Today I’m talking with Sebastian Terry, best-selling author and founder of 100 Things and Kindsum. Sebastian is inspiring people all over the world to spread kindness and to give themselves the permission to define how they want to live their lives.
In a moment of reflection after the loss of a friend, Sebastian reevaluated his life and realized he wasn’t truly happy. His answer to shift this was creating a list of 100 things that he’s always wanted to do. Basically he created a bucket list of 100 things that lit him up no matter how scary or confronting. We’re talking swimming with sharks, skydiving naked, saving a life, to marrying a stranger in Vegas, and living on the streets. After Sebastian made his list, he jumped in to accomplish as much as possible and through the process he got to know himself better and it revealed his purpose and what truly made him happy.
For Sebastian this was more than a bucket list. It’s about something more far reaching; permission, choice, growth and connection. Through his journey, he discovered that true fulfillment came from helping others and he shifted from finishing his list to helping others create and complete theirs. This came from one of the most meaningful experiences he’s had helping someone run a half marathon. Sebastian’s book, TV series, and talks around the world are inspiring people to shake off what people think they should do, and follow what makes them truly happy.
This episode is full of hilarious and insightful stories and wisdom about what it takes to find your happiness and how liberating it can be. Listen in to be inspired to think big and be the best you can be on every level.
Known worldwide for pursuing an incredible list of 100 Things that he wants to achieve before he dies, Sebastian Terry’s story is surprisingly not about a bucket list. It’s about something more far reaching; permission, choice, growth and connection.
Affected by a curious mind and the death of a close friend, Sebastian experienced a moment in his life where he asked himself a simple question; ‘Am I happy?’. The answer was NO and so he decided to pen down a list of 100 Things that he’d always wanted to achieve.
Following his heart and armed with nothing but a list, Sebastian’s incredible story has grown from an entertaining tale of adventure into a global philanthropic movement that engages a growing tribe of hundreds of thousands to not just set meaningful goals, but pull the trigger and achieve them- all whilst helping others do the same.
“I thought initially that it would take me 100 Things to reach a state of fulfillment but it’s taken me 72 things to realise that ‘ticks’ are just the beginning. The key to growth and happiness is finding out who you are on a primal level and then being that person, each and every day.”
Today 100 Things acts as a conduit introducing those in need of help to those who are able to help. This latest evolution is called Kindsum. In this way, the journey has become less about Sebastian’s list and more about the art of helping. Sebastian spends his time traveling the world connecting strangers to help each other.
Turned into a best selling book (‘100 Things’), an ESPN documentary (‘100 things to do before you die’) and most recently a US-based reality TV show (‘100 Things) where Sebastian travels the world helping complete strangers achieve their specific dreams, 100 Things inspires people and organisations to gain perspective, think big and be the best they can be on every level so that others can follow suit.