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November 29th, 2010...


72 Hour Sleep Deprivation Challenge Underway!


As I type this, it's 5.44am (Melbourne time) and I've been awake for almost 22 hours. I'll admit that I am tired but having just come back from a lengthy walk along the Yarra River (it's quite beautiful you know), I feel invigorated and ready to complete the remaining 50 hours that I need to stay awake in order to complete this challenge. 


Courtesy of twitter and Facebook, Dave and myself have been posting video blogs of our journey thus far and below are a few of these. Together they paint a colorful little picture of what it's like preparing for 3 days of no sleep and the early effects of sleep deprivation.


A big thanks to Kristy and Nicky who volunteered to keep us company as we wandered the streets of Melbourne last night! 


As always we are aiming to raise money for Camp Quality through our efforts so we have also put out a call for some love.


If we can get just 10 people to donate $1 for every hour for every hour we stay awake, we will make $720 for Camp Quality. One lovely lady has already has upped her offer to $5 per hour so we're well on the way! The more people we can get, the more money we raise and the most you'll have to donate is $72. If you're keen to help us out, CLICK HERE!


Thanks!





72 Hours to go... Wake Up







68.45 hours left... Doctors Consultation







63 Hours to go... The flight to Melbourne







55 Hours to go... Amusement Arcade with Laser Skirmish







49 Hours to go... Melbourne Sunrise


Update will be given out every few hours on Facebook and Twitter so join up for instant video blogs and news!


Today we have a 9am meeting with a potential scooter sponsor (who may well help out with a certain item soon), a game of wheelchair basketball to play, a stand-up comedy challenge and another radio interview. 


This should be interesting!


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November 27th, 2010...


Less Than 12 Hours Until the Next Challenge!























It’s 6pm on Saturday afternoon, it’s a ripper of a day and Dave and myself have been Stand Up Paddling (SUP’ing) at the beautiful Manly Beach for the past 4 hours. Quiet simply, we’re buggered.

This fatigue however is perfect because tonight we have to sleep well as at 6 am tomorrow morning we start possibly the biggest challenge of our recent journey when we attempt to tick off Number 72 from my list- Stay Awake for 72 Hours.


Why?

Well for me; it's on my list. For Dave; well he's just a bloody good bloke supporting a mate.


Whilst walking across France (Number 36) earlier this year with Matty, a mate of mine who spent many years in the military, he told me that of all the training he went through, sleep deprivation drills were the hardest challenges of all. After severe fatigue sets in at hour 24, hallucinations follow shortly after and that’s just the beginning of what Matty described as a huge mental battle.

Needless to say, this was a challenge that I couldn’t avoid and straight onto the list it went.


Charity


As always, I am raising money for Camp Quality through out this challange and  with that in mind we are looking for people to sponsor us $1 for every hour we stay awake. The maximum you'll donate will be $72!


If you're interested, let us know and donate at HERE.


All money goes towards kids and famillies affected by Cancer and will also help me tic off Number 4- Raise $100,000 for Camp Quality.

The Plan

I never really considered how tough this challenge might be until I realised that we will not be able to sleep between Sunday morning and Wednesday morning. A bit of research courtesy of google confirmed just how hard this will be warnings, videos and advice all suggesting that this might in fact be a little bit dangerous.

One thing that we did discover though was that a key to staying awake over such a long period of time is staying busy. As such we have planned a bizarre itinerary of events that will certainly keep us excited. Watch this space.

Say Hello

I will be giving constant updates through Twitter, Facebook and this website throughout as a way of both keeping you updated and also keeping me awake. If you want to offer us support, would like to meet up in Melbourne or even suggesting an activity, please feel free!

In fact, if you fancy giving us a ring at any stage from 6am Sunday Morning to 6am Wednesday morning, call our sleep-phone on 0404 939 610.

Risks

There are of course a few risks with sleep deprivation and that’s why we will be seeing a doctor for a professional opinion on Monday (roughly 30 hours into the challenge). Who knows what will happen but it's going to be a strange few days.

For now, we're off to relax and for the final time for the next 3 days, sleep.

Stay posted!

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November 26th, 2010...


Number 100- Publish a Book: COMPLETE

A few years ago I wrote a series of kids books which I planned on getting published. You see it had always been a dream of mine to write a book and one that appealed to kids seemed like a great idea. I even had one book printed and illustrated by a friend.


Sadly, not being the best at backing things up on from my laptop, late last year I lost all all 3 stories when I left my laptop in the back of a New York cab. As the cab drove off down 5th Avenue, so to did my chance of ticking off item Number 100- Publish a Book, or so I thought.


A few weeks ago I was contacted by Random House Publishing, the worlds biggest book publisher. Thinking that somehow they had not only retrieved my laptop but also miraculously read all 3 kids stories and were so impressed that they wanted to publish them, I was invited into their Sydney offices for a meeting.



As it happened, I was wrong. My laptop was still lost and Random House didn't even know that I had written a series of kids books! Instead, they wanted me to write another book.


They wanted me to write about 100Things!


It is with a huge smile on my face that I can announce that as of today I have a book deal. 
Number 100- Publish a Book is well on the way.



The document signing


Sixteen months after leaving Australia to start a journey that made sense to no-one but myself, I will now be writing a book about the story thus far. A story about a way of thinking, a list and an adventure that I never could have expected.  


Fittingly, I can't start writing the book until next week as I am flying to Melbourne on Sunday to attempt to tick off another item from the list (Number 72- Stay Awake for 72 Hours), but when I get back it's time to start typing!


Add to the Book


This journey has grown in momentum over the past year and a half and without the support from people, both friends and strangers, around the world there would not be much to write about. For this reason, if you think that there is something that simply must be included in the book, please let me know. 


If you have a funny story, a lasting memory or a bizarre interaction that has involved myself or 100Things, please send it to info@100things.com.au


I still would love to write a kids book one day!


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November 25th, 2010...


Speaking Tour- COMPLETE, next item- Number 72- Stay Awake for 72 Hours


North Sydney Oval was the perfect venue for our last talk yesterday and in view of a setting sun illuminating the famous cricket ground as we spoke, Dave and I addressed a room of friends and strangers alike. It was fitting to say the least.


Our 2-week talking tour has been nothing short of amazing and looking back it is certainly something neither of us will forget. We were lucky to be given a lovely Jeep Patriot to take us from Sydney to Hervey Bay and back and with an itinerary that included talking at schools, businesses and rotary clubs alike, we were lucky enough to address people from 10 years old all the way through to 80! The funniest thing about this was that we didn't change our speech one bit for  either.


