The Impossible List was inspired by Thomas Frank over at Check out his site for a great blog regarding being the best college student and person you can be. Some of my list was inspired by Ryan Eller. The link to his list is here.

  1. Make a Bucket List


  1. Make a BIG difference in the world
  2. Marry my best friend
  3. Be someone’s best man
  4. Speak to 100 people (2014 CEO Conference)
    • 500 people (ISU Basketball Game DJ/Emcee)
    • 1000 people
  5. Teach a university class
  6. Find two mentors that help me achieve success
  7. Buy a beach house in California
  8. Live in New York, NY (Palantir Internship)
  9. Fund someone’s way through college
  10. Read the top 100 books of all time (currently @ 5)
  11. Start a scholarship fund/program
  12. Start a non-profit
  13. Impact 10 people
  14. Graduate Iowa State University with a 3.7 or higher
  15. Complete a master’s program in physics or stats
  16. Wake up every morning headed to my dream career
  17. Become a mentor (Ryan B.)

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  1. Run a 5k
  2. Run a 10k
  3. Run a half marathon (Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll, Chicago, IL)
  4. Run a marathon (IMT Des Moines Marathon, Des Moines, IA)
  5. Compete in a sprint triathlon (Loves Park, IL)
  6. Compete in a duathlon (Iowa City, IA)
  7. Compete in an olympic triathlon (Graniteman Tri, MN)
  8. Compete in a half ironman
  9. Complete in a full ironman
  10. Participate in a cycling tour
  11. Bench press 250
  12. Land a backflip (Scottsdale, AZ)
  13. Learn a full
  14. Learn parkour/freerunning
  15. Run a six-minute mile (London 5:45)
  16. Five free standing handstand pushups
  17. Rock an 8 pack
  18. Run a Tough Mudder
  19. Try a paleo diet for a week (Iowa City Summer)
    • One month (FL Spring)
    • Six months
  20. Try a vegetarian diet for a week
    • One month
  21. Refrain from eating fast food for 6 months
  22. Workout/exercise in the mornings (5 days a week for 3 months min.)
  23. Survive Ebola
  24. Survive Zika
  25. Walk the Golden Gate bridge

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  1. Launch a business (Sodima Solutions)
  2. Help someone launch their own business
  3. $100,000 in yearly revenue
    • $1,000,000 in yearly revenue
  4. Start an international company
  5. Receive a Patent (patent pending 11/16)
  6. Create an iPhone application
    • Get on app on iTunes app store
  7. Learn to code
    • Matlab
    • Java
    • PHP
    • ~~C~~
    • Python
    • HTML5/CSS3
    • SQL
    • ~~R~~
    • Javascript
    • Verilog
    • Ruby
    • Objective C
    • Swift
    • Go
    • Rust
    • Typescript
    • Scala

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  1. Live in another country
  2. Pick up a Hitch Hiker (Michigan to Iowa)
    • Be picked up (hitch hike)
  3. Travel to all 50 States (23 visited)
  4. Visit all 7 continents
  5. Visit Europe
  6. Visit Asia
  7. Play soccer in South America
  8. Eat chocolate in Switzerland
  9. Show up to the airport with no itinerary or destination, book a flight then (Denver, CO)
  10. Live in a warm climate location (minimum 6 months) (Cape Canaveral, FL)
  11. Backpack a country for a month
  12. Set foot on every continent
  13. Visit a volcano
  14. See the Northern Lights
  15. See the Red Wood Forest
    • Climb a tree in the Red Wood Forest
  16. Running of the Bulls (Spain)
  17. Visit the Acropolis in Greece
  18. Climb the Eiffel Tower
  19. Ride camels in Morocco
  20. Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro
  21. Ride in a gondola in Venice

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  1. Collegiate Entrepreneurship Organization (CEO) (October 2014, 2016)
  2. SouthEast Entrepreneurship Conference (SEEC)
  3. SXSW Conference
  4. Spring Awakening Music Festival (2015, 2014, 2013, 2012)
  5. Okoboji Entrepreneurial Institute (2015)
  6. Coachella
  7. Lollapalooza
  8. Tomorrowland
  9. World Cup
  10. Superbowl
  11. Olympics
  12. Kentucky Derby
  13. Day of the Dead in Mexico


  1. Go skydiving (2015, 2014)
    • Skydive solo
    • Halo Jump
  2. Go white-water rafting
  3. Learn to surf (Pacific Beach)
  4. Swim with dolphins
  5. Swim with sharks
  6. Cross-country America
  7. Ride in a hot air balloon
  8. See 7 Wonders of the World
  9. Scuba dive
  10. Learn to sail
  11. Pull an all-nighter in Vegas
  12. Hop a train car
  13. Ride an elephant through India
  14. Spend New Year’s Eve in Times Square, NY (2015/16)
  15. Place a $1000 bet in Vegas
  16. Fly in a helicopter (Chicago)
  17. Watch a rocket launch (Cape Canaveral, FL)
  18. Go to space
  19. Camp on a beach (Cape Canaveral)
  20. Enjoy the front row of a concert (Spring Awakening, Chicago, IL)
  21. Go ghost hunting
  22. Deep sea fishing
  23. Go off the map for a week

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  1. Pay it Forward at a drive-through
  2. Reverse pickpocket $20
  3. Leave a $100 tip
  4. Learn to drive stick
  5. Get gas at the world’s largest truck stop (Iowa 80)
  6. Have a book published
  7. Learn to ride a Motorcycle (Iowa City)
  8. Have something named after myself
  9. Be an extra in a movie
  10. Wear a snake around my neck
  11. Name a star
  12. Crash a Hollywood studio
  13. Crowd surf a concert (Spring Awakening Music Festival)
  14. Learn to DJ (Wakefield Entertainment)
  15. Learn to breakdance
  16. Learn to ballroom dance
  17. Send a message in a bottle and get a response
  18. Develop my own camera film
  19. Print a circuit board
  20. Meet the president
  21. Learn to pickle food
  22. Find a four leaf clover
  23. Walk on hot coals
  24. Learn to brew the perfect cup of coffee
  25. Help someone check something off their list
  26. Drive a sports car up the coast of California

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If you have any suggestions or a link to your list, send me an email