lists of 30

30 DAO Patterns and Projects

Random Observation/Comment #731: I can’t wait for the day I tell people I work for or manage a DAO. Imagine the eye roll. Why this list? Just as NFTs had its seasons (30 NFT patterns and projects), I figured I’d get ahead of the oldie, but goodie – DAOs. Decentralized Autonomous Organizations (DAOs) from the OG slock.it DAO showing the...

30 Questions for my Parents

Random Observation/Comment #728: Even if you don’t ask questions for advice, ask because you’re curious. I was surprised at how happy my parents were when I showed interest in their past, present, and future plans. Why this List? Sometimes I struggle with getting into the “real talk” with my parents. They are my ultimate idols and I don’t want to...

30 Things My Parents Want Me to Learn

Random Observation/Comment #725: In retrospect, I’ve never gotten bad advice from my parents. Thank you! Why this List? I hadn’t seen my parents in a year due to the pandemic, so I’m ecstatic to show them Colorado. Along with their love and cooking, I’ve also received a lot of sage advice. I might be writing this because I know my...

30 Ways to Make Friends

Random Observation/Comment #723: “I have friends, I definitely have friends” ~Crazy Ex Girlfriend song stuck in my head Why this List? It’s hard to make friends as an adult. Most of the people closest to me are close because we’ve known each other for a long time, traveled together, had countless meals together, and used to hang out all the...

30 More Lists of 30s

Random Observation/Comment #707: It’s important to celebrate success. Through the peak of work, the downtime is much deserved. Why this List? Now that I’ve finished recording 30 episodes of Life in Lists of 30 (yay!), I’ve thought about what other lists I can recommend. Some useful links from this series: My Favorite 30 Lists of 30 Guide to Starting a...

30 Favorite Lists of 30

Random Observation/Comment #689: So far I’ve written 150+ Lists of 30 over the past 8 years. From 30 day challenge to book to blogging to podcast. Why this list? My podcast is up on listsof30.com fully hosted by Substack (free!) and RSS feed distributed across Stitcher, Spotify, Pocketcasts, Apple, and Google (indexing). It only took around 2 hours to setup,...

30 Reasons Why I Love Lists of 30

Random Observation/Comment #668: Lists of 30 viewed in Mindmaps might just take off. Why this List? If you know me, you know I love writing lists (and specifically lists of 30) on fairly random topics. I’ve written a principles guide on how I write these lists, but never thought about why I love them so much. Why does one love...

30 Principles for Writing Lists of 30

Random Observation/Comment #630: I’m okay being called “that guy that writes lists of 30” all the time. Why this list? I’m obsessed with writing lists of 30. It all started from my Epic 30 Day Challenge in 2012 and the subsequent 30 Lists of 30 Challenge. From there I wrote a memoir of my 20s in My Life in Lists...

Our Life in Lists of 30 Logistics

Random Observation/Comment #604: Sometimes I write completed things in checklists so I can check them off. If you haven’t heard, I’m writing a sequel to “My Life in Lists of 30” called “Our Life in Lists of 30“. Not only have I turned 30, changed careers, gotten married, and became a father, but I’ve also written a lot more lists....

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Favorite Blogposts

Random Observation/Comment #470: I don’t think I have  goal for the number of blog posts I want to write in my life. I’m just always happily surprised that the number keeps increasing. Why This List? My blog is a mess and I know it – I just have too much content.  in the thick of it, however, I probably can...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Favorite Quotes

Random Observation/Comment #469: It would be nice to be remembered by a quote if it’s deep and inspiring, but what if I just said “I really love mashed potatoes” all the time? Why This List? Sometimes an inspiring quote is all you need to pick you up and make you work harder towards your goal. Those seemingly normal words put...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Personal Lifehacks

Random Observation/Comment #468: #lifehacking is not just a way to be productive, but a way to be creative with implementing what we already have. Why This List? I have tricks up my sleeves that I use almost every day to save time or save energy. Maybe you can use some of them to help you through your life. Wish your...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Pieces of Early Career Advice

Random Observation/Comment #467: Blogposts taught me more about lifehacking, confidence, and interviewing more than any professor. Why This List? Those graduating from college often bump into a wall that I like to call “Now What?”  You did what they were told, but now that you’re in the real world, you get to tell yourself what to do and choose whether or not you can have breakfast...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Questions for Future Clemens

Random Observation/Comment #466: I hope the future me will thank present me for doing this challenge. Why This List? I live close to a quarter of my life in the future: planning, dreaming, extrapolating, designing, guessing, strategizing, etc. (I spend the other quarter in the past and the half in the present, but I’ll tackle that later).  It only makes sense...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Favorite Foods

Random Observation/Comment #465: Chinese parents deemed “good children” by how much food they ate. I was exceptional when it came to eating. Why This List? This was almost as expected of a list as traveling for me. Since I already did 30 different foods I cooked in my 30 day cooking challenge, I figured that this would be a mix of...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Favorite Routines

Random Observation/Comment #464: We’re creatures of ritual and routine. Why This List? I think there’s a healthy level of discipline and comfort for something to become a routine activity. By a routine, I mean something that you can easily group together as an understood set of tasks to complete on a semi-regular basis. For example, if I told you I was...

[30 Day Challenges] 30 Essential Items

Random Observation/Comment #463: Don’t let your technology control you. We should be the master. Why This List? I’m not sure if i should make this list ironic and symbolic of how nothing as a possession is really “essential”. We can all live without our smart phones, the internet, and social media accounts, right?  Maybe these are the things we think are...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Accomplishments

Random Observation/Comment #462: Be proud when you complete any project that takes more than 6 months of planning. That’s a substantial amount of time! It’s basically 2 semesters worth of normal college classes where you learn a quarter of all the education you’ll need to start working full time. Why This List? I think we often take for granted our...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Side Projects That Never Got Published

Random Observation/Comment #461: Starting projects are easier than finishing them. I think we all just need to focus. Why This List? If you know me, then you know I have a lot of overlapping side interests. When these interests expand to a cool DIY project or even an in-depth start-up, I wind up writing lists and gaining a huge amount...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Interesting People

Random Observation/Comment #460: Being badass seems pretty important in life. I think we should all strive to be badass – whatever that means to you. Why This List? I know what you’re thinking – what makes a person interesting? Well, I think a lot of things are interesting, so an interesting person isn’t really hard to find. In fact, I’m...

[30 Day Challenges] 30 Things to be Thankful About

Random Observation/Comment #459: It’s no hover car, but the future does have a pretty accessible tree of knowledge. Why This List? Thanksgiving always reminds me about mashed potatoes. I also sometimes think about Native Americans getting small pox. And family. Family and food. It’s all important. Good Health. No major issues with vital organs and no major ails. Optimism. Mentally...

[30 Day Challenges] 30 15-minute activities

Random Observation/Comment #458: You’d be surprised at how much you can do in 15 minutes. You can probably make a list… Why This List? Jason Womack suggested this in his GetMomentum module around productivity. When you break your day down to 15-minute chunks, you can manage and complete medium-sized tasks within an uninterrupted time. It also provides an easy widget-like...

[30 Day Challenge] 30 Things I want to do

Random Observation/Comment #457: When you want to do something, it doesn’t seem like work. In fact, there’s not enough time when you’re having fun. Why This List? There’s always something we want to do in the immediate and short term that leads to the obtaining of status, skills, knowledge, or material goods in the future. I want to focus this...