Yeah, it was fun things, but it was very selfish. It was, "I want to do this, I want to do that," and...and pretty immature, because I was only nineteen, very self-centered. But that really became a catalyst for my career. And that list, as I was sort of gravitating toward wanting to do those things, I luckily found a way to host TV, and do things that I loved to do. I had a series called Keoghan's Heroes, and I went around the world profiling people who were thrill-seekers and doing things with them. I had this show called Short Sports where I got to hang out with athletes and I did some talk shows, so I really managed to tick off a lot of things while I got paid. And then after I'd been on Oprah, I guess it's like four years ago now, after I was on that show, I was approached about maybe putting this philosophy into a book form and helping people write their own lists of things to do before they died. And the book is coming out in November.
Right, I saw that.
Yeah, you can order it now, but it's coming out in November, and it's a self-help book. ["Insert Dr. Phil joke here." -- Sars] It's like eight steps to writing your own list for life, your life contract.
Wow, you're a guru now.
Well, I've been doing this for a long time, and I've been doing a lot of motivational speaking, like companies get me to come in and talk to them about my experience, and talk to people about making their own lists, and so I really want to share this. And you know, to be honest with you, the point where I really felt even more motivated was back...and everybody talks about this as a pivotal moment in their lives, but it was for me...it was September 11th, I was sitting at home, we'd just launched Race 1. I could see a New York bus with the Amazing Race poster on the front -- every bus in New York had a poster of The Amazing Race. And there's a New York bus, and there's the poster, and it's all covered in dust, and then there's dust in front of the camera, and then these people covered in blood are walking onto the bus. And I just hated what I did right then. I just thought, "What I do doesn't mean anything." I just felt really...and I'm sure a lot of people felt like that. I wanted to be a doctor, or I wanted to be a lawyer, or...[has second thoughts, mutters], "lawyer."