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Vancouver, British Columbia, Oct. 31, 2014, PRNewswire: 50Bucket.com is a social network that matches users with other people between 45-50 who share the same bucket list items. The market for social media networks is quite vast at the moment, but 50Bucket offers a dynamic support network that most sites lack. 50Bucket provides support in taking the plunge and pursuing adventures or big decisions with a large network of trained professionals and coaches who are willing to give you advice for free. The site benefits coaches by allowing them to showcase their skills and advice to wide audience of potential clients.
50Bucket.com is the brainchild of two successful coaches, Sam Beckford and Jason Westlake, who both have already crossed a lot of items off their bucket lists. Sam Beckford, 44, has crossed off bucket list items like traveling to 22 countries, writing a best-selling book, being interviewed on national TV and having a helicopter land and pick him up in his back yard. Beckford became a self-made millionaire at age 34 from a small business he started with his wife and began coaching others on reaching goals. Beckford has used unconventional tactics like giving away 11 Ford mustang convertibles over the last 10 years in an annual contest to help his coaching clients reach their goals. Beckford is also planning a Mustang giveaway to motivate users to share their bucket list success stories with the 50Bucket community.
Jason Westlake, 33, is a business and adventure coach who takes clients on once-in-a-lifetime trips. He has taken clients to exotic locations like the Amazon jungle in Peru, Machu Picchu, and Sedona, and he challenges his clients with trekking excursions, snowmobiling on glaciers, kayaking with orcas and humpback whales, and has even taught them basic survival skills. Jason uses these exotic locales as a backdrop to facilitate life-changing breakthroughs for his clients. Sam describes Jason as a combination of Survivor and Dr. Phil. Beckford jokes, “Jason is like the teenager who works in his parent’s liquor store who can serve you, but not use the product himself.” Even though he is not the typical age of 50Bucket users, Jason faced his mid-life crisis at an early age when he left an engineering scholarship in order to pursue his dreams of coaching and traveling. Jason has since traveled to 30 countries and five continents and has spent time living abroad. Jason also knows what to do when face to face with a jaguar, so that information may come in handy.
In addition to receiving professional support and connecting with peers looking for similar adventures, the site has a practical way of connecting people in the same stage of life facing crucial decisions. Beckford says, “If you are 48 years old and thinking about quitting your job to start a business, it is different than making that choice at 29. A 46-year-old breast cancer survivor does not approach life in the same way a 73-year-old breast cancer survivor does. We help you connect with people who are going through the exact same things at the exact same stage of their lives.”
50Bucket.com is free for users to join. The site also showcases different challenges like divorce, career changes and saving for retirement, for example. As users face their challenges, they learn both from the professional support of experienced coaches as well as from those who are experiencing similar challenges.
50Bucket.com is planning several trips and adventures that members can embark upon, ranging from remote Antarctica adventures to more tranquil bucket goals like the Grand Canyon. 50Bucket also has more than 100 locales and features goals that users might not know about, but should be on their bucket list. The site launches on February 1st, 2015. Interested users can apply for a free account prior to launch at 50Bucket.com.