I think that dreaming is a gift that we all share, no matter what age. With our minds we are all able to conjure up images and goals and in the same way we are all given the capacity to physically achieve and so talk of evoking thoughts of achievement and the processes involved in realising these is ultimately a concept that we can all digest very easily. We all dream.


Dave and I never wanted to lecture anyone on what they should do in life, instead we simply aimed to encourage people to consider the possibilities of fulfilling personal goals. It only takes a minute and to witness this happen is something that I can safely say fills me (and us) with a sense of joy that nothing else can offer.


My moment of clarity where I was able to take a step back from my own reality and assess my life, ultimately instigating my whole trip and 100Things, came only after a tragic incident that effected many people in a small community. If anything, I think it's important that we realise that we shouldn't have to wait for a horrible moment in our lives to make us notice just how much of a gift life in fact is. 


We all have goals and we all have options. Choosing your path is entirely up to you.




Number 72- Stay Awake for 72 Hours


With the Hundreds and Thousands Tour now drawing to a close, we turn our attention to the next item on the list- staying awake for 72 hours.


A challenge that will test us to the very core, Dave and myself will be starting this on Sunday  morning and finishing of course on Wednesday morning.


We have been told that the best way to stay awake is to keep a busy schedule and so with this in mind, we are currently building up a bizarre itinerary of events. So far it looks like this:


Sunday

- Sunrise Interview Luna Park
- Fly from Sydney to Melbourne
- Luna Park

Monday

- Playing wheel-chair basketball against the Australian women's Paralympic Team
- Talking to a youth group about our journey
- Stand-Up comedy challenge (to see who's a funnier person of course)
- Radio Interview

Tuesday

- 4 hour talk-back radio
- Visiting a sandwich shop who have named a burger after me!
- Teaching a paralympian with 1 leg how to surf
- Speed-dating challenge 


The itinerary is as varied as it is bizarre and so with plenty of open spaces we are open to any suggestions, invites or info on Melbourne activities.


Send any ideas to seb@100things.com.au


Just to prove that we are game to attempt the strangest of activities, here is a little video from our speaking tour that involves me surprising Dave with an activity that strikes fear into the heart of most men. The story is explained in the vid!



Melbourne planning continues...

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November 24th, 2010...


Final Talk Today


It's been a whirlwind few weeks back here in Australia and having been able to travel with Dave Cornthwaite on this motivational speaking tour it's with slight sadness that I announce that today we give our last joint talk at North Sydney Oval.


After a great talk at Ravenswood Girls School yesterday, we have one more outing as a team and can't wait to finish in style. If the reception is anything like today, we'll be lucky men!




Dave is a man you will hear plenty more of in years to come; his true adventurous spirit combines fantastically with his genuine love of people and I can't wait until our next journey together.


If you fancy coming to our last talk tonight, tickets can be bought on the door of course and the bar at North Sydney Oval Function Centre will be open.


After the talk I will be announcing some huge news on the latest developments of 100Things and the next 3 month plan- things are exciting.


See you soon


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November 23rd, 2010...


Back in Sydney


After 2 weeks on the road, it was great to roll back into Sydney yesterday afternoon (just beating peak hour traffic) having almost completed our first talking tour. It's been an unbelievable experience.


With 10 talks under our belt and having raised over $2,000 for charity, we can't wait to complete our final 2 talks today and Wednesday. This morning we're talking to Ravenswood Girls School and on Wednesday we're looking forward to give our only public talk in Sydney at North Sydney Oval at 5.30pm.




Redlands State High School- the assembly talk


Thankfully the feedback from our talks so far has been great and with the North Sydney talk being fairly central, it will be a great opportunity to catch up with everyone!


If you'd like to come along, there are still tickets available at: 



We'd love to see you there!

Tour Video

We're finalising our video's of the tour as we speak and by the end of this week we'll have a video montage available to show. With out giving too much away, here are a few things to look forward to:

- Me attacked by a dog
- Dave dominating in a skateboard race
- Speaking to thousands of school kids up and down the coast 
- Helping Kylie and Deccez achieve items from their own bucket-lists
- Meeting a Ugandan Price
- Dave being surprised with a free colonic irrigation (!).

Campaigners

Last week you remember me writing about helping Kylie McClunie tick off Number 22- Be a Human Billboard for a day. 


Kylie with her self-made bill board!

Well today we're happy to release the official video of what was an awesome day in Brisbane. This was the first item Kylie has ticked from her list and she tells me she is already preparing for the next item.


Today we also got to talk at Grossmann High School where one of the 100Things campaigners named Deccez is about to move into Year 12. Not only did Deccez manage to organise a talk for us, but he also wanted us to help him complete item Number 54 on his list live on stage- Head Shave.


Me, Deccez and Dave

Naturally not wanting to give up the opportunity to of shaving someone's head, Dave and myself invited Deccez on stage half way through the talk and sat him on a chair before producing a pair of clippers. The result was amazing- certainly the first time i'd shaved a head during a speech but more importantly; Deccez ticked another item from his list!


Mid-shave!

To see more of Deccez's list, CLICK HERE

What's Next?

The next few days is all about completing our talks in style, but after this we turn our heads towards next weeks attempt at achieving Number 72- Stay Awake for 72 hours. Now we will completing this item in Melbourne and when I say we, I refer to Dave Cornthwaite and myself. That's right, Dave has decided to help out by joining this tricky challenge.

We are currently building a bizarre itinerary which includes a stand-up comedy routine, a speed-dating challenge, a wheel-chair basketball game with the Aussie Paralympic team and a 3-hour radio appearance. 

If you think we can add something to the list or can even help out with an activity, please let us know! It looks like we'll be heading to Gippsland at some stage on Monday or Tuesday so perhaps you have room in your car (we can't drive in no sleep!) we can jump in?

It will be interesting, that's for sure.

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November 19th, 2010...
































School kids chase their Goals!

Dave and I have quickly discovered that we love talking to people as a team. It’s fun, exciting and a great way to try and embarrass each other in front of other people.

The best thing though by far is seeing a positive change in the attitudes of people who we present to.

Over the past few weeks we have spoken to quite a few schools throughout Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland and since speaking we have received some amazing emails from kids who have not only started to write down their own lists but also achieve them!

Take Jordan, below for example, who after our talk to his school a few weeks ago in Melbourne, sent us an amazing update this morning:

Hey,

Its Jordan from southern teaching unit and I have conquered my fear of heights at Camp this week. Conquering my fear of heights was on my list of things. I did the challenge swing, High Ropes and and the leap of faith. I enjoyed it and I would do it again if I had the chance.  Hope you guys are having a good trip, it would be good to see you next time you’re in Melbourne.

Thanks Seb and Dave.




