Fly in a very old plane
- Learn skills about human behavior
- Trekking the Taiga(Russia)
- Document my life
- Have an art studio
- Improve communication skills
- Go whitewater kayaking
Learn weaving palm tree hats
- Learn better Smalltalk
- Paint 1000 pictures in my life
- Do a silent retreat
- Spend a couple of weeks in total wilderness
Learn to play 2 songs on the Piano
- Create one offline Business
Travel to the Fiji Islands Swim in a deep Gorge
- Buy a pine tree forest
- Hitchhike in New Zealand
Overnight on a remote Island
- Spend a night in Jail
- Go hiking in the Himalaya Mountains
- Help 10.000.000 people with the DDYL project
Invent a fun Product
- Learn how to draw people and faces
- Learn to ride the reverse bicycle
- Create short animation with clay
Hitchhike in Europe Learn to play 3 songs on the Ukulele Learn to play 3 songs on the guitar
- Make a movie for the cinema
- Understand Spanish and speak fluently
Design and make my own PCB
- Travel Mongolia by motorbike
Collect rubbish on a remote beach
- Ride the Trans-Siberian train in Russia
- Packrafting Danube river – Germany- > Black sea
- Fly a Helicopter
Build my own FPV drone Learn how to fold the famous Kawasaki Origami rose
- Write and send a newsletter once a week
Carve a coconut
- Write a book on self-improvement
Learn video editing
- Find gold in Australia
Learn how to weld metal Learn Programming: Assembler, Cobol, C++, Java, JS, Angular, CSS
- Write a book about Work&Tarvel in Australia
- Own and rent multiple houses
- Own a launderette
- Catch a huge Barramundi in Australia
Carve a rock Learn calligraphy with a ballpoint pen Learn Photoshop, Affinity Photo
- Own a little farm
Sell my art
- Write a book about my life
Buy a van and convert to a Camper Learn Juggling
- Explore all the greek islands
- Convert a boat to a houseboat and live in it
- Trekking in the wilderness of Canada
- Create awesome Videos for the DDYL project
Play with a nitro RC car
- Cross the Atlantic in a Sailing boat (my own?)
- Build a moving cubes Sculpture
- Learn metal engraving
Swim in a cenote Swim with sharks Swim in a cave
- Explore all of the Fiji Islands
- Look for gold on bedrock in a river
- Fall in love
- Build a log house in the woods
- Learn to play the HandPan
- Make a million
- Life on a houseboat
- Train a deeper voice
- Convert a big van to a camper
- Build a tiny house live/rent
Own and fly the DJI Drohne
- Become a better writer and speaker
Repair and restore a car engine by myself Try Paint technics Acrylics, Aquarel, Oil, Ink
- Jump out of a plane
- Experience zero gravity
- Learn how to sail
- Learn to fly an FPV racing drone
- Carve a wooden spoon set
Catch a pike in Sweden Learn to ride the monowheel
- Do a Bungee Jump
Visit the Castaway Island from the movie Drive a car over 250km/h Drive a 4×4 in a dessert
- Go to Burning Man
- Share my story with the world
- Make a light art sculpture
- Buy and restore an old Vespa
- Make a rap music video and publish it
Make Whistle out of a wooden branch Tattoo myself Drive a huge Traktor
- Do a bike packing trip
- Try microdosing
Travel to Belize Learn to repair cars Learn how WordPress works Publish my first video on Youtube
- Go trekking in the Alps
Drive around the Australian continent
- Spend a month in nature (disconnect)
Learn to spin a basketball on my finger
- Hitchhike in Canada
Travel Europe by Van Learn how to airbrush Learn Rock balancing Travel to Mexico Travel to Guatemala
- Why stop here… ?
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The List Items
Every item of this list has its own story.
In this section, you will find a short description of every item of the list.
Some older items have a short story and some are well documented and have even a video where I explain everything in detail.
Click on the button of the Item to read the full story.
Create an Online Business
One day I would like to create and run one or multiple online businesses.
But for a start, one should be enough. Haha.
Click on the button to read why.
Give a Hand Pan Concert
The first time I heard someone playing the hand pan, was in 2012.
On this day I decided that I want to learn to play the hand pan.
Finally 2019, after 7 years I bought my own hand pan and started to practice.
Paint a Mural
The first really awesome mural I saw in Melbourne Australia. This was the point where I thought:
“Ok, I want to learn that and paint my own big piece one day!”
That was back in 2012. I started to research on that topic and learn step by step to paint with a spray can.
Catch a Wild Salmon
I like to go fishing and would like to catch a wild salmon.
Because catch big wild salmon is simply a dream of every angler.
Travel Vietnam by Motorbike
Once I watched a documentary about a guy traveling the world by motorbike.
In one of the episodes, he crossed Vietnam.
I was fascinated and decided that one day I’m going to travel to Vietnam by motorbike myself.
Learn How to Draw Bonsai Trees
One day while hitchhiking, I thought…
“Why not give a little present to the people who give me a ride and host me in their homes?”
It should be something special, small, personal and preferably not long to make.
