Bucket Schmucket List

You would never believe it. I was totally caught off guard the other day… watching the Sonic the Hedgehog movie (with my kids, of course). 

In what seemed like a kids movie with cheap laughs, came a more meaningful scene and the conversation of having a Bucket List. Intentionally giving thought to the things you would want to experience or accomplish before the end of your life. A powerful concept for kids to grasp that can give them significance and perspective.

This past week on LINK with Loveworks, we had the opportunity to sit down with Mike Hoang, a young, serial entrepreneur, and listen to his passionate stories that surround his bucket list. Look at this inspiring list!

– Become an MMA fighter
– Climb a mountain
– Visit Vietnam
– Backpack across Europe
– Buy his first house before30
– Live in a tiny house
– Become financially independent in 30’s
– Speak in front of 500 people —> spoiler alert: he now speaks in front of crowds 15,000+

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If you haven’t seen the 2007 movie The Bucket List, starring (Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholsan, it’s a great watch. Because you see the transformation of two men to embrace living intentionally and learning what is really important in life.  

The pandemic has brought a “reset” into a lot of our lives. It has shown us what is important. What we can live without and what is important for living. I cannot think of a better time to dust off your bucket list, or start one for the first time.

We like to say at Loveworks that you are never too young to be a dream and never too old to do your dream. 

So, how do you start? I’ll make it as easy as 1, 2 & 3

  1. Find a journal, legal pad or notes page in your phone and set your timer for 20 minutes.
  2. Pretend that you have a year to live and an unlimited amount of money. What would you do?
  3. Circle one thing on your bucket list that you will commit to working towards this summer.


  1. What is one small action you can take tomorrow to work towards the item you circled on your bucket list?

It is never too early to begin a bucket list, don’t wait for that someday that may never come – Annette White

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