My name is Nathan and I’ve created this space to document my journey towards financial independence, my experience with challenging myself (30-day challenges), and my progress towards my yearly goals.

I’ve always been interested in self-experimentation and personal development. Over the years I’ve challenged myself in various ways and I thought I’d document that experience more closely. It not only makes life more exciting but it helps me to keep disciplined, focused, and consistent.

In 2020, I started this website and brand to document my journey.

About Me

  • Male
  • 28 years old
  • Live in Canberra, Australia
  • I work part time and run a small side business (Nathan’s Mobile PT)

Financial Independence

At roughly 15/16 years old (2011ish), I became more and more interested in the idea of financial freedom and started reading personal development books.

Financial Indepdence Retire Early (FIRE) by age 40 is my number one goal in life.

I wanted to document my experience and journey towards FIRE to show people that it is possible, with full transparency.

For this journey, I’m posting regular updates of my progress here for people to see. You can see my latest posts here on my website at https://nathanchallengeslife.com/fire/


I’ve always self-experimented on myself. I’m particularly a fan of 30-day challenges as they provide me with the most optimal level of experience for really trying out something new (as opposed to 24 hours or weekly challenges).

I’ve completed a number of interesting challenges, from not complaining, to juggling, and everything in between. Some of them are easy (learning to juggle 5 balls), some are insightful (No Social Media), and some are just plain difficult (No Complaining).

In 2020, I decided to document my challenges in more detail, so I created this website, but I also took a big step and started a YouTube channel, Nathan Challenges Life. This channel’s focus is primarily my experience through these challenges.

You can see my latest challenges at https://nathanchallengeslife.com/challenges/


I can’t remember when I started writing yearly goals for myself. It was probably around 14 years old (as I have a document showing my goals for 2015) and I started to get interested in following Tony Robbins and all things personal development.

Every year I write goals for myself, and each time trying to challenge myself to achieve more. To me, having goals is one of the most important things on the journey to self improvement.

I post monthly updates of my progress towards my goals at https://nathanchallengeslife.com/goals/

Social Media

To accompany this website (and to prevent flooding of my personal accounts), I’ve created social media pages for me to document my experiences more closely. You can find me everywhere at https://www.linktr.ee/nathanchallengeslife

I hope that by reading about my challenges and my journey through the various aspects of my life, it will inspire you to try something new and push you outside of your comfort zone.

Feel free to contact me via this website or directly through email at nathanchallengeslife@gmail.com. I would love to get some ideas for new challenges!


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