At another talk two days ago, I mentioned to an assembly full of Year 9 students that for Number 19 on my list, I wanted to challenge a World Champion at their discipline. This, as it happens, I accomplished last year when I took on a man named Ollie Lang, the world best paintballer (he left me very bruised). As I spoke about my ordeal, a hand from the back of the room popped up and suggested that I should have challenged her instead. It turned out that the owner of the arm was a small girl called Jenae. Jeanne is the current age world karate champion, competing against both boys and girls. Here’s a quick email she sent me below to remind me of how badly she could beat me up and also share with us a dream of hers that is simply incredible:

Hey Sebastian,

It’s Jenae from Victoria Point state High School- the girl that does karate.

Heres some information and pictures.

I’m 14 years of age and I have been doing karate for 11 years and have competed in several tournaments. I won world titles in 2006 mixed and I also hold  , Australia
n titles , Queensland titles and local competition . I started karate when I was 3 and started competing when I was 6. I achieved black belt when I was 12. 



My dream is to compete in the 2016 Olympics for karate and just show everyone that what ever they do, boy or girl, if they set there mind to it- it can happen.

Needless to say we can’t wait to talk to the next group of kids and it fills us with great joy to think that these youngsters are beginning to form dreams.

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November 18th, 2010...


The Road Trip that just keeps on giving.


For those of you wondering, Dave and I are still alive (thanks for your concern). Carried proudly by our mighty Jeep Patriot, we hit Hervey Bay for a few nights and have now turned around and are heading back down the coast on route for Sydney via three more talking gigs along the coast.




The last few days have been intense with 6 talks occurring over 3 days. They've all been great fun and from talking at a gymnasium to people seated on yoga mats to performing our first ticketed event in a school theatre last night, Dave and I have been having a ball!


As you know we are creating a little documentary about the journey and soon you'll be able to view the full film. One of the craziest things has been the media attention that we've received. The other day, SEA Fm invited Dave and I into the studio to have a chat about our trip and amongst the chaos they also put out a call to all listeners to see if anyone wanted to name something (anything) after me (Number 80 on the list). The response was unreal, if not a little weird!




Lunch with a Prince

A while ago, a lady named Bronwyn got in touch and told me a story that me sad, happy and angry all at the same time.

In short, the lovely Bronwyn has dedicated a lot of her time to helping at the Buwaiswa Orhanage Children Home in Uganda. The Orphanage looks after kids of all ages who battle many disadvantages in life including serious disease (60% have AIDS) and extreme poverty.

The orphanage is run by a Ugandan Price called Chris. Now Chris is an incredible man with a story that will make you think. Following a huge family dispute regarding land rights, Chris was controversially thrown into jail for 24 hours before being bailed out and amongst many dark stories which transpired behind prison walls, Chris now dedicates his life to helping orphaned children in his home town.


Bronwyn, me and Chris

Now as Number 43 on my list is to volunteer at an orphange, not only did Bronwyn generously offered me to visit the orphanage but she also invited me to meet Chris who currently is in Queensland doing a few media interviews in an attempt to raise funds to expand the orphange. Needless to say I jumped at the chance and meeting a man who is striving to achieve his selfless goals was something very special.

If you'd like to find out more about Chris' orphange, check out his website below

 (www.oglm.org)

Amazing Offer

Two nights ago we spoke to the guys from Property Investment Services in Hervey Bay and after the show I was approached by Debbie, a local business owner. Now Debbie, having listened to our presentation from the front row, typically assumed that I would consider doing pretty much anything in life and so very kindly she wondered whether I would be interested in visiting her Alpha Natural Health Centre for the purpose of getting a Colonic Irrigation!

Naturally I considered this notion for a brief moment before then having a stroke of genius;

"Well I might give it a miss but let's surprise Dave tomorrow!"

What happened the following day at 11am will haunt Dave for a while to come. Best of all, half way through his colonic I managed to organise a live radio interview via telephone which Dave had to perform whilst being flushed with gallons of water.




Sue, Debbie, myself and Dave (about 3 kilos lighter than the day before)


Luckily I managed to capture this amazing interview on camera and am trying valiantly to edit it now without breaking down in laughter. Watch this space over the next few days.


Now seats are filling up for our last show in Sydney on November 24th (Wednesday) and we'd love you to come and say hello. Feel free to bring your friends as well! The bar will be open and we'll be showing our an exclusive snippet of our new documentary showing highlights of our road trip!


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November 17th, 2010...

The life of a professional adventurer, Dave tells me, is one of many contrasts. Behind every adventure, video and speaking tour hides hours if not days spent on the computer. It's quite geeky at times.

Updating a blog therefore is something of habit and having not had access to the internet for a few days, I've been feeling slightly guilty.

Over the last few days we've been editing videos and getting on with some strange and bizarre activities including meeting a Ugandan Prince, having a skateboard race around a go-kart track, giving a talk in a gymnasium whilst everyone sat on Yoga mats and we've also managed to squeeze in a few TV, radio and newspaper interviews. It's been awesome.

Brisbane Talk- Tonight.

Sadly we leave Hervey Bay today but the good news is that we're heading back to Brisbane to give our first public talk which starts at 7pm at Victoria Point.

The road trip now is on the way back down towards Sydney and with 6 days left, who know's what will happen.

Surprise

I have organised a surprise for Dave today thanks a lovely lady who aproached me last night after our keynote speaking event. It's a big secret but lets just say that this experience will not only be cleansing, but also quite revealing.

We'll get some more time to update tomorrow so until then, wish us luck in Brisbane

November 15th, 2010...


Campaigner Kylie ticks off Number 22- Be a Human Billbaord for 1 day


There are certain moments through out this journey where everything just comes together immaculately and today we were lucky enough to experience just this.


Now Kylie McClunie is one of our fantastic campaigners. Based in Queensland, Kylie has recently shared her list of 100Things on her profile page. Not only is her list very creative but she has been amazingly excited to start ticking off items. Today as it happened Kylie had planned to tick off item Number 22- Be a Human Billboard for a Day in Brisbane and just by chance, we were around to help her!


Last week Kylie emailed me and asked if she could come to one of our speaking engagements in Brisbane. Of course the answer was YES and so with no hesitation what so ever she then insisted that she help us out. 



Home -made Billboard


In short, Kylie suggested that she incorporate the promotion of the Wednesday (November 17th) Talk in Brisbane with her desire to become a bill board. How could I say no to that?
Seeing as we are currently in Brisbane, we decided to meet up and so Dave and I turned up at the agreed meeting point in Southbank, Brisbane with no idea what to expect at 9am this morning. The next 2 hours were simply hilarious and we are currently editing a little video.



