On my 65th birthday I announced that I would take on 65 challenges across the coming year. The #ChallengeRichard suggestions came in thick and fast, and I worked through the list to tick off my favourites.
I'm pleased (and relieved!) to say I completed all 65! And even threw in a extra one for good measure. Below is a log documenting the tasks I completed. It was a fun, but challenging year!
Richard Moskito Island view
Richard Branson arrives by helicopter to wedding
Richard Branson hugging Virgin Trains employee
Eva-Deia, Etta and Artie as babies
Richard Branson gives a cheque from Virgin America to KIPP in Dallas
Richard Branson at Screw Business As Usual NYC launch
Richard Branson signing a book
Richard Branson on stage with microphone at the Fiver Challenge
Letter from Annie
Work at the welcome/reception desk unit at your company's HQ for a day
– Submitted by Olawole Adeolu of Lagos
Richard Branson and Sam Branson playing chess
Richard Branson with Mike Oldfield at Virgin Records
Young Richard Branson riding a horse with his sister
Birthday card to Virgin staff from Richard Branson and family
Richard Branson enjoying a drink
The history of Virgin in 114 seconds animation still Richard Branson cartoon
Richard Branson early days young
Richard Branson photoquote dreams
Richard Branson swims in fountain with Virgin Cola bottle
Richard Branson animal collage
Richard Branson receives Knighthood with Holly and Sam
Virgin Strive Challenge training weekend 2016 Richard Branson Holly Sam Noah
Adventure is best way to explore true self. So I #ChallengeRichard to share his best 65 adventures experience in this 65 years.
– Submitted by Chetan Yallapurkar
Spend an hour in nature doing absolutely nothing, just enjoying the view!
– Submitted by Bori Kiss of London
You talked about languages last week. I challenge you to learn British Sign Language.
– Submitted by Robert Morgan of London
Richard Branson and Ben Ainslie America's Cup New York Land Rover BAR
It’s Super Sunday in #NY. A big day of racing ahead and a special British guest is stepping onboard @richardbranson #challengerichard #americascup #BringTheCupHome #LVACWSNY #NYC
– Submitted by Ben Ainslie and Land Rover BAR
Tell us where you thinks we can find the world's best martini #wcpgw
- Submitted by World's Best Martini
I challenge you to take a photo of either the sunrise or sunset, post time, date and location and what you appreciate about the simple things in life....#skypixchallenge
- Submitted by Laura Pacheco Michler
Whilst you’re in Australia @richardbranson we challenge you to play barista and make a coffee for one of our lounge guests #challengerichard
- Submitted by Virgin Australia
Hi @richardbranson - we #challengerichard you to join our Managing Director Scott Hood for a cycle around Centennial Park!
- Submitted by Virgin Active Australia
Love to know what have you done lately to maintain the title of "troublemaker?"
- Submitted by Shamini Dhana of San Francisco
I #challengerichard you to sketch a timeline of your most important moments. Personal and business!
- Submitted by Cristhian Cobas of Santiago, Chile
You appear to be "everywhere". I would love to hear your take on time management
- Submitted by Robert Baird of Toronto, Ontario
#VOOM's #challengerichard is to show us your supermodel smile with Tyra Banks at the Live Finale!
- Submitted by Virgin Media Business
We #ChallengeRichard to a team selfie in the @DSVirginRacing garage today at the @FIAformulaE #VisaLondonePrix
Submitted by DS Virgin Racing
Richard Branson Virgin StartUp launch
We want your 65 year old a*** to whoop your kids a*** on the tennis court”.
- Submitted by Tarra Bercegeay of Palm Springs, USA
We challenge you to film yourself trying to say your favourite tongue-twister.
- Submitted by Virgin
And one more for good measure... and because happiness is best shared...
Find 65 people were born on the same day as you and wish them a happy birthday via card or phone!
- Submitted by Sue Edwards of West Sussex UK