So I came up with the Idea to draw little bonsai trees as a gift.
And from here the Lucky Bonsai idea was born.
Germany to China on a Motorbike
Would it not be awesome to travel across all countries between Germany and China by motorbike?
Of course, it would be awesome!
I’m in, let’s do it!
Drink a Coke With a Piece From an Iceberg
I’ve never been so far up north.
The furthest I went was Stockholm in Sweden.
That would be the perfect opportunity to travel as far north as possible and chop a piece of an iceberg in my glass of coke.
Exhibit My Art in a Gallery or Museum
People often say about themselves: “I can’t paint or draw. I’m not creative enough.”
And I say bulls**t!
Each of us is an artist in his own and unique way. And everyone can draw.
Even if it’s just a stick figure.
So why not show it to the world in a museum?
One day I wanted to learn wakeboarding.
In the summer of 2017, I went wakeboarding in the Netherlands.
It took me a couple of hours to make some progress. But finally, I could stand on the board.
It’s a great feeling to stand on the wakeboard and get pulled by the powerful cable.
Fly In a Very Old Plane
Old planes fascinate me. How did people build such complex machines without a computer?
I think it is very exciting to fly in such a way because you do not know whether this plane continues to fly or crashes in the next moment. Haha..
I would like to experience it myself and fly in a big old airplane.
Learn Skills To Understand Human Behavior Better
I’ve always been interested in human behavior and the psychology behind it.
I would like to learn more about this field.
Trekking The Taiga Region(Russia)
The Taiga region is a very special place.
I’ve never been there, but I know it from videos and stories from people.
I love nature and that’s why I would love to go there.
Document My Life
Why someone would do that you might think.
I mean why not? Why not let the world know that you exist and what you do during your short life on this planet?
It doesn’t really matter if you do something special or not. It might help someone out there if he or she reads your story and get inspired by something you do, say or show.
Even if it’s just one person. I think everyone should do it. Because you never know what will happen if you do.
Who would not like to fly like a bird once? How does it feel?
I had no idea but I wanted to know.
So I went paragliding in Guatemala with one of the international paragliding champions.
We even did some stunts and I had to hold my puke till the landing. Haha..
And it was great!
Have An Art Studio
It would be awesome to have a place where I can paint, create, do things like carving rocks, build sculptures and other art stuff.
I also would love to share this space with other artists, organize art exhibitions, meetups and create art together.
Improve Communication Skills
Over the past few years, I have noticed that I am talking less and less with people and that a lot of people use email and chat.
We alienate from each other. I think that’s a bad thing.
That’s why I want to counteract this and keep improving my communication skills and become a Better Communicator.
Go White Water Kayaking
There is something special about white water kayaking in a wild river.
That’s why I would like to try it out one day.
Learn Weaving Palm Tree Hats
Why would someone like to learn that skill?
Oh, that’s simple. Just imagine..
You are in on a tropical Island and the Sun is very strong. You forgot to bring your hat. Just cut a palm tree leaf and make your own. Haha.
I learned this from a guy on Fiji Island. Now I can weave my own hat every time I find a palm leaf. And that’s awesome.
Learn Better Smalltalk
More and more people (including me) are forgetting how to communicate properly and to have good and profound conversations.
That’s why I want to improve my communication skills and become a better communicator
Paint 1000 Pictures In My Life
This is continuous progress. I started drawing and painting when I was little.
As I grew up I drew less and less.
Nowadays I don’t draw and I don’t paint anymore.
I want to change that and start painting, drawing and creating art again.
Do a Silent Retreat
It’s important to relax from time to time and disconnect from the world and the noise.
Especially in the age of social media and the constant noise around us.
Why not go to a silent retreat and spent a week or two in complete silence with your own thoughts?
Spend a Couple Of Weeks In the Wild
Disconnect from everything and enjoy the silence and the peace of mother nature.
We all should do it more often.
Live in a log house or go trekking for a couple of weeks?
Learn To Play 2 Songs On The Piano
For a couple of weeks, I had access to a piano.
So why not start learning how to play a couple of songs? Haha.
That’s what I did during this time.
Create One Offline Business
It’s always good to have something offline besides the online business.
Multiple income streams are better than one. Right?
Travel To The Fiji Islands
After my work and travel adventure in Australia in 2012, I flew over to the Fiji Island and spent 3 weeks traveling there.
Best and most beautiful remote beaches I’ve seen so far.
I’ll come back that’s for sure!
Swim In a Deep Gorge
Climb down a gorge and find a big pool with ice-cold freshwater down there.
Why not jump in?
That’s what I thought when we went down a gorge in Australia.
Click the button to read the full story.
Buy a Pine Tree Forest
I love pine trees!. Don’t ask me why. I don’t really know. Haha.
but there is something special when you walk into a pine forest.
It’s a mystical atmosphere, smells really good and I love it.
Why not buy a small piece of forest and build a little cabin in the middle?
Hitchhike In New Zealand
I Always wanted to go to New Zealand.
Why not hitchhike and meet the locals this way?
Or even go by bike?
Let me share my plan with you.
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