Kylie doing her thing


Now being the creative type, Kylie also brought a guitar which she had planned that I play as she walked around Southbank as a way of attracting people to us. The only thing was that she forgot to tell me so as you can imagine I was a little surprised when she presented me with a guitar to play. I'm not too sure whether I helped or not but regardless it was an amazing time.




We saw Kylie grow in confidence with every minute and by the end of the day we all had a huge proud smile on our face as she ticked off her first item in style.


To read Kylie's account of the day, CLICK HERE.


Kylie, you are an absolute legend and on top of congratulating you for your first tick from your list, thanks so much for helping!


Shortest Interview Ever


With the above taking up most of the day, we just managed to squeeze in a quick TV interview at the mountain top studio of Channel 7.


A big thanks goes to Sunrise Weekend for supporting 100Things. An early one at 7.20am, the interview was short and sweet.






To book a ticket to our public motivational talk in Brisbane this Wednesday, just click on the link below.


We'd love to see you there.










November 13th, 2010...


The Show Goes On


Currently half way through our East Coast Speaking Tour, today Dave and I are living it up in Brisbane.


Other than preparing for our big Wednesday night public talk at Redlands Performing Arts Centre and trying to fit in a cheeky surf in the blustery conditions, we've managed to edit a quick little video of our first day of 4-wheel driving in our new Jeep Patriot which we've been given by the guys at Chrysler. I'd like to say that the editing is responsible for us coming across as an unprepared fools, but sadly I don't think the editing had anything to do with it.



I'm happy to say that our motivational talk is a lot more impressive than our driving skills and so if you'd like to see us talk this Wednesday 17th November at Redlands (Brisbane) or even on the Wednesday 24th at North Sydney Oval  (Sydney),  just click on the appropriate link below.









You'll be hearing more from Amela soon.


Number 4- Raise $100,000 for Camp Quality


So far we've managed to tick off 42 items in total from the list but one which will take a little longer is Number 4- raise $100,000 for Camp Quality.


The original target of $10,000 was reached fairly quickly and so with the recent raise to $100,000, every donation is helping out. There are some big plans for a few events to be held soon (watch this space) but in the meantime if you fancy giving to an amazing cause in Camp Quality, do your best at the online donation page by clicking on the logo below.








All money goes towards helping kids and famillies affected by Cancer.


Number 67- Live in a Deserted Island for 1 Week

I'm not sure what it is about wanting to live alone on a desert island for 1 week that appeals to me. Perhaps it's the solitude, the risk of going crazy, the primal need to create shelter, catch my own food and even build a raft but whatever the reason, this awesome item will be attempted this February!

More details will follow but thanks to Maz, a generous and selfless stranger who has worked out logistics for this challenge, I'll be flying to New Caledonia to find an island very soon!


50 Items by the End of the Year

With the challenge of ticking off another 8 items by the New Years Eve, I'm reaching out to everyone and anyone who thinks they might be able to help with any of the items left on the list- PLEASE HELP!

Currently, thanks to Star FM Melbourne and SEA FM Gold Coast, we are looking at getting something named after me (Number 80), the latest offering being a Hernia which is about to be removed from a bloke based in Queensland!

So if you have a hernia or or think you could offer some help on another item, just email in on: 



With 2 more talks coming up in Hervey Bay on Tuesday, it's back to preparation for now, so until next time; adios!

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November 11th, 2010...


























Guest Blog from Dave Cornthwaite, my speaking partner for Hundreds and Thousands! 


"Everything seems to slide into clear perspective when you’re lying on a surfboard and a huge pod of dolphins is playing around and underneath you. In no way do I want the title of this blog to suggest that life isn’t anything but jolly at the moment, but at a time when I feel like a new episode of life is creeping into its formative stage and everything is fairly new and moving at a pace that is sometimes quite unsettling, the peace I felt this afternoon at Yamba on the east coast of Australia reminded me that rest is an essential part of being busy!


After our first three talks last week Seb and I have been making our way up the coast towards Brisbane from Sydney, preparing not only for a two-week series of lectures but also for the future. Whereas my year has been fairly quiet with non Adventure projects and book writing keeping my head low, Seb is flying high at the moment. It’s a privilege to be a fly on the wall watching his journey develop at  rate of knots - and rather than feel intimidated it’s been a much-needed period of contemplation for my next year or two, as well as a source of motivation. It feels wonderful to be doing something I love: travelling, meeting new people and learning, and to know my future is going to be ram-packed full of newness purely because I want it to be, it’s addictive, and to fuel the addiction there’s only one thing for it - keep having ideas and seeing them through. Acting on an idea - like Seb did with 100Things - opens doors, and walking through one door often opens another. These things snowball and we’re in a blizzard right now.


Our talk is very much about the knock-on effects of positive thoughts and actions, and Seb’s 100Things project has turned from a simple idea (and one that we all have in some form or another) to a continent-hopping experience-laden venture in just 16 months. The power  of the word ‘yes’ is infectious, it’s important not to forget that. Hey, we’re lucky to be here and almost everyone we meet suggests we’re benefitting from the L-word, so let’s surface the old ‘you make your own luck’ cliche. Seb and I met six months ago and a couple of hours later we came up with the idea of doing a talk together. Believe it or not we only spent four days in each other’s company before I swooped into Sydney two weeks ago, but in that time I helped Seb break an eggy world record and we paddled across a big lake together. Now, touring up the East Coast in a Jeep that was given to us because Chrysler liked what we were doing and having the opportunity to stand in front of thousands of people to share our passions…well, wow! Beat that.
On our first day out of Sydney Seb and I were lucky enough to be given a 4WD lesson and a tour along Stockton Beach, NSW, by ‘Outback’ Vic Widman, who runs one of the country’s largest 4WD touring companies. Back in 2006 Vic and about 15 4WD vehicles overtook me on the Nullarbor Plain (I was on a skateboard) and we’ve stayed in touch ever since. The man is a breath of fresh air and generous to boot, in a day or so we’ll post a video that shows he’s not too shabby when talking to the camera! Take a look at www.4wd.net.au if you’re considering touring Oz on four heavy-duty wheels.


Tickets are selling like hotcakes for our open-to-the-public events in Brisbane (17th November) and Sydney (24th November), what an amazing feeling that people are buying tickets just to see us! Seb and I do a little dance everytime a new ticket is sold. We’ve also put out a call for unsigned bands and musicians to send us tracks to use in the films we’re making at the moment, thanks to everyone sending songs through - keep ‘em coming!
We’re still booking talks for the end of November/ early December in Sydney and Melbourne, so if anyone wants us there’s more info on my site at www.davecornthwaite.com and Seb’s at www.100things.com.au"


Thanks to Dave for that blog entry!


Campaigners Make Progress


I'll admit, I am very proud of all my campaigners and in the next little while you'll be hearing some big news in relation to this side of 100Things but in the meantime let me update you with the progress of 3 campaigners; Ails, Deccez and Megsy.


Click on their pics to read the full story, especially if you're into tattoos, rubiks cubes and blind-dating!




Ails, an Aussie based in New York has just gone and got herself a great little tattoo (Number 44)






Megsy achieved a goal that leaves my head spinning (Number 92)



Deccez went on a blind date with a slight difference (Number 39)


Of course if you're interested in becoming a campaigner and joining the likes of these 3 legends, CLICK HERE!


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Can you help?

If you think that you might be able to help in any way, just let me know. All idea's are appreciated, no matter how far fetched, after all, that's how I delivered a baby in Canada (Number 23)!

Click HERE for story on this amazing experience!

Dave an I are shooting up the coast to Byron Bay tomorrow.... keep posted for more shenanigans.
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November 5th, 2010...
























November 4th, 2010...

Hundreds and Thousands- a little motivation mixed with s a little adventure!

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Number 26- Help a Stranger.... almost complete!

After an awesome first day of our speaking tour, Dave and I head to Melbourne this morning to tick off Number 26- Help a Stranger. In answer to a heartfelt letter written by concerned mother who explained that her 10-year old daughter was being bullied at school, we are now going to school itself to talk to the kids about our own journey (the full story is on November 1st blog below).

We can't wait and will let you know how it goes tomorrow.


Latest Charity Donation

In the pursuit of raising $100,000 for Camp Quality, I'd like to thank the anonymous person who made yesterdays donation of $100! Legend.

Thanks to the mystery person we are now sitting at a little above $13,000. We are getting there!

If of course you'd like to make a tax-deductible donation and help kids with Cancer at the same time, just click on the logo above!


Number 80- Have Something (anything) Named After Me.

In theory; easy, in reality; tricky. Well, that was until the awesome guys at Star Radio (Melbourne) rang up this morning. You see, I've always thought that it would great to have something named after you. Why not? Whether it's park bench, a tree or even a dog, I don't really mind.


So this morning when the guys at Star rang me and announced live on air that that they were looking for listeners to consider naming something 'Sebastian Terry', I couldn't laughing.

The first suggestion that a cafe could name a sandwich after me was unreal, but this was soon trumped when someone informed us that there is a new housing development currently being built in the Gippsland area and that perhaps I could be nominated to be street name! If you've heard of this new development or even know the bloke in charge of naming the streets, PLEASE buy him a beer for me! This would be awesome!

Who knows what will happen but I am waiting eagerly for another phone call soon to see what the outcome is!

Videos

Often people write in asking where they can find online videos of some of the things that I've completed from the list so far. Well for those of you still looking, just click on the VIDEO tab at the top of the page and there's a heap of selected videos for you to check out.

To help you on the way, here's one of the favourites at the moment that will soon be featured in a documentary in Europe- Number 98- Crash the Red Carpet


A big few days for me in Melbourne- keep posted!


November 3rd, 2010...

Hundreds and Thousands motivational tour starts today!

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Yes, we're excited. Today we start our speaking tour of the East Coast; Hundreds and Thousands.

Today Sydney, tomorrow Melbourne and then back to Sydney on Monday where we'll jump in Jeep Chrysler (Thanks to the guys at Chrysler for that!) and head up to Queensland.

Along the way i'll be ticking off some items from the list including Number 20- Yes Man!

The premise of this item is that I will say YES! to everything for 1 week. You see, years ago, I worked long and hard hours at a business that I attempted to set-up and in the process I slowly realised that I forgot about all parts of my life outside of my work and basically said NO! to everything. By saying no to everything, I realised that I had shut myself off to growing as a person. NO! to family, friends, good times and any type fun. When I finally realised this, I promised myself that I would say YES! to everything for the period of 1 week just to completely turn it around, and simply see what happens.

This time is now near, and who knows what will happen.


Charity Update

As you know, Number 4 on the list is to raise $100,000 for Camp Quality, the charity helping kids and famillies affected by Cancer. At this very moment, we are sitting on a grand total of $13,225 and so we need to start picking it up.


If you or anyone you know would like to donate, please just click on the logo above to be taken to a secure online donation page. Every donation is amazing.

If you're feeling brave, maybe you feel that you and a bunch of friends could take the next step and run an event like some other kind people over the 16 months that the journey has been going. From school raffles to entering a fun-run, we've had some great support in this sense and if you'd like any ideas, just email me on info@100things.com.au 


The Next 10 Items

The most immediate goal at 100Things is to complete a total of 50 items by the end of the year. With 41 items currently ticked and Number 26- Help a Stranger to be ticked off this Thursday in Melbourne when we talk to a school about Bullying (See November 1st blog entry), we are now planning another 8 things for the next 2 months.

If you think that you can help in ANY way whatsoever, I would love to talk to you so please let me know by email on seb@100things.com.au.

Thanks to a few people over the last few days emailing me some suggestions, we are currently looking at racing a horse in country NSW, living on a deserted island for 1 week and possibly even getting a celebrity kiss!

We need more!


Campaigners

The Campaigners Page on the site is one of my favourite pages to visit right now as everyone is absolutely killing it!

One particular person who has made me laugh over the past few months is Deccez, a young man from Maitland, NSW.

Deccez has attacked his list with gusto and last weekend went on a blind date with a slight twist- he actually wore a pair of goggles which he had painted back, literally making him blind! He didn't even stop there, he actually managed to spend 48 hours in complete blindness (Number 38).


Deccez, you are a funny man and keep up the good work!

If you'd like to more of this legends page, click HERE and if you're interested in becoming a campaigner, feel free to check out the easy 1-step process HERE.

Wish Dave Cornthwaite and myself luck as we kick-off our talk tomorrow. We can't wait!

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November 2nd, 2010...

Talking it up....

The last 3 days have been unreal. Dave and I have sat down and created an awesome speech which we can't wait to unleash on the East Coast of Australia!

There are bunch of stories, a bevy of props (including the board that Dave skated across Australia on), some candid thoughts and even some great laughs.


Prop #2- My Guinness World Record which Dave finds much humour in

Public Shows??

We have been receiving heaps of emails asking if we are doing any public shows and today we have some great news. We now have ticketed Sydney and Brisbane shows!

On top of a host of bookings from schools, businesses and community groups, today we were contacted by the honourable MP Peter Dowling who offered us a free venue in Redlands, Queensland.

As such we thought we'd try something new and so now for the first time, we are able to offer interested individuals or groups a public venue place to come hear us and say hello! Thanks of course to Peter Dowling who as a matter of fact features in our talk. He once joined Dave for one of his previous expeditions involving paddling the length of the Murray River by Kayak!

