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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Ted Leonsis' Secrets to Happiness: #1

Your Life List: Leonsis talks about a harrowing plane ride followed by his decision after that to make a list of 101 things that he wanted to accomplish in life, from falling in love to owning a Ferrari. By now he’s accomplished many of the items on this list and claims that just having the list makes a big difference. I would agree. There’s a lot of research around people tending to meet clearly articulated and publicly stated goals. As Leonsis puts it, “…your Life List is important for clarifying your conscious desires and needs.” He makes his points with some interesting illustrations of his list in action, like his new enterprise, Snagfilms, an online documentary film site as part of his “filmanthropy” that helps people who want to open their own virtual movie theater. He ties it back to his #88 goal: Win a Grammy/Oscar/Tony/Emmy Award. By the way, he won an Emmy for Nanking, his first documentary.

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