Here are some goals I am aspiring to accomplish:
(I’ll cross them out as I complete them)


  • Short Term (1-2 Years)
    • Make Voomly BIG
    • Start or invest in several new businesses
    • Really ‘get out there’. Meet new people and form powerful alliances.
  • Long Term (4+ Years)
    • Be able to (but don’t) retire with a lifestyle I love
    • Create a portfolio of businesses


  • Short Term (1-2 Years)
    • Move up to a “Class A” chess player (USCF 1800-1999 rating)(currently apprx 1600, “Class B”)
    • Master the Rubik’s Cube
    • Get in the best shape of my life (tough, considering my BU basketball days…. 3 miles in 20 minutes seems a daunting task)
    • Land an invert on the wakeboard (tantrum most likely, but will attempt raley, backroll and front rolls) (have almost landed tantrum)
    • Break 90 in golf in summer 07 (88 on may 9)
    • Break 80 in golf (78 on Aug29 2012)
    • Dunk a basketball again (haven’t since my 1st of 3 knee surgeries starting in 1999)
    • Earn a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu from Helio Soneca or one of Helio Soneca’s students
  • Long Term (4+ Years)
    • Travel the world
    • Break 72 in golf
    • Become “National Expert” / “Master Candidate” in Chess (USCF 2000+)
    • Live my way
    • Marry the perfect girl and build a family (Brittany) (Wyatt) (Barren)

I try to make difficult yet achievable goals. Some are far more difficult than others and surely I will fail at some. However, I try to live by Teddy Roosevelt’s Man in the Arena speech….

The short: It’s better to try and fail than not to try.

The long:

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

  • dude your goin all out on here! your personal goals are intense, haha. mine are like, do more chicks. 🙂

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  • joe

    Hi Landon,

    I have the feeling that you crossed out one item in the list of your accomplishment incorrectly.

    The gentleman, who invented the best toy on earth in the previous century was living close to me, and is a Hungarian architect and inventor.

    His Name is Ernô Rubik, So the cube is either Rubik’s cube
    or Rubic’s cube, but definielly Not Rubix cube.

    On the other side I wish you the best for your Chess playing aspiration.


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  • Landon Swan

    Joe, Thanks for the correction. I have changed it from “Rubix” to “Rubik’s”. Sorry about that 🙂