Life Before The Lottery : The 30×30 List

Life Before The Lottery : The 30x30 List - Ashlee Bratton

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There is life before winning the lottery.

You do not have to win the lottery to live the life you’ve always wanted. We all have those “someday” dreams rolling around in the back of our mind. Call it a bucket list, call it a someday list, call it a life list — call it whatever you want, but we all have ideas and dreams of what we would do if we had no financial restrictions and nothing holding us back. But we bury them.

What’s holding you back?

There is life before the lottery. You can live your “lottery life” dreams now. One girl proved it. Author Ashlee Bratton created a 30×30 list — a list of 30 things to do before turning 30…and crossed off 29 of them! No lotto ticket needed.

A few years ago Ashlee went through what she now lovingly calls a quarter-life crisis and decided to make a list of 30 things she wanted to do before she was 30 years old. To address this funk head on, she played hookie from work and took herself out to coffee to get her attitude in check and a fresh vision of where she wanted to go. And thus the thirty by thirty list was born–aka the 30×30 list. So much more than a bucket list, through her 30×30 list, the twenty-something Ashlee Bratton attacked her debt and paid off over $45,000 in school and car loans, earned her master’s degree, trained and ran a 26.2 mile marathon, swam with dolphins, rafted the Grand Canyon, became scuba certified, went skydiving, hot air ballooning, and many more adventures that wouldn’t have happened otherwise.There is life before the lottery…and you don’t have to hold a winning ticket to enjoy it.

Take a stroll down the Failure Hall of Fame and follow the flops of those who have failed miserably and yet have soared into impossible success and risen beyond embarrassment and defeat. It’s never to late (and never too soon) to live your “lottery life.” No ticket needed. There is life before the lottery! Ashlee did it. You can do it too. Your dreams don’t have to wait. It’s not too late. You don’t have to be anywhere near 30 and you don’t have to hold a winning ticket. There is life before the lottery!

But what exactly is a 30×30 list or a lottery life anyways? It’s turning someday into today. Go ahead. Pick up a copy and live beyond the bucket.

Cheers to dreams and all things bucket list!

SIDE NOTE: There are interactive activities scattered throughout the book. (They’re pretty entertaining! Go ahead, put that pen to work.)  For a FREE Downloadable Workbook for Life Before The Lottery, click here. Have fun and enjoy.

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