The Brisbane ticketed show will take place on November 17th, 2010 at the Victoria Point High School Performing Arts Centre and there are limited spots (250 we have been told). Tickets can be bought below.

We also today managed to lock down an amazing Sydney venue thanks to Jenny from North Sydney Oval and so we now have a second ticketed event at North Sydney Oval on November 24th, 2010. Capacity is 120 seats and again tickets are $15. 

For specific times and to purchase your on-line ticket, simply click on the appropriate link below:



10% of proceeds of course will be donated to our respective charities; Camp Quality and the AV Foundation and the rest will hopefully pay for enough petrol to get us from Sydney to Brisbane and then back again!


If you want to find out more info about the Hundreds and Thousands talk, please just click HERE!

November 1st, 2010...

Number 26- Help a Stranger....


After being denied a kiss by Scary Spice on National Radio last week (Number 34- Kiss a Celebrity), I decided that the only way to hit back would be to tick off another epic item from the list this week! 

Enter- lovely family from Melbourne. 

Now since my last TV appearance on Channel 10's The Circle, where I offered my services to anyone in Australia in need of help so that I could tick off Number 26- Help a Stranger, I have been going through hundreds of emails trying to find a cause that was not only meaningful, but also practical. 


CLICK ON PIC TO WATCH FULL INTERVIEW

As you can imagine, the choices were varied and from being to asked to locate Johnny Farnham, to helping re-build a bathroom in outback Victoria, there was one email that stuck with me more than any other. It was written to me from an upset mother in Melbourne. It read;


"Hi Seb,










I am so inspired by your motivation and zest for life.



































I have a 10 year old daughter who is beautiful, smart and has the most  
beautiful and kind heart, however she is bullied endlessly by kids at  
school.She cries herself to sleep on a regular basis.
Both my husband, daughter and I would be so grateful if you would talk  
to her class about your life, I think it would go a long way to stop  
the torture she goes through everyday.
Thanks for your consideration."

Now I think it goes without saying why it was that this letter struck a chord with me and so I am absolutely stoked to announce that after a quick phone call to the concerned Mum, this Thursday I will be flying to Melbourne to talk to the school and the child's class about the 100Things journey and also about respecting yourself and others.

I can't wait for this opportunity and a big thanks goes to the school for allowing this impromptu talk.

On the trip I will be joined by Dave Cornthwaite who has coincidentally just touched down in Sydney for our motivational talking tour of the East Coast; Hundreds and Thousands, and together we look forward to trying to help and do our bit.

Keep posted for details on this one.


Hundreds and Thousands

As Dave and I finalise our talk, let me just say that this will without doubt be one of the funniest and interactive motivational talks you'll ever hear. Sadly for me, much of the laughter wil be directed AT me, as opposed to WITH me.


Take my newest acquisition, a Guinness World Record (which I only framed today) for example. I  am so proud of this achievement that it has now replaced my university degree on the wall. Dave however cannot stop laughing at the text that's written upon it.

It reads;

'Guinness World Record- The most eggs crushed with toes in 30 seconds is 24 and was achieved by Sebastian Terry (Australia)....."

Ridiculous or genius? You be the judge!

Like I said, this will be a funny talk.

If you are interested in seeing us in any of our Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane gigs (or anywhere in between), please check out the INFO PAGE or simple email us on talks@100things.com.au 

For now, we're finalising the last bits and pieces for the week ahead, and we'll talk to you tomorrow!


Funny hat, funny talk... the writing process

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Number 21- Help a Stranger- COMPLETE!

Today was just amazing.

After announcing on The Circle two weeks ago that I wanted to help a stranger, I spent the next few days going through hundreds of emails which were sent to me from people watching the show asking me to help them do an array of things. From being asked to help someone to move house, to someone asking if I could babysit their child for a week while they went on holiday, there was an interesting bunch of offers on the table.

After some deliberation, there was one email that really caught my attention and although I wrote about this last week, I think it would be appropriate to show it again now. It was from a concerned mother based in Melbourne:

"Hi Seb,



































I am so inspired by your motivation and zest for life.
I have a 10 year old daughter who is beautiful, smart and has the most  
beautiful and kind heart, however she is bullied endlessly by kids at  
school.She cries herself to sleep on a regular basis.
Both my husband, daughter and I would be so grateful if you would talk  
to her class about your life, I think it would go a long way to stop  
the torture she goes through everyday.
Thanks for your consideration.
Sian"



How could I look beyond this email?

This brings us to today, where funnily enough I find myself in Melbourne. This of course is no coincidence, in fact all it took was one phone call to the school of Billie (Sian’s daughter) who eagerly invited us down talk!

As such it fills me with absolute pleasure to announce that today not only did I manage to tick off Number 26- Help a Stranger from my list but more importantly, I got to meet a lovely young girl in Billie who along with her class mates made the talk an unforgettable experience.


Mid-talk- Altona Primary School students listen intently to one of many videos in the talk

Everyone had a great time  and I’d like to thank Altona Primary School for having us. As I write this I am still nursing severe 3rd degree carpet burn to my legs courtesy of an impromptu ‘Dance-Off’ with class clown Kyle who challenged me after the talk. I should have known that a knee slide across the carpet could only have ended in pain but a dance-off is a dance-off and extreme measures need to be taken! I knew I was in trouble when I saw Kyle open up his routine with The Worm and so it should come as no surprise to announce that I think the better (and far younger) dancer won in the end.





































Don't ask.... I thought this move would win the 10 yr old crowd over (it didn't).


After the speech I stuck around to meet everyone in person and spending time with Billie was just great. Billie is simply a great child and I’m hopeful that sharing some of my experiences with her class and talking about respect of oneself and others helped in some small way to showing the class that bullying is simply not cool. For some reason, I feel this was a great day for everyone in the room.


Billie smiling amongst her class mates

Highlight!

During the talk, each child wrote down 1 thing that they have always dreamt of doing and I promised that I would post it in the site. It’s amazing what things a group of 10, 11 and 12 year olds will think of and it goes to show that no matter what age, we all have dreams and aspirations. I promise if you read them, you’ll be left smiling (note that some names are missing)!

Michael - To try windsurfing
Nick - To own a goat as a pet
Nick (2) - To watch an entire episode of Doctor Phil
Haylee - To be an Australian netballer
Ana - To learn how to play the guitar
Sam - To kiss 10 girls in the same night
Maddy - To go down a hill in a shopping trolley
Nang - To swim with dolphins
Robin - To eat a maggot
Nana - To scubadive
Evangeline - To break a record
Elise - To try bungee jumping
Jack - To meet David Beckham
Liam - To pilot an airship
Jarryd - To ride a donkey
Ebony - To swim with dolphins
Heather - To kiss a dolphin
Reece - To ride a jockey that has won The Melbourne Cup
James - To eat a live snail
Lydia - To be silent for a week
Zeaton - To verse a celebrity in a dance-off
Tim - To say hi to a celebrity
Corey - To go on the red carpet
Sarah - To kiss a dolphin
Jack (2) - To skydive through a cloud and land on a trampoline
Luke - To go to jail for a week.
Sit motionless for a day
Eat raw goats testicles
Not to look at my hands for a day, while using them.
Don’t speak for a week
Drive on the busiest highway at 1km/h
Pole dance in public
Swim in the Red Sea
Get my black belt in karate
Not blink for 5 minutes
Swim with a whale shark while covered in shrimp
Fly to Mars
Sleep on a jelly bed for a week
Go to jail
Get kicked out of Disneyland
Fly a plane with over 200 passengers in it.
Sit in a graveyard at midnight
Be on a game show
Go to America
Fly in a private jet
Help Sebastian Perry  (I think she meant Terry!) with one of the things on his Bucket List
Scuba dive
Dance in the middle of the city in a penguin suit
Dance and have it be shown on TV
Smack a strangers bum
Shave my head bald
Do a nudie run in the city
Talk really fast for a dayTalk for a whole day without saying “ummmm....”

These kids were simply great and after the talk they even surprised me when they offered a generous donation to Camp Quality, the charity that I am raising money for. They had decided to have a gold-coin donation! This was not expected and again I’d like to thank the students for their kind gesture.


Sian, Myself, Billie & Dave Cornthwaite

Thanks to Dave Cornthwaite for his support today. Dave is of course joining me for the current East Coast Speaking Tour. Meet Dave @ http://davecornthwaite.com



If course you would like to follow in the footsteps of Altona Primary School and make a tax-deductible donation to Camp Quality, please just click HERE to be taken to the secure donation page.

Not only will you be helping to tick off Number 4- Raise $100,000 for Camp Quality, but more importantly you’ll be helping kids and families affected by Cancer. Awesome!


What now?

Well the girls on The Circle have invited me back on the show first thing tomorrow morning (11am) and once there we’ll be talking about a few of the items I’ve recently completed including Number 41- Take a Stranger to Lunch. Embarrassingly, I think they will also be showing footage of my first salsa class that they helped to organise for me which took place a week ago. If you want a quick laugh at my expense, make sure you’re watching Channel 10 at about 11am!


The most interesting lunch I've ever had

Hundreds and Thousands Speaking Tour

After today’s talk at Altona, Dave Cornthwaite and myself then ventured down to the Southern Teaching Unit in Moorabin to do one more talk for more great kids. With only 2 days down in our 3 week talking tour, it’s becoming clear that Dave and enjoy talking so much that every talk  will ultimately end up as an open discussion on life! It is an amazing feeling to be up there on stage and with some open dates still available for Sydney and Brisbane, please let know if you, your school or company would like to have us along. Trust me when I say that it would be our pleasure!

Have a look at the INFO PAGE for more details or simply email us on talks@100things.com.au

We hope to hear from you soon.


From what started as a very personal journey 17 months ago, 100Things has grown into something that has a life of its own now. With this in mind I have realised that there is a lot of good that can be done now for other people and this is now my objective. If by achieving seemingly ridiculous tasks (such as Number 73- Getting Shot Whilst Wearing a Bullet Proof Vest) I can help others, well so be it.


I look forward to seeing what happens.

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Hundreds and Thousands- a little motivation mixed with s a little adventure!

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November 8th, 2010…

Day 1- Hundreds and Thousands Road Trip

We’ve been on the road for 1 day now and a lot has happened already.

Yesterday we picked up our brand new tour vehicle; a shiny blue Jeep Patriot (thanks to the guys at Chrysler!), and headed up towards to Stockton Beach for a crash course in 4 wheel driving with Vix Widman.


 Can you believe we didn't roll it?

Now Vic is not only Australia’s top 4 wheel-driving experts but one of the funniest characters you’d ever meet. Being a friend of Daves (they met whilst Vic was driving through the Nullabor Plain 4 years ago when he passed a strange bloke pushing his skate-board on the side of the road) he thought we’d enjoy putting the Patriot to the test and getting it filthy in the process- we did!



Vic runs Great Divide Tours (http://4wd.net.au) and I can safely say that without Vic there telling us what to do over the walk-talky, we would have been in a lot of trouble.

Highlights include dropping off a ridiculously steep sand ridge and surviving, getting stuck half way up a massive sand dune, seeing a 30 year-old ship wreck and generally being allowed to drive on the sand in a powerful vehicle allowing me to act like a 12 year old.


Dave snapping up the action...

Great bloke and great teacher- thanks Vic.


The Tour Continues…

As we today head up towards Coffs Harbour for our next motivational talk, Dave Cornthwaite and I will continuing to film our journey for the purpose of putting together a great little tour video.

Over the next 2 weeks, we will be heading to various pre-booked talks all the way up to Hervey Bay and back down again to Sydney.

If you would like to see us talk, we have 2 ticketed events coming up:

Brisbane- Victoria Point SHSPAC 17th November, 2010 ($15 ticket)- CLICK TO BOOK

Sydney- North Sydney Oval 24th November, 2010 ($15 ticket) - CLICK TO BOOK

Of course if you think your school or company would like to hear us as a private booking, please just drop us an email at talks@100things.com.au and we’ll gladly come and say hello.

For more information on ‘Hundreds & Thousands’, a humerous motivational talk, click HERE.


Number 26- Help a Stranger

After a great response from everyone last week regarding the completion of Number 26- Help a Strangers, we have now put together a great little video of the day where we were able to speak to Billie, a bubbly 10 year old school girl from Altona, and her class mates.



Number 80- Have Something Named After Me

On the back of a strange and funny radio interview last week where Gipplsland’s Star FM offered to find a listener who would help me tick off Number 80- Have Something Named After Me, we have received some bizarre offers.

Currently we are in talks with a well-known cafĂ© in Melbourne who have offered to name a sandwich after me. Step 1- Ingredients.  

News on all these items will follow soon but of course if you have something that needs a name and you also possess a sense of humour, let me know! Whether it’s a tree, a park bench, a boat or even a goat, I’m game!


Number 72- Attempt to Stay Awake for 72 Hours

This one is of course a strange item to have on the list, but ever since talking to a bloke called Matty who plies his trade in the Australian Air Force, I can’t stop thinking about it.

