The 2017 100 | It’s Not WHAT You Do, It’s How You DO It.

Unless my life sees someย major changes this year, 2017 may mark the last list of 100!

It’s January 13thโ€”I’ve spent nearlyย two weeks of my new year agonising over 100 items thatย matter enough to hit a list of goals and aspirations for the year ahead. And that’s aย key difference from the lists that came before it.

Before it was a task listโ€”I’d look around at everything that needed doing andย jot it down, because my life wouldย obviously be better with them out of the way.

But task lists aren’tย inspiring. They’re notย motivational. As a creative, that’s like dropping a pile of 100 things I dread on my lap and nagging myself to get ’em done by the year’s end.

Once I realised what I was doing to myself, so much so that I just went through myย least successful yearย yet for my list, Iย knew I needed to make a change for 2017.

The 2017 100 โ€” It's Not WHAT You Do, It's How You DO It. โ€” New Year, New Perspective

I’m particularly proud of the list I’ve put together for The 2017 100. I didn’t take any shortcutsโ€”I wrote out 100 things that’d help me live the life I’dย like to lead and prove instrumental along the path there. Rather than hurriedly scrawl out a list I’d likely ignore ’til December, I wrote one that I’dย happily check off, knowing that each accomplishment would take me a step closer to aย far better 2018. I feel like I’m finally getting itย right this time, and I hope that shines through as you give it a look for yourself!

But that’s enough of my chatterโ€”I’ve already made you wait longย enough. Here for your consideration is The 2017 100โ€”because it’s notย what you do… it’s how youย do it!

31 Things I Know Now That I’m 31 โ€” #3: It’s Okay to Outgrow Things!

Life changes only help cement things we know already. At our 2011 wedding, I knew there were plenty in attendance who I wasn’t seeing again anytime soon, with me moving from Mississauga to eastern Toronto, and frankly, changing my priorities as I made room for new things in my life. Same goes for fatherhood โ€” things were already changing with marriage, social media and an ever-shifting job situation being major influences, but my son changed the gameย entirely, putting my focus in a whole new direction and giving me less time to dabble in things Iย used to find important.

Along with growing up, I wasย outgrowing much of what defined me for so long, but that’s part of life โ€” it was time to come to peace with it.

The 2K11 24/7 CLII: Make Someone Else’s Day

I first met Kevin Kelly at a birthday party for a mutual friend. Ever since, he’s been my go-to guy for web development advice, help with navigating the social networks and general hangouts. Enjoy his piece on making other people’s days and check him out at http://about.me/kevinmkelly or on Twitter at http://twitter.com/kevinkvs!

–Casey E. Palmer


Make Someone Else’s Day

First off, I wanted to thank Casey for letting me share some insights on his missives collection. I am also excited for his wedding, which is quickly approaching. As a special request, I was honoured to continue his 2K11/247 ideal and also, I hope that my words can also continue his idea well.

That being said, I wanted to discuss what I have thrown out in the title here: Making someone else’s day. Why? because it’s important to not only yourself, but a gesture to others. It could be something on the veins of “Paying It Forward”, but at the same time, “Making Someone Else’s Day” could be more of an act of appreciation to others. It also deals with your character.

I have had a “Making Someone Else’s Day” moment recently with Casey. After a failed attempt at attending an E3 was realized, my next venture was Flash In The Can Toronto 2011 this year. After losing a ticket contest,
I was digitally emotional about the issue after putting in several more characters than the next fellow in the comment section of the comment contest. Then, Casey took it upon himself to Google search to see who was giving the FITC 2011 tickets away. I was dumbfounded at
first, but understood where Casey was going with his move. Casey wanted me to go to FITC. About a week after or so, I was given tickets by ActionScript.org to be a delegate. I was also rewarded two other tickets, from a design agency, but I gave these to two of my developer/designer friends. Because of that “day being made”, I was also able to make someone else’s day by helping the design agency find a correspondent. My choice was a very illustrious Social Media master and well-known blogger.

This movement made her day, too.

“Making Someone Else’s Day” should only be done out of one’s character.

Paying back others, with kindness, feels as if it is more of countless string of emotional IOUs, which could pretty much not end at all. Sometimes, we get into this whole “payment of deeds” crap, with each other to the point of justifying even showing up to each other’s events as “reparation” for something that those may have done for us. It really shouldn’t be about that at all. As Casey described it in a meeting of minds, pasta, and great ale this year, he did it because his idea is to help people get to where they would like to go or be. Not because of a vendetta. “Making Someone Else’s Day” should strike the same chord as a character ethic. More-less, doing good things out of the fact that it aligns with your character.

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Why Get Married?

Originally published at 4:15 PM on May 28, 2011 โ€” the day Sarah and I ย married.


For ages, I didn’t think myself the type to marry. I was young, free to do as I pleased, and the world my oyster when it came to womenโ€”or so was my naรฏve thinking about marriage for several years.

Now, on the day of my wedding, my thinking couldn’t be more different. I know that there’s a lot of people out there in the 18-34 age category who have marriage as the last thing on their minds (yes, mostly guys), but I don’t think it’s as bad as people make it out to be.

The 2K11 24/7 CVII: The 50/50 Relationship is Gone and Dead!

The 50/50 relationship is gone and dead, the days of compromise with it!

Long live the 100/100 partnership!