My 60by60 list

June 25, 2024 marks the start of my 365-day journey to make the most of my 60th year on this planet. It’s a journey I’m calling 60by60, a journey to do 60 things before I turn 60. You can find the list of the 60 things below. But it’s much more than that to me… 60by60 is a brightly shining beacon, which will set my course for the next 10 years of my life.

You can read the story behind 60by60 here. 


  1. 9000 EQJOY cards packs given to kids in need
  2. Give 12 paid Sparking Joy keynote speeches
  3. On-board the first 12 coaches to use the Joy Barometer in their work
  4. On-board the first 6 EQJOY Brand Ambassadors
  5. On-board the first 12 EQJOY Corporate Partners
  6. Reach a total of 12000 Joy Scorecards issued
  7. Reiki training levels 1 and 2
  8. Speak on 24 podcasts
  9. Write the “Learnings from the Year of Joy” book


  1. AI-powered Recipe for Joy tool
  2. EQJOY version for middle-school children
  3. EQJOY museum visit version
  4. EQJOY Teachers Toolkit
  5. EQJOY version for children and sports
  6. Range of Joy merchandise
  7. New Recipe for Joy modules for specific audiences
  8. EQJOY fundraising kit for sports / after-school clubs


  1. Dark skies in the Atacama desert
  2. India’s Golden Triangle
  3. Jaguars in the Amazon
  4. Komodo dragons in Indonesia
  5. Live music and dancing round the world
  6. Major music concert
  7. Major sporting event
  8. Spiritual journey to Peru
  9. Swim with manta rays
  10. Tigers in the wild in India


  1. Participate in at least one spiritual retreat
  2. Raja Yoga
  3. Scuba diving
  4. Spanish
  5. To sing better


  1. EQJOY Emotion Explorer
  2. Joy Barometer
  3. Leveraging of my network
  4. Meditation practice
  5. My spiritual knowledge
  6. Physical health
  7. Self-love / childhood trauma healing
  8. Use of my time


  1. Co-mentoring
  2. More time with family
  3. More time with friends
  4. My 60th birthday
  5. Run 12 Joy webinars for free
  6. Run 6 Business Impact training events for free
  7. Run 6 Joy Superpower workshops for free


  1. Declutter my life
  2. Fundraising campaign for the Hispanic version of EQJOY
  3. Longitudinal EQJOY study
  4. Our first in-person Joy event

Dream of

  1. East Africa adventure
  2. Emotional Intelligence on the curriculum of all schools
  3. EQJOY becoming an official Unicef partner
  4. Meeting the Dalai Lama
  5. Skydiving solo

Fight for

  1. Improved mental health
  2. Increased sense of belonging
  3. Kids EQ development
  4. More Joy in the world

Help non-profit organizations with their fundraising


Are you involved in a non-profit organization? A charity, club or association for example? Do you know someone who is?


Is that organization interested in raising more funds?


The EQJOY card game is a fantastic product for a fundraising campaign.



Help us find EQJOY Brand Ambassadors


Do you know someone famous? Do you know someone who does? Do you think that famous person would like to positively impact children’s mental health by giving them the gift of emotional intelligence and have their personal brand associated with EQJOY?




Do you work for a sports team or know someone who does? Do you think that team could be interested in having that brand associated with EQJOY and with empowering children to develop their EQ?




Do you work for a company which owns a well-known brand or know someone who does? Do you think the company could be interested in having that brand associated with EQJOY and with empowering children to develop their EQ?


If so, click on the button below, tell us who you know and let’s discuss how to make this happen.



Help us empower even more kids develop their EQ

Are you, or do you know well, any of the following:



  • A parent of a 6 to 9 year old struggling with their emotions

  • A primary school teacher

  • A middle school teacher

  • A sports psychologist

  • A decision-maker at a museum


If so, are you, or do you think they would be, interested in participating in our R&D work and thereby help us bring the gift of emotional intelligence to even more children?


If so, click on the button below to find out more about how to get involved with EQJOY’s R&D projects.



Empower children’s EQ development


I ask you to donate to our charity EQJOY Co.


EQJOY is on a mission to empower children to develop their emotional intelligence through play. Find out more about EQJOY


Your donations will be used to:


  • Give children in need packs of the EQJOY card game for free

  • Fund research and development of new EQ development tools


There are two paths to donations. For larger donations, click on the Champion Donor button below to find out more about the options. For smaller donations, click on the Donate Now button.


Help us spread joy to even more people

Through the Year of Joy community, we have a proven track record of empowering people to harvest more joy in their lives, especially those people struggling to find joy.


I ask you to help us give the gift of joy to people by inviting them to join the Year of Joy community to which we are currently offering free membership.


Share the link below with the people you know who could do with more joy in their lives.





It just might be the biggest gift you give them this year!

If you would like to invite a lot of people, you might be interested in being an official Year of Joy invite partner. Click on the button below to find out more.



Participate in an Insights Business Impact workshop for free


This gift is a special gift to my peers in the market research and insights sector. A sector which has given me so many gifts over the years. 


If you work in the sector, or are interested in doing so, I’m offering you the opportunity to participate in one of six free workshops I’ll be running on the topic of the ROI of Insights.


During this 3-hour workshop you’ll discover how to measure and demonstrate the business impact of Insights. 


You will leave the workshop with a clear understanding of how to measure the value Insights is contributing to the business, as well as how to craft a compelling story to demonstrate that value.


Participate in a Discover Your Recipe for Joy workshop for free


I’m offering you the opportunity to participate in one of six free workshops I’ll be running. 


During this 3-hour workshop you’ll discover the drivers of and the barriers to joy. You’ll be guided on a journey to craft your own Recipe for Joy and will leave the workshop with a plan for taking the next steps on your path to harvesting more joy in your life.


Receive a free Joy Superpower webinar for your organization


I’m giving away 24 Joy Superpower webinars for free.  


During the webinar I will share how through the Year of Joy initiative we were able to significantly boost people’s joy levels and I will lead the webinar attendees on a journey to discover how they can build their own joy muscles as well as bring more joy to the lives of others.