Matty, who you might recall walked by my side as we ticked off Number 36- Walk Across France, told me that of all his military training, having to stay awake for 3 days was the hardest thing that he did. A mental and physical challenge that is as difficult as it is simple, I can’t wait to attempt this towards the end of the month.


Matty and I with our travelling companion; Trojan the Trolley

Now through coincidence, Dave Cornthwaite will still be in town at this stage and so we have decided that we will attempt this challenge together. The key, Matty tells us, is to stay active. With this in mind if YOU have any ideas or suggestions on what we should do during this 72 hour period, please let us know by emailing me at seb@100things.com.au. We will consider everything and if you’re in Sydney or Melbourne, let’s catch up!

For now, we’re off to Coffs Harbour...

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Hundreds and Thousands Motivational Tour enters Coffs Harbour.

The Hundreds and Thousands Motivational Speaking Tour continued up the coast today all the way to Coffs Harbour. We're only on the second day of this epic road trip and we've still got Byron, Brunswick Head, the Gold Coast, Brisbane, Hervey Bay and another 10-day s of talks in Sydney ahead of us.












November 10th, 2010...

Hundreds and Thousands Road Trip- Day 3

Today was a quite one which saw us move from Coffs Harbour up to Byron. Essentially a day off, we managed to squeeze in a cheeky surf at Yamba and even managed to get amongst a pod of around 20 dolphins who decided to share the waves.

A big thanks at this stage to Chrysler and Sanyo who have both jumped on board to help the speaking tour happen.

Now we're just getting ready for a talk at Brunswick Heads in a days time.

Unsigned Artists Needed

So as part of this road trip, Dave and I are filming every moment and turning into a littel documentary. Now we can certainly add some content and get some beautiful shots BUT one thing we can't do (although we'd like to think we could) is create beautiful music.

So you're a budding musician or are in a band that is looking for some exposure, please feel free to send you music this way and if we use it in our documentary, we'll plug you ridiculously!

If you're up for it, send any songs or info to info@100things.com.au!


Great Support!

When it rains; it pours. 

Today, 100Things was featured in not only in the local Manly Daily, but also Australian Geographic and also on Star FM (Coffs Harbour)! 


Manly Daily  



Australian Geographic

To read either article, just click on the picture!



We also managed to get a hold of last weeks The Circle interview (Channel 10). Of course this sounds great, but sadly it was quite tragic; the girls decided to show the footage of my first ever Salsa Lesson (Number 32)!

It's early days but at the moment i'm looking terrible for my upcoming salsa competition!


I'll be honest, it took me a while to balance my thoughts on media exposure but more recently it seems that any sort of press is a great way to spread the positive message that is building with this journey. 
With the media following comes more awareness of Camp Quality and also more people realising that if someone like me can do something this; well there is no reason why they can't either.

It also allows me to meet some incredible people and also get some great tips and suggestions from viewers. Who knows, perhaps i'll find a salsa partner from the above clip for an upcoming Salsa Competition in Sydney?

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November 9th, 2010...

For those of you new to the 100Things journey; firstly welcome! I'm Sebastian and i'm currently attempting to tick off all 100 items from my bucket-list. As I do so I raise money for Camp Quality, the charity helping kids and famillies affected by Cancer 

The list is as varied as it is bizarre, take Number 98- Crash a Red Carpet for example:

Having just finished a 16 months stint overseas where I was able to knock-off  42 of the items listed on the left side of the page, the journey is now growing in a way that I could never have imagined i.e motivational talking! 

Thanks to people all over the world, we've also managed to raise over $13,000 for Camp Quality.
Final Bookings

Sadly the Hundreds and Thousands speaking tour finishes in late November so if you are thinking that your school, business or community group would like to have us along, just email me on to secure a date:

talks@100things.com.au

* Sydney schools note that we have are back in town from November 23rd to December 4th*

We do also have 2 more shows with available tickets, these are:











Our Campaigners Go from Strength to Strength

One of the most exciting things about the last 16 months has been the development of the Campaigners Page. Here, people have decided to share their own lists by creating their own profile and by doing so have helped to develop a community fo like-mided people all chasing their goals.

Brisbane- Victoria Point SHSPAC 17th November, 2010 ($15 ticket)- CLICK TO BOOK

Sydney- North Sydney Oval 24th November, 2010 ($15 ticket) - CLICK TO BOOK

The response has been amazing so if you would like to come out and say hello, check out the info links above.

Of course if you want to find out more about the talks and also meet Dave Cornthwaite, professional adventurer and all round good bloke who is joining me for all talks, click HERE.

Number 4- Raise $100,000 for Camp Quality

Having met with Sydney and Coffs Harbour Camp Quality branches today, i've decided that the last 5 spaces on the list are now up for Auction. Basically this means that YOU can choose what I have to do! 

All you, or your fantastically generous business, have to do is make a donation to Camp Quality. In the name of charity, i'm willing to do anything (well almost) and so if you do have an idea, please just email it to info@100things.com.au

All suggestions will be seriously considered!
To check out some of the campaigners, click HERE and if you think that you'd like to join the team, take a look at the easy 1-step guide.
By doing so you'll be helping other people to see that anything is possible.

Another 8 this year?
Ok, with 42 items down i'm now set on ticking off another 8 items before the end of the year. At the moment it's looking like i'll be racing a horse, staying awake for 72 hours, and perhaps having a sandwich in Melbourne named after me. If these all work out, that means I just need to tick off another 5.

































Hundreds and Thousands Road Trip- Day 3



















Brisbane- Victoria Point SHSPAC 17th November, 2010 ($15 ticket)- CLICK TO BOOK

Sydney- North Sydney Oval 24th November, 2010 ($15 ticket) - CLICK TO BOOK 

We've also been sent some lovely testimonials!


A quick thanks to Alvin and the guys at Sanyo as well for providing us with a great little projector for the tour. Thanks to Sanyo we're able to share all of our pics and videos at each and every talk (even the one of me skydiving naked!)


Calling all Unsigned Musicians

On Friday Dave and I spoke at Helensvale High School to 300 kids all about to graduate from Year 12. It was a lot of fun and we even got challenged to play good old-fashioned handball with a few of the boys afterwards.

We also got to meet a talented girl called 




































Amela. Now as you may know, at the moment we are looking for unsigned musicians to send us in their music which we will look to put in our documentary that we're making of our 2 week speaking tour. Thankfully Amela, one of the students, approached us at the end of the talk and mentioned that she sings. Well this as it turned out was the understatement of the year and i'd like to share one of Amela's most recent songs with you.
























Brisbane- Victoria Point SHSPAC 17th November, 2010 ($15 ticket)- CLICK TO